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Shovel
Wooden Shovel JE2 BE2.pngStone Shovel JE2 BE2.pngIron Shovel JE2 BE2.pngGolden Shovel JE3 BE2.pngDiamond Shovel JE2 BE2.pngNetherite Shovel JE2.png
Rarity

Common

Durability

Wood: 59
Stone: 131
Iron: 250
Golden: 32
Diamond: 1561
Netherite: 2031

Renewable

Netherite: No
All others: Yes

Stackable

No

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The main purpose of a shovel is that it lets you mine certain kinds of blocks faster. Dirt, sand and gravel are the most common reasons to carry a shovel around, but they also work to speed up the collection of clay, soul sand and snow. Higher-tier tools work faster – a snow block that would take a second to break by hand takes 0.2 seconds with a wooden shovel, 0.1 seconds with stone, and a super-quick 0.05 seconds with an iron, gold or diamond shovel. DIGDIGDIGDIGDIG.

Duncan Geere[1]

Shovels are tools used to ease the process of collecting dirt and other blocks.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

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

Damaged Matching Shovel


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

Upgrading[edit]

Ingredients Smithing recipe Description
Diamond Shovel +
Netherite Ingot
Upgrade

[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Diamond Shovel +
Netherite Ingot


[upcoming: BE 1.16.0]

Repairing[edit]

Grinding[edit]

Ingredients Grinding recipe Description
2x Damaged Wooden Shovel or
2x Damaged Stone Shovel or
2x Damaged Iron Shovel or
2x Damaged Golden Shovel or
2x Damaged Diamond Shovel or
2x Damaged Netherite Shovel[upcoming: JE 1.16]
The durability of the two shovels is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.

Unit repair[edit]

A shovel can be repaired in an anvil by adding units of the tiers' repair material, with each repair material restoring 25% the shovel's maximum durability, rounded down.

Natural generation[edit]

Iron shovels can be found in 41.2% of village toolsmith chests in groups of 1.

Enchanted iron shovels[note 1] can be found in 13.3% of End city chests in groups of 1.

Enchanted diamond shovels[note 1] can be found in 13.3% of End city chests in groups of 1.

Notes
  1. a b Enchantment probabilities are the same as a level-20 to level-39 enchantment would be on an enchantment table that had no cap at level 30, and that was able to apply treasure enchantments, and where the chance of multiple enchantments is not reduced.

Drops[edit]

Equipment[edit]

Zombies and Husks have a 0.67% (3.33% in Hard difficulty) chance of spawning with an iron shovel. They have an 8.5% (9.5% with Looting I, 10.5% with Looting II and 11.5% with Looting III) chance of dropping that shovel if they are killed by the player. The dropped shovel is usually badly damaged, and may be enchanted: 0%–25% on Normal difficulty and 3.125%–25% on Hard difficulty, varying with regional difficulty, and enchanted as if on an enchantment table at level 5–22.

Raids[edit]

Vindicators and pillagers that spawn from raids have a 4.1% chance(5.12% on hard) to drop a badly-damaged iron shovel that is sometimes enchanted with a random enchantment.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Trading[edit]

Novice-level Toolsmith villagers have a 25% chance to sell stone shovels for one emerald, journeyman-level toolsmith villagers have a 25% chance to sell enchanted iron shovels for 2 emeralds, and expert-level toolsmith villagers have a 50% chance to sell enchanted diamond shovels for 5 emeralds as part of their trades.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Novice-level Toolsmith villagers have a 40% chance to sell stone shovels for one emerald, journeyman-level toolsmiths have a 40% chance to sell an enchanted iron shovel for 7-22 emeralds, and expert-level toolsmiths have a 23 chance to sell an enchanted diamond shovel for 11-27 emeralds.‌[Java Edition only]

The enchantments are the same as the ones obtained from an enchantment table at levels 5–19.

Usage[edit]

Digging[edit]

A shovel can be used to break some materials faster. When breaking a block, it uses 1 durability. For blocks that break instantly, it uses 0 durability.

Durability[edit]

Each different tier of shovel has a different durability:

Material Durability
Wood 59
Stone 131
Iron 250
Diamond 1561
Golden 32
Netherite[upcoming: 1.16] 2031

Speed[edit]

The following table summarizes the speed at which different quality shovels perform on different block types. Values with a red background indicate that no resource is dropped when the block is destroyed without a shovel.

