The firework rocket is an entity that is used for decorative explosions, boosting when flying with the elytra, and as ammunition for crossbows. You can craft different types of fireworks in Minecraft, you can make small balls, large balls, burst, star-shaped, and creeper-shaped fireworks. You can also change the color of the firework with the use of firework stars.
Fireworks start as quite basic as all you need to make on simple firework is some gunpowder and paper. But you can add items such as firework stars which allow you to have explosion effects for the firework. There are several variations of the firework stars that determine their color and pattern.
Let's start with the simplest firework recipe, this requires the player to have some gunpowder and paper. By placing one of each into a crafting grid the player can make 3 units of fireworks. You can increase the range of the firework by adding more than one unit of gunpowder. The maximum range can be achieved by using 3 units of gunpowder. This firework has no explosion and will only fly straight up into the sky before it fizzed out as a result of fuel exhaustion.
Firework stars are an item that the player can craft which allows the firework to have a color and explosion pattern to them. This item requires you to combine one piece of gunpowder with the dye color of your choice. This gives you the basic firework star, the small ball firework star. This indicates the size of the explosion that will occur.
You can increase the size of the explosion by adding a fire charge into the crafting grid when making the firework star. This will increase the size of the blast significantly, it will also have a louder and heavier sound to it.
Other things you can add to further customize the explosion include diamonds and glowstone dust. The glowstone dust adds a twinkle effect which makes the firework appear as if it's flickering. The diamond on the other hand provides a trail effect which makes the firework look like it has a trail when the colors explode.
The firework star can be colored by all the sixteen dyes that are available in the game. By simply placing a dye of your choice along with some gunpowder in the crafting grid you will be able to make a firework star with the color of your choice.
By adding a gold nugget to the firework star recipe the explosion will have a star shape. You can combine dyes and nuggets to make the star explosion of your choice of color. To make a star-shaped firework star of red color, you will need gunpowder, red dye, and a gold nugget.
By placing the three of them into the crafting table as shown below you will have a red-colored star-shaped firework star. You can also add both glowstone dust and diamonds to this recipe for further customization.
The burst explosion effect is easy to get as well, by simply adding a feather to the recipe you will get an explosion that has a burst-like effect to it. To make a burst firework star of blue, you will need gunpowder, blue dye, and a feather.
By simply placing the three of them in a crafting grid you will get a blue-colored burst firework star. You can only add diamonds to this recipe for further customization.
The last pattern of the firework star explosion is the creeper head-shaped one. To make one of these you will need the head of any mob. Adding the head to the crafting recipe will give you a creeper-shaped firework star.
You can combine colors and items such as glowstone dust and diamond to further customize the firework star.
A small ball firework rocket has a small explosion once it runs out of fuel. To make one of these you will need a basic firework star, gunpowder, and paper. By placing the three into a crafting grid you will get three small ball firework rockets. The height of this firework rocket can be increased by increasing the number of gunpowder units added while crafting it.
A large ball firework rocket has a large and heavy-sounding explosion once the rocket runs out of fuel. To make this you will need a large ball firework star, gunpowder, and paper. Placing all three of them into the crafting grid you will get three firework rockets that have a large ball explosion with a loud and heavy sound.
The star-shaped firework rocket explodes in the shape of a star. Its color can be customized with the use of dyes. To make a star-shaped firework rocket you will need a star-shaped firework star, gunpowder, and paper.
By placing them anywhere on the crafting grid you will get 3 units of firework rockets that will explode in the shape of a star. You can also add a diamond or glowstone dust to give the explosion more effects.
The burst firework rocket explodes in a small burst-like pattern. It can be customized the same way as the other rockets with the help of dyes, diamonds, and glowstone dust. To make a burst firework rocket you require a burst firework star, gunpowder, and paper. Placing all three of them into the crafting grid you will get three firework rockets that have a burst explosion.
The creeper head-shaped firework rocket is one of the most unique and hardest firework rockets to craft as the firework star requires the head of a mob. Contrary to the name you can craft the firework star with any mob head, a creeper head is not necessary to make this firework rocket.
To craft a creeper head-shaped firework rocket you will need gunpowder, paper, and a creeper head-shaped firework star. Once all three of these are put together on a crafting grid you will get 3 units of a firework rocket that explodes in the shape of a creeper’s head.
There are many different firework rockets in Minecraft. Each with its specific effects and uses. You can customize them quite a bit with the use of dyes and items. Crafting them can get a little confusing as there are a large number of recipes.
A. To increase the range of a firework rocket you will simply need to add more gunpowder during the crafting process. The maximum range can be reached by using 3 units of gunpowder, this is the limit imposed by the game.
A. Yes, a firework star is required for the rocket to explode as without one the rocket will simply fizz out once it runs out of fuel.