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Arrow
Arrow JE2 BE1.png
Spectral Arrow JE1.png
Rarity

Common

Renewable

Uncraftable and Luck: No
All others: Yes

Stackable

Normal / Spectral: Yes (64)
Tipped: Yes (64, only if same effect)

Size

Height: 0.5 Blocks
Width: 0.5 Blocks

Network ID

Normal / Tipped:
JE: 60
Spectral:
JE: 91

Arrows are ammunition for bows, crossbows and dispensers. They can be modified to imbue status effects on players and mobs.

Obtaining[edit]

Drops[edit]

Skeletons and strays may drop between 0 and 2 arrows upon death. The maximum drop is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0–5 arrows with Looting III.

Strays have a 50% chance of dropping 1 arrow of Slowness when killed by a player. Each level of Looting increases the chance of this drop by 50% of the previous chance. This results in a maximum of 93.75% with Looting III.

In Bedrock Edition, pillagers also drop 0–2 arrows upon death. The maximum drop is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-5 arrows with Looting III.

Arrows shot by a creative mode player, skeleton, stray, pillager or piglin, with an Infinity-enchanted bow, or two of the extra arrows shot with a Multishot-enchanted crossbow cannot be picked up, even in creative mode.[1]

Trading[edit]

Novice-level fletcher villagers have a 50% chance in Bedrock Edition, or a 23 chance in Java Edition, to sell 16 arrows for one emerald as part of their trades.

In Bedrock Edition, master-level fletcher villagers always sell 5 tipped arrows for 2 emeralds and 5 arrows. In Java Edition, they have a 23 chance to sell 5 tipped arrows for 2 emeralds and 5 arrows. If the trade is offered, the potion effect is chosen randomly from the list below.

To summarize, this is all potion effects except Slow Falling in Bedrock Edition, or all potion effects except Luck in Java Edition. This is the only legitimate way to obtain arrows of Decay in Survival mode, besides using a potion of Decay in a cauldron, which is rarely generated in a swamp hut.

Bartering[edit]

Spectral arrows can be obtained through bartering with piglins. They have a ~8.71% chance to give the player 6-12 arrows.‌[upcoming: JE 1.16.2]

Rewards[edit]

In Java Edition, any regular or tipped arrow can be obtained as a reward item from fletcher villagers when the player has the Hero of the Village status effect.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Arrow Flint +
Stick +
Feather

4
Spectral Arrow Glowstone Dust +
Arrow
[Java Edition only]
Tipped Arrow Arrow +
Matching Lingering Potion
Arrows of Decay are exclusive to Bedrock Edition unless obtained via creative or commands. Arrows of luck are exclusive to Java Edition. A custom potion obtained via commands cannot craft arrows with the potion's custom name, lore, or the CustomPotionColor.

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Arrow Bastion remnant Hoglin stable chest 5–17 26.2%
Generic chest 5–17 54.6%
Bridge chest 5–17 47.9%
Jungle temple Dispenser 2–7 100%
Pillager Outpost Chest 2–7 39.1%
Village Fletcher's chest 1–3 23.3%
Java Edition 1.16.2[upcoming]
Arrow Bastion remnant Generic chest 5–17 44.1%
Hoglin stable chest 5–17 22.8%
Bedrock Edition
Arrow Bastion remnant Treasure chest 5–21 29.4%
Generic chest 5–17 54.6%
Bridge chest 5–17 47.9%
Bridge chest 2–12 12.2%
Hoglin stable chest 5–17 26.2%
Generic chest 2–15 16%
Jungle temple Dispenser 2–7 100%
Pillager Outpost Chest 2–7 39.1%
Village Fletcher's chest 1–3 23.3%
Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Spectral Arrow Bastion remnant Treasure chest 5–21 29.4%
Generic chest 2–15 6.7%
Bridge chest 2–12 12.2%
Java Edition 1.16.2[upcoming]
Spectral Arrow Bastion remnant Generic chest 10–22 11.2%
Bridge chest 10–28 11.2%
Treasure chest 12–25 33.7%

Retrieving[edit]

Arrows stuck in a block that were originally shot by dispensers or by players in Survival without the Infinity enchantment may be collected. Arrows originally shot by skeletons, strays, illusioners, pillagers, piglins, players in Creative, players using the Infinity enchantment, or duplicate arrows created by Crossbows with the Multishot enchantment cannot be collected. Arrows cannot be retrieved when they are stuck in a player or mob, and players or mobs do not drop them when killed. Retrievable arrows have a despawn timer of 60 seconds.

