Wood: 60 Uses
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Shovels are tools used to ease the process of collecting dirt and other blocks.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Zombies[edit | edit source]
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 | edit source]
Crafting[edit | edit source]
The durability of the two shovels is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
Usage[edit | edit source]
A shovel is used to break some materials faster or to create grass path blocks. When breaking a block or making a grass path, it uses 1 durability. Shovels have different amounts of uses based on the type:
- Golden: 33
- Wooden: 60
- Stone: 132
- Iron: 251
- Diamond: 1562
Weapon[edit | edit source]
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:
Speed[edit | edit source]
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.
Enchantments[edit | edit source]
A shovel can receive the following enchantments:
- Fortune and Silk Touch are mutually exclusive.
Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]
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.
Data values[edit | edit source]
|Item||ID Name||Numerical ID|
Achievements[edit | edit source]
|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 and Windows 10||15G||Bronze|
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|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.|
|1.9||15w31a||A shovel can be used on a grass block to create grass path blocks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.2.0||Added stone shovels.|
|0.3.0||Added wooden shovels.|
|0.3.2||Added diamond, iron and gold shovels.|
|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).|
Issues[edit | edit source]
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