Tools

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Tools are items used by the player while held to perform actions faster and more efficiently, to gather materials not obtainable by hand, to gain information, or to perform completely new actions. With the exception of the clock, compass and bucket, tools do not stack in the inventory. Tools can be repaired; see Item Repair.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Mobs[edit | edit source]

Some tools can be obtained by killing mobs with the equipment.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

All tools can be obtained through crafting.

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Flint and Steel Iron Ingot +
Flint












Flint and Steel Damaged Flint and Steel












The durability of the two flint and steels is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.
Pickaxe Any Wood Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick










































Pickaxe Damaged Matching Pickaxe
























The durability of the two pickaxes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.
Shovel Any Wood Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick
























Shovel Damaged Matching Shovel
























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











Shears Damaged Shears












The durability of the two shears is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.
Hoe Any Wood Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick

































Hoe Damaged Matching Hoe
























The durability of the two hoes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.
Fishing Rod Stick +
String











Fishing Rod Damaged Fishing Rod












The durability of the two fishing rods is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.
Axe Any Wood Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick










































Axe Damaged Matching Axe
























The durability of the two axes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.
Clock Gold Ingot +
Redstone











Compass Iron Ingot +
Redstone











Lead String +
Slimeball

Usage[edit | edit source]

Best tools[edit | edit source]

Many blocks have a preferred tool to break them. Some blocks can only be broken with certain tools.

Item durability[edit | edit source]

Some tools are not block-breaking tools: This includes hoes, bows, fishing rods, carrots on sticks, flint & steel, and buckets. Such tools are no better than bare fists at breaking blocks, but they do not take damage from doing so—they only take damage by being used in their own various manners.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.3.1 12w18a Wooden tools became able to be used as fuel for furnaces in case players didn't want to repair them or finish using them.
1.6.2 Instead of replacing the barehanded damage (1 (Half Heart.svg)), pickaxes, shovels, axes and swords now add their damage onto the barehanded damage.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.2.0 Added stone tools and shears.
0.3.0 Added wooden tools.
0.3.2 Added iron, diamond, and golden tools.
0.3.3 Added bows.
0.4.0 Added flint and steel and all hoe types.
0.7.0 Added buckets.
0.7.4 Flint and steel will now ignite creepers.
0.8.0 build 2 Added flint and steel and shears to the creative inventory.
0.11.0 build 1 Added fishing rod.
0.15.0 build 1 Added carrot on a stick and leads.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Tools” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Gold tools are actually ranked as superior to diamond tools on the Console Edition's crafting screen.

See also[edit | edit source]