Cauldrons[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, tipped arrows can also be obtained by using arrows on cauldrons that contain potions. The number of tipped arrows created depends on the potion inside the cauldron. When the cauldron is 13 full, 16 arrows can be tipped. When the cauldron is 23 full, up to 32 arrows can be tipped and when the cauldron is full, an entire stack of 64 arrows can be tipped. This is more efficient than using lingering potions as up to 21.33 arrows can be tipped per potion.

Usage[edit]

When fired, arrows fly in a ballistic trajectory affected by gravity and drag in air, water, and lava. They travel approximately 3 blocks when fired parallel to a flat plane with no charge, 15 blocks average with medium charge, and 24 blocks average with maximum charge. Arrows (with bow at full strength) can travel 120 blocks when fired from the optimal angle. The maximum height an arrow fired by a bow can reach is around 66 blocks.

An arrow fired in water experiences much more drag than in air: it moves less than 8 blocks before completely losing horizontal speed and falling straight down, although the knockback of the arrow remains unaffected. It also leaves a trail of bubbles in its wake.

There is a random variable to the trajectory of an arrow, given by this.rand.nextGaussian() * 0.0075 * (double)inaccuracy for the x, y and z coordinate. The inaccuracy is relatively small, becoming noticeable over larger distances.

An arrow's speed determine the damage it inflicts. When fired from a fully-charged unenchanted bow, arrows do 9♥♥♥♥♥ of damage, with a smaller chance to damage for 10♥♥♥♥♥. They inflict 6♥♥♥ damage from a medium-charged bow, and 1♥ from a bow with no charge. Arrows fired from dispensers always do 3♥♥ of damage. Arrows fired from crossbows do 6♥♥♥ to 11♥ × 5.5 of damage.

Immediately after hitting the target, there is a 0.5 second cooldown period during which the target is immune to further damage. Arrows hitting the mob in this state lose all speed and drop to the ground.

An arrow shot into a tree.
Two players with arrows sticking out of them.

Arrows also stick into objects they come in contact with and remain there for one minute before disappearing; the distance from the object and the angle determine how far into the target the arrow penetrates. Such arrows may be retrievable.

The custom effects (NBT tag CustomPotionEffects) of tipped arrows evaporate after the arrow has been stuck for 30 seconds, but the primary effect (NBT tag Potion) is not subject to evaporation.

If an arrow is stuck in a block, and that block is broken or disappears (e.g., leaves upon decay), then the arrow falls straight down and damages entities below.

Arrows can bounce off mobs immune to damage like the wither under the "wither armor" effect and a perching ender dragon.

Arrows shot through lava (but not fire) catch on fire and show an appropriate animation until they pass through water. Like arrows shot from a bow with the Flame enchantment, they can set other entities they hit on fire for 5 seconds and ignite TNT.

An arrow shot at a boat‌[JE only] or any kind of minecart causes the vehicle to break, dropping any components (including container contents).

Arrows can get stuck in players in Java Edition, although not any other mobs. They appear as regular arrows regardless of type.[2]

Redstone circuits[edit]

An arrow can activate a wooden button, wooden pressure plate, a tripwire or a target. If the arrow sticks in the switch, the switch remains activated until the arrow despawns after one minute. Other switches (such as those made of iron) are not affected by arrows.

When arrows are fired into the sides of blocks, they change their orientation to point more downward than their original flight path might indicate. This can cause them to intersect and thus trigger switches above them that they didn't actually hit, or block rails above them.

