I would like to know if you can make giant explosions via creeper, TNT, or anything. and I want it to be a synchronized explosion. Tell me the code and the biggest possible explosion you can make in Vanilla with command blocks or as a command

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Creepers have an ExplosionRadius tag to determine the size of the explosion. Because it's a Byte tag, it has a maximum of 127:

/summon Creeper ~ ~1 ~ {ExplosionRadius:127}

Ghasts have an ExplosionPower Integer tag, meaning the maximum value is 2,147,483,647 (which will most certainly crash your game when attempting to use it):

/summon Ghast ~ ~1 ~ {ExplosionPower:2147483647}

The Fireball entity also has an ExplosionPower Integer tag:

/summon Fireball ~ ~1 ~ {ExplosionPower:2147483647}

MinecartTNT, PrimedTnt, and EnderCrystal entities do not have any tags to determine the radius of their explosion.

You can find NBT data for entities here.

And general info on the NBT format (including minimum/maximum values) here.

  • I'd like to add that normally you shouldn't experiment with ExplosionPower higher than 150. – polkovnikov.ph May 30 '16 at 9:38

you can do /effect @e[type=creeper] invisibility 2555 255 then /execute @e[type=tnt]~ ~ ~ summon Creeper ~ ~1 ~ {ExplosionRadius:127} in 2 command blocks


so, I can do the command: /summon minecraft:creeper {Invisible:1b,ExplosionRadius:69} To create a creeper that is invisible and has a big explosion.

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