Did You Know?
The sounds made by Ghast from Minecraft are actually C418‘s cat when he bothered it while it was sleeping.
Ghasts are floating hostile mobs that live in the Nether and shoot explosive fireballs at the player. They are the second-largest mobs that naturally spawn in the game, the largest being the ender dragon.
Ghasts float around the Nether with their eyes and mouth closed and periodically make crying sounds, opening their eyes and mouth when attacking.
They emit a loud screech when attacking the player. The sounds that the ghast makes have a minimum intensity regardless of their distance, meaning that they can sound closer than they actually are. They have a size of 4×4×4 blocks, as well as 9 tentacles. The tentacles are not part of the ghast's hitbox.
Ghasts have a search range of 100 blocks, an explosive attack and mobility. Unlike most other hostile mobs, the ghast does not have a pursuit mode: it does not attempt to draw closer to the player when at long range and likewise is not particularly likely to float away.
Ghasts can cause other mobs to attack it, but the ghast never targets other mobs; it targets only the player.
When a player comes within 16 blocks, it opens fire, strafing left and right and attempts to gain altitude. Ghasts flee when hit in Creative.
Ghasts require a line of sight to the player before firing. Any solid blocks (including transparent blocks) can interfere with the line of sight.
If the player is able to fly inside an aggressive ghast, it may die of shooting fireballs at itself. They are also careless about being hurt by blasts from short-range shots.