Explosions[edit]

Arrows are affected by explosions while they are in flight. Since explosions increase the speed of an arrow, they can also increase the damage dealt by them.

Variants[edit]

Tipped arrows[edit]

Tipped arrows are arrows that imbue a potion effect when hitting a mob or player. The duration of the effect is 18 that of the corresponding potion, if applicable, and is not affected by the power of the arrow. The status effect is the same as the regular power effect for the potion. If a bow is enchanted with Infinity, tipped arrows are still consumed.

The types of arrows are:

  • Arrow of Regeneration
  • Arrow of Swiftness
  • Arrow of Fire Resistance
  • Arrow of Healing
  • Arrow of Night Vision
  • Arrow of Strength
  • Arrow of Leaping
  • Arrow of Invisibility
  • Arrow of Poison
  • Arrow of Weakness
  • Arrow of Slowness
  • Arrow of Harming
  • Arrow of Water Breathing
  • Arrow of Luck[JE only]
  • Arrow of Decay[BE only]
  • Arrow of the Turtle Master
  • Arrow of Slow Falling

Uncraftable tipped arrow[edit]

In Java Edition, the uncraftable tipped arrow is a tipped arrow with no effect that is unobtainable in regular gameplay. It is also available in potion, splash and lingering potion forms.

It can be obtained using the following command: /give @s minecraft:tipped_arrow{Potion:"minecraft:empty"}. It is also obtained any time a potion has invalid or missing potion effect tags, and thus serves as a placeholder.

Icon Name
Uncraftable Tipped Arrow

Spectral arrows[edit]

Information icon.svg
This feature is exclusive to Java Edition.

A spectral arrow confers the Glowing status effect for 10 seconds. The Glowing effect creates an outline of the target, which is visible through blocks, and colored based on the target's team (white by default). Even if a bow is enchanted with Infinity, spectral arrows are still consumed.

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Arrow hitsFriendly Creatures? entity.arrow.hitsubtitles.entity.arrow.hit1.01.016
Player hitPlayers? entity.arrow.hit_playersubtitles.entity.arrow.hit_player1.01.016
Arrow firedPlayers? entity.arrow.shootsubtitles.entity.arrow.shoot1.01.016
Skeleton shoots? ? entity.skeleton.shootsubtitles.entity.skeleton.shoot? ? 16
Crossbow firesPlayers? item.crossbow.shootsubtitles.item.crossbow.shoot0.8 / 0.90.9 / 1.016
Dispensed item? ? block.dispenser.launchsubtitles.block.dispenser.dispense? ? 16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Arrowarrow item.minecraft.arrow
Spectral Arrowspectral_arrow item.minecraft.spectral_arrow
Tipped Arrowtipped_arrow item.minecraft.tipped_arrow
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.empty
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.water
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.mundane
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.thick
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.awkward
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.night_vision
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.invisibility
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.leaping
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.fire_resistance
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.swiftness
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.slowness
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.water_breathing
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.healing
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.harming
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.poison
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.regeneration
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.strength
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.weakness
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.levitation
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.luck
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.turtle_master
item.minecraft.tipped_arrow.effect.slow_falling
Arrowarrow entity.minecraft.arrow
Spectral Arrowspectral_arrow entity.minecraft.spectral_arrow

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Arrowarrow 362item.arrow.name
item.tipped_arrow.name
tipped_arrow.effect.water
tipped_arrow.effect.mundane
tipped_arrow.effect.thick
tipped_arrow.effect.awkward
tipped_arrow.effect.nightVision
tipped_arrow.effect.invisibility
tipped_arrow.effect.jump
tipped_arrow.effect.fireResistance
tipped_arrow.effect.moveSpeed
tipped_arrow.effect.moveSlowdown
tipped_arrow.effect.waterBreathing
tipped_arrow.effect.heal
tipped_arrow.effect.harm
tipped_arrow.effect.poison
tipped_arrow.effect.regeneration
tipped_arrow.effect.damageBoost
tipped_arrow.effect.weakness
tipped_arrow.effect.wither
tipped_arrow.effect.turtleMaster
tipped_arrow.effect.slowFalling
Arrowarrow 80entity.arrow.name

