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Gunpowder is an item that is used for explosive-related actions.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Creepers[edit | edit source]
Creepers have a chance of dropping up to 2 pieces of gunpowder upon death.
Ghasts[edit | edit source]
Ghasts have a chance of dropping up to 2 pieces of gunpowder upon death.
Witches[edit | edit source]
Witches have a chance of dropping up to 6 pieces of gunpowder upon death.
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
Usage[edit | edit source]
Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]
|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.
Brewing ingredient[edit | edit source]
|Splash Potion||Gunpowder +
History[edit | edit source]
|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.|
|Seecret Friday 2||Gunpowder is found in the new dungeon chests.|
|1.3||Sulphur was renamed to Gunpowder|
|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.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added gunpowder.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
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