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|— Duncan Geere|
|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.[Bedrock, Legacy Console and Java editions only]|
|2x Damaged Wooden Hoe or
2x Damaged Stone Hoe or
2x Damaged Iron Hoe or
2x Damaged Golden Hoe or
2x Damaged Diamond Hoe
|The durability of the two hoes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.|
A hoe can be repaired in an anvil by adding units of the corresponding material, each restores 25% its maximum durability, rounded down.
Diamond hoes can be found in 21.8% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.
Novice-level toolsmith villagers have a chance to sell a stone hoe for one emerald, and journeyman-level toolsmiths have a chance to sell a diamond hoe for 4 emeralds. In Bedrock Edition, these are 25% chances, and in Java Edition, these are 40% chances.
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:
|Curse of Vanishing[note 2][JE & LCE only]||I|
|Iron Nugget or
|Iron Hoe or
Golden Hoe +
|Sound||Subtitle||Namespaced ID||Subtitle ID||Source||Pitch||Volume||Attenuation distance|
|Item||Namespaced 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||Exhaust the durability of a diamond hoe, breaking it.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|February 6, 2010||Added hoes.|
|The golden hoe has a much higher durability of 513 instead the usual 33 for the golden tools.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.17_02||The durability of the golden hoe has now been decreased from 513 to 65.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.2||The durability of the golden hoe has now been decreased from 65 to 33.|
|1.6||Test Build 3||Before, using a hoe on grass blocks was the only way to collect seeds for planting. As tall grass has now been introduced, this feature has now been removed.|
|1.3.1||12w18a||Wooden hoes can now be used as fuel in a furnace.|
|12w21a||Blacksmith villagers 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 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 now do slightly more damage than an unarmed attack.|
|15w34d||All hoes now lose 1 durability when used as a weapon.|
|15w35a||Hoes 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 can now be smelted 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.|
|1.14||18w43a||The textures of all hoes have now been changed.|
|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 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 126.96.36.199||Iron and golden hoes are now smeltable.|
|Diamond hoes can now be found inside woