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A renewable resource is a resource that can be recreated indefinitely in survival without exploiting glitches (as opposed to a non-renewable resource). While running out of resources isn't likely to be a factor due to theoretically infinite (and still quite vast in practice) map generation, this is a list of resources that can be produced over and over without having to explore for more. However, running out of resources can be a bigger issue on Superflat worlds, where resources are less plentiful, or in PvP maps, where one would like to obtain resources without having to conquer more land.

The listed fully renewable craftable items are items which can be crafted, smelted, or brewed using only renewable resources. For example, Cookies are renewable as they only require Wheat and Cocoa Beans that can be regrown infinitely, while TNT isn't because it requires Sand, which is not renewable. Anything that is dropped by a monster or animal, besides the Dragon Egg dropped by the Ender Dragon and the Nether Star dropped by the Wither, is renewable because all mobs can respawn and be killed again for more loot. This is not the case for the Ender Dragon, which spawns only once per world, nor the Wither, which requires nonrenewable Soul Sand to spawn.

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[edit] Brief introduction to methods

There are some main methods to get renewable resources and some item-specific methods. Item-specific methods vary from building a cobblestone generator to harvesting obsidian from portals, so it's very important sometimes to choose non-renewable, but easier and/or safer ways to get them. The methods are listed in increasing difficulty order:

  • Farming - grow it on the dirt or farmland block, breed using renewable resources etc.
  • Craft it using only renewable resource(s)
  • Buy it from villagers
  • Get it as a guaranteed or very probable drop after monster's death
  • Get it as a rare drop after monsters death
  • Find it while fishing

The first three methods are the easiest. They are especially worth using when you want to avoid risk, such as while playing in hardcore mode. The fourth method is normally used to get something that is only possible to get by killing monsters, such as blaze rods, carrots or bone meal. The last two methods are worth using only when there is no other practical choice, as you will really spend a lot of time executing the method before getting what you need.


[edit] Renewable Resources

Resource Renewable products Renewable method
Arrows
Grid Arrow.png
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of skeletons.
  • Traded with farmer (or fletcher, with minecraft 14w02b or later) villagers.
Blaze Rods
Grid Blaze Rod.png
Grid Brewing Stand.pngGrid Blaze Powder.pngGrid Magma Cream.pngGrid Eye of Ender.pngGrid Fire Charge.pngGrid Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Potion of Strength.pngGrid Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Splash Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Splash Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Strength.pngGrid Splash Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png
  • Dropped upon death of blazes, if registered as killed by a player.
Bones
Grid Bone.png
Grid Bone Meal.pngGrid Light Gray Dye.pngGrid Gray Dye.pngGrid Lime Dye.pngGrid Pink Dye.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid White Wool.pngGrid Light Gray Wool.pngGrid Gray Wool.pngGrid Lime Wool.pngGrid Pink Wool.pngGrid White Carpet.pngGrid Light Gray Carpet.pngGrid Gray Carpet.pngGrid Lime Carpet.pngGrid Pink Carpet.pngGrid White Stained Glass.pngGrid Light Gray Stained Glass.pngGrid Gray Stained Glass.pngGrid Lime Stained Glass.pngGrid Pink Stained Glass.pngGrid White Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Light Gray Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Gray Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Lime Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Pink Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png
Cactus
Grid Cactus.png
Grid Cactus Green.pngGrid Lime Dye.pngGrid Green Wool.pngGrid Lime Wool.pngGrid Green Carpet.pngGrid Lime Carpet.pngGrid Green Stained Glass.pngGrid Lime Stained Glass.pngGrid Green Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Lime Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png
  • Grown on sand to produce more.
    • They generate in desert biomes.
Carrots
Grid Carrot.png
Grid Carrot on a Stick.pngGrid Golden Carrot.pngGrid Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Splash Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Splash Potion of Invisibility.png
  • Rarely dropped upon death of zombies, if registered as a player kill.
  • Grown on farmland (tilled dirt) to produce more.
    • They also generate in some village farm-fields.
Coal/Charcoal
Grid Coal.pngGrid Charcoal.png
Grid Block of Coal.pngGrid Torch.pngGrid Fire Charge.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png
Cobblestone and Stone
Grid Cobblestone.pngGrid Stone.png
Grid Cobblestone.pngGrid Stone.pngGrid Stone Bricks.pngGrid Furnace.pngGrid Cobblestone Stairs.pngGrid Stone Brick Stairs.pngGrid Cobblestone Slab.pngGrid Stone Slab.pngGrid Stone Bricks Slab.pngGrid Lever.pngGrid Stone Button.pngGrid Stone Pressure Plate.pngGrid Dispenser.pngGrid Piston.pngGrid Sticky Piston.pngGrid Cobblestone Wall.pngGrid Minecart with Furnace.pngGrid Brewing Stand.pngGrid Stone Sword.pngGrid Stone Pickaxe.pngGrid Stone Shovel.pngGrid Stone Axe.pngGrid Stone Hoe.pngGrid Redstone Repeater.pngGrid Detector Rail.pngGrid Dropper.png
  • Created (in block form, but is mined with renewable pickaxes) by letting lava flow against or over water.
Cocoa Beans
Grid Cocoa Beans.png
Grid Cookie.pngGrid Brown Wool.pngGrid Brown Carpet.pngGrid Brown Stained Glass.pngGrid Brown Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png
  • Grown on jungle wood to produce more.
Eggs
Grid Egg.png
Grid Cake.pngGrid Pumpkin Pie.png
  • Dropped (laid) by adult chickens every 5 to 20 minutes.
Ender Pearls
Grid Ender Pearl.png
Grid Eye of Ender.pngGrid Ender Chest.png
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of endermen.
Experience Orb
XP orb animation.gif
See enchanting
Feathers
Grid Feather.png
Grid Book and Quill.pngGrid Written Book.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of adult chickens.
  • Before beta 1.8 was dropped upon any kind of death of zombies.
Ferns
Grid Fern.png
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Flowers
Grid Dandelion.pngGrid Oxeye Daisy.pngGrid Poppy.pngGrid Azure Bluet.png
Grid Allium.pngGrid Blue Orchid.pngGrid Red Tulip.pngGrid Orange Tulip.png
Grid White Tulip.pngGrid Pink Tulip.png
Grid Sunflower.pngGrid Lilac.pngGrid Peony.pngGrid Rose Bush.png
Grid Dandelion Yellow.pngGrid Orange Dye.pngGrid Rose Red.pngGrid Pink Dye.pngGrid Light Gray Dye.pngGrid Light Blue Dye.pngGrid Magenta Dye.pngGrid Yellow Wool.pngGrid Orange Wool.pngGrid Red Wool.pngGrid Pink Wool.pngGrid Light Blue Wool.pngGrid Light Gray Wool.pngGrid Magenta Wool.pngGrid Yellow Carpet.pngGrid Orange Carpet.pngGrid Red Carpet.pngGrid Pink Carpet.pngGrid Light Blue Carpet.pngGrid Light Gray Carpet.pngGrid Yellow Stained Glass.pngGrid Orange Stained Glass.pngGrid Red Stained Glass.pngGrid Pink Stained Glass.pngGrid Light Blue Stained Glass.pngGrid Light Gray Stained Glass.pngGrid Magenta Stained Glass.pngGrid Yellow Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Orange Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Red Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Pink Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Light Blue Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Light Gray Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Magenta Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png
  • Short flowers can be created when bone meal is used on grass blocks in the appropriate places in biomes.
  • Tall flowers drop when bonemeal is used on them.
  • Poppies are dropped upon any kind of death of iron golems.
Ghast Tears
Grid Ghast Tear.png
Grid Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Splash Potion of Weakness.png
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of ghasts.
Glass Bottle
Grid Glass Bottle.png
Grid Awkward Potion.pngGrid Thick Potion.pngGrid Mundane Potion.pngGrid Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Potion of Poison.pngGrid Potion of Healing.pngGrid Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Potion of Strength.pngGrid Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Potion of Harming.pngGrid Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Potion of Water Breathing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Splash Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Splash Potion of Harming.pngGrid Splash Potion of Healing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Splash Potion of Poison.pngGrid Splash Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Splash Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Strength.pngGrid Splash Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Water Breathing.png
