Wood: 60 Uses
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Shovels are tools used to ease the process of collecting dirt and other blocks.
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.
The durability of the two shovels is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.
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
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:
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[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
A shovel can receive the following enchantments:
- Fortune and Silk Touch are mutually exclusive.
In pocket edition, wooden shovels will be used as "paddles" when crafting the boat.
Pocket Edition only. The boat as an entity, but not as an item, will be a different color depending the type of wood used.
|Item||ID Name||Numerical ID|
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Prerequisites||Actual requirements (if different)||Version restriction||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|MOAR Tools||Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one shovel, one axe and one hoe).||Benchmarking||Xbox & PS||15G||Bronze|
|0.31||Shovels are added.|
|January 11, 2010||Iron shovels now gather different materials 400% faster.|
|1.8||14w02a||Villagers no longer trade diamond shovels, making them non-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.|
|Upcoming Pocket Edition|
|0.11.0||build 1||Wooden shovels are now used to craft boats.|
|Iron shovels are now available in the creative inventory.|
|A shovel can be used on a grass block to create grass path blocks.|
|build 11||Wooden, stone, golden, and diamond shovels are now available in the creative inventory.|
|build 12||Removed all shovels from creative.|
|build 13||Re-added shovels to creative mode.|
|TU1||Added shovels (all five types).|
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