Renewable resource

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A renewable resource (as opposed to a non-renewable resource, or finite resource) is a resource that can be recreated indefinitely in survival without exploiting glitches or using cheat commands. While running completely out of resources is unlikely to be a factor in normal worlds due to the massive size of a Minecraft map, only some resources can be produced over and over without having to explore more terrain. Running out of resources can be a bigger issue on superflat worlds, where resources are less plentiful, in PvP maps, where one would like to obtain resources without having to conquer more land, or simply if the accessible portion of the map is limited.

The listed fully renewable craftable items are items that can be crafted, smelted, or brewed using only renewable resources. For example, cookies are renewable as they require only wheat and cocoa beans, both of which can be regrown infinitely.

Most things dropped by animals or monsters are renewable because more mobs of the same kind can spawn and be killed again for more loot. The exceptions are drops of enemies that spawn just once with the generation of specific structures; elder guardians (three spawn with each ocean monument) and shulkers (in end cities). Drops of hostile mobs are not renewable on peaceful difficulty because the monsters do not spawn.

Renewably obtaining items[edit]

Many resources are renewably obtainable using certain main methods, such as farming. Others are obtainable by unusual item-specific methods, which can vary from building a cobblestone generator to harvesting obsidian from portals to collecting dragon breath into a bottle. The renewable method to obtain an item is not necessarily the easiest, fastest or safest, and may in some cases be highly impractical.

The most common methods for renewably obtaining items, ordered by roughly increasing effort are:

The first three methods are often the most practical ways to obtain items that can be obtained by using them.

Most items obtainable by the fourth and fifth methods are obtainable in some other way, which may be easier or of comparable difficulty, but may not be renewable, they are especially worth using when the player wants to avoid the risk of mining, such as while playing in hardcore mode.

Grinding for rare drops is rarely practical unless there is no other option, as the player must kill many mobs to obtain the desired drops.

Renewable[edit]

Renewable items can be obtained through methods other than trading or rare drops.

Resource Renewable products Renewable sources
Arrow
Bamboo
Banners
  • Crafted from renewable wool and sticks.
  • Obtained by trading with cartographer and shepherd villagers.
  • Some banners can only be originally created using non-renewable banner patterns, but the patterns aren't consumed when used, and the banners can then be duplicated by crafting them together with empty banners of same base color.
Basalt
Bee Nest
  • Has a 5% chance to generate from a birch or oak sapling within 2 blocks of a flower.
Beetroot Seeds
Blaze Rod
Magma BlockEnd CrystalPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SlownessPotion of StrengthSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of StrengthLingering Potion of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Strength

Dropped by blazes when killed by a player or a tamed wolf.

Bone
Bucket of Fish
Potion of Water BreathingPotion of HarmingSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of Water BreathingLingering Potion of Harming
Cactus
Carrot
Potion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of Night VisionLingering Potion of Invisibility
Chainmail Armor
StonecutterCompass
Chorus Flower
Coal and Charcoal
Cobblestone and Stone
Stonecutter
  • Cobblestone or stone blocks are created when water and flowing lava meet, which may then be mined.
  • Stone is obtained by smelting cobblestone.
Cocoa Beans
Grown on jungle wood
Coral and Coral Fans
Crying Obsidian
Dragon's Breath
Lingering Potion of Night VisionLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of LeapingLingering Potion of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Water BreathingLingering Potion of HealingLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of RegenerationLingering Potion of StrengthLingering Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of Slow Falling

Obtained by using a glass bottle on the ender dragon's breath.

Egg
  • Dropped by chickens every 5 to 20 minutes.
  • Dropped by foxes that spawn holding the item.
Emerald
Ender Pearl
End Crystal
Enchanted Book
Enchanted Book
Written Book
End Stone
  • 16 blocks are generated under the edge of the exit portal when the ender dragon is respawned or killed.
Experience Orb
Experience Orb.gif
See Enchanting and Repairing and renaming items
Feather
Written Book
Ferns and Grass
Flowers
Fungi
Crimson StemWarped StemCrimson HyphaeWarped Hyphae
Ghast Tear
End CrystalPotion of RegenerationSplash Potion of RegenerationLingering Potion of Regeneration
Glass Bottle
Potion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of LeapingPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessPotion of Water BreathingPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of WeaknessPotion of the Turtle MasterPotion of Slow FallingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of LeapingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of the Turtle MasterSplash Potion of Slow FallingLingering Potion of Night VisionLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of LeapingLingering Potion of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Water BreathingLingering Potion of HealingLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of RegenerationLingering Potion of StrengthLingering Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of Slow Falling
Glowstone Dust
Potion of LeapingPotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of the Turtle MasterSplash Potion of LeapingSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of LeapingLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of HealingLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of RegenerationLingering Potion of StrengthLingering Potion of the Turtle Master
Gold Ingot
Potion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of Night VisionLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of HealingLingering Potion of Harming
Gold Nugget
Potion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of Night VisionLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of HealingLingering Potion of Harming
Gravel
Gunpowder
Splash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of LeapingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of the Turtle MasterSplash Potion of Slow FallingLingering Potion of Night VisionLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of LeapingLingering Potion of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Water BreathingLingering Potion of HealingLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of RegenerationLingering Potion of StrengthLingering Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of Slow Falling
Honeycomb
Honey Bottle
Potion of InvisibilityPotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of Weakness
Ice
Potion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of LeapingPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessPotion of Water BreathingPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of WeaknessPotion of the Turtle MasterPotion of Slow FallingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of LeapingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of the Turtle MasterSplash Potion of Slow FallingLingering Potion of Night VisionLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of LeapingLingering Potion of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Water BreathingLingering Potion of HealingLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of RegenerationLingering Potion of StrengthLingering Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of Slow Falling