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of witches.
  • Crafted using glass.
Glowstone Dust
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid Glowstone.pngGrid Redstone Lamp.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.pngGrid Thick Potion.pngGrid Potion of Healing.pngGrid Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Potion of Strength.pngGrid Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Potion of Harming.pngGrid Potion of Poison.pngGrid Potion of Water Breathing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Healing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Splash Potion of Strength.pngGrid Splash Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Harming.pngGrid Splash Potion of Poison.pngGrid Splash Potion of Water Breathing.png
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of witches
  • Trading for glowstone with priest villagers, and then breaking them.
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of blazes, if registered as killed by the player in the Xbox version.
Gunpowder
Grid Gunpowder.png
Grid Fire Charge.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.pngGrid Splash Potion of Healing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Splash Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Splash Potion of Strength.pngGrid Splash Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Harming.pngGrid Splash Potion of Poison.pngGrid Splash Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Splash Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Splash Potion of Water Breathing.png
Huge Brown Mushroom
BrownMushroomCap.pngRedMushroomStalk.png
Grid Brown Mushroom.pngGrid Mushroom Stew.pngGrid Fermented Spider Eye.pngGrid Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Weakness.png
  • Created by using bone meal on normal mushrooms to grow huge mushrooms (if there is enough space), then broken with a tool that has a silk touch enchantment on it.
  • Potions can be created without nether wart via fermented spider eyes.
Huge Red Mushroom
RedMushroomCap.pngRedMushroomStalk.png
Grid Red Mushroom.pngGrid Mushroom Stew.png
  • Created by using bone meal on normal mushrooms to grow huge mushrooms (if there is enough space), then broken with a tool that has a silk touch enchantment on it.
Ice
Grid Ice.png
Grid Water Bucket.png
  • Created by letting water source blocks in cold biomes that turn into ice over time (when there is no block above them), then broken with a tool that has a silk touch enchantment on it.
Ink Sacs
Grid Ink Sac.png
Grid Gray Dye.pngGrid Light Gray Dye.pngGrid Book and Quill.pngGrid Written Book.pngGrid Black Wool.pngGrid Gray Wool.pngGrid Light Gray Wool.pngGrid Black Carpet.pngGrid Gray Carpet.pngGrid Light Gray Carpet.pngGrid Black Stained Glass.pngGrid Gray Stained Glass.pngGrid Light Gray Stained Glass.pngGrid Black Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Gray Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Light Gray Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of squids.
Leather
Grid Leather.png
Grid Leather Cap.pngGrid Leather Tunic.pngGrid Leather Pants.pngGrid Leather Boots.pngGrid Item Frame.pngGrid Book.pngGrid Book and Quill.pngGrid Written Book.pngGrid Bookshelf.png
Magma Cream
Grid Magma Cream.png
Grid Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Splash Potion of Slowness.png
Melon Seeds
Melon Seeds.png
Grid Melon.pngGrid Melon (block).pngGrid Glistering Melon.pngGrid Potion of Healing.pngGrid Potion of Harming.pngGrid Splash Potion of Healing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Harming.png
Milk
Grid Milk.png
Grid Milk.pngGrid Cake.png
Brown Mushrooms
Grid Brown Mushroom.png
BrownMushroomCap.pngRedMushroomStalk.pngGrid Mushroom Stew.pngGrid Fermented Spider Eye.pngGrid Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Weakness.png
  • Waiting for normal mushrooms to spread.
  • Using bone meal on normal mushrooms to grow them into huge mushrooms (if there is enough space), then broken with anything.
  • Potions can be created without nether wart via fermented spider eyes.
Red Mushrooms
Grid Red Mushroom.png
RedMushroomCap.pngRedMushroomStalk.pngGrid Mushroom Stew.png
  • Waiting for normal mushrooms to spread.
  • Using bone meal on normal mushrooms to grow them into huge mushrooms (if there is enough space), then broken with anything.
  • Shearing mooshrooms for red mushrooms.
Nether Wart
Grid Nether Wart.png
Grid Awkward Potion.pngGrid Potion of Healing.pngGrid Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Potion of Strength.pngGrid Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Potion of Harming.pngGrid Potion of Poison.pngGrid Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Potion of Water Breathing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Healing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Splash Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Splash Potion of Strength.pngGrid Splash Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Harming.pngGrid Splash Potion of Poison.pngGrid Splash Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Splash Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Splash Potion of Water Breathing.png
Obsidian
Grid Obsidian.png
Grid Ender Chest.png
  • Entering a Nether Portal for which there is no matching exit will generate 14 free blocks of Obsidian, and 4 more "ledge" blocks if the portal is formed in mid-air. Mining only the corners and "ledges" will keep the portal active if desired. More here
  • Entering an End Portal will always generate a 5x5 platform of Obsidian at the same position in the End. In other words, the Obsidian can be mined and the platform will be regenerated next time you enter the End (Note: To leave the End without dying, you will have to defeat the Ender Dragon).
Potatoes
Grid Potato.png
Grid Baked Potato.pngGrid Poisonous Potato.png
  • Rarely dropped upon death of zombies, if registered as a player kill.
  • Grown on farmland (tilled dirt) to produce more. Sometimes, when breaking fully grown potato crops, poisonous potatoes will drop.
    • They also generate in some village farm-fields.
Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds.png
Grid Pumpkin.pngGrid Jack o'Lantern.pngGrid Pumpkin Pie.png
Raw Beef
Grid Raw Beef.png
Grid Steak.png
Raw Chicken
Grid Raw Chicken.png
Grid Cooked Chicken.png
Raw Porkchop
Grid Raw Porkchop.png
Grid Cooked Porkchop.png
Redstone
Grid Redstone.png