Item Data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, arrows use the following item data values:

Arrow Regular Extended Enhanced
(Level II)
Arrow 0 N/A N/A
Arrow of Splashing 1 N/A N/A
Tipped Arrow (Mundane) 2 3 N/A
Tipped Arrow (Thick) 4 N/A N/A
Tipped Arrow (Awkward) 5 N/A N/A
Arrow of Night Vision 6 7 N/A
Arrow of Invisibility 8 9 N/A
Arrow of Leaping 10 11 12
Arrow of Fire Resistance 13 14 N/A
Arrow of Swiftness 15 16 17
Arrow of Slowness 18 19 N/A
Arrow of Water Breathing 20 21 N/A
Arrow of Healing 22 N/A 23
Arrow of Harming 24 N/A 25
Arrow of Poison 26 27 28
Arrow of Regeneration 29 30 31
Arrow of Strength 32 33 34
Arrow of Weakness 35 36 N/A
Arrow of Decay 37 N/A N/A
Arrow of the Turtle Master 38 39 40
Arrow of Slow Falling 41 42 N/A

Normal and tipped arrows[edit]

Arrows have entity data that define various properties of the entity.

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities see Template:Nbt inherit/entity/template
    • Tags common to all projectiles see Template:Nbt inherit/projectile/template
    •  shake: The "shake" when projectiles hit a block.
    •  pickup: 0 = cannot be picked up by players. 1 = can be picked up by players in survival or creative. 2 = can be picked up by players only in creative.
    •  player: 1 or 0 (true/false) - If pickup is not used, and this is true, the projectile can be picked up by players.
    •  life: Increments each tick when a projectile is not moving; resets to 0 if it moves. When it ticks to 1200, the projectile despawns.
    •  damage: Damage dealt by the the projectile, in half-hearts. May not be a whole number. 2.0 for normal arrows, and increased 0.5 per level of Power enchantment on the firing bow. If the Power enchantment is present, an additional 0.5 is added on (so Power I gives a bonus of 1.0, while Power II gives 1.5).[check the code]
    •  inGround: 1 or 0 (true/false) - If the projectile is in the ground or hit the ground already (For arrow pickup; you cannot pickup arrows in the air)
    •  crit: 1 or 0 (true/false) - Whether the projectile deals critical damage.
    •  ShotFromCrossbow: 1 or 0 (true/false) - Whether the projectile is shot from a crossbow.
    •  PierceLevel: The amount of times this projectile can pierce through an entity.
    •  SoundEvent: The sound event to play when hitting a block/mob, cannot use non-vanilla sound events.
    •  Owner: The UUID of the entity that fired the projectile, stored as four ints. May not exist.
  • An arrow entity is a tipped arrow if it has either the Potion or CustomPotionEffects tag. The tipped_arrow item uses these tags, but the arrow item does not.
    •  Color: Used by the arrow entity, for displaying the custom potion color of a fired arrow item that had a CustomPotionColor tag. The numeric color code are calculated from the Red, Green and Blue components using this formula: Red<<16 + Green<<8 + Blue. For positive values larger than 0x00FFFFFF, the top byte is ignored. All negative values remove the particles.
    •  CustomPotionEffects: The custom potion effects (status effects) this potion or tipped arrow has.
      • One of these for each effect.
        •  Id: The numeric ID of the effect.
        •  Amplifier: The amplifier of the effect, with level I having value 0. Negative levels are discussed here. Optional, and defaults to level I.
        •  Duration: The duration of the effect in ticks. Values 0 or lower are treated as 1. Optional, and defaults to 1 tick.
        •  Ambient: 1 or 0 (true/false) - whether or not this is an effect provided by a beacon and therefore should be less intrusive on the screen. Optional, and defaults to false. Due to a bug, it has no effect on splash potions.
        •  ShowParticles: 1 or 0 (true/false) - whether or not this effect produces particles. Optional, and defaults to true. Due to a bug, it has no effect on splash potions.
        •  ShowIcon: 1 or 0 (true/false) - true if effect icon is shown. false if no icon is shown.
    •  Potion: The name of the default potion effect. This name differs from the status effect name. For example, the value for an "Instant Health II" potion is "minecraft:strong_healing". A potion or tipped arrow getting its effects from this tag is named with the proper effect. The default value is "minecraft:empty", which gives it the "Uncraftable" name.
    •  CustomPotionColor: The item uses this custom color, and area-of-effect clouds, arrows, and splash and lingering potions use it for their particle effects. This color does not extend, however, to the particles given off by entities who ultimately receive the effect. The numeric color code are calculated from the Red, Green and Blue components using this formula: Red<<16 + Green<<8 + Blue. For positive values larger than 0x00FFFFFF, the top byte is ignored. All negative values produce white.

