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This article is about the solid block. For the thin block, see Glass Pane. For other uses, see Glass (disambiguation).
Glass
Glass.png
White Stained Glass.pngOrange Stained Glass.pngMagenta Stained Glass.pngLight Blue Stained Glass.pngYellow Stained Glass.pngLime Stained Glass.pngPink Stained Glass.pngGray Stained Glass.pngLight Gray Stained Glass.pngCyan Stained Glass.pngPurple Stained Glass.pngBlue Stained Glass.pngBrown Stained Glass.pngGreen Stained Glass.pngRed Stained Glass.pngBlack Stained Glass.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Any tool

Blast resistance

0.3

Hardness

0.3

Luminant

No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Glass is a decorative and fully transparent solid block that can be dyed into stained glass, or crafted into tinted glass.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

Glass drops itself only if it is broken with a tool enchanted with Silk Touch; otherwise, it drops nothing.

Block Glass
Hardness 0.3
Breaking time (secs)
Default 0.45

Natural generation[]

Glass

A secret room containing glass can be found inside woodland mansions. Glass also generates in ancient cities.

Stained glass

Magenta stained glass blocks naturally generate as windows in end cities.

Magenta stained glass naturally generating in an end city.

Crafting[]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Glass +
Matching Dye
Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Glass +
Bone Meal or
Lapis Lazuli or
Cocoa Beans or
Ink Sac
[Bedrock and Education editions only]

Smelting[]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Sand or
Red Sand +
Any fuel


0.1

Trading[]

Journeyman-level librarian villagers have a 50% chance to sell 4 glass for 1 emerald.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Journeyman-level librarian villagers have a 23 chance to sell 4 glass for 1 emerald.‌[Java Edition only]

Usage[]

Glass blocks adjacent to other glass blocks are invisible when viewed through glass.

Mobs cannot normally spawn on glass blocks. An exception to this is zombie reinforcement, which can result in unexpected zombies "sneaking into" an otherwise secure area.

Redstone dust and components can be placed on glass, but cannot power glass. Glass can't cut vertical redstone. Vertical redstone can be placed on glass. In Java Edition, it transmits redstone signals up, not down. Otherwise, glass in redstone circuits is functionally the same as an upside-down slab.

Light does not travel through tinted glass blocks.

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Beacon Glass +
Nether Star +
Obsidian
Nether Star
Daylight Detector Glass +
Nether Quartz +
Any wood Slab

End Crystal Glass +
Eye of Ender +
Ghast Tear

End Crystal
Glass Bottle Glass
Glass Pane Glass
Hardened Glass Aluminum Oxide +
Glass +
Boron Trioxide
A representation of alumino-borosilicate glass.‌[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Hardened Stained Glass Aluminum Oxide +
Matching Stained Glass +
Boron Trioxide
A representation of alumino-borosilicate glass.‌[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Stained Glass Pane Matching Stained Glass
Tinted Glass Amethyst Shard +
Glass

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.glass.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.glass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.glass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.glass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.glass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.glass?0.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.glass??
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.glass?0.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.glass??
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.glass??
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.glass??
?BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.glass?0.8


Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
GlassglassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.glass
White Stained Glasswhite_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.white_stained_glass
Orange Stained Glassorange_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.orange_stained_glass
Magenta Stained Glassmagenta_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.magenta_stained_glass
Light Blue Stained Glasslight_blue_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.light_blue_stained_glass
Yellow Stained Glassyellow_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.yellow_stained_glass
Lime Stained Glasslime_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.lime_stained_glass
Pink Stained Glasspink_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.pink_stained_glass
Gray Stained Glassgray_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.gray_stained_glass
Light Gray Stained Glasslight_gray_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.light_gray_stained_glass
Cyan Stained Glasscyan_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.cyan_stained_glass
Purple Stained Glasspurple_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.purple_stained_glass
Blue Stained Glassblue_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.blue_stained_glass
Brown Stained Glassbrown_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.brown_stained_glass
Green Stained Glassgreen_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.green_stained_glass
Red Stained Glassred_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.red_stained_glass
Black Stained Glassblack_stained_glassBlock & Itemimpermeableblock.minecraft.black_stained_glass

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Glassglass20Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.glass.name
Stained Glassstained_glass241Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.stained_glass.black.name
tile.stained_glass.red.name
tile.stained_glass.green.name
tile.stained_glass.brown.name
tile.stained_glass.blue.name
tile.stained_glass.cyan.name
tile.stained_glass.silver.name
tile.stained_glass.gray.name
tile.stained_glass.pink.name
tile.stained_glass.lime.name
tile.stained_glass.yellow.name
tile.stained_glass.light_blue.name
tile.stained_glass.magenta.name
tile.stained_glass.orange.name
tile.stained_glass.white.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. a b Available with /give command.
  3. a b The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Bedrock Edition:
Stained glass:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
color0x1
0x2
0x4
0x8
white white0 White
orange1 Orange
magenta2 Magenta
light_blue3 Light Blue
yellow4 Yellow
lime5 Lime
pink6 Pink
gray7 Gray
silver8 Light Gray
cyan9 Cyan
purple10 Purple
blue11 Blue
brown12 Brown
green13 Green
red14 Red
black15 Black

History[]

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The specific instructions are: Render of stained glass upon first introduction to Bedrock Edition - looks identical to normal glass, except that it has a visible back face
May 21, 2009Notch shows interest in adding glass as a purely aesthetic block.
Java Edition Classic
June 16, 2009Glass JE2.png Glass was tested by Notch.
0.0.19aGlass JE1.png Added glass.
Glass (inventory) JE1.jpg The inventory texture of glass is almost completely transparent.
0.0.19a_01Glass JE2.png The texture of glass has been changed back to the one in the development screenshot.
0.0.19a_02Glass JE3 BE1.png The texture of glass has been changed again, adding a border.
0.0.22aThe game now supports sounds, including a sound for a player walking over glass.
Java Edition Indev
?Glass now has a shattering sound.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.5Snow no longer passes through glass.
August 19, 2010Notch considers hiring an artist to "make a nicer glass texture".
Java Edition Beta
1.5_01Rain no longer falls through translucent blocks, including glass.
1.6Test Build 3Water placed above glass now creates an infinite water source.
1.8Pre-releaseGlass is now used to craft glass panes.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Glass is now used to craft glass bottles.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Glass pillars have been added on top of strongholds.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Glass pillars have been now removed from the top of strongholds.
1.2.112w07aTorches and redstone torches can now be placed on top of glass, but not on the sides.
1.2.4releaseGlass can now be picked up with Silk Touch.
1.3.112w21aLibrarian villagers now sell 4–5 glass for 1 emerald, making glass renewable.
1.4.212w36aGlass is now used to craft beacons.
12w38aA new block breaking sound for glass has been added.
1.513w01aGlass can now be used to craft daylight sensors.
2.0White Tinted Glass.png Orange Tinted Glass.png Magenta Tinted Glass.png Light Blue Tinted Glass.png Yellow Tinted Glass.png Lime Tinted Glass.png Pink Tinted Glass.png Gray Tinted Glass.png Light Gray Tinted Glass.png Cyan Tinted Glass.png Purple Tinted Glass.png Blue Tinted Glass.png Brown Tinted Glass.png Green Tinted Glass.png Red Tinted Glass.png Black Tinted Glass.png Added tinted glass. Tinted glass would later be added officially as stained glass.
1.7.213w41aWhite Stained Glass JE1.png Orange Stained Glass JE1.png Magenta Stained Glass JE1.png Light Blue Stained Glass JE1.png Yellow Stained Glass JE1.png Lime Stained Glass JE1.png Pink Stained Glass JE1.png Gray Stained Glass JE1.png Light Gray Stained Glass JE1.png Cyan Stained Glass JE1.png Purple Stained Glass JE1.png Blue Stained Glass JE1.png Brown Stained Glass JE1.png Green Stained Glass JE1.png Red Stained Glass JE1.png Black Stained Glass JE1.png Added stained glass, using a texture similar to tinted glass from Java Edition 2.0. It differs in that each ID now has its own texture, rather than tinting a single, grayscale texture.
13w42aWhite Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Orange Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Magenta Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Light Blue Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Yellow Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Lime Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Pink Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Gray Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Light Gray Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Cyan Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Purple Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Blue Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Brown Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Green Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Red Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Black Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png The textures of stained glass have been changed. In addition, changes to translucent block rendering has stopped the interiors of such blocks from rendering.
1.814w02aLibrarian villagers now sell 3–5 glass for 1 emerald.
14w18aTorches can now be placed on stained glass.
August 5, 2014Dinnerbone tweeted a picture showing stained glass changing the color of a beacon beam.
14w32aBeacon beams now change color when shining through stained glass.
1.915w31aMagenta stained glass now naturally generate as windows in end cities.
15w44bGlass is now used to craft end crystals.
1.1116w39aGlass now generates in woodland mansions.
1.1418w43aStained glass panes can now also be crafted by surrounding a dye with glass panes.
Glass JE4 BE2.png The texture of glass has been changed.
February 19, 2019Jappa tweets an image of smoother stained glass textures.
19w08aWhite Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Orange Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Magenta Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Light Blue Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Yellow Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Lime Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Pink Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Gray Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Light Gray Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Cyan Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Purple Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Blue Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Brown Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Green Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Red Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Black Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png The textures of stained glass have been changed.
19w13aGlass can now support many non-full blocks, including redstone dust, redstone repeaters and rails. See this list for more info.
1.1720w45aGlass can now be used to craft tinted glass.
1.18Pre-release 5Blue Stained Glass JE4.png Red Stained Glass JE4.png Changed blue and red stained glass textures.
1.1922w13aGlass now generates in ancient cities.
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-releaseGlass JE3 BE1.png Added glass.
v0.3.2Glass is now used to craft glass panes.
Survival players no longer have an infinite amount of glass in the inventory.
v0.9.0build 1Smooth lighting from glass has been removed.
v0.10.0build 1Glass texture now renders only on the side of the block facing the player.
v0.11.0build 1Water placed above glass now creates an infinite water source normally.
v0.12.1build 1Glass is now used to craft glass bottles.
v0.13.0build 1Glass is now used to craft daylight sensors.
v0.16.0build 1Glass is now used to craft beacons.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Glass is now used to craft end crystals.
Glass JE3 BE1.png Stained glass blocks have been added, but use the regular glass texture due to issues with the rendering engine. Their back texture also shows.
Magenta stained glass now generates in end cities.
1.0.4alpha 1.0.4.0Librarian villagers now sell 3–5 glass for 1 emerald.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Glass now generates in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
?Things like torches, buttons, levers and other blocks can now be placed on the side of glass.
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2White Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Orange Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Magenta Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Light Blue Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Yellow Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Lime Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Pink Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Gray Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Light Gray Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Cyan Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Purple Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Blue Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Brown Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Green Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Red Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Black Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Stained glass now has its own texture.
Stained glass is now available without the use of inventory editors and can now be crafted.
Stained glass no longer renders through itself.
1.4.0beta 1.2.20.1Glass and stained glass can now used to craft hardened glass and hardened stained glass, only with Education Edition features turned on.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Glass JE4 BE2.png The texture of glass has been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Trading has been changed, librarian villagers now have a 50% chance to sell 3 glass as part of their third tier trades.
beta 1.11.0.5White Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Orange Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Magenta Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Light Blue Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Yellow Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Lime Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Pink Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Gray Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Light Gray Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Cyan Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Purple Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Blue Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Brown Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Green Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Red Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Black Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png The textures of stained glass have been changed.
1.17.0beta 1.17.0.50Glass can now be used to craft tinted glass.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Glass JE3 BE1.png Added glass.
TU19CU7 1.12 White Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Orange Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Magenta Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Light Blue Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Yellow Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Lime Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Pink Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Gray Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Light Gray Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Cyan Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Purple Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Blue Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Brown Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Green Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Red Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Black Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Introduced stained glass in an unobtainable state.[1]
As a held item, it appears completely opaque.
Beacon beams are unaffected by stained glass.
TU25CU14 1.17 Stained glass is now normally obtainable.
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3File:White Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Orange Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Magenta Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Light Blue Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Yellow Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Lime Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Pink Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Gray Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Light Gray Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Cyan Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Purple Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Blue Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Brown Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Green Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Red Stained Glass LCE2.png File:Black Stained Glass LCE2.png All stained glass blocks have been made more translucent.
TU54CU44 1.52 Patch 241.0.4White Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Orange Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Magenta Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Light Blue Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Yellow Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Lime Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Pink Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Gray Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Light Gray Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Cyan Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Purple Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Blue Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Brown Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Green Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Red Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Black Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png The texture changes to stained glass shave been reverted - they now are more opaque as they were previously.
1.90 Stained glass panes can now be crafted by surrounding a dye with glass panes.
Glass JE4 BE2.png The texture of glass has been changed.
1.92 White Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Orange Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Magenta Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Light Blue Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Yellow Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Lime Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Pink Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Gray Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Light Gray Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Cyan Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Purple Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Blue Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Brown Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Green Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Red Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png Black Stained Glass JE3 BE3.png The textures of stained glass have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Glass JE3 BE1.png Added glass.
1.5.25White Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Orange Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Magenta Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Light Blue Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Yellow Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Lime Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Pink Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Gray Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Light Gray Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Cyan Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Purple Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Blue Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Brown Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Green Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Red Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Black Stained Glass JE2 BE2.png Added stained glass.

Data history[]

Java Edition
1.7.213w41aStained glass uses numeric ID 95, the ID which was formerly used by the locked chest.
The alphanumeric ID for block 95 has been changed from chest_locked_aprilfools_super_old_legacy_we_should_not_even_have_this to stained_glass.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the stained_glass ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 20 and 95.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Glass" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[]

  • Before stained glass was added, there was a similar block named tinted glass in the April Fools version 2.0, which had the same use. The texture for the April Fools block was used for one snapshot before it was replaced.

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See also[]

References[]

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