Grid Block of Redstone.pngGrid Dispenser.pngGrid Dropper.pngGrid Piston.pngGrid Sticky Piston.pngGrid Note Block.pngGrid Redstone Lamp.pngGrid Redstone Torch.pngGrid Clock.pngGrid Compass.pngGrid Empty Map.pngGrid Map.pngGrid Redstone Repeater.pngGrid Powered Rail.pngGrid Detector Rail.pngGrid Activator Rail.pngGrid Mundane Potion.pngGrid Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Potion of Strength.pngGrid Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Potion of Poison.pngGrid Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Potion of Water Breathing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Splash Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Splash Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Splash Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Splash Potion of Strength.pngGrid Splash Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Poison.pngGrid Splash Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Water Breathing.png
Rotten Flesh
Grid Rotten Flesh.png
Saplings and Trees
Grid Oak Sapling.pngGrid Spruce Sapling.pngGrid Birch Sapling.pngGrid Jungle Sapling.pngGrid Acacia Sapling.pngGrid Dark Oak Sapling.png
Grid Oak Wood.pngGrid Spruce Wood.pngGrid Birch Wood.pngGrid Jungle Wood.pngGrid Acacia Wood.pngGrid Dark Oak Wood.pngGrid Oak Leaves.pngGrid Spruce Leaves.pngGrid Birch Leaves.pngGrid Jungle Leaves.pngGrid Acacia Leaves.pngGrid Dark Oak Leaves.pngGrid Oak Wood Planks.pngGrid Spruce Wood Planks.pngGrid Birch Wood Planks.pngGrid Jungle Wood Planks.pngGrid Acacia Wood Planks.pngGrid Dark Oak Wood Planks.pngGrid Oak Wood Stairs.pngGrid Spruce Wood Stairs.pngGrid Birch Wood Stairs.pngGrid Jungle Wood Stairs.pngGrid Acacia Wood Stairs.pngGrid Dark Oak Wood Stairs.pngGrid Oak Wood Slab.pngGrid Spruce Wood Slab.pngGrid Birch Wood Slab.pngGrid Jungle Wood Slab.pngGrid Acacia Wood Slab.pngGrid Dark Oak Wood Slab.pngGrid Apple.pngGrid Golden Apple.pngGrid Crafting Table.pngGrid Chest.pngGrid Note Block.pngGrid Wooden Pressure Plate.pngGrid Bookshelf.pngGrid Jack o'Lantern.pngGrid Trapdoor.pngGrid Ladder.pngGrid Fence.pngGrid Fence Gate.pngGrid Wooden Door.pngGrid Sign.pngGrid Lever.pngGrid Tripwire Hook.pngGrid Torch.pngGrid Redstone Torch.pngGrid Redstone Repeater.pngGrid Wooden Button.pngGrid Piston.pngGrid Sticky Piston.pngGrid Dispenser.pngGrid Stick.pngGrid Rail.pngGrid Powered Rail.pngGrid Activator Rail.pngGrid Bowl.pngGrid Mushroom Stew.pngGrid Painting.pngGrid Boat.pngGrid Minecart with Chest.pngGrid Minecart with Hopper.pngGrid Charcoal.pngGrid Bed.pngGrid Fishing Rod.pngGrid Carrot on a Stick.pngGrid Bow.pngGrid Vines.pngGrid Fire Charge.pngGrid Item Frame.pngGrid Wooden Sword.pngGrid Wooden Pickaxe.pngGrid Wooden Shovel.pngGrid Wooden Axe.pngGrid Wooden Hoe.pngGrid Stone Sword.pngGrid Stone Pickaxe.pngGrid Stone Shovel.pngGrid Stone Axe.pngGrid Stone Hoe.pngGrid Iron Sword.pngGrid Iron Pickaxe.pngGrid Iron Shovel.pngGrid Iron Axe.pngGrid Iron Hoe.pngGrid Golden Sword.pngGrid Golden Pickaxe.pngGrid Golden Shovel.pngGrid Golden Axe.pngGrid Golden Hoe.pngGrid Trapped Chest.pngGrid Hopper.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png
  • Trees are grown from saplings placed on lit dirt. When broken a leaf block has a 5% chance of dropping a sapling. See tree farming. Charcoal can be obtained by smelting any kind of log in a furnace. Leaves can be obtained by breaking them with shears. Sticks are also dropped upon any kind of death of witches.
Seeds
Grid Seeds.png
Grid Wheat.pngGrid Bread.pngGrid Cookie.pngGrid Cake.pngGrid Hay Bale.png
  • Dropped by breaking tall grass.
  • Grown on farmland (tilled dirt) to produce more.
    • They also generate in some village farm-fields.
Slimeballs
Grid Slimeball.png
Grid Magma Cream.pngGrid Sticky Piston.pngGrid Lead.pngGrid Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Splash Potion of Slowness.png
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of slimes.
Snowballs
Grid Snowball.png
Grid Snow.pngGrid Snow (cover).png
  • Snow (cover) is created above Y90 in cold biomes, or in ice plains/spikes, when it snows. It can then be broken with any shovel to produce snowballs.
  • Snow cover is created by snow golems in certain biomes, when they walk on a block where it can legitimately be placed. It can then be broken with any shovel to produce snowballs.
    • Dropped upon any kind of death of snow golems, but they drop less snowballs than are used to create them.
Spider Eye
Grid Spider Eye.png
Grid Potion of Poison.pngGrid Potion of Harming.pngGrid Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Poison.pngGrid Splash Potion of Harming.pngGrid Splash Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Fermented Spider Eye.png
String
Grid String.png
Grid White Wool.pngGrid Light Gray Wool.pngGrid Gray Wool.pngGrid Black Wool.pngGrid Pink Wool.pngGrid Red Wool.pngGrid Orange Wool.pngGrid Yellow Wool.pngGrid Lime Wool.pngGrid Green Wool.pngGrid Brown Wool.pngGrid Light Blue Wool.pngGrid Magenta Wool.pngGrid White Carpet.pngGrid Light Gray Carpet.pngGrid Gray Carpet.pngGrid Black Carpet.pngGrid Pink Carpet.pngGrid Red Carpet.pngGrid Orange Carpet.pngGrid Yellow Carpet.pngGrid Lime Carpet.pngGrid Green Carpet.pngGrid Brown Carpet.pngGrid Light Blue Carpet.pngGrid Magenta Carpet.pngGrid Bow.pngGrid Fishing Rod.pngGrid Carrot on a Stick.pngGrid Painting.pngGrid Bed.pngGrid Lead.png
Sugar Cane
Grid Sugar Canes.png
Grid Paper.pngGrid Firework Rocket.pngGrid Empty Map.pngGrid Map.pngGrid Book.pngGrid Book and Quill.pngGrid Written Book.pngGrid Bookshelf.pngGrid Sugar.pngGrid Fermented Spider Eye.pngGrid Cake.pngGrid Pumpkin Pie.pngGrid Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Slowness.png
Tall Grass
Grid Grass.png
Grid Seeds.png
Vines
Grid Vines.png
  • Grown on the side of blocks, then broken with shears.
  • Spawns on the sides of 2x2 Jungle Trees grown from saplings.
Water Bucket
Grid Water Bucket.png
Grid Ice.png
  • Created by having 2 water sources in the appropriate spots, then right-clicking (picking it up) with an empty bucket.
Wool
Grid White Wool.png
Grid Light Gray Wool.pngGrid Gray Wool.pngGrid Black Wool.pngGrid Brown Wool.pngGrid Pink Wool.pngGrid Red Wool.pngGrid Orange Wool.pngGrid Yellow Wool.pngGrid Lime Wool.pngGrid Green Wool.pngGrid White Carpet.pngGrid Light Gray Carpet.pngGrid Gray Carpet.pngGrid Black Carpet.pngGrid Pink Carpet.pngGrid Red Carpet.pngGrid Orange Carpet.pngGrid Yellow Carpet.pngGrid Lime Carpet.pngGrid Green Carpet.pngGrid Brown Carpet.pngGrid Painting.pngGrid Bed.png
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of, or by shearing sheep.
  • Crafted with 4 string.
    • White, light gray, gray, black, brown, and pink colors can be found on wildly spawned sheep.
    • Green, lime, red, orange and yellow wool require renewable dyes to produce.