Spectral arrows[edit]

Spectral arrows also have entity data that define various properties of the entity.

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities see Template:Nbt inherit/entity/template
    • Tags common to all projectiles see Template:Nbt inherit/projectile/template
    •  shake: The "shake" when projectiles hit a block.
    •  pickup: 0 = cannot be picked up by players. 1 = can be picked up by players in survival or creative. 2 = can be picked up by players only in creative.
    •  player: 1 or 0 (true/false) - If pickup is not used, and this is true, the projectile can be picked up by players.
    •  life: Increments each tick when a projectile is not moving; resets to 0 if it moves. When it ticks to 1200, the projectile despawns.
    •  damage: Damage dealt by the the projectile, in half-hearts. May not be a whole number. 2.0 for normal arrows, and increased 0.5 per level of Power enchantment on the firing bow. If the Power enchantment is present, an additional 0.5 is added on (so Power I gives a bonus of 1.0, while Power II gives 1.5).[check the code]
    •  inGround: 1 or 0 (true/false) - If the projectile is in the ground or hit the ground already (For arrow pickup; you cannot pickup arrows in the air)
    •  crit: 1 or 0 (true/false) - Whether the projectile deals critical damage.
    •  ShotFromCrossbow: 1 or 0 (true/false) - Whether the projectile is shot from a crossbow.
    •  PierceLevel: The amount of times this projectile can pierce through an entity.
    •  SoundEvent: The sound event to play when hitting a block/mob, cannot use non-vanilla sound events.
    •  Owner: The UUID of the entity that fired the projectile, stored as four ints. May not exist.
    •  Duration: The time in ticks that the Glowing effect persists.

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Sniper DuelKill a Skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters.Use a launched arrow to kill a skeleton, wither skeleton, or a stray from 50 or more blocks away, horizontally.30GBronze
ArcherKill a creeper with arrows.10GBronze
BullseyeHit the bullseye of a Target block.15GBronze

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Not Today, Thank You
Deflect a projectile with a shieldSuit UpDeflect any projectile with a shield.story/deflect_arrow

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Ol' Betsy
Shoot a crossbowAdventureadventure/ol_betsy

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Take Aim
Shoot something with an arrowMonster HunterUsing a bow or a crossbow, shoot an entity with an arrow, tipped arrow, or spectral arrow.adventure/shoot_arrow

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

Two Birds, One Arrow
Kill two Phantoms with a piercing arrowOl' BetsyUse a crossbow enchanted with Piercing to kill two phantoms.adventure/two_birds_one_arrow

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Who's the Pillager Now?
Give a Pillager a taste of their own medicineOl' BetsyKill a pillager with a crossbow.adventure/whos_the_pillager_now

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

Arbalistic
Kill five unique mobs with one crossbow shotOl' BetsyThis is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it.adventure/arbalistic