Block Breaking time[note 1]
Default Wooden Stone Iron Diamond Netherite Golden
Clay 0.9 0.45 0.25 0.15 0.15 0.1 0.1
Farmland 0.9 0.45 0.25 0.15 0.15 0.1 0.1
Grass Block 0.9 0.45 0.25 0.15 0.15 0.1 0.1
Grass Path 0.9 0.45 0.25 0.15 0.15 0.1 0.1
Gravel 0.9 0.45 0.25 0.15 0.15 0.1 0.1
Mycelium 0.9 0.45 0.25 0.15 0.15 0.1 0.1
Podzol 0.75 0.4 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coarse Dirt 0.75 0.4 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.1 0.1
Dirt 0.75 0.4 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.1 0.1
Red Sand 0.75 0.4 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.1 0.1
Sand 0.75 0.4 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.1 0.1
Soul Sand 0.75 0.4 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.1 0.1
Concrete Powder 0.75 0.4 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.1 0.1
Snow Block 1 0.2 0.1 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05
Snow 0.5 0.1 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Grass paths[edit]

A shovel can be used to create a grass path by using (not digging) the shovel on a grass block. When creating a grass path, it uses 1 durability.

Campfire[edit]

A shovel can be used to extinguish a campfire.

Weapon[edit]

Hitting a mob while holding a shovel is a stronger attack than barehanded. Shovels take 2 damage when used as a weapon.

Java Edition[edit]

Shovels have an attack speed modifier of -3, meaning they take 1 second to recover. Shovels deal different damage based on the type:

Shovel type Attack damage Attack speed Damage per
second (DPS)
Wooden Shovel
Golden Shovel
2.5♥♥ 1 2.5
Stone Shovel 3.5♥♥ 3.5
Iron Shovel 4.5♥♥♥ 4.5
Diamond Shovel 5.5♥♥♥ 5.5
Netherite Shovel[upcoming: 1.16] 6.5♥♥♥♥ 6.5

Bedrock Edition[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, shovels always attack instantly and do the following damage:

Attack damage
2♥ 3♥♥ 4♥♥ 5♥♥♥ 6♥♥♥

Enchantments[edit]

A shovel can receive the following enchantments:

Name Max Level
Fortune[note 1] III
Silk Touch[note 1] I
Efficiency V
Unbreaking III
Mending[note 2] I
Curse of Vanishing[note 2][JE only] I
  1. a b Silk Touch and Fortune are mutually exclusive
  2. a b Available only using enchanted books and an anvil, or by finding an enchanted shovel in an End city chest.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, wooden shovels are used as "paddles" when crafting the boat.

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Oak Boat or
Spruce Boat or
Birch Boat or
Jungle Boat or
Acacia Boat or
Dark Oak Boat
Oak Planks or
Spruce Planks or
Birch Planks or
Jungle Planks or
Acacia Planks or
Dark Oak Planks +
Wooden Shovel

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Shovel represents an oar.

Fuel[edit]

Wooden shovels can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1 item per shovel.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

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


0.1

Sounds[edit]

Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Shovel flattens item.shovel.flatten subtitles.item.shovel.flatten ? ? ? 16
Item breaks entity.item.break subtitles.entity.item.break ? 0.9 1.0 16

Data values[edit]

Item Namespaced ID Numeric ID‌[BE only]
Wooden Shovel wooden_shovel 269
Stone Shovel stone_shovel 273
Iron Shovel iron_shovel 256
Diamond Shovel diamond_shovel 277
Golden Shovel golden_shovel 284
Netherite Shovel‌[upcoming: JE 1.16 & BE 1.16.0] netherite_shovel ___

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
MOAR ToolsConstruct one type of each tool.Construct one pickaxe, one shovel, one axe, and one hoe with the same material.15GBronze

