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How to Make TNT in Minecraft

Whether you are playing on one of the best Minecraft survival servers or by yourself, there are a bunch of ways to conquer your world. But most of the routes fail to shine in front of TNT blocks. These are explosive blocks that can destroy blocks, mobs, and even other players. Every goal becomes attainable with the right plan and enough TNT blocks. With that, let's unlock this destructive weapon and learn how to make TNT in Minecraft.

How to Make TNT in Minecraft

From finding the TNT naturally in your world to its crafting recipe, our guide covers every aspect in a separate section. Explore all of them to learn everything you need to know about how to make TNT in Minecraft.

Where to Find TNT

The TNT blocks spawn naturally inside the Minecraft world in a bunch of unique ways. So, if you don't want to make TNT in Minecraft, you can explore the world and find this powerful block as well.

You can find TNT inside the following structures:

  • Shipwreck: In any of the three chests
  • Buried Treasure
  • Desert Pyramid/Temple: Nine TNT blocks spawn beneath the treasure room
  • Woodland Mansion: Two TNT blocks spawn while protecting a trapped chest in a secret room
  • Suspicious sand in Desert Pyramids/Temples

Items Required to Make TNT in Minecraft

You need to collect the following items to make a TNT in Minecraft:

  • 4 Sand or Red Sand blocks
  • 5 Gunpowder
  • Crafting Table

You can easily find all the sand and red sand blocks you need in desert and beach biomes. All you need to do is look for water and you will find sand blocks surrounding it. Meanwhile, to collect gunpowder you have to find and kill a creeper, ghast, or witch. Out of these, witches and creepers are quite easy to find but only drop a maximum of 2 pieces of gunpowder. Though, if you know how to make a Nether portal in Minecraft, you can find and kill a ghast to get up to 6 pieces of gunpowder at once.

Crafting Recipe of TNT in Minecraft

Follow these simple steps to quickly craft a TNT in Minecraft:

1. First place a piece of gunpowder in each corner cell of the crafting area and the center cell.

2. Then, fill the rest of the crafting area with sand or red sand blocks.

3. Finally, pick up the TNT block from the result cell and place it in your inventory.

Get Unlimited TNT with Command

While TNT is great for mining and killing mobs, it can take a while before you get a sufficient amount of these blocks. Luckily, you can skip the wait and get all the TNT blocks you need with the following command:

/give @p tnt 1

You can replace the digit "1" with the number of TNT blocks you need. As soon as the command executes in your chatbox your inventory will get all the explosive blocks you need. But before you execute the command, make sure to turn on cheats in your Minecraft world. The option for this is available in the LAN settings of Java and the world settings of Bedrock edition.

How to Use TNT

Once you have all the TNT blocks you need, it's time to put them to work. There are a bunch of ways to activate TNT blocks in Minecraft including:

  • Flint and steel
  • Fire charge
  • Lightening (natural or with enchantment)
  • Fire Aspect enchantment
  • Explosions
  • Flame or explosive projectiles
  • A signal from a powered Redstone component

As soon as the TNT is primed it explodes within 4 seconds and destroys multiple blocks in a 4*4 area around itself. The blocks and entities closer to the TNT receive a higher amount of damage. However, if you activate the TNT inside lava or water, it doesn't destroy any blocks around itself. Though, if you place it just outside the liquid, a primed TNT can destroy the submerged blocks.

Crafting Ingredient

Instead of exploding a TNT directly, you can also use it as a crafting ingredient to make a Minecart with TNT. It allows you to transport your explosive block on rails and use it to damage unsuspecting enemies. A lot of players rely on Minecraft with TNT while fighting on the best Minecraft PvP servers.

Not to forget, if you are on the Minecraft Education edition, you can combine TNT with sodium to make it work underwater. The underwater version of this block deals the same damage as a regular TNT but without any liquid restrictions.

FAQ: How to Make TNT in Minecraft

What is the easiest way to get TNT in Minecraft?

The easiest way to get TNT is by traveling to a desert temple and digging the floor of its treasure room. But be careful while entering the room as it has a pressure plate in the middle stepping which activates the TNT blocks. Though, if you know how to make TNT in Minecraft, you can get all the explosives you need without exploring.

How to make ice TNT in Minecraft?

You can use a bunch of great Minecraft mods to create a lot of unique explosive blocks including ice TNT, colored TNT, and more.

How do you make a TNT blast?

To light up a TNT, you need to use any type of fire on it. The simplest way to do so is by using a Flint and Steel on the TNT.

How much damage does TNT do?

The damage of TNT is directly dependent upon your proximity to the exploding block. If you are right next to it, the primed TNT will cause damage worth 25 points (12.5 hearts).

Make and Use TNT in Minecraft

With that, you are now ready to make and use TNT to take over your Minecraft world. But, even though it is a very destructive weapon, TNT blocks still need time and planning for proper execution. So, don't forget to make a diamond sword in Minecraft for quick and direct combat. Though, if you are playing on some anarchy servers, you might need to invite some friends for additional protection. With that said, it's time for you to jump into Minecraft and start creating explosives. 

Udayveer Singh

Udayveer Singh is a contributor to our news feed here at Servers-Minecraft and is passionate about all things Minecraft!