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

Sniper Duel
Kill a Skeleton from at least 50 meters awayTake AimKill a skeleton with a projectile while being at least 50 blocks away horizontally.adventure/sniper_duel

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

Bullseye
Hit the bullseye of a Target block from at least 30 meters awayTake AimShoot the center of a target with a projectile from at least 30 blocks away horizontally.adventure/bullseye

History[edit]

Java Edition Classic
0.24_SURVIVAL_TESTArrow JE1.png Arrows have been added as an object and are fired by pressing Tab ↹.
0.25 SURVIVAL TESTArrow JE2 BE1.png The texture of arrows has been changed.
Arrows now deal more damage, and can damage the player.
The player now has only a limited number of arrows; the remaining amount is shown above the hotbar labeled as "Arrows".
Purple Arrow JE1.png Skeletons now fire purple arrows, instead of hitting the player directly. These arrows can't be collected by the player.
When a skeleton is killed, it now drops 6-8 normal arrows for the player to gather.
0.29Arrows can no longer be shot by the player in Creative Mode.
Java Edition Indev
0.3120100122Arrow (item) JE1 BE1.png Arrows have been added as items alongside with bows.
The "Arrows" display above the hotbar has been removed.
20100124Arrows now have a sound effect. What this sound effect is is completely unknown; it could be for hitting a block, for being fired or for something else entirely.
20100130Arrows are now craftable.
20100219Arrows are now dropped by skeletons.
Java Edition Infdev
20100316Arrows now have a high chance of spawning either a sheep or a pig upon hitting a block.
20100413Arrows no longer spawn mobs.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.14The tip of an arrow in crafting is now made from flint rather than an iron ingot.
Java Edition Beta
1.6?Arrows could be used to stick in any block before this update, even some non-solid ones. For example, they could stick in torches, sugar cane and nether portals.
1.8Pre-releaseArrows can no longer be rapid-fired from bows; they must be charged first.
Arrows (with a bow at full strength) can now travel 120 blocks when fired from the optimal angle, and stick to mobs.
Sound UpdateArrow firing sounds have been changed - see sounds section
Java Edition
November 21, 2011Exploding arrows mentioned.
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseArrows no longer stick to mobs.
RC1Arrow landing sounds have been changed.
1.1?Arrows on fire now set the entities they hit on fire. Before, arrows could be on fire (like other entities), but they did not set what they hit on fire, and there was no enchantment to fire flaming arrows.
1.3.112w21aFarmer villagers now sell 9–12 arrows for 1 emerald.
12w23aArrows can now activate tripwire switches and wooden pressure plates.
1.4.212w34aArrows can now activate wooden buttons.
12w34bArrows on fire can now ignite TNT.
1.4.41.4.3Arrows now stick to players again, but not mobs.
1.4.6preArrows now make a "ding" sound when they hit a player.
1.814w02aFarmer villagers no longer sell arrows.
Fletcher villagers now sell 8–12 arrows for 1 emerald.
14w25aAn underwater arrow now loses all velocity after a few blocks and slowly falls.
A flaming arrow underwater now gets extinguished.
14w26aFire arrows can now be used to detonate minecarts with TNT.
1.915w31aArrow of Fire Resistance JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Harming JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Healing JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Invisibility JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Leaping JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Luck JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Night Vision JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Poison JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Regeneration JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Slowness JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Strength JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Swiftness JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Water Breathing JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Weakness JE1 BE1.png Added 15 new arrow types, 14 of which are tipped with a different potion effect. However, some of them don't function yet.
Spectral Arrow JE1.png Spectral Arrow (Item) JE1.png Added spectral arrows. They show mob and player outlines in their team color when hit.
15w33cAdded shields; though they fully block damage from arrows, arrows still visually stick into the player.
15w37aArrows now ricochet off of shields.
15w44bAdded the initial method for obtaining tipped arrows, which lasted until snapshot 16w06a – firing arrows into a lingering potion cloud.
15w47bArrows now ricochet off of creative mode players, whereas before they would pass straight through.
15w49aTipped and spectral arrows are no longer affected by the Infinity enchantment.
16w06aTipped arrows have been given a crafting recipe, and are no longer obtained by shooting them into a lingering potion cloud.
1.1016w20aArrows of slowness may now drop from strays when they are killed by a player.
1.1116w32aThe entity IDs have been changed from Arrow and SpectralArrow to arrow and spectral_arrow.
16w32aTipped arrows of instant healing and instant damage now function. Previously, the fact that tipped arrows have 1/8th the duration was reducing 1 game tick to zero game ticks.
16w42aArrows now have a crit tag that determines whether it deals critical damage.
1.11.116w50aThe arrow entity now has a Color integer tag, for displaying the custom potion color of a fired arrow item that has a CustomPotionColor tag.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 262, 439 and 440.
