A ghast tear
|First Appearance||Beta 1.9pre|
|Data Values||Hex: 172|
Ghast Tears are items that have a chance to be dropped by Ghasts when they are killed. It can be difficult to acquire Ghast Tears due to the difficulty of killing Ghasts, and because they tend to hover over lava.
Ghast Tears add a health regeneration potion effect when brewed into a potion. Jeb realized that if the player dies with a Ghast Tear in their inventory, they could respawn as if nothing happened. However, this was never implemented.
As a Crafting Ingredient
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In 1.9 pre-releases 2-3, Ghast Tears were used to make potions of Healing, but since 1.9 pre-release 4, they have been used in potions of regeneration. This was due to the sheer amount of difficulty in obtaining them. As a replacement, Glistering Melons were added to create potions of healing.
- The ghast tear is featured on the achievement, "Return to Sender".
- It is one of the smallest items in the game, along with the Gold Nugget.