dec: 89 hex: 59 bin: 1011001
|— Duncan Geere|
Unless broken with a tool that is enchanted with Silk Touch or Fortune, a glowstone block drops 2–4 glowstone dust. If a 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.
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 Dust +
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.2.0-preview||Glowstone was shown to drop itself when mined.|
|v1.2.0||Glowstone has been added.|
|The crafting recipe for glowstone is 3×3 glowstone dust.
|The drop rate of glowstone dust from mined glowstone is 1.|
|Material type began as "glass".|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.6.6||Crafting recipe has been changed to 2×2 glowstone dust.|
|Drop rate of glowstone dust from mined glowstone has now been increased to 2–4.|
|The material type of glowstone has been 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 will now require an iron pickaxe or higher.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5||The glowstone's texture has been changed, removing the border on the outside.|
|RC1||The material type of glowstone has now been changed once again to "glass".|
|1.2.1||12w06a||Redstone can now be placed on glowstone. Redstone wire can now only transmit upwards through it.|
|12w07a||Glowstone is now used to craft redstone lamps.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Priest villagers will now sell 2–3 glowstone for 1 emerald.|
|12w22a||Inventory sprites for blocks have been flipped from left to right, changing to .|
|1.5||13w02a||In texture packs, glowstone will now use /textures/blocks/lightgem.png.|
|1.7.2||13w41a||Glowstone can now no longer be used to see through blocks.|
|1.8||14w02a||Trading has been changed: cleric villagers will now sell 1–3 glowstone for 1 emerald.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 89.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.14||18w43a||Changed the texture of glowstone.|
|18w47a||Changed the texture of glowstone again.|
|19w09a||Now makes a Pling sound when placed under a noteblock.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Smooth lighting has now been removed from glowstone.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Glowstone can now be obtained by breaking it using the silk touch enchantment.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Glowstone is now used to craft redstone lamps.|
|1.0.4||alpha 126.96.36.199||Glowstone is now sold by cleric villagers.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Glowstone is now sold by the new wandering trader.|
|Changed the texture of glowstone.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.11.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Trading has changed, cleric villagers no longer sell glowstone.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||Glowstone was added.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
- Since glowstone blocks become block entities when moved by pistons, this momentarily stops them from giving off light. This will not be fixed.
- Rarely, glowstone can be found touching the ground if the ceiling it was generated on was extremely low (2-3 blocks of clearance).
- Glowstone, though being transparent, causes the sky light to count down as if it hit a non-transparent block, whilst still letting through this light.
Purchasing glowstone from a cleric villager.
- "Block of the Week: Glowstone" – Minecraft.net, April 20, 2018