Glowstone Dust

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Glowstone Dust
Glowstone Dust.png

Type

Raw materials

Durability

N/A

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 348 hex: 15C bin: 101011100

Name

glowstone_dust

Glowstone dust is an item 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 drops 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
Firework Star Gunpowder +
Matching 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 Glowstone Dust











Spectral Arrow Glowstone Dust +
Arrow
Computer edition only

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]

Alpha
1.2.0 Glowstone dust introduced. It originally used nine dust to craft 1 glowstone block.
Beta
1.6.6 The crafting recipe for glowstone blocks is now changed from nine units of glowstone dust to four.
Official release
1.0 Beta 1.9-pre3 Glowstone dust can now be brewed in a water bottle to create a thick potion.
It now strengthens the potions of Swiftness, Healing, Harming, Poison, Regeneration and Strength.
Beta 1.9-pre4 Glowstone dust now strengthens the new potion of Regeneration.
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.
1.8 14w27a It now strengthens the new potion of Leaping.
1.9 15w31a Glowstone dust is now used to craft spectral arrows.
Glowstone can no longer be added to extended potions.
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 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added glowstone dust.
TU8 0–2 glowstone dust is dropped when a blaze is killed.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]