[edit] Renewable resources from fishing

Resource Renewable resources Renewable method
Grid Clownfish.pngGrid Pufferfish.pngGrid Raw Fish.pngGrid Raw Salmon.png
Grid Bow.pngGrid Enchanted Book.pngGrid Fishing Rod.pngGrid Lily Pad.pngGrid Name Tag.pngGrid Saddle.png
Grid Bone.pngGrid Bowl.pngGrid Leather.pngGrid Leather Boots.pngGrid Ink Sac.pngGrid Rotten Flesh.pngGrid Stick.pngGrid String.pngGrid Tripwire Hook.pngGrid Water Bottle.png
Grid Cooked Fish.pngGrid Cooked Salmon.pngGrid Mushroom Stew.pngGrid Jack o'Lantern.pngGrid Ladder.pngGrid Fence.pngGrid Fence Gate.pngGrid Lever.pngGrid Torch.pngGrid Redstone Torch.pngGrid Redstone Repeater.pngGrid Trapped Chest.pngGrid Dispenser.pngGrid Rail.pngGrid Activator Rail.pngGrid Powered Rail.pngGrid Sign.pngGrid Painting.pngGrid Item Frame.pngGrid Wooden Sword.pngGrid Wooden Pickaxe.pngGrid Wooden Shovel.pngGrid Wooden Axe.pngGrid Wooden Hoe.pngGrid Stone Sword.pngGrid Stone Pickaxe.pngGrid Stone Shovel.pngGrid Stone Axe.pngGrid Stone Hoe.pngGrid Iron Sword.pngGrid Iron Pickaxe.pngGrid Iron Shovel.pngGrid Iron Axe.pngGrid Iron Hoe.pngGrid Golden Sword.pngGrid Golden Pickaxe.pngGrid Golden Shovel.pngGrid Golden Axe.pngGrid Golden Hoe.pngGrid Carrot on a Stick.pngGrid White Wool.pngGrid Light Gray Wool.pngGrid Gray Wool.pngGrid Black Wool.pngGrid Pink Wool.pngGrid Red Wool.pngGrid Orange Wool.pngGrid Yellow Wool.pngGrid Lime Wool.pngGrid Green Wool.pngGrid Brown Wool.pngGrid Light Blue Wool.pngGrid Magenta Wool.pngGrid White Carpet.pngGrid Light Gray Carpet.pngGrid Gray Carpet.pngGrid Black Carpet.pngGrid Pink Carpet.pngGrid Red Carpet.pngGrid Orange Carpet.pngGrid Yellow Carpet.pngGrid Lime Carpet.pngGrid Green Carpet.pngGrid Brown Carpet.pngGrid Light Blue Carpet.pngGrid Magenta Carpet.pngGrid Bed.pngGrid Lead.pngGrid Glass Bottle.pngGrid Awkward Potion.pngGrid Potion of Healing.pngGrid Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Potion of Strength.pngGrid Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Potion of Harming.pngGrid Potion of Poison.pngGrid Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Potion of Water Breathing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Healing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Splash Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Splash Potion of Strength.pngGrid Splash Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Harming.pngGrid Splash Potion of Poison.pngGrid Splash Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Splash Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Splash Potion of Water Breathing.pngGrid Leather Cap.pngGrid Leather Tunic.pngGrid Leather Pants.pngGrid Book.pngGrid Book and Quill.pngGrid Written Book.pngGrid Bookshelf.pngGrid Bone Meal.pngGrid Gray Dye.pngGrid Light Gray Dye.pngGrid Lime Dye.pngGrid Pink Dye.pngGrid White Stained Glass.pngGrid Light Gray Stained Glass.pngGrid Gray Stained Glass.pngGrid Black Stained Glass.pngGrid Lime Stained Glass.pngGrid Pink Stained Glass.pngGrid White Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Light Gray Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Gray Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Black Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Lime Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Pink Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png Obtained via fishing

