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Gunpowder
Gunpowder.png

Type

Raw materials

Durability

N/A

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 289 hex: 121 bin: 100100001

Name

gunpowder

Gunpowder is an item that is used for explosive-related actions.

ObtainingEdit

CreepersEdit

Creepers have a chance of dropping up to 2 pieces of gunpowder upon death.

GhastsEdit

Ghasts have a chance of dropping up to 2 pieces of gunpowder upon death.

WitchesEdit

Witches have a chance of dropping up to 6 pieces of gunpowder upon death.

Natural generationEdit

Gunpowder can be found in 59.0% of desert temple chests, 57.8% of dungeon chests, and 57.8% of woodland mansion chests, all in stacks of 1–8.

UsageEdit

Crafting ingredientEdit

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Fire Charge Blaze Powder +
Coal or
Charcoal +
Gunpowder
Firework Rocket Any Firework Star +
Paper +
Gunpowder
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 +
Gunpowder
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.
TNT Gunpowder +
Sand or
Red Sand















Brewing ingredientEdit

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Splash Potion Gunpowder +
Any Potion




















HistoryEdit

Indev
January 29, 2010 Added gunpowder (originally sulphur) as a crafting ingredient for TNT. It could be dropped by any mob.
February 19, 2010 Gunpowder now only drops from creepers.
Infdev
Seecret Friday 2 Gunpowder is found in the new dungeon chests.
Beta
1.3 Sulphur was renamed to Gunpowder
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre4 Gunpowder was made usable in brewing to create splash potions.
1.2.1 12w04a Fire charges are crafted with gunpowder.
1.4.2 12w38b Witches may now drop gunpowder.
1.4.6 12w49a Gunpowder is used to craft a firework star and a firework rocket.
1.9 15w44a Added to desert temple chests.
Doubled the average yield from dungeon chests.
1.11 16w39a Gunpowder is now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
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.
0.15.0 build 1 Gunpowder is now used to craft fire charges.
Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added gunpowder.

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