Forms from water source blocks in cold biomes or at high altitudes that have air above them, obtained using a tool enchanted with Silk Touch.

Ink Sac
Written Book
Iron Ingot
StonecutterCompass
Iron Bars
Kelp
Leather
Written BookEnchanted Book
Lily Pad
Magma Cream
Magma BlockPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SlownessSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of Slowness
Melon Seeds
Potion of HealingPotion of HarmingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of HealingLingering Potion of Harming
Milk Bucket
Brown Mushroom
Potion of InvisibilityPotion of SlownessPotion of HarmingPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of Weakness
Red Mushroom
Name Tag
Nautilus Shell
Nether Brick
Nether Quartz
Nether Sprouts
Obtained by using bone meal on warped nylium.
Nether Wart
Potion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of LeapingPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessPotion of Water BreathingPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of the Turtle MasterPotion of Slow FallingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of LeapingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of the Turtle MasterSplash Potion of Slow FallingLingering Potion of Night VisionLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of LeapingLingering Potion of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Water BreathingLingering Potion of HealingLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of RegenerationLingering Potion of StrengthLingering Potion of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of Slow Falling

Grown on soul sand.

Obsidian
  • Entering a nether portal for which there is no matching exit generates a new portal of 14 obsidian blocks (18 if it generates in mid air), which may be mined.
  • Traveling to the End regenerates the 5×5 platform, which may be mined.
  • The pillars in the End are regenerated when the ender dragon is respawned.
  • Obtained by bartering with piglins.
Ominous Banner
Phantom Membrane
Potion of Slow FallingSplash Potion of Slow FallingLingering Potion of Slow Falling
Polished Stone Blocks
Potato
Prismarine Shard
PrismarinePrismarine StairsPrismarine SlabPrismarine WallSea Lantern

Dropped by guardians.

Prismarine Crystals
Sea Lantern

Dropped by guardians.

Pufferfish
Potion of Water BreathingPotion of HarmingSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of Water BreathingLingering Potion of Harming
Pumpkin Seeds
Rabbit Hide
Written BookEnchanted Book
Rabbit's Foot
Potion of LeapingPotion of SlownessSplash Potion of LeapingSplash Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of LeapingLingering Potion of Slowness
Raw Beef

Dropped by cows and mooshrooms

Raw Chicken
Raw Cod
Raw Mutton

Dropped by sheep.

Raw Porkchop
Raw Rabbit

Dropped by rabbits.

Raw Salmon
Redstone Dust
CompassPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of LeapingPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessPotion of Water BreathingPotion of PoisonPotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of WeaknessPotion of the Turtle MasterPotion of Slow FallingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of LeapingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of the Turtle MasterSplash Potion of Slow FallingLingering Potion of Night VisionLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of LeapingLingering Potion of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Water BreathingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of RegenerationLingering Potion of StrengthLingering Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of Slow Falling
Roots
Rotten Flesh
Saddle
Saplings
Scute
Potion of the Turtle MasterSplash Potion of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of the Turtle Master
  • Dropped by baby turtles when they grow into adults.
Seagrass
Sea Pickle
Slimeball
Magma BlockPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SlownessSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of Slowness
Snowball
Soul Sand
Nether Star
Spider Eye
Potion of InvisibilityPotion of SlownessPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of Weakness
Stick
String
Sugar Cane
Written BookEnchanted BookPotion of InvisibilityPotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of Weakness
Sugar
Potion of InvisibilityPotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of Weakness
Sweet Berries
Totem of Undying
Tropical Fish
Turtle Egg
Potion of the Turtle MasterSplash Potion of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of the Turtle Master
Twisting Vines
Vines
Water Bucket
Potion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of LeapingPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessPotion of Water BreathingPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of WeaknessPotion of the Turtle MasterPotion of Slow FallingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of LeapingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of the Turtle MasterSplash Potion of Slow FallingLingering Potion of Night VisionLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of LeapingLingering Potion of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Water BreathingLingering Potion of HealingLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of RegenerationLingering Potion of StrengthLingering Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of Slow Falling
  • Created by having 2 water sources in the appropriate spots (See water for specifics), then obtained using an empty bucket.
  • Reusable sponges may become wet from flowing water, then smelted to produce a bucket of water.
  • Water can be collected from a renewable cauldron filled by rain.
Weeping Vines
Wheat Seeds
  • Obtained by breaking grass and their variants.
  • Grown on farmland.
Wool