[edit] Rare drops

These items are only occasionally dropped by monsters, so getting them quickly or in quantity is normally done by mining, then smelting/crafting non-renewable resources (mob farms being an option).

Resource Renewable Products Renewable Method
Bows
Grid Bow.png
Grid Dispenser.png Bows are rarely dropped by skeletons, and can be enchanted with Power I and with an even more rare chance a Power II Bow followed by secondary enchantments. Usually, one would rather craft a bow with renewable sticks and string.
Chainmail Armor
Grid Chain Helmet.pngGrid Chain Chestplate.pngGrid Chain Leggings.pngGrid Chain Boots.png
Can regularly be found equipped to Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, and Skeletons. Can also be found being sold by Villagers.
Diamond Armor
Grid Diamond Helmet.pngGrid Diamond Chestplate.pngGrid Diamond Leggings.pngGrid Diamond Boots.png
Can very, very rarely be found equipped to Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, and Skeletons. More commonly, they can be obtained by trading with villager blacksmiths.
Enchanted items
  • Equipped items rarely dropped by Zombies, Skeletons, or Zombie Pigmen will rarely have enchantments on them (chance increases with difficulty).
  • Enchanted items may be traded from Villagers (Priests in 1.7, Smiths in 1.8).
  • Enchanted Books are renewable by trading with Villagers and Anvils may be made from renewable iron, and many unenchanted items are renewable.
  • A single enchantment table can also be used indefinitely to create enchanted items from renewable items and experience (and, in 1.8, Lapis Lazuli), but creating the table itself requires two non-renewable diamonds.
Gold Nuggets and Gold Ingots
Grid Gold Nugget.pngGrid Gold Ingot.png
Grid Gold Nugget.pngGrid Gold Ingot.pngGrid Block of Gold.pngGrid Glistering Melon.pngGrid Golden Apple.pngGrid Golden Carrot.pngGrid Clock.pngGrid Golden Sword.pngGrid Golden Pickaxe.pngGrid Golden Shovel.pngGrid Golden Axe.pngGrid Golden Hoe.pngGrid Powered Rail.pngGrid Golden Helmet.pngGrid Golden Chestplate.pngGrid Golden Leggings.pngGrid Golden Boots.pngGrid Potion of Healing.pngGrid Potion of Harming.pngGrid Splash Potion of Healing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Harming.pngGrid Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Splash Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Splash Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.pngGrid Weighted Pressure Plate (Light).png Nuggets are dropped by killed zombie pigmen, ingots as a rare drop.
Gold Swords and Gold Armor
Grid Golden Sword.pngGrid Golden Helmet.pngGrid Golden Chestplate.pngGrid Golden Leggings.pngGrid Golden Boots.png
Sword is a rare drop of killed zombie pigmen. These swords can be enchanted with any level I and some level II or III sword enchantments. Armor can often be found equipped to Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, and Skeletons.
Iron Ingots
Grid Iron Ingot.png
Grid Block of Iron.pngGrid Anvil.pngGrid Iron Door.pngGrid Iron Helmet.pngGrid Iron Chestplate.pngGrid Iron Leggings.pngGrid Iron Boots.pngGrid Bucket.pngGrid Water Bucket.pngGrid Milk.pngGrid Cake.pngGrid Shears.pngGrid Cauldron.pngGrid Tripwire Hook.pngGrid Minecart.pngGrid Minecart with Furnace.pngGrid Minecart with Chest.pngGrid Minecart with Hopper.pngGrid Rail.pngGrid Detector Rail.pngGrid Activator Rail.pngGrid Iron Sword.pngGrid Iron Pickaxe.pngGrid Iron Shovel.pngGrid Iron Axe.pngGrid Iron Hoe.pngGrid Piston.pngGrid Sticky Piston.pngGrid Compass.pngGrid Empty Map.pngGrid Map.pngGrid Hopper.pngGrid Trapped Chest.pngGrid Iron Bars.pngGrid Weighted Pressure Plate (Heavy).png Dropped by killed iron golems and rarely dropped by killed zombies.
Iron Swords, Iron Shovels, and Iron Armor
Grid Iron Shovel.pngGrid Iron Sword.pngGrid Iron Helmet.pngGrid Iron Chestplate.pngGrid Iron Leggings.pngGrid Iron Boots.png
Armor can very rarely be found equipped to Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, and Skeletons. Can be worn/held by zombies, zombie pigmen, and skeletons. Swords and shovels are equipped only to Zombies.
Leather Armor
Grid Leather Cap.pngGrid Leather Tunic.pngGrid Leather Pants.pngGrid Leather Boots.png
Can often be found equipped to Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, and Skeletons. Can be worn/held by zombies, zombie pigmen, and skeletons.
Music Discs
Grid 13 Disc.pngGrid cat Disc.pngGrid blocks Disc.pngGrid chirp Disc.pngGrid far Disc.pngGrid mall Disc.pngGrid mellohi Disc.pngGrid stal Disc.pngGrid strad Disc.pngGrid ward Disc.pngGrid wait Disc.pngGrid 11 Disc.png
Dropped only when a skeleton kills a creeper. It doesn't matter who dealt most of the damage, as long as the final blow is dealt by the arrow of the skeleton.
Wither Skeleton Skulls
Grid Wither Skeleton Skull.png
Grid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png Wither Skeleton Skulls are a rare drop of Wither Skeletons. The other heads are currently creative only.