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition Indev
0.3120091231-2Iron Shovel JE1 BE1.png Added iron shovels.
Shovels are non-functional in this version.
20100111-1Shovels are now functional and can now be used to gather materials like dirt, sand and gravel 400% faster than by hand.
20100124A complete tool set is no longer given to the player on starting a new world. Instead, there are multiple chests in the later called "Indev House" containing a stack of every available block and item including tools.
20100128A shovel held by the player now appears more 3D like.
20100129Wooden Shovel JE1 BE1.png Stone Shovel JE1 BE1.png Diamond Shovel JE1 BE1.png Tools now have tiers, in addition to iron, shovels can now be made from wood, stone and diamond.
Added crafting recipe for iron shovels as well as the newly introduced variants.
20100130Golden Shovel JE1.png Shovels can now be made out of gold.
20100201-1Tools, including shovels, now take damage when being used.
Better tools, including shovels, now last longer.
20100206Golden Shovel JE2 BE1.png The texture of golden shovels has been slightly changed.
Java Edition Alpha
1.0.5_01Shovels are now used to get snowballs out of snow layers.
Java Edition
1.3.112w18aWooden shovels can now be used as fuel in a furnace.
12w21aBlacksmith villagers now sell diamond shovels for 7 emeralds, and iron shovels for 4–5 emeralds.
1.814w02aTool smith villagers now sell enchanted iron shovels for 5–7 emeralds. The previous trades are now unavailable, making diamond shovels non-renewable.
1.915w31aA shovel can now be used on a grass block to create grass path blocks.
Enchanted iron or diamond shovels can now be found in end city chests.
15w34aShovels now use the "attack strength" combat mechanic meter. The time it takes for the meter to fill up for a shovel is 0.8 seconds.
15w34cShovels now do more damage and take longer to recover.
15w35aThe damage of shovels has been reduced.
15w41aWooden shovels are now used to craft boats.
15w50aThe sound item.shovel.flatten has been added to shovels.
16w04aWooden shovels are no longer used to craft boats.
1.11.116w50aGolden and iron shovels now smelt down into one of their respective nuggets.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 269, 273, 256, 277 and 284.
1.1418w43aWooden Shovel JE2 BE2.png Stone Shovel JE2 BE2.png Iron Shovel JE2 BE2.png Golden Shovel JE3 BE2.png Diamond Shovel JE2 BE2.png The textures of all shovels have been changed.
1.1519w37aShovels can now be used to extinguish campfires.
Upcoming Java Edition
Combat Tests1.14.3 - Combat TestThe attack speed for all shovels has been increased to 2.
The damage for all shovels has been decreased by 1♥.
1.1620w06aNetherite Shovel JE1.png Added netherite shovels.
Netherite shovels are obtained by combining one diamond shovel and one netherite ingot in a crafting table.
20w09aDiamond Shovel JE3 BE3.png The texture of diamond shovels has been changed.
20w10aNetherite Shovel JE2.png The texture of netherite shovels has been changed.
Netherite shovels can no longer be crafted.
Netherite shovels are now obtained by combining one diamond shovel and one netherite ingot in a smithing table.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.2.0Stone Shovel JE1 BE1.png Added stone shovels.
0.3.0Wooden Shovel JE1 BE1.png Added wooden shovels.
0.3.2Iron Shovel JE1 BE1.png Golden Shovel JE2 BE1.png Diamond Shovel JE1 BE1.png Added iron, gold, and diamond shovels.
0.11.0build 1Wooden shovels are now used to craft boats.
Iron shovels are now available in the creative inventory.
A shovel can now be used on a grass block to create grass path blocks.
build 11Wooden, stone, golden, and diamond shovels are now available in the creative inventory.
build 12All shovels have been removed from creative.
build 13Shovel have been re-added to creative mode.
0.12.1build 1Shovels can now be enchanted.
Zombies now have a small chance to spawn holding an iron shovel.
0.15.0build 1Added husks, which have a small chance to spawn holding an iron shovel.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Enchanted iron and diamond shovels can now be found inside end city chests.
1.0.4alpha 1.0.4.0Enchanted iron shovels are now sold by toolsmith villagers for 4-5 emeralds.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Iron and golden shovels are now smeltable.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Wooden Shovel JE2 BE2.png Stone Shovel JE2 BE2.png Iron Shovel JE2 BE2.png Golden Shovel JE3 BE2.png Diamond Shovel JE2 BE2.png The textures of all shovels have been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Iron shovels can now be found in village toolsmith houses.
beta 1.11.0.4Vindicators and pillagers that spawn in raids can now drop iron shovels upon death.
Trading has been changed, toolsmith villagers now have a 25% chance to sell enchanted iron shovels for 2 emeralds as part of their third tier trades.
Stone shovels and enchanted diamond shovels can now be bought from toolsmith villagers.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Netherite Shovel BE1.png Added netherite shovels.
Netherite shovels are obtained by combining one diamond shovel and one netherite ingot in a crafting table.
Diamond Shovel JE3 BE3.png The texture of diamond shovels has been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Wooden Shovel JE1 BE1.png Stone Shovel JE1 BE1.png Iron Shovel JE1 BE1.png Golden Shovel JE2 BE1.png Diamond Shovel JE1 BE1.png Added shovels (all five types).
TU53CU431.49Patch 231.0.3Iron and golden shovels are now smeltable.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Wooden Shovel JE2 BE2.png Stone Shovel JE2 BE2.png Iron Shovel JE2 BE2.png Golden Shovel JE3 BE2.png Diamond Shovel JE2 BE2.png The textures of all shovels have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Wooden Shovel JE1 BE1.png Stone Shovel JE1 BE1.png Iron Shovel JE1 BE1.png Golden Shovel JE2 BE1.png Diamond Shovel JE1 BE1.png Added shovels.

Issues[edit]

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Gallery[edit]

Enchanted Shovels[edit]

References[edit]