Talk:Iron Bars

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It spikes.

Jeb stated in some tweet that the Wiki's guess on the iron bars was very accurate. They probably are not spikes, then. Camo Shoe Club 23:35, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

The unidentified object in this picture may be iron bars as well. Or they could be spikes. Is it worth a mention in this article? It's not definite, please mention that there is a lot of speculation going on, but there is a strong indication that it could be bars Ruins1.png --HexZyle 00:33, 14 July 2011 (UTC)


Who said that iron bars are mine-able with shears?

I'm kind of curious; I've been trying to follow the development of 1.8 but I might have missed something Verhalthur 17:02, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Fixed by Sedrick Stevenson Verhalthur 18:11, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

not iron bars?[edit]

Anyone think that this is just a redone web item? It certainly looks like one to me... --Conando 04:42, 8 July 2011 (UTC) I am not sure, why doesn't Jeb post in this discussion thread what he's thinking about the article? Karsten 19:56, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

That would be epic win. does anyone on the minecraft development team actually have MCW accounts? --HexZyle 07:16, 14 July 2011 (UTC


Ruins1.png I believe these pictured blocks are vines. Reasons for not being spikes or iron bars: 1) If you look at the blocks, they have pixels coming off of the main "shoots" which indicates that they are not bars. 2) They are not pointy and they are stacking hence, not spikes. 3) The color would not make sense for iron bars or spikes (presumably made of iron). The color is in fact a perfect match for a vine. 4) If you look at the blocks on the right side of the image you will notice that they don't sit in the same place on their square in the same way that tall grass does. Since vines are another plant item, it would be only logical that they would grow somewhat like tall grass.

Camakazininja 12:58, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

I agree, I think they are vines. If they are bars or spikes then they look really stupid. They don't look like iron and aren't bars at all. And there's no way there spikes.Discount Flunky 14:49, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Let's just wait[edit]

This has been created, discussed, argued, and deleted MULTIPLE times. No one is sure about what this is and it is best if we all just wait or someone gets a tweet response from someone at Mojang. Please stop this. --Dbdii407 16:16, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Speculation increases anticipation for future updates and reels in players to buy the game/resume playing after they have gotten bored. It may be annoying on the Talk pages, but it forwards and somewhat unites the Minecraft community to forward their ideas on upcoming updates. --HexZyle 12:48, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
The only thing that will "reel" players to buy the game/resume playing is the actual update, when it happens. I like it when a wiki, such as this one, contains true and genuine information. It gives me an unsteady thought when "Iron Bars", "Spikes", etc.. are randomly added/removed from here. It can be very confusing. --Dbdii407 15:03, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
True. I'd rather people just discuss it rather than continuously remove and add it without consulting others because they think their idea is "right". --HexZyle 03:56, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Proof they're Iron Bars[edit]

I don't feel that the picture provided on the main page proves that they are Iron Bars. However, in a detailed video presented by Notch himself, he hovers over it, and it says Iron Bars as the name.

Here's a picture:

(Not sure how Wiki pictures work, sorry)

This is the video by the way:

Deleted trivia about iron bars taking seven seconds to mine[edit]

I just mined some iron bars with a diamond pickaxe and it took no more than two seconds, so I deleted this bit of trivia. Lunakki 15:19, 1 December 2011 (UTC)


Can iron bars connect to Fence Gates like Fences do?Cobalt32 03:31, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Arrow Slits[edit]

One can use iron bars and doors to make arrow slits. Placing them next to each other leaves a small gap between the bars and the door that one can shoot arrows through (and mobs can see through). With enough arrow slits made this way, one can create overlapping fields of fire. like this: +_+ (+ is iron bars, _ is door) 19:27, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Villager Imprisonment[edit]

Can someone test if this is true or post a link to a Twitter post or changelog that describes this? I really this fact is true:

"While curing a Zombie Villager, iron bars placed nearby will speed up the healing process. The same happens with beds, and both these things occur in the stereotypical prison cell, encouraging players to imprison them."

Impossybull (talk) 00:29, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

It's been in the code since 1.4, though the effect is relatively small. -- Orthotopetalk 02:20, 11 August 2014 (UTC)