[edit] Tradable

Resources that in normal circumstances would be non-renewable, except that they can be obtained through trading with villagers.

Resource Renewable Products Renewable Method
Bottle o' Enchanting
Grid Bottle o' Enchanting.png
XP orb animation.gif Obtained by trading with villager Priests.
Diamond Tools
Grid Diamond Pickaxe.pngGrid Diamond Axe.pngGrid Diamond Shovel.pngGrid Diamond Sword.pngGrid Diamond Hoe.png
Obtained by trading with villager Blacksmiths.
Emerald
Grid Emerald.png
Grid Block of Emerald.png

Obtained by trading renewable items to villagers, such as raw chicken. These can be used to buy other things from villagers, including resources that are otherwise non-renewable, like glass. Villagers never run out of stock (but their selling offers may vary), and they can be "bred", making villagers themselves renewable.

Enchanted Books
Grid Enchanted Book.png
Enchanted items Obtained by trading with villager Librarians. Enchanted Books can also be caught when fishing. A single enchantment table can also be used indefinitely to create enchanted books from renewable books and experience (and, in 1.8, Lapis Lazuli), but creating the table itself requires two non-renewable diamonds.
Enchanted Grid Diamond Sword.pngGrid Diamond Pickaxe.pngGrid Diamond Axe.pngGrid Diamond Chestplate.png
Up to level 19
Obtained by trading with villager Priests.
Flint and Steel
Grid Flint and Steel.png
Obtained by trading with villager Farmers.
Glass
Grid Glass.png
Grid Glass Pane.pngGrid Glass Bottle.pngGrid Awkward Potion.pngGrid Thick Potion.pngGrid Mundane Potion.pngGrid Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Potion of Poison.pngGrid Potion of Healing.pngGrid Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Potion of Strength.pngGrid Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Potion of Harming.pngGrid Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Potion of Water Breathing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Night Vision.pngGrid Splash Potion of Invisibility.pngGrid Splash Potion of Harming.pngGrid Splash Potion of Healing.pngGrid Splash Potion of Fire Resistance.pngGrid Splash Potion of Poison.pngGrid Splash Potion of Regeneration.pngGrid Splash Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Strength.pngGrid Splash Potion of Swiftness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Weakness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Water Breathing.pngGrid White Stained Glass.pngGrid Light Gray Stained Glass.pngGrid Gray Stained Glass.pngGrid Black Stained Glass.pngGrid Brown Stained Glass.pngGrid Pink Stained Glass.png
Grid Red Stained Glass.pngGrid Orange Stained Glass.pngGrid Yellow Stained Glass.pngGrid Lime Stained Glass.pngGrid Green Stained Glass.pngGrid Magenta Stained Glass.pngGrid Light Blue Stained Glass.png
Grid White Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Light Gray Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Gray Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Black Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Pink Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Red Stained Glass Pane.png
Grid Orange Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Yellow Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Lime Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Green Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Brown Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Magenta Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Light Blue Stained Glass Pane.png
Obtained by trading with villager librarians. Glass bottles can be utilized to make potions. With redstone and glowstone bought from priests, extended potions and level II potions can also be brewed renewably. Glass bottles are also dropped by killed Witches.
Saddle
Grid Saddle.png
Obtained by trading with villager Butchers.

[edit] Renewable, but require non-renewable resources

These resources can be made infinitely, but require one use of a non-renewable items/resources.