18w07aArrow of the Turtle Master JE1 BE1.png Added the Arrow of the Turtle Master.
18w14aArrow of Slow Falling JE1 BE1.png Added the Arrow of Slow Falling.
1.1418w43aArrows are now used as ammo for crossbows.
Arrows can now break chorus flowers.
Arrow of Fire Resistance JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Harming JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Healing JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Invisibility JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Leaping JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Luck JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Night Vision JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Poison JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Regeneration JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Slowness JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Strength JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Swiftness JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Water Breathing JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Weakness JE2 BE2.png Arrow of the Turtle Master JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Slow Falling JE2 BE2.png The item sprite textures of tipped arrows has been changed.
Spectral Arrow (Item) JE2.png The item sprite texture for spectral arrow has been changed.
18w47aArrows can now be generated inside of pillager outpost chests.
19w12bMaster-level fletcher villagers can now trade any tipped arrows for a few emeralds and regular arrows.
19w13aAny regular or tipped arrow can be obtained as a reward item from fletcher villagers when the player has the Hero of the Village status effect.‌
1.14.1Pre-Release 2Flaming arrows can now light campfires.
1.1620w16aArrows and spectral arrows now generate in bastion remnants chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.3Arrow JE2 BE1.png Arrow (item) JE1 BE1.png Added arrows.
0.12.1build 1Arrows on fire now set the entities they hit on fire. Before, arrows could be on fire (like other entities), but they would not set what they hit on fire, and there was no enchantment to fire flaming arrows.
Arrows on fire can now ignite TNT.
An underwater arrow now loses all velocity after a few blocks and slowly falls.
0.13.0build 1Arrows now update sand and gravel.
0.15.0build 1Arrow of Fire Resistance JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Harming JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Healing JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Invisibility JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Leaping JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Night Vision JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Poison JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Regeneration JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Slowness JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Strength JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Swiftness JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Water Breathing JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Weakness JE1 BE1.png Added tipped arrows.
Tipped arrows are made by using cauldrons filled with potions.
Arrows can now be found inside dispensers in jungle temples.
0.16.0build 4Arrow of Decay BE1.png Added the Arrow of Decay.
Arrows of Decay currently have a white pixelated texture.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Tipped arrows are now craftable, but they can still be obtained by using cauldrons filled with potions.
1.0.4alpha 1.0.4.0Arrows are now sold by fletcher villagers.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0The entity ID has been changed from arrow.skeleton to arrow.
alpha 1.1.0.9Arrow of Decay BE2.png The texture of arrows of Decay has been changed.
Bedrock Edition
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.4Arrow of the Turtle Master JE1 BE1.png Added the Arrow of the Turtle Master.
1.6.0beta 1.6.0.5Arrow of Slow Falling JE1 BE1.png Added the Arrow of Slow Falling.
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.10Arrows can now be used as ammo for the new crossbows.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Added pillagers, which drop arrows upon death.
beta 1.9.0.2Arrows and tipped arrows can now be used to craft fletching tables.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Arrow of Fire Resistance JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Harming JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Healing JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Invisibility JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Leaping JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Luck JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Night Vision JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Poison JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Regeneration JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Slowness JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Strength JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Swiftness JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Water Breathing JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Weakness JE2 BE2.png Arrow of the Turtle Master JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Slow Falling JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Decay BE3.png The item sprite textures of tipped arrows have been changed.
Arrows can now be found in pillager outpost chests.
Arrows can now break chorus flowers.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Arrows can now be found in village fletcher chests.
Flaming arrows can now light campfires.
