Minecraft Mobs Wiki

Type Hostile / Nether
Health 10120px-Heart.svg.png120px-Heart.svg.png120px-Heart.svg.png120px-Heart.svg.png120px-Heart.svg.png
Attack Strength 10120px-Heart.svg.png120px-Heart.svg.png120px-Heart.svg.png120px-Heart.svg.png120px-Heart.svg.png

Explosion: Easy:9(120px-Heart.svg.png x 4.5)

Normal:16(120px-Heart.svg.png x 8)

Hard:25 (120px-Heart.svg.png x 12.5)

Drops 0-2 Gunpowder

0-1 Ghast Tear

Modded? No

Ghasts are hostile mobs that spawn naturally in the Nether. Their method of transportation is floating.


Ghasts spawn naturally in the Nether. They can also be spawned through a ghast spawn egg. Before Update 0.12.1 in MCPE, Ghasts could be only obtained through the use of inventory editors.


Ghasts are creatures composed of a base and nine tentacles. Outside, all of their body is monochrome. On the front, ghast faces have their eyes and mouth closed, bearing a sad look. Tear stains appear under their eyes, and scared eyebrow marks appear over. Forking patterns appear on the tops of their bases, and short dash patterns appear elsewhere. Underneath, a large hole is present. Nine tentacles protrude the hole. No innards appear inside the hole, giving the illusion that ghasts are hollow. However, when they attack, a red inside shows.


Ghasts attacks by opening their mouths, shooting a fireball that explodes on contact with a block or mob. A bow is recommended, as they can float. A fire resistance potion would be useful too, so the player will not burn from the fireballs.


Gunpowder item.png Ghast Tear.png



Ghast Tear



  • The player can kill a ghast by deflecting its fireball, which will give the player an achievment. Ghasts emit a mourning gurgle when killed.
  • They are currently the largest non-boss mob that spawns naturally.