How to get Gunpowder in Minecraft the Smart Way
Written By Tabish
To get Gunpowder in Minecraft, you can kill Creepers, Ghasts, Witches. Buying from traders and villagers is also possible. If you want to get a lot of gunpowder, you need a strategy; Continue reading to learn more.
What is Gunpowder in Minecraft?
Gunpowder in Minecraft is a resource that is extremely helpful in crafting. Crafting TNT, Fire Charge, Firework Rocket, Firework Star, Colored Firework Star are a few items that require gunpowder. TNT is one of the most common items made from gunpowder. If you want to clear a section or mine it, TNT is used to speed up the process.
How to make a Gunpowder farm in Minecraft (No Cheat/Hack)?
The best way to make a Gunpowder farm in Minecraft is to use the lighting to your advantage. In Minecraft, enemies spawn based on the level of light. If a block is in darkness, it acts as a spawner of Mobs. There are high chances that mobs spawn on that block. However, if you properly light the blocks with a torch, enemies will not spawn.
Using the same principle, you can create a big enclosure with the walls lit and keep the inner section in darkness. Imagine a stadium, but in this case, the pitch/field will have no light, and the stands will have all the lighting. Once its night time, creepers and skeletons start spawning. Skeletons enemy can create problems while you attack creepers. The best plan is to wait until morning and then attack the creepers. This way, you will get the loot from Skeleton warriors as well as kill creepers for gunpowder. Repeat this process as long as you can, till you either have enough gunpowder or get bored. The best part about this method is that it works on both Java and Bedrock.
You can use Bow and arrow to kill the mobs which spawn inside the field. There will be a good chance you will get a few Creepers every night. Although it would be safer to kill them in the morning, as the sunlight will kill all the Skeleton warriors and Zombies, only the Creepers will remain.
How much gunpowder can i get from each mob type?
There is a total of 3 mob types that give gunpowder as loot. They are
1) Creeper: Creepers can drop 0-2 pieces of gunpowder upon death. Looting can increase this by one per level, with a maximum of 5 gunpowder.
2) Ghasts: Ghasts can drop 0-2 pieces of gunpowder upon death. Looting can increase this by one per level, with a maximum of 5 gunpowder.
3) Witches: Witches can drop 0-6 pieces of gunpowder upon death. Looting can increase this by three per level, with a maximum of 15 gunpowder.