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Gunpowder is an item that is used for explosive-related actions.
Creepers have a chance of dropping up to 2 pieces of gunpowder upon death.
Ghasts have a chance of dropping up to 2 pieces of gunpowder upon death.
Witches have a chance of dropping up to 6 pieces of gunpowder upon death.
Gunpowder can be found in 26.0% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 1–5, and in 57.8% of dungeon chests, 59.0% of desert temple chests, and 57.8% of woodland mansion chests, all in stacks of 1–8. In 1.14[upcoming] they can be found in 22.4% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 1–5.
|Fire Charge||Blaze Powder +
|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 will go off simultaneously when the rocket detonates.|
|Firework Rocket||Paper +
|When crafted this way (without a firework star), the rocket will have no explosion effects.|
|Firework Star||Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Extra ingredients (optional)
|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.
|Splash Potion||Gunpowder +
|Java Edition Indev|
|0.31 (January 29, 2010)||Added sulphur as a crafting ingredient for TNT. It can be dropped by any mob.|
|February 19, 2010||Sulphur will now only drop from creepers.|
|Java Edition Infdev|
|June 25, 2010, 2||Sulphur can now found in the new dungeon chests.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.2.0||?||Added ghasts, which will drop sulphur upon death.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.3||Sulphur has now been renamed to Gunpowder.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4||Gunpowder has now been made usable in brewing to create splash potions.|
|1.2.1||12w04a||Fire charges are now crafted with gunpowder.|
|1.4.2||12w38b||Witches may now drop gunpowder.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Gunpowder can now be used to craft a firework star and a firework rocket.|
|1.9||15w44a||Gunpowder will now generate in desert temple chests.|
|The average yield of gunpowder in dungeon chests has now been doubled.|
|1.11||16w39a||Gunpowder can now found in the new woodland mansion chests.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 289.|
|18w11a||Gunpowder can now generate in the chests of shipwrecks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.4.0||Added gunpowder. It can be used to craft TNT.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Added gunpowder to the creative inventory.|
|Gunpowder has now been made usable in brewing to create splash potions.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Gunpowder can now be found inside desert temple chests.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Gunpowder can now dropped by witches.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Gunpowder can now used to craft fire charges.|
|1.1||alpha 126.96.36.199||Gunpowder will now generate inside woodland mansion chests.|
|1.2||beta 188.8.131.52||Gunpowder can now be used to craft firework rockets and firework stars.|
|1.4||beta 184.108.40.206||Gunpowder will now generate inside shipwreck chests.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added gunpowder.|