beta 1.11.0.4Fletcher villagers now sell 5 arrows for one emerald.
Various regular tipped arrows can now be obtained via trading with fletcher villagers.
beta 1.11.0.7Arrow no longer can be used to craft fletching table.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.3Novice-level fletcher villagers now sell 16 regular arrows instead of 5 arrows.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Added piglins, which drop arrows upon death.
beta 1.16.0.57Arrows now generate in bastion remnants chests.
Master-level fletcher villager now always offer 1 of 15 tipped arrows.
Piglin no longer drop arrow.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.00Patch 11.0.1Arrow JE2 BE1.png Arrow (item) JE1 BE1.png Added arrows.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3An underwater arrow now loses all velocity after a few blocks and slowly falls.
A flaming arrow underwater now gets extinguished.
TU46CU361.38Patch 15Arrow of Fire Resistance JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Harming JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Healing JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Invisibility JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Leaping JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Luck JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Night Vision JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Poison JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Regeneration JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Slowness JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Strength JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Swiftness JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Water Breathing JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Weakness JE1 BE1.png Added tipped arrows.
Spectral Arrow (Item) JE1.png Added spectral arrows.
Spectral arrows are currently unobtainable and do not any effects.
TU57CU491.56Patch 271.0.7Spectral arrows now have effects but are not craftable. They can be obtained only via inventory editing.
TU691.76Patch 38Arrow of the Turtle Master JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Slow Falling JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Decay BE2.png Added the Arrow of the Turtle Master, Slow Falling and Decay.
1.90Arrow of Fire Resistance JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Harming JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Healing JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Invisibility JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Leaping JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Luck JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Night Vision JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Poison JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Regeneration JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Slowness JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Strength JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Swiftness JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Water Breathing JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Weakness JE2 BE2.png Arrow of the Turtle Master JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Slow Falling JE2 BE2.png Arrow of Decay BE3.png The item sprite textures of tipped arrows have been changed.
Spectral Arrow (Item) JE2.png The item sprite texture for spectral arrow has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Arrow JE2 BE1.png Arrow (item) JE1 BE1.png Added arrows.
Arrow of Fire Resistance JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Harming JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Healing JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Invisibility JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Leaping JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Night Vision JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Poison JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Regeneration JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Slowness JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Strength JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Swiftness JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Water Breathing JE1 BE1.png Arrow of Weakness JE1 BE1.png Added tipped arrows.

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Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • By default, arrows spawn slightly offset to the right. If the player stands close to a wall and fires several arrows without moving the crosshair, the arrows cluster around a point slightly to the right of the crosshair. If the player switches their main hand to be the left hand in options, the arrows instead cluster to the left.
  • Arrows fired at Nether Portals often skip through the portal block completely and fail to collide, thus continuing through to the opposite side of the block.
  • A tipped arrow with no potion effect (obtained via commands) is called "Arrow of Splashing".
  • Arrows stuck in blocks vibrate upon a world reload.[3]
  • Although endermen teleport when hit by any tipped arrow, they are still given the said effects while avoiding arrow damage.
  • In Bedrock Edition, even if a tipped arrow is blocked with a shield, the player still gets the effect.[4]
  • Arrows are the only object capable of passing through non-solid blocks such as open fence gates, dead bush, levers, cobweb, or string. Other projectiles such as ender pearls, eyes of ender, or dropped items cannot do this.

References[edit]

  1. MC-128845 – resolved as "Works as Intended"
  2. MC-83933
  3. MC-93992 – "Arrow shakes when world loads" resolved as "Won't Fix"
  4. MCPE-52904