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Glowstone Dust is an item which is used to craft glowstone. It is also used in potion brewing to create thick potions or increase the strength or potency of potions. It can be obtained from mining glowstone (2-4 pieces, more if fortune enchantment is used), killing witches, trading, blazes (Console Edition only) and the Nether Reactor (Pocket Edition only).
From blocks of glowstone
When broken using anything other than a Silk Touch-enchanted tool, a block of glowstone will drop 2–4 glowstone dust. A Fortune enchantment increases the chances of higher drops, but even then, the maximum drop is 4 pieces of glowstone dust.
A witch may drop up to 6 pieces of glowstone dust upon death.
Glowstone dust can be acquired through trading.
From blazes (Console Edition only)
From the Nether Reactor (Pocket Edition only)
In Pocket Edition, glowstone dust can be obtained by creating and activating the Nether Reactor, which drops enough dust for around usually 15 glowstone blocks. Glowstone blocks can be crafted with the PE crafting table and does not require the stonecutter.
As a crafting ingredient
Any Firework Star
As a brewing ingredient
Glowstone Dust +
Reverted to Default Duration
Glowstone Dust +
|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.|
|1.4.2||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.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.5.0||Added glowstone dust, obtainable through the Nether Reactor.|
|TU1||Added glowstone dust.|
|TU8||0-2 glowstone dust is dropped when a Blaze is killed.|
- In the code, Glowstone Dust is referenced as "lightStoneDust" (formerly "yellowdust").
- The icon for Glowstone Dust is a recolored version of the Redstone icon. Sugar and Gunpowder, while similar in shape, have other changes.
- It's possible to get glowstone dust without even entering The Nether, as witches can drop it.
Two units of glowstone dust, dropped on Netherrack.