When idle, Blazes stay on the ground and slowly wander around. When they sense the player, they fly upwards, and try to remain 0.5-3.5 blocks above their target. Blazes attack players by shooting a volley of 6 fireballs, usually when the player is within 16 blocks, but may sometimes start attacking from as far as 24 blocks. They shoot 5 fireballs in a quick succession, 0.2 seconds between each shot. Afterwards, they stop attacking for about 2 seconds.
Due to Blazes having the ability to fly upwards, it is useful to kill them with a Bow.
Because Blazes shoot fireballs that set players on fire, it is recommended to bring a Fire Resistance Potion or a Fire Talisman. The Fire Talisman will cause the player to become permanently immune to blazes on their private island, as the fireballs don't deal damage on contact, instead relying on fire damage to kill the player.
Blazes that are killed drop 1 or 2 Blaze Rods depending on the level, compared to vanilla Minecraft's 0–1 with a 50% chance.