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Gunpowder
Gunpowder item.png

Type

Raw materials

Durability

N/A

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 289 hex: 121 bin: 100100001

Name

gunpowder

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]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Any Firework Star

Gunpowder +
Any Dye +
Extra ingredients (optional)

















































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.

Firework Rocket

Paper +
Gunpowder













When crafted this way (without a firework star), the rocket will have no explosion effects.

Firework Rocket

Any Firework Star +
Paper +
Gunpowder
































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.

TNT

Gunpowder +
Sand or
Red Sand
















Fire Charge

Blaze Powder +
Gunpowder +
Coal or
Charcoal

Brewing ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe

Splash Potion

Gunpowder +
Any Potion





















History[edit | edit source]

Indev
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.
Beta
1.3 Sulphur was renamed to Gunpowder
Official release
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.
Console Edition
TU1 Added gunpowder.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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