Wood: 60 Uses
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|Any Wood 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.|
Diamond hoes can be found in 22.2% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.
The hoe is 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.
Hoes can also 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)|
A hoe can receive the following enchantments, but only through an anvil:
|Iron Nugget or
|Iron Hoe or
Golden Hoe +
|Item||ID Name||Numerical ID|
|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)||Internal ID|
|Serious Dedication||Completely use up a diamond hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices||A Seedy Place||Use up the final bit of durability on a diamond hoe, so that it breaks.|
|February 6, 2010||Added hoes.|
|1.6||Before, using a hoe on grass blocks was the only way to collect seeds for planting. When tall grass was introduced, this feature was 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||Hoe now has a sound when tilling dirt.|
|1.8||14w02a||Villagers no longer trade iron or diamond hoes, making diamond hoes non-renewable.|
|14w32a||Hoes can be used to convert coarse dirt into regular dirt.|
|1.9||15w34c||Stone, iron, and diamond hoes 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 sound: |
|1.11||16w39a||Diamond hoes are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.|
|1.11.1||16w50a||Golden and iron hoes now smelt down into one of their respective nuggets.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.4.0||Added hoes. Wheat seeds are obtained by using a hoe on grass blocks.|
|0.8.0||build 3||Beetroot seeds, carrots, and potatoes are obtained by using a hoe on grass blocks.|
|build 4||Carrots and potatoes are no longer spawned from tilling grass blocks.|
|0.11.0||build 11||Wooden, stone, golden, and diamond hoes are now available in the creative inventory.|
|build 12||Removed wooden, stone, golden, and diamond hoes from creative.|
|build 13||All hoes are available in creative mode again.|
|1.1||build 1||Iron and golden hoes are now smeltable.|
|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.|
Issues relating to "Hoe" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
- Tilling a dirt block which has a dirt block on top of it will change 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 will revert to dirt and the selected block will not be tilled.
- When a hoe breaks it does not display the tool breaking animation like on other tools, since tilling is not predicted client-side.
- Although the word "hoe" is very recognizable in Minecraft, the word appears as "censored" on a sign in the Legacy Console Edition.