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|— Duncan Geere|
|Any Planks or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
|Damaged Matching Hoe||The durability of the two hoes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.|
|2x Damaged Wooden Hoe or
2x Damaged Stone Hoe or
2x Damaged Iron Hoe or
2x Damaged Golden Hoe or
2x Damaged Diamond Hoe
|The durability of the two hoes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.|
A hoe can be repaired in an anvil by adding units of the corresponding material, each restores 25% its maximum durability, rounded down.
Diamond hoes can be found in 21.8% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.
Novice-level toolsmith villagers have a chance to sell a stone hoe for one emerald, and journeyman-level toolsmiths have a chance to sell a diamond hoe for 4 emeralds. In Bedrock Edition, these are 25% chances, and in Java Edition, these are 40% chances.
Hoes are used to turn dirt, grass blocks and grass paths into farmland. To till, press use on a grass or dirt block while holding a hoe. This will not work on mycelium or podzol, nor will it work if there are other blocks on top of the targeted blocks, including snow layers.
Hoes can be used to convert coarse dirt into regular dirt by pressing use on the coarse dirt.
Tilling is effectively instantaneous, regardless of material, and uses 1 durability. Breaking blocks with a hoe uses 0 durability.
In the Java Edition, hoes have an attack speed modifier depending on the material: wood and gold have a modifier of -3 (refill in 1s), stone has a modifier of -2 (refill in 0.5s), iron has a modifier of -1 (refill in 0.33s), and diamond has a modifier of 0 (refill in 0.25s).
|Attack damage||Attack speed||Damage/Second (DPS)|
Hoes always attack instantly in Bedrock Edition.
A hoe can receive the following enchantments and curses:
|Curse of Vanishing[note 2][JE only]||I|
|Iron Nugget or
|Iron Hoe or
Golden Hoe +
|Sound||Subtitle||Namespaced ID||Subtitle ID||Source||Pitch||Volume||Attenuation distance|
|Item||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID[BE only]|
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Time to Farm!||Use planks and sticks to make a hoe||Pick up any type of hoe from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10G||Bronze|
|MOAR Tools||Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one shovel, one axe and one hoe).||Yes||Yes||Yes||Wii U, Switch||15G||Bronze|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Namespaced ID|
|Serious Dedication||Completely use up a diamond hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices||A Seedy Place||Exhaust the durability of a diamond hoe, breaking it.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|February 6, 2010||Added hoes.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.6||Test Build 3||Before, using a hoe on grass blocks was the only way to collect seeds for planting. As tall grass has now been introduced, this feature has now been removed.|
|1.3.1||12w18a||Wooden hoes can now be used as fuel in a furnace.|
|12w21a||Blacksmith villagers now sell 1 diamond hoe for 7 emeralds, and 1 iron hoe for 4–5 emeralds.|
|1.4.2||12w38a||Hoes now have a sound when tilling dirt.|
|1.8||14w02a||Villagers no longer trade iron or diamond hoes, making diamond hoes non-renewable.|
|14w32a||Hoes can now be used to convert coarse dirt into regular dirt.|
|1.9||15w34c||Stone, iron and diamond hoes now do slightly more damage than an unarmed attack.|
|15w34d||All hoes now lose 1 durability when used as a weapon.|
|15w35a||Hoes now all do the same damage, but better materials have higher speeds.|
|15w50a||Added a sound for hoes: |
|1.11||16w39a||Diamond hoes are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.|
|1.11.1||16w50a||Golden and iron hoes can now be smelted down into one of their respective nuggets.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 290, 291, 292, 293 and 294.|
|1.14||18w43a||The textures of all hoes have now been changed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.4.0||Added hoes. Wheat seeds are now obtained by using a hoe on grass blocks.|
|0.8.0||build 3||Beetroot seeds, carrots and potatoes are now obtained by using a hoe on grass blocks.|
|build 4||Carrots and potatoes no longer spawn from tilling grass blocks with a hoe.|
|0.11.0||build 11||Wooden, stone, golden, and diamond hoes are now available in the creative inventory.|
|build 12||Wooden, stone, golden, and diamond hoes have now been removed from creative.|
|build 13||All hoes are now available in creative mode again.|
|0.16.2||Wooden hoes can now be found inside the chest in the large house of ice plains villages.|
|1.1.0||alpha 22.214.171.124||Iron and golden hoes are now smeltable.|
|Diamond hoes can now be found inside woodland mansion chests.|
|1.2.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Hoes can now be used to transform coarse dirt into normal dirt.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Due to villages being overhauled, wooden hoes can no longer be found in villages.|
|The textures of all hoes have now been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Stone and diamond hoes can now be bought from toolsmith villagers.|
|1.12.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Price of Diamond hoe sold by toolsmith villagers has now been lowered to 4 emeralds.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Added hoes (all five types).|
|TU53||CU43||1.49||Patch 23||Patch s3||Iron and golden hoes are now smeltable.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||The textures of all hoes have now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
- Tilling a dirt block, which has a dirt block on top of it, changes it to farmland even though it cannot be used. If a hoe is used on a block horizontally adjacent to such a block, the first block reverts to dirt and the selected block is not tilled.
- When a hoe breaks, it does not display the tool breaking animation like on other tools, since tilling is not predicted client-side.