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Shovel
Shovel Anim.gif
Wooden ShovelStone ShovelIron ShovelGolden ShovelDiamond Shovel
Type

Tools

Durability

Wood: 60 Uses
Stone: 132 Uses
Iron: 251 Uses
Golden: 33 Uses
Diamond: 1562 Uses

Renewable

Diamond: No
All Others: Yes

Stackable

No

Data values

See Data values

Name

See Data values

Shovels are tools used to ease the process of collecting dirt and other blocks.

Obtaining[edit]

Zombies[edit]

Zombies may rarely spawn with an iron shovel. They have a rare chance of dropping one if they spawned with it. It will usually be badly damaged, and may be enchanted.

Trading[edit]

A single enchanted iron shovel can be bought from a tool smith villager for 5 to 7 emeralds as part of their tier 1 trades.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Any Wood Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick


Oak Wood PlanksCobblestoneIron IngotGold IngotDiamond
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Wooden ShovelStone ShovelIron ShovelGolden ShovelDiamond Shovel

Stick

Stick

Damaged Wooden Shovel or
Damaged Stone Shovel or
Damaged Iron Shovel or
Damaged Golden Shovel or
Damaged Diamond Shovel




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Wooden ShovelStone ShovelIron ShovelGolden ShovelDiamond Shovel
Wooden ShovelStone ShovelIron ShovelGolden ShovelDiamond Shovel Wooden ShovelStone ShovelIron ShovelGolden ShovelDiamond Shovel



Grid layout Shapeless.png

The durability of the two shovels is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.

Usage[edit]

A shovel is used to break some materials faster. When breaking a block, it takes 1 damage. Shovels have different amounts of uses based on the type:

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

Weapon[edit]

If you hit a mob while holding a shovel, it increases your attack damage. Shovels take 2 damage when used as a weapon. Shovels deal different damage based on the type:

  • Wooden and Golden: 2 (Heart.svg)
  • Stone: 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg)
  • Iron: 4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg)
  • Diamond: 5 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg)

Speed[edit]

The following table summarizes the speed at which different quality shovels perform on different block types. Values with a red background indicate that no resource will be dropped when the block is destroyed without a shovel.

Block Breaking time (seconds)
Hand Wooden Stone Iron Diamond Golden

Clay
0.9 0.45 0.225 0.15 0.1125 0.075

Farmland
0.9 0.45 0.225 0.15 0.1125 0.075

Grass Block
0.9 0.45 0.225 0.15 0.1125 0.075

Gravel
0.9 0.45 0.225 0.15 0.1125 0.075

Mycelium
0.9 0.45 0.225 0.15 0.1125 0.075

Dirt
0.75 0.375 0.1875 0.125 0.0938 0.0625

Sand
0.75 0.375 0.1875 0.125 0.0938 0.0625

Soul Sand
0.75 0.375 0.1875 0.125 0.0938 0.0625

Snow
1 0.15 0.075 0.05 0.0375 0.025

Snow (layer)
0.5 0.075 0.0375 0.025 0.0188 0.0125

Enchantments[edit]

A shovel can receive the following enchantments:

  • Efficiency
  • Silk Touch*
  • Fortune*
  • Unbreaking

Note: Fortune and Silk Touch are mutually exclusive.

Data values[edit]

Item ID Name Numerical ID
Wooden Shovel wooden_shovel 269
Stone Shovel stone_shovel 273
Iron Shovel iron_shovel 256
Diamond Shovel diamond_shovel 277
Golden Shovel golden_shovel 284

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
MOAR Tools.png
ConsoleOnly.png MOAR Tools Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one shovel, one axe and one hoe). Benchmarking Xbox & PS 15G Bronze

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Indev
0.31 Shovels are added.
January 11, 2010 Iron shovels now gather different materials 400% faster.
Official release
1.8 14w02a Villagers no longer trade diamond shovels, making them no longer renewable.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.2.0 Added stone shovels.
0.3.0 Added wooden shovels.
0.3.2 Added diamond, iron and gold shovels.
Console Edition
TU1 Added shovels (all five types).

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