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First Appearance

Update 0.14.0

A Dispenser is a Redstone-related Block that was added in Update 0.14.0. It is used to dispense Items and shoot projectiles out of it when powered by a redstone signal.



A Dispenser has 9 inventory spaces, allowing for a maximum capacity of 572 Blocks. Any items placed in a Dispenser will be dropped when powered by a redstone signal. There are some exceptions to this:

Note: The activated Dispenser will also trigger directly connected Dispensers. That is, if activated from behind in a Dispenser array the Dispensers directly above, below, to the left, to the right and in front, would also dispense an item. The diagonals will not dispense items. To avoid this behavior, the Player can signal an intermediate block behind the Dispenser instead of the Dispenser it self.


  • A Dispenser will not splash a Potion if it is not a Splash Potion. 
  • Whilst similar to the Dropper, the Dispenser has a round opening.
  • After Update 0.15.0, Dispensers can be found inside Jungle Temples as traps.
  • Dispensed arrows have irregular flight patterns and do not do as much damage as arrows shot from a Bow.
  • Dispensers change textures when placed upwards or downwards. 
  • A bucket of Water/Lava within a Dispenser is full or empty, based on the state of the Dispenser.
  • Dispensers and Droppers are often mistaken for each other due to their appearance and similar functions.
  • Bug: in Update 0.15.0 there was a bug where in the inventory, it showed the wrong texture.
Redstone (Torch, Active)RedstoneRedstone (Torch, Inactive)

Redstone Dust | Redstone Torch | Piston | Redstone Lamp | Pressure Plate | Lever | Redstone Ore | Block of Redstone | Redstone Comparator | Daylight Sensor | Weighted Pressure Plate | Redstone Repeater | Button | Dispenser | Dropper | Hopper | Command Block | Note Block | Trapped Chest | Tripwire Hook | Observer

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