Firework stars are obtainable only through crafting, but can also be found in the creative inventory.
Matching Dye +
Extra ingredients (optional)
|Up to eight dyes can be added.|
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
|Matching Firework Star +
|Adds a "fade to color" effect to the firework star, overwriting any existing fades.|
Up to eight dyes can be added.
The only usage of firework stars is to create firework rockets.
|Firework Rocket||Any Firework Star +
|Adding more gunpowder increases the duration of the rocket. Up to three gunpowder can be used. Up to five firework stars can also be used with three gunpowder. Up to seven firework stars can be used by using firework stars instead of additional gunpowder. All firework stars explode almost simultaneously when the rocket detonates.|
A firework star can have only one shape effect.
|0||None||Small ball explosion (default)|
|1||Fire Charge||Large Ball explosion|
|2||Gold Nugget||Star-Shaped explosion|
|3||Head (any)||Creeper-Shaped (Creeper Face explosion)|
In addition to the shape effects, any combination of these additional effects may be added to a firework star.
|Glowstone Dust||Twinkle (Crackle effect and sounds after the explosion)|
|Diamond||Trail effect after the explosion|
|Twinkle + Trail effect after the explosion|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
[upcoming: BE 1.16.100]
|Name||Namespaced ID||Alias ID (BE)||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Added firework stars.|
|1.13||17w47a||The ID of firework stars has now been changed from |
|Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 402.|
|1.2.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Added firework stars.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Patch 1||Added firework stars.|
|TU46||CU36||1.38||Patch 15||The crafting interface has now been updated to allow the crafting of firework stars and firework rockets.|
- Going by descriptions, there are 2.9×1019 unique firework stars (plus 1 if including the blank firework) and 1.9×10136 unique firework rockets (plus 3 if including ones made with blank stars), but going by their visual effects, there are 2.1 trillion (2.1×1012) distinct firework stars and 3.9×1082 distinct firework rockets.
- Putting firework stars on rockets causes the player to take explosion damage when using them for flying with elytra.