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Compasses are an item used to point to the world spawn. They are crafted using 4 iron ingots and one piece of redstone dust.
|Iron Ingot +
Expert-level librarian villagers have a 50% chance to sell a single compass for 4 emeralds.[Java Edition only]
Expert-level librarian villagers have a 1⁄3 chance to sell a single compass for 4 emeralds.[Bedrock Edition only]
The compass needle points toward the world spawn point; more specifically, it will always point towards the northwest corner of the block whose coordinates are set as the world spawn. The compass points to spawn when viewed in any way, including as a dropped item, in a player's hand, in an inventory or the crafting table, or in an item frame. The compass shown on the topmost tab of the recipe book also points to spawn. The direction the needle points is relative to the player who is viewing it.
|Empty Locator Map||Paper +
|When the player first creates a map, it is blank. Hold the empty map and press use item to transform the empty map into a map item, which gradually begins filling with information as that player travels within its borders.|
|Map or Empty Map +
|[Bedrock Edition only]
Maps crafted from only paper do not show the location marker; to add it, a compass must be added to the map.
|Locator Map||Map +
|Bedrock Edition only.
Maps crafted with only paper do not show the location marker; to add it, a compass must be added to the map.
A single compass can be sold to a journeyman-level cartographer villager for 1 emerald.[Java Edition only]
A single compass can be sold to an expert-level cartographer villager for 1 emerald as their sixth trade.[Bedrock Edition only]
A compass is also part of the cost of explorer maps:
An ocean explorer map or a woodland explorer map can be bought from a journeyman-level cartographer for 12 emeralds and a compass, as part of their fifth trade.[Bedrock Edition only]
In Java Edition, apprentice-level Cartographer villagers offer to sell an ocean explorer map for 13 emeralds and a compass, and journeyman-level Cartographer villagers offer to sell a woodland explorer map for 14 emeralds and a compass.
|Java Edition Alpha|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.8||Pre-release||Compasses can now be found in library chests in the new strongholds.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Librarian villagers now sell 1 compass for 10–11 emeralds.|
|1.4.2||12w34a||Since the mapping system has now been changed, a compass can now be used to craft an empty map.|
|1.8||14w02a||Librarian villagers now sell 1 compass for 10–12 emeralds.|
|1.9||15w43a||The average yield of compasses in stronghold library chests has now been increased.|
|1.11||16w39a||Cartographer villagers have now been added, who buy compasses as their tier 2 trade.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 345.|
|18w11a||Compasses can now generate in shipwreck chests.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||build 2||Added compasses.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Compasses must now be added to a map using an anvil to add the location marker.|
|1.0.0||?||Windows 10 Edition can now use the anvil, as well as the crafting table, to apply position markers, with compasses just as Pocket Edition can in general.|
|1.0.4||alpha 220.127.116.11||Librarian villagers now sell 1 compass for 10–12 emeralds.|
|1.1.0||alpha 18.104.22.168||Cartographer villagers have been added, who buy compasses as part of their tier 2 trade.|
|Compasses used with emeralds can be used to buy explorer maps as part of cartographer villagers' fourth tiers trade.|
|1.4.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Compasses can now be found inside map room chests in shipwrecks.|
|1.10.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Compasses can now be found in village cartographer house chests.|
|1.11.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Trading has now been changed, cartographer villagers now buy compassess as part of their fourth tier trades.|
|Compasses used with emeralds can now be used to buy explorer maps as part of cartographer and fletcher villagers' third tier trades.|
|Librarian villagers now have a 1⁄3 chance to sell compasses for 4 emeralds as part of their fourth tier trades.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added compasses.|
- A compass can be viewed under the item statistics page, as long as one has made a compass at some point in the past. It can also be viewed in the recipe book as the search tab's icon, or when the recipe for it if it has been unlocked.
- A compass points to the northwest corner of a block, not the middle.
/setworldspawnto change the world spawn also changes where the compass points.
Purchasing a compass from a librarian villager.