minecraft map
crafting map
Ingredients: Paper and Compass.
Description: A map is an item used to view explored terrain.

Crafting a map creates an empty map. The map will be drawn for the first time when it is held and used (with use item). This map can then be adjusted to different zoom levels. After conversion to a drawn map item, it starts to draw a top-down view of the player’s surroundings, with North pointing to the top of the map. An oval pointer indicates the player’s position on the map, and will move in real time as the player moves across the terrain shown on the map. The map will be centered on specific locations rather than where the map was created, meaning that maps will touch but not overlap.

To record the world on a map, that specific map item must be held in the player’s hands while the player moves around the world. The world will be recorded as-is during exploration, meaning that if the world is modified, a player must revisit the area while holding the map in order to update the map’s view. Maps can also be cloned. A map’s parameters are fixed when the map is first used, meaning the map does not remain centered on the player—the drawing snaps to a pre-set grid.

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minecraft compass
crafting compass
Ingredients: Iron Ingots and Redstone.
Description: Compass is an item used to point to the world spawn.

The compass needle points towards the world spawn point. The compass will point to spawn when viewed in any way, including as a dropped item, in a player’s hand, in an inventory or the crafting table, or in an item frame. The compass shown on the topmost tab of the recipe book also points to spawn. The direction the needle points is relative to the player who is viewing it.

In the Nether or the End, the compass’ needle will spin wildly and point in random directions.


minecraft clock
crafting clock
Ingredients: Gold Ingots and Redstone.
Description: Clocks are items that display the current in-game time by displaying the sun and the moon’s position relative to the horizon.

The clock consists of two halves, a day side and a night side. These spin slowly to indicate the time of day, corresponding to the sun or moon’s actual position in the sky. The player is able to sleep a few seconds after the clock shows exactly dusk.

Clocks will still show the proper time when viewed in any way, including as a dropped item, in a player’s hand, in any inventory or the crafting table, or in an item frame.

Clocks do not work in the Nether or the End, the dial will instead rewind rapidly showing random times of the day, making it useless for determining the time.


minecraft bucket
crafting bucket
Ingredients: Iron Ingots.
Description: Buckets are tools used to carry water, lava, or milk.

Empty buckets can be used to “pick up” a water or lava source block by pressing use item on a block of the relevant type. Similarly one can press use when looking at a cow or a mooshroom to fill a bucket with milk.

A bucket filled with a source block can then be used to place its source block contents in the empty block next to the side of the block the player is currently looking at, or replacing the block looked at for some replaceable blocks.

A bucket full of milk can only be emptied by drinking it or by using it in crafting a recipe (like cake).

An empty bucket can be used to empty a full cauldron, filling the bucket with water.


minecraft shears
crafting shears
Ingredients: Iron Ingots.
Description: Shears are a tool used primarily to shear sheep and mine a few types of blocks.

Shears are the most efficient way to get wool from sheep, producing 1–3 wool blocks (as opposed to killing a sheep which produces only 1 wool block).

Shears can also be used to harvest cobweb, leaves, tall grass, ferns (both normal and 2-high), dead bushes and vines. Also, leaves harvested by shears do not decay when placed.

Shearing a mooshroom drops 5 red mushrooms and turns it into a normal cow.

Shearing a tripwire connected to tripwire hooks doesn’t trigger them.

Shearing a snow golem will remove its pumpkin, without dropping the pumpkin.

Flint And Steel

minecraft flint and steel
crafting flint and steel
Ingredients: Iron Ingot and Flint.
Description: The flint and steel is a tool used to light fires.

When used on top of a solid, fully opaque block or on the sides of a flammable block, the flint and steel sets a fire on the surface on which it was used. Flint and steel has 65 uses. If used on a transparent block (such as glass) or a block which is underwater, it will not start a fire but still will consume durability. Durability is also consumed if it is used on an already existing fire.

It also can be used to light nether portals.

In both survival and creative, using flint and steel on TNT will set it off. Flint and steel can also be used to detonate creepers.

Fishing Rod

minecraft fishing rod
crafting fishing rod
Ingredients: Sticks and Strings.
Description: Fishing rods are tools whose primary purpose is obtaining fish.

The fishing rod’s main use is for fishing. Catching an item costs 1 durability, reeling in while the hook is on the ground costs 2 durability, and reeling in while in water does not reduce durability.


minecraft hoes
crafting hoes
Ingredients: Sticks and Wood Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or Diamonds.
Description: Hoes are tools used to till dirt and grass blocks into farmland blocks.


The hoe is used to turn dirt, grass blocks and grass paths into farmland. To till, press use on a grass or dirt block while holding a hoe.

Hoes can also be used to convert coarse dirt into regular dirt by pressing use on the coarse dirt.
Tilling is effectively instantaneous, regardless of material, and uses 1 durability. Breaking blocks with a hoe uses 0 durability.


Hoes may be used as a weapon, though they do 1 damage, no more than a fist. The hoe uses 1 durability when used as a weapon.

In the Java edition, hoes have an attack speed modifier depending on the material: wood and gold have a modifier of -3 (refill in 1s), stone has a modifier of -2 (refill in 0.5s), iron has a modifier of -1 (refill in 0.33s), and diamond has a modifier of 0 (refill in 0.25s).

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minecraft axes
crafting axes
Ingredients: Sticks and Wooden Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or Diamonds.
Description: Axes are tools used to ease the process of collecting wood based items.

An ахе is used to break wood and blocks derived from it faster than by using other tools. An axe uses 1 durability to break a block. For blocks that break instantly, it uses 0 durability.


minecraft shovels
crafting shovels
Ingredients: Sticks and Wood Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or Diamonds.
Description: Shovels are tools used to ease the process of collecting dirt and other blocks.

Shovels have different amounts of uses based on the type:

  • Golden: 33
  • Wooden: 60
  • Stone: 132
  • Iron: 251
  • Diamond: 1562

A shovel can be used to break some materials faster. When breaking a block, it uses 1 durability. For blocks that break instantly, it uses 0 durability.