Resource Renewable products Renewable method
Wool - Blue, Cyan, and Purple
Grid Blue Wool.pngGrid Cyan Wool.pngGrid Purple Wool.png
Grid Bed.pngGrid Painting.pngGrid Blue Carpet.pngGrid Cyan Carpet.pngGrid Purple Carpet.png Sheep will regrow their wool by eating Grass from Dirt blocks, and can thus be shorn multiple times. Indeed, by breeding two sheep of a color one can create an infinite number of re-shearable sheep. However, a single unit of the respective dye, containing non-renewable Lapis Lazuli, is required to color the initial sheep. (As of the upcoming 1.8 version, Lapis Lazuli will be sold by villagers, making it renewable)

[edit] Planned Renewable Resources

These items are renewable, however, they are only in snapshots and prereleases. An official update has yet to display them.

Resource Renewable Products Renewable Method
Banners
Grid White Banner.pngGrid Light Gray Banner.pngGrid Gray Banner.pngGrid Black Banner.pngGrid Brown Banner.pngGrid Pink Banner.pngGrid Red Banner.pngGrid Orange Banner.pngGrid Yellow Banner.pngGrid Lime Banner.pngGrid Green Banner.pngGrid Magenta Banner.pngGrid Light Blue Banner.pngGrid Blue Banner.pngGrid Purple Banner.pngGrid Cyan Banner.png
Crafted with wool and sticks, then modified with renewable dyes, Oxeye Daisies and mob heads. Brick pattern banners are renewable by copying, but initially consume one brick block.
Iron Trapdoors
Grid Iron Trapdoor.png
Craftable using Iron Ingots
Lapis Lazuli
Grid Lapis Lazuli.png
Grid Lapis Lazuli Block.pngGrid Cyan Dye.pngGrid Purple Dye.pngGrid Blue Wool.pngGrid Light Blue Wool.pngGrid Cyan Wool.pngGrid Purple Wool.pngGrid Blue Carpet.pngGrid Light Blue Carpet.pngGrid Cyan Carpet.pngGrid Purple Carpet.pngGrid Blue Stained Glass.pngGrid Light Blue Stained Glass.pngGrid Cyan Stained Glass.pngGrid Purple Stained Glass.pngGrid Blue Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Light Blue Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Cyan Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Purple Stained Glass Pane.pngGrid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png Obtained by trading with a cleric villager.
Mob Heads
Grid Wither Skeleton Skull.pngGrid Skeleton Skull.pngGrid Zombie Head.pngGrid Creeper Head.png
Grid Firework Star.pngGrid Firework Rocket.png Mob heads are dropped by their respective mobs when killed by charged Creepers. Wither Skeleton Skulls are also dropped as a rare drop from Wither Skeletons.
Moss Stone
Grid Moss Stone.png
Grid Mossy Cobblestone Wall.png Crafted using Cobblestone and Vines.
Prismarine Shards
Grid Prismarine Shard.png
Grid Prismarine.gifGrid Dark Prismarine.pngGrid Prismarine Bricks.pngGrid Sea Lantern.gif Dropped upon any kind of death of Guardians.
Prismarine Crystals
Grid Prismarine Crystals.png
Grid Sea Lantern.gif Dropped upon any kind of death of Guardians.
Rabbit Hide
Grid Rabbit Hide.png
Grid Leather.png Dropped upon any kind of death of a rabbit
Rabbit's Foot
Grid Rabbit's Foot.png
Grid Potion of Leaping.pngGrid Potion of Slowness.pngGrid Splash Potion of Leaping.pngGrid Splash Potion of Slowness.png Rarely dropped upon death of a rabbit, if registered as a player kill
Raw Mutton
Grid Raw Mutton.png
Grid Cooked Mutton.png Dropped upon any kind of death of a sheep
Raw Rabbit
Grid Raw Rabbit.png
Grid Cooked Rabbit.pngGrid Rabbit Stew.png Dropped upon any kind of death of a rabbit
Slime Blocks
Grid Slime Block.png
Craftable using Slimeballs
Stone Bricks
Grid Chiseled Stone Bricks.pngGrid Mossy Stone Bricks.pngGrid Cracked Stone Bricks.png
Grid Stone Brick Stairs.pngGrid Stone Bricks Slab.png Made respectively by crafting Stone Bricks Slabs, or Stone Bricks and Vines, or smelting Stone Bricks.

[edit] Planned Non-Renewable Resources

These items are renewable, however, in snapshots and prereleases they are no longer renewable. An official update has yet to change them.

Resource Renewable Products Non-renewable Reason
Bottle o' Enchanting
Grid Bottle o' Enchanting.png
XP orb animation.gif Can no longer be traded by Villager Priests, as trading now gives experience.
Diamond Shovel
Grid Diamond Shovel.png
Diamond Hoe
Grid Diamond Hoe.png
Can no longer be traded by Villager Blacksmiths, and Diamonds are not renewable.
Flint and Steel
Grid Flint and Steel.png
Can no longer be traded by Villager Farmers, and Flint is not renewable.

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