Wood: 60 Uses
Diamond: No(yes[upcoming: BE 1.11])
See Data values
See Data values
|Any Planks or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
|Damaged Matching Hoe||The durability of the two hoes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.|
Diamond hoes can be found in 21.8% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.
Toolsmith villagers have a 25% chance to sell a stone hoe for one emerald as one of their first tier trades, and have a 25% chance to sell a diamond hoe for 9 emeralds as one of their third tier trades.[upcoming: BE 1.11]
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.
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)|
A hoe can receive the following enchantments and curses:
|Iron Nugget or
|Iron Hoe or
Golden Hoe +
|Item||Name ID||Numeric ID[BE only]|
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Time to Farm!||Use planks and sticks to make a hoe||Pick up any type of hoe from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10G||Bronze|
|MOAR Tools||Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one shovel, one axe and one hoe).||Yes||Yes||Yes||Wii U, Switch||15G||Bronze|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Serious Dedication||Completely use up a diamond hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices||A Seedy Place||Unobtainable due to until JE 1.14].[|
Use up the final bit of durability on a diamond hoe, so that it breaks.[upcoming: JE 1.14]
|Java Edition Indev|
|February 6, 2010||Added hoes.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.6||Test Build 3||Before, using a hoe on grass blocks was the only way to collect seeds for planting. When tall grass was introduced, this feature was removed.|
|1.3.1||12w18a||Wooden hoes can now be used as fuel in a furnace.|
|12w21a||Blacksmith villagers will now sell 1 diamond hoe for 7 emeralds, and 1 iron hoe for 4–5 emeralds.|
|1.4.2||12w38a||Hoes now have a sound when tilling dirt.|
|1.8||14w02a||Villagers will now no longer trade iron or diamond hoes, making diamond hoes non-renewable.|
|14w32a||Hoes can now be used to convert coarse dirt into regular dirt.|
|1.9||15w34c||Stone, iron and diamond hoes will now do slightly more damage than an unarmed attack.|
|15w34d||All hoes will now lose 1 durability when used as a weapon.|
|15w35a||Hoes will now all do the same damage, but better materials have higher speeds.|
|15w50a||Added a sound for hoes: |
|1.11||16w39a||Diamond hoes are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.|
|1.11.1||16w50a||Golden and iron hoes will now smelt down into one of their respective nuggets.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 290, 291, 292, 293 and 294.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.14||18w43a||Changed the textures of all hoes.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.4.0||Added hoes. Wheat seeds are now obtained by using a hoe on grass blocks.|
|0.8.0||build 3||Beetroot seeds, carrots and potatoes are now obtained by using a hoe on grass blocks.|
|build 4||Carrots and potatoes will now no longer spawn from tilling grass blocks with a hoe.|
|0.11.0||build 11||Wooden, stone, golden, and diamond hoes are now available in the creative inventory.|
|build 12||Wooden, stone, golden, and diamond hoes have now been removed from creative.|
|build 13||All hoes are now available in creative mode again.|
|0.16.2||Wooden hoes can now be found inside the chest in the large house of ice plains villages.|
|1.1.0||alpha 22.214.171.124||Iron and golden hoes are now smeltable.|
|Diamond hoes can now be found inside woodland mansion chests.|
|1.2.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Hoes can now be used to transform coarse dirt into normal dirt.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Due to villages being overhauled, wooden hoes can no longer be found in villages.|
|Changed the textures of all hoes.|
|1.11.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Stone and diamond hoes can now be bought from toolsmith villagers.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Added hoes (all five types).|
|TU53||CU43||1.49||Patch 23||Patch s3||Iron and golden hoes are now smeltable.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
- Tilling a dirt block, which has a dirt block on top of it, will change 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 will revert to dirt and the selected block will not be 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.