Glowstone Dust is obtained from killing Blazes or from breaking Glowstone.


  • Blazes can be found usually near Nether Fortresses.
  • Silk Touch enchanted Pickaxes can bypass glowstone dust and take the block.

Tips & Tricks

There are generally two ways to retrieve Glowstone, which is only usually only found on ceilings. The first is to mine a tunnel above it, but this is difficult since one must choose the exact point to emerge immediately above, and then carefully mine, likely losing many blocks in the process. The second and simpler (if longer) method is to build a bridge underneath, and then place blocks underneath your character until you're high enough to mine. Make sure the bridge is three spaces wider than the Glowstone cluster, or some blocks may fall over the edge.