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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, up to 5 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.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.12.1||build 1||Added gunpowder to the creative inventory.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
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