Tradable[edit]

These items are renewable through trading with villagers or the wandering trader, or as rare drops from mobs, and not by other methods.

Resource Renewable products Renewable sources
Bell
Bottle o' Enchanting
Bottle o' Enchanting
Experience Orb Value -32768-2.png Experience Orb Value 3-6.png Experience Orb Value 7-16.png

Obtained by trading with a cleric villager.

Brick
Coral Blocks

Obtained by trading with a wandering trader.

Diamond gear
Glass
End CrystalPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of LeapingPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessPotion of Water BreathingPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of WeaknessPotion of the Turtle MasterPotion of Slow FallingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of LeapingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of the Turtle MasterSplash Potion of Slow FallingLingering Potion of Night VisionLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of LeapingLingering Potion of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Water BreathingLingering Potion of HealingLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of RegenerationLingering Potion of StrengthLingering Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of Slow Falling
Lapis Lazuli
Podzol
  • Obtained by trading with a wandering trader.
  • Using renewable gravel, the player can obtain dirt renewably by crafting and tilling coarse dirt. This can be converted to podzol by having grass spread to it, planting a 2x2 spruce tree, and collecting the new podzol with Silk Touch.
Sand
End CrystalPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of LeapingPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessPotion of Water BreathingPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of WeaknessPotion of the Turtle MasterPotion of Slow FallingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of LeapingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of the Turtle MasterSplash Potion of Slow FallingLingering Potion of Night VisionLingering Potion of InvisibilityLingering Potion of LeapingLingering Potion of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of SwiftnessLingering Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Water BreathingLingering Potion of HealingLingering Potion of HarmingLingering Potion of PoisonLingering Potion of RegenerationLingering Potion of StrengthLingering Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of Slow Falling

Obtained by trading with a wandering trader.

Stained Terracotta

Rare drops[edit]

These items are considered rare drops or are obtained by a mob dying in a unique way. For some of these items, this is the only way to obtain them; otherwise, this is the only renewable way to obtain them. Rare drops do not include any item the mob picked up after spawning. Mob farms are an option for obtaining rare drops more easily.

Resource Renewable products Renewable sources
Mob Heads
Nether Star
Music Discs
Trident

All status effects which can be legitimately obtained in Survival are also renewable.

Java Edition[edit]

Most resources are as renewable in Java Edition, as they are in Bedrock Edition. The resources, which are renewable in Java Edition, but aren't in Bedrock are listed here, for the ones which are non-renewable in Java Edition, but renewable in Bedrock, see the Non-renewable resource page. The product list include only renewable products that aren't renewable in other editions.

Resource Renewable products Renewable sources
Banner Pattern
Clay
Soul Soil

Upcoming Java Edition[edit]

Resource Renewable products Renewable sources
Blackstone

Obtained by bartering with a piglin.

Bedrock Edition[edit]

Most resources are as renewable in Bedrock Edition as they are in Java Edition. The resources which are renewable in Bedrock Edition, but not in Java, are listed here. For the ones which are non-renewable in Bedrock Edition, but renewable in Java, see the Non-renewable resource page.

Resource Renewable products Renewable sources
Arrow of Decay
Obtained by trading with fletcher villagers.
Banner Patterns
Grass Path
Netherrack
  • The platform generated when a nether portal is generated in the air contains netherrack in addition to the obsidian that would be there normally in the Bedrock edition. It is possible to break all the blocks of that portal, and go back through on the nether end, and it generates another platform, making the netherrack there renewable.

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Trivia[edit]

  • Using certain glitches, most non-renewable items can be obtained indefinitely; see Tutorials/Block and item duplication. However, the use of such glitches are not considered a renewable method.
  • In addition to the items listed, experience and all status effects and enchantments that can be obtained in survival are also renewable.
  • In Minecraft Earth, all items are renewable, since tappables and adventures regenerate indefinitely. Items that cannot be obtained directly through these means can be crafted, smelted, or otherwise obtained using only renewable resources.