|Catches fire from lava||
- 1 Obtaining
- 2 Usage
- 3 Sounds
- 4 Data values
- 5 Advancements
- 6 History
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Gallery
- 9 References
If glowstone is broken using a tool with Silk Touch, the block drops itself. If a tool with Fortune is used, it has a higher chance of dropping a large amount of glowstone dust—but never more than 4. When a glowstone block is broken with any other tool, it drops 2–4 glowstone dust.
|Breaking time (secs)|
|Glowstone||Bastion remnant||Hoglin stable chest||3–6||22.8%|
|Glowstone||Bastion remnant||Hoglin stable chest||3–6||22.8%|
Trading and drops
Although glowstone can only be found in block form in the Nether, all renewable ways of obtaining glowstone are accessed through the Overworld.
Wandering traders sell glowstone for two emeralds.
Glowstone blocks emit a light level of 15, the brightest possible light level in the game. They emit the same amount of light as lanterns, sea lanterns, jack o'lanterns, redstone lamps, conduits, beacons, and shroomlights.
When placing redstone dust on a glowstone block, being a transparent block, signals can pass from one block to another diagonally. Redstone wire, even though it may appear to connect up the side of a glowstone block and to the wire portion on top, does not send a redstone signal down the glowstone block. This makes glowstone effective for vertical diodes, logic gate designs, and space-efficient instant vertical redstone.
Note that upside-down slabs can be used for the same purpose, and are easier to obtain.
|Redstone Lamp||Redstone Dust +
|Respawn Anchor||Crying Obsidian +
Glowstone can be placed under note blocks to produce pling sounds.
Glowstone is used to charge respawn anchors.
If a dispenser containing glowstone is facing a respawn anchor, it can automatically charge the respawn anchor when powered.
Glowstone blocks all sunlight, players and mobs suffocate inside it, mobs are able to pathfind to it, and it blocks a beacon beam, preventing the beacon's activation. However, like transparent blocks, it does not prevent the opening of chests, monsters (including slimes) cannot spawn on it, and it does not transfer a redstone signal. This behavior also occurs in sea lanterns.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|?||Blocks||Once the block has broken||?||0.8|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|?||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||?||0.5|
|?||Blocks||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|?||Blocks||Walking on the block||?||?|
|?||Blocks||When the block is placed||?||0.8|
|Glowstone||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Glowstone||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
- ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
- Available with
- The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Resource location|
|Not Quite "Nine" Lives||Charge a Respawn Anchor to the maximum||Who is Cutting Onions?||—|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|Glowstone is shown to drop itself when mined.|
|?||The crafting recipe for glowstone is 3×3 glowstone dust.
|The drop rate of glowstone dust from mined glowstone is 1.|
|The material type of glowstone is currently "glass".|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.6.6||The crafting recipe of glowstone has changed to 2×2 glowstone dust.|
|The drop rate of glowstone dust from mined glowstone has increased to 2–4.|
|The material type of glowstone has changed to "stone", meaning a pickaxe is now needed to drop items, and block dependent blocks can now be placed on the block.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5||The texture of glowstone has changed, removing the border on the outside.|
|RC1||The material type of glowstone has changed once again to "glass".|
|1.2.1||12w06a||Redstone can now be placed on glowstone. Redstone wire can now transmit only upward through it.|
|12w07a||Glowstone is now used to craft redstone lamps.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Priest villagers now sell 2–3 glowstone for 1 emerald, making glowstone renewable.|
|1.5||13w02a||In texture packs, glowstone now use /textures/blocks/lightgem.png.|
|1.7.2||13w41a||Glowstone can typically no longer be used to see through blocks.|
|1.8||14w02a||Trading has changed: cleric villagers now sell 1–3 glowstone for 1 emerald.|
|14w05b||Mobs now suffocate inside of glowstone.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 89.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of glowstone has changed.|
|18w47a||The texture of glowstone has changed, once again.|
|19w05a||Added wandering traders, which sell glowstone.|
|19w09a||Glowstone now makes a "pling" sound when placed under a note block.|
|1.16||20w12a||Glowstone is now used to craft and power up the respawn anchor.|
|20w16a||Glowstone now generates in bastion remnants chests.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.9.0||build 1||Smooth lighting has removed from glowstone.|
|v0.12.1||build 1||Glowstone can now be obtained by breaking it using the Silk Touch enchantment.|
|v0.13.0||build 1||Glowstone is now used to craft redstone lamps.|
|1.0.4||alpha 22.214.171.124||Glowstone is now sold by cleric villagers.|
|1.10.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Glowstone is now sold by the new wandering trader.|
|The texture of glowstone has changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Trading has changed, cleric villagers no longer sell glowstone.|
|1.13.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Glowstone now causes a note block to make a "pling" sound when placed under it.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added glowstone.|
|1.90||The texture of glowstone has changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
- Because glowstone blocks become block entities when moved by pistons, this momentarily stops them from giving off light.
- Rarely, glowstone can be found touching the ground if the ceiling it was generated on was extremely low (2–3 blocks of clearance).
Purchasing glowstone from a cleric villager.