Ghasts are very large, jellyfish or ghost-like mobs that float through the air and shoot fireballs from their mouths. Their bodies are 4 blocks tall and 4 blocks wide with 9 tentacle-like limbs hanging from the bottom. They first appeared in the Halloween Update. Ghasts are able to spawn above any non-transparent block in the Nether, as long as there is sufficient space (at least a 4*4*4 space, with the base centered above a solid block) and the game is not in Peaceful mode.
|Attack Strength||Varies by proximity Maximum explosion damage:17 ( ? 8.5)|
|Spawn||The Nether, with at least 4*4*4 space, any light level, immediately above a spawnable block.|
|First Appearance||Alpha 1.2.0|
|Drops||Gunpowder (0-2) on death. Ghast Tear (0-1) on death.|