How to Get a Ghast Tear in Minecraft

I believe we all remember the feeling of visiting the Nether for the first time. A sound that still haunts me from time to time when I go to the Nether is that of the Ghast. It just sends chills down my spine. 

So, it only seems normal that you kill these, especially when they start sending fireballs your way. And, if luck’s on your side, it might drop a Ghast Tear, one of the most useful items in the game. Here’s how you can get a Ghast Tear in Minecraft.

Where Can You Find a Ghast Tear in Minecraft

Finding Ghasts in the Nether

As its name suggests, a Ghast Tear is the loot that’s dropped by Ghasts. So, to find these, you’ll have to get yourself some Obsidian, build a Nether portal, and traverse Minecraft’s version of hell until you stumble across those white giants. If you want to make the trip faster, feel free to use one of the Striders that’s hanging around.

How to Obtain a Ghast Tear in Minecraft

Obtaining a Ghast Tear

To obtain a Ghast Tear, you must first kill a Ghast. If the weapon you use doesn’t have a Looting enchantment, there’s a chance that no tear is dropped. But, after defeating as many of these as possible, I found that they’ll most often drop a tear.

Considering that most players look for Ghast Tears toward the endgame, just make sure that you kill any Ghasts you come across with a Looting-enchanted weapon and that they’re not over lava. That way, you can ensure that you’ll get a few tears and that they won’t drop into the lava, never to be seen again.

How to Use a Ghast Tear in Minecraft

Ghast Tears have two main uses in Minecraft: they are part of the End Crystal crafting recipe, and they are the main ingredient in the Potion of Regeneration recipe.

End Crystal

To make an End Crystal, you’ll need to get ahold of 1 Ghast Tear. These can be used as an alternative to TNT, doing much more damage than the latter. Or, if you can make at least 4 of these, you’ll be able to re-summon the Ender Dragon.

Potion of Regeneration

Potions of Regeneration are one of the most useful potions you can brew in the game. To make one, you’ll need to get 1 Ghast Tear and an Awkward Potion. You’ll then use the Brewing Stand to brew one of these Health Regeneration potions.

The vanilla potion will give you the Regeneration effect for 45 seconds, while the enhanced version will take that time up to 1 minute 30 seconds.


And that’s how you can get a Ghast Tear in Minecraft. While these don’t have much of a purpose early on, they’re an essential part when it comes to making potions and surviving your endgame adventures. Do you think that the Ghast Tear needs a revamp or some additional functions? Let us know over on the Minecraft Forum!