Glowstone Dust

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Glowstone Dust
Glowstone Dust.png


Raw materials






Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 348 hex: 15C bin: 101011100



Glowstone Dust is an item which is used to craft glowstone, create thick potions, and increase the strength of potions.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Glowstone[edit | edit source]

When broken using anything other than a Silk Touch-enchanted tool, a glowstone block will drop 2-4 glowstone dust. A Fortune enchantment increases the chances of higher drops to 4 pieces of glowstone dust per block.

Witches[edit | edit source]

A witch may drop up to 6 pieces of glowstone dust upon death.

Blazes[edit | edit source]

In the Console Edition, a blaze drops 0-2 glowstone dust upon death. This makes glowstone a renewable resource in the Console Editions despite the lack of glowstone clusters due to small worlds.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Any Firework Star

Gunpowder +
Any Dye +
Glowstone Dust

Up to eight dyes can be added.
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.


Glowstone Dust

Spectral Arrow

Glowstone Dust +

Brewing ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe

Thick Potion

Glowstone Dust +
Water Bottle

Increased Potency

Glowstone Dust +
Potion of Healing or
Potion of Regeneration or
Potion of Strength or
Potion of Swiftness or
Potion of Harming or
Potion of Poison or
Potion of Leaping

Reverted to Default Duration

Glowstone Dust +
Potion of Regeneration or
Potion of Poison or
Potion of Strength or
Potion of Swiftness or
Potion of Fire Resistance or
Potion of Slowness or
Potion of Weakness or
Potion of Water Breathing

History[edit | edit source]

1.2.0 Glowstone dust introduced.
1.6.6 The crafting recipe for glowstone blocks was changed from nine units of glowstone dust to four.
Official release
1.4.2 12w38b Witches now have a chance of dropping glowstone dust.
1.4.6 12w49a Glowstone dust can be used to craft a firework star with a twinkle effect.
1.9 15w31a Glowstone dust is now used to craft spectral arrows.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0 Added glowstone dust, obtainable through the nether reactor.
0.12.1 build 1 Glowstone dust is obtained through the Nether.
Glowstone dust is now available in the creative inventory.
Console Edition
TU1 Added glowstone dust.
TU8 0-2 glowstone dust is dropped when a blaze is killed.

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