Although Minecraft is a game with lots of unrealistic creatures and objects, it also brings several things inspired by the real world. One such item is fireworks. You can use the firework rockets to create beautiful, colorful explosions in celebration of certain events or just to have fun with your friends on Minecraft servers. There are other great uses for fireworks too, so let’s discuss how to make fireworks and use them in Minecraft in this guide.
How to Make Firework Rockets in Minecraft
Fireworks (or firework rockets, as they are called in-game) are items that you can only obtain through crafting. Here are the two methods you can use to make fireworks:
1. Crafting Recipe for Regular Fireworks
This type of fireworks doesn’t cause explosions and just leaves a trail behind them. The crafting recipe for this firework requires one piece of paper and one to three pieces of gunpowder in Minecraft. Check you the crafting recipe for paper in Minecraft via the linked guide.
The number of gunpowder determines the flight duration of a firework rocket. This means, depending on the number of gunpowder you use to craft the fireworks, it will reach different heights. This table shows how the number of gunpowder affects the rocket height:
Number of Gunpowder Effect 1 Rises between 8 and 20 blocks 2 Rises between 18 and 34 blocks 3 Rises between 32 and 52 blocks
2. Crafting Recipe for Exploding Fireworks
Fireworks can produce beautiful and colorful explosions too, depending on how you craft them. The recipe for exploding fireworks in the game requires you to use one piece of paper, 1 to 3 gunpowder, and 1-7 firework stars.
As previously mentioned, the amount of gunpowder determines the flight duration of the fireworks. Apart from the paper and gunpowder, this recipe is unique because of the firework stars. They are items that change the color, effect, and shape of your firework rockets.
How to Make a Firework Star in Minecraft
Like the firework rockets, these items are also available only through crafting. Essential ingredients for the firework star crafting recipe are gunpowder and color dyes in Minecraft. You can even stack up to eight dyes in one crafting recipe.
These firework stars are the most basic ones, and they add a small explosion and color to your fireworks. However, by adding any of the following items to the firework stars recipe, we can change the shape of the explosion:
Additional Item Effect Fire Charge Large Explosion Gold Nugget Star-shaped Explosion (Any) Head Creeper Face Explosion Feather Burst Explosion
You may use only one of these four additional items with the basic recipe. Moreover, there are two more optional ingredients for the firework stars in Minecraft. You can use them with one of the four items listed above, and those are diamond and glowstone dust. You can use one or both of them to further change the shape of the firework explosion.
Additional Item Effect Glowstone Dust Twinkle Effect Diamond Trail Effect After the Explosion
By combining any dye with the firework star in the crafting table, you can add the “fade to color” effect to the explosion. Moreover, you can stack up to eight dyes in this recipe.
Feel free to combine different effects and colors while making the firework stars in Minecraft. You can then use those unique stars to create amazing firework shows worth watching.
Best Uses of Fireworks in Minecraft
Now that we know the firework crafting recipe in Minecraft, let’s focus on what we can use them for. There are some unique uses of these fireworks in the game, and we have listed them all here:
1. Displaying Fireworks
After you have created fireworks with various explosion shapes and colors, it’s time to show it off and enjoy the view. Simply, right-click on a block with a firework selected and it will be launched. You can also fill a dispenser in Minecraft and power it in order to launch fireworks automatically.
2. Boosting with Elytra
Right-clicking with Elytra equipped and fireworks selected, you can boost in the direction you’re facing. This makes flying with Elytra the best and fastest way of transport in your Minecraft world.
Furthermore, if you’re planning on using Elytra regularly, make sure to make a mob farm and a sugar cane farm in Minecraft to satisfy your gunpowder and paper needs. Be careful not to use the fireworks whose recipe includes firework stars in Minecraft, as you will take damage after they explode.
3. Ammo in Crossbows
You can load a crossbow in Minecraft with fireworks made out of firework stars, and they will deal damage when they explode. You can do this by holding the firework rockets in your off-hand and pressing the right click with the crossbow selected. The higher the flight duration level it has, the farther it will travel. In addition, a firework rocket with more firework stars will deal more damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to the damage the fireworks deal when shot from a crossbow, you can add more firework stars when crafting them to increase damage.
The best firework for Elytra is the cheapest one you can make. It requires only one piece of gunpowder and one piece of paper. It only has a flight duration of one in Minecraft, but it is far more efficient. Also, don’t use the ones made with the firework star, because you will take damage when using them.
With three gunpowder used in crafting the firework, it can reach up to 52 blocks.