Glowstone Dust

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Glowstone Dust
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Raw materials




Yes (64)

First appearances

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Data value

dec: 348 hex: 15C bin: 101011100



Glowstone dust is an item used to craft glowstone, create thick potions, and create potions with increased strength and decreased duration.



When broken using anything other than a Silk Touch-enchanted tool, a glowstone block drops 2-4 glowstone dust. A Fortune enchantment increases the chances of higher drops to 4 pieces of glowstone dust per block.


A witch may drop up to 6 pieces of glowstone dust upon death.


In the Legacy Console Edition, a blaze drops 0-2 glowstone dust upon death. This makes glowstone a renewable resource in the Legacy Console Editions despite the lack of glowstone clusters due to small worlds.


Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Firework Star Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +

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.
Glowstone Glowstone Dust

Spectral Arrow Glowstone Dust +
Java Edition only

Brewing ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Thick Potion Glowstone Dust +
Water Bottle

Increased Potency Glowstone Dust +
Potion of Healing or
Potion of Regeneration or
Potion of Strength or
Potion of Swiftness or
Potion of Harming or
Potion of Poison or
Potion of Leaping

Reverted to Default Duration Glowstone Dust +
Potion of Regeneration or
Potion of Poison or
Potion of Strength or
Potion of Swiftness or
Potion of Fire Resistance or
Potion of Slowness or
Potion of Weakness or
Potion of Water Breathing


1.2.0 Glowstone dust introduced. It originally used nine dust to craft 1 glowstone block.
1.6.6 The crafting recipe for glowstone blocks is now changed from nine units of glowstone dust to four.
Official release
1.0 Beta 1.9-pre3 Glowstone dust can now be brewed in a water bottle to create a thick potion.
It now strengthens the potions of Swiftness, Healing, Harming, Poison, Regeneration and Strength.
Beta 1.9-pre4 Glowstone dust now strengthens the new potion of Regeneration.
1.4.2 12w38b Witches now have a chance of dropping glowstone dust.
1.4.6 12w49a Glowstone dust can be used to craft a firework star with a twinkle effect.
1.8 14w27a It now strengthens the new potion of Leaping.
1.9 15w31a Glowstone dust is now used to craft spectral arrows.
Glowstone can no longer be added to extended potions.
1.13 18w07a Glowstone dust now strengthens the new potion of the Turtle Master.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0 Added glowstone dust, obtainable through the nether reactor.
0.12.1 build 1 Glowstone dust is obtained through the Nether.
Glowstone dust is now available in the creative inventory.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added glowstone dust.
TU80–2 glowstone dust is dropped when a blaze is killed.


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