Minecraft Wiki
Advertisement
Minecraft Wiki
Glowstone Dust
Glowstone Dust JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Glowstone dust is an item obtained from mining glowstone, and is mainly used to create potions with increased strength and decreased duration.

Obtaining[]

Mining[]

When broken using anything other than a Silk Touch-enchanted tool, a glowstone block drops 2-4 glowstone dust. A Fortune enchantment increases the chances of higher drops, with Fortune III allowing an average yield of 3.5 glowstone dust per block.

Mob loot[]

Witches have a chance of dropping 0–6 glowstone dust upon death. This is increased by 3 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-15 glowstone dust.

Trading[]

In Bedrock Edition, journeyman-level cleric villagers sell one glowstone dust for 4 emeralds as part of their trades.

Usage[]

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Firework Star Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
Glowstone Glowstone Dust

Spectral Arrow Glowstone Dust +
Arrow
[Java Edition only]
White Firework Star or
Blue Firework Star or
Brown Firework Star or
Black Firework Star
Gunpowder +
Bone Meal or
Lapis Lazuli or
Cocoa Beans or
Ink Sac +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.

Brewing ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Thick Potion Glowstone Dust +
Water Bottle



Increased Potency Glowstone Dust +
Potion of Healing or
Potion of Regeneration or
Potion of Strength or
Potion of Swiftness or
Potion of Harming or
Potion of Poison or
Potion of Leaping



Potion of Healing IIPotion of Regeneration IIPotion of Strength IIPotion of Swiftness IIPotion of Harming IIPotion of Poison IIPotion of Leaping II

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationFormTranslation key
Glowstone Dustglowstone_dustItemitem.minecraft.glowstone_dust

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Glowstone Dustglowstone_dust348Itemitem.glowstone_dust.name

History[]

Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0previewGlowstone Dust JE1 BE1.png Added glowstone dust.
Glowstone dust currently uses nine dust to craft 1 glowstone block.
Also, each glowstone block drops only one glowstone dust.
Java Edition Beta
1.6.6The crafting recipe for glowstone blocks has been changed from 9 glowstone dust to 4.
Each glowstone block now drops 2-4 glowstone dust when broken.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Glowstone dust can now be brewed in a water bottle to create a thick potion.
Glowstone dust now strengthens the potions of Swiftness, Healing, Harming, Poison, Regeneration and Strength.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Glowstone dust now strengthens the new potion of Regeneration.
1.3.112w21aGlowstone dust has become a renewable resource, as priest villagers now sell glowstone blocks.
1.4.212w38bWitches now have a chance of dropping glowstone dust.
1.4.612w49aGlowstone dust can now be used to craft a firework star with a twinkle effect.
1.814w27aGlowstone dust now strengthens the new potion of Leaping.
1.915w31aGlowstone dust is now used to craft spectral arrows.
Glowstone dust can no longer be added to extended potions.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 348.
18w07aGlowstone dust now strengthens the new potion of the Turtle Master.
1.1418w43aGlowstone Dust JE2 BE2.png The texture of glowstone dust has been changed.
1.1620w07aGlowstone dust has a 2109 (~1.83%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 2–4.
20w09aGlowstone dust now has a 10226 (~4.42%) chance of being offered by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 1–5.
1.16.220w28aGlowstone dust can no longer be obtained from bartering with piglins.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.2.0Glowstone Dust JE1 BE1.png Added glowstone dust. It is currently unobtainable and serves no purpose.
v0.5.0Glowstone dust is now obtainable through the nether reactor.
Glowstone dust can be used to craft glowstone blocks.
v0.12.1build 1Glowstone dust can now be obtained through the Nether instead of the nether reactor.
Glowstone dust is now available in the creative inventory.
Glowstone dust can now be used to brew thick potions and to strengthen potions.
v0.14.0build 1Added witches, which have a chance of dropping glowstone dust upon death.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Glowstone dust can now be used to craft a firework star with a twinkle effect.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Glowstone Dust JE2 BE2.png The texture of glowstone dust has been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Glowstone dust can now be bought from cleric villagers.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Glowstone dust can now be obtained from bartering with piglins.
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.54Glowstone dust can no longer be obtained from bartering with piglins.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Glowstone Dust JE1 BE1.png Added glowstone dust.
TU80–2 glowstone dust is now dropped when a blaze is killed.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Glowstone Dust JE2 BE2.png The texture of glowstone dust has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Glowstone Dust JE1 BE1.png Added glowstone dust.

Issues[]

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

Advertisement