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|“|| Glowstone was added to Minecraft on 30 October 2010 in the Halloween Update - which also added Jack o’Lanterns, clocks and fishing. It occurs naturally in the Nether, generating on the underside of netherack, but if you’re having trouble finding it then clerics in Minecraft villages will sometimes sell small amounts in exchange for emeralds.
Unless you’ve got a silk touch enchant on your tool, breaking a block of glowstone will shower you with 2-4 glowstone dust, which can then be combined in a 2x2 pattern in a crafting grid to make the block again.
Unless broken with a tool that is enchanted with Silk Touch or Fortune, a glowstone block drops 2–4 glowstone dust. If tool with Silk Touch is used, the block drops itself, and if a tool with Fortune is used, it has a higher chance of dropping a large amount of glowstone dust—but never more than 4.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
In redstone circuits
When placing redstone on a glowstone block, being a transparent block, signals can pass from one block to another diagonally. Redstone wire, even though it may appear to connect up the side of a glowstone block and to the wire portion on top, will not send a redstone signal down the glowstone block. This makes glowstone effective for vertical diodes, logic gate designs and space-efficient instant vertical redstone.
Note that upside-down slabs can be used for the same purpose, and are easier to obtain.
|Redstone Lamp||Redstone +
|1.2.0||Glowstone was added.|
|Crafting recipe was 3×3 glowstone dust.
|Drop rate of glowstone dust was 1.|
|Material type began as "glass".|
|1.6.6||Crafting recipe was changed to the current 2×2 glowstone dust.|
|Drop rate of glowstone dust is now increased to 2–4.|
|Material type was changed to "stone", meaning a pickaxe is now needed to drop items and block dependent blocks can now be placed on the block.|
|1.7.3||Harvesting glowstone required an iron pickaxe or higher.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre5||Changed texture, removing the border on the outside.|
|1.0.0-RC1||Material type is now changed once again to "glass".|
|1.2.1||Redstone can now be placed on glowstone. Redstone wire can now only transmit upwards through it.|
|Glowstone is used to craft redstone lamps.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Priest villagers now sell 2–3 glowstone for 1 emerald.|
|1.5||13w02a||In texture packs, glowstone uses /textures/blocks/lightgem.png|
|1.7.2||Glowstone can no longer be used to see through blocks.|
|1.8||14w02a||Trading changed: cleric villagers now sell 1–3 glowstone for 1 emerald.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.5.0||Glowstone was added.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Smooth lighting was removed from glowstone.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Glowstone is now used to craft redstone lamps.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Glowstone was added.|
- Since glowstone blocks become block entities when moved by pistons, this momentarily stops them from giving off light.
- Rarely, glowstone can be found touching the ground if the ceiling it was generated on was extremely low (2-3 blocks of clearance).
- When glowstone is placed 9 or more blocks above ground level (out of its lighting range), the glowstone will actually cast a shadow, despite being a light-emitting block.
Purchasing glowstone from a cleric villager.
- "Block of the Week: Glowstone" – Minecraft.net, April 20, 2018