Hoe

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Hoe
Wooden Hoe.pngStone Hoe.pngIron Hoe.pngGolden Hoe.pngDiamond Hoe.png
Type

Tools

Rarity

Common

Durability

Wood: 59
Stone: 131
Iron: 250
Golden: 32
Diamond: 1561

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

No

Data values

See Data values

Namespaced ID

See Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Hoes were added to Minecraft in February 2010, at the same time as the farmland block, seeds, wheat, bread, and a fix for a bug where mobs would occasionally walk around backwards (no moonwalking in Minecraft, please). Like most tools, they come in five varieties: wood, stone, iron, gold, and diamond – each with different durabilities.

Duncan Geere[1]

Hoes are tools used to till dirt and grass blocks into farmland blocks.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Any Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick

Damaged Matching Hoe


The durability of the two hoes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.‌[BedrockLegacy Console and Java editions only]

Repairing[edit]

Grinding[edit]

Ingredients Grinding recipe Description
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.

Unit repair[edit]

A hoe can be repaired in an anvil by adding units of the corresponding material, each restores 25% its maximum durability, rounded down.

Natural generation[edit]

Diamond hoes can be found in 21.8% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 21.5% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.

Trading[edit]

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.

Usage[edit]

Tilling[edit]

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.

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.

Weapon[edit]

Hoes may be used as a weapon, although they deal only 1♥ damage, no more than hitting while barehanded. Hoes use 1 durability when used as a weapon.

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)
1♥ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

Hoes always attack instantly in the Legacy Console and Bedrock editions.

Enchantments[edit]

A hoe can receive the following enchantments and curses:

Name Max Level
Unbreaking[note 1] III
Mending[note 2] I
Curse of Vanishing[note 2][JE & LCE only] I
  1. Available only using enchanted books and an anvil[BE only]
  2. a b Available only using enchanted books and an anvil

Fuel[edit]

Wooden hoes can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1 item per hoe.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Iron Nugget or
Gold Nugget
Iron Hoe or
Golden Hoe +
Any fuel


Sounds[edit]

Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Min. volume
Hoe tills item.hoe.till subtitles.item.hoe.till minecraft/sounds/item/hoe/till1.ogg
minecraft/sounds/item/hoe/till2.ogg
minecraft/sounds/item/hoe/till3.ogg
minecraft/sounds/item/hoe/till4.ogg
? ? ?
Item breaks random.break subtitles.entity.item.break minecraft/sounds/random/break.ogg 0.9 1.0 ?

Data values[edit]

Item Namespaced ID Numeric ID‌[BE only]
Wooden Hoe wooden_hoe 290
Stone Hoe stone_hoe 291
Iron Hoe iron_hoe 292
Diamond Hoe diamond_hoe 293
Golden Hoe golden_hoe 294

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Time to Farm!Use planks and sticks to make a hoePick up any type of hoe from a crafting table output.YesYesYesYes10GBronze
MOAR ToolsConstruct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one shovel, one axe and one hoe).YesYesYesWii U, Switch15GBronze

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-fancy-raw.png Serious DedicationCompletely use up a diamond hoe, and then reevaluate your life choicesA Seedy PlaceExhaust the durability of a diamond hoe, breaking it.minecraft:husbandry/break_diamond_hoe

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition Indev
February 6, 2010Wooden Hoe Revision 1.png Stone Hoe Revision 1.png Iron Hoe Revision 1.png Golden Hoe Revision 1.png Diamond Hoe Revision 1.png Added hoes.
The golden hoe has a much higher durability of 513 instead the usual 33 for the golden tools.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.17_02The durability of the golden hoe has now been decreased from 513 to 65.
Java Edition Beta
1.2The durability of the golden hoe has now been decreased from 65 to 33.
1.6Test Build 3Before, 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.
Java Edition
1.3.112w18aWooden hoes can now be used as fuel in a furnace.
12w21aBlacksmith villagers now sell 1 diamond hoe for 7 emeralds, and 1 iron hoe for 4–5 emeralds.
1.4.212w38aHoes now have a sound when tilling dirt.
1.814w02aVillagers no longer trade iron or diamond hoes, making diamond hoes non-renewable.
14w32aHoes can now be used to convert coarse dirt into regular dirt.
1.915w34cStone, iron and diamond hoes now do slightly more damage than an unarmed attack.
15w34dAll hoes now lose 1 durability when used as a weapon.
15w35aHoes now all do the same damage, but better materials have higher speeds.
15w50aAdded a sound for hoes: item.hoe.till.
1.1116w39aDiamond hoes are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.11.116w50aGolden and iron hoes can now be smelted down into one of their respective nuggets.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 290, 291, 292, 293 and 294.
1.1418w43aWooden Hoe.png Stone Hoe.png Iron Hoe.png Golden Hoe.png Diamond Hoe.png The textures of all hoes have now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0Wooden Hoe Revision 1.png Stone Hoe Revision 1.png Iron Hoe Revision 1.png Golden Hoe Revision 1.png Diamond Hoe Revision 1.png Added hoes. Wheat seeds are now obtained by using a hoe on grass blocks.
0.8.0build 3Beetroot seeds, carrots and potatoes are now obtained by using a hoe on grass blocks.
build 4Carrots and potatoes no longer spawn from tilling grass blocks with a hoe.
0.11.0build 11Wooden, stone, golden, and diamond hoes are now available in the creative inventory.
build 12Wooden, stone, golden, and diamond hoes have now been removed from creative.
build 13All hoes are now available in creative mode again.
0.16.2Wooden hoes can now be found inside the chest in the large house of ice plains villages.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Iron and golden hoes are now smeltable.
Diamond hoes can now be found inside woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Hoes can now be used to transform coarse dirt into normal dirt.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Due to villages being overhauled, wooden hoes can no longer be found in villages.
Wooden Hoe.png Stone Hoe.png Iron Hoe.png Golden Hoe.png Diamond Hoe.png The textures of all hoes have now been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Stone and diamond hoes can now be bought from toolsmith villagers.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.4Price of Diamond hoe sold by toolsmith villagers has now been lowered to 4 emeralds.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Wooden Hoe Revision 1.png Stone Hoe Revision 1.png Iron Hoe Revision 1.png Golden Hoe Revision 1.png Diamond Hoe Revision 1.png Added hoes (all five types).
TU53CU431.49Patch 23Patch s3Iron and golden hoes are now smeltable.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Wooden Hoe.png Stone Hoe.png Iron Hoe.png Golden Hoe.png Diamond Hoe.png The textures of all hoes have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Wooden Hoe Revision 1.png Stone Hoe Revision 1.png Iron Hoe Revision 1.png Golden Hoe Revision 1.png Diamond Hoe Revision 1.png Added hoes.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Hoe" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.
  • Although the word "hoe" is very recognizable in Minecraft, the word appears as "censored" on a sign in the Legacy Console Edition.

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