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Gunpowder, formerly known as sulphur, is an item that is used for explosive-related actions.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Creepers[edit | edit source]
Creepers have a chance of dropping up to 2 pieces of gunpowder upon death.
Ghasts[edit | edit source]
Ghasts have a chance of dropping up to 2 pieces of gunpowder upon death.
Witches[edit | edit source]
Witches have a chance of dropping up to 6 pieces of gunpowder upon death.
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
Gunpowder can be found in 54.0% of dungeon chests, in stacks of 1–4.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]
Any Firework Star
Up to eight dyes can be added.
When crafted this way (without a firework star), the rocket will have no explosion effects.
Adding more gunpowder increases the duration of the rocket. Up to three gunpowder can be used. Furthermore, multiple firework stars can also be used, in which case all will go off simultaneously when the rocket detonates.
Brewing ingredient[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|January 29, 2010||Added gunpowder (originally sulphur) as a crafting ingredient for TNT. It could be dropped by any mob.|
|February 19, 2010||Gunpowder now only drops from creepers.|
|1.3||Sulphur was renamed to Gunpowder|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre4||Gunpowder was made usable in brewing to create splash potions.|
|1.2.1||12w04a||Fire charges are crafted with gunpowder.|
|1.4.2||12w38b||Witches may now drop gunpowder.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Gunpowder is used to craft a firework star and a firework rocket.|
|Upcoming Pocket Edition|
|0.12.1||build 1||Added gunpowder to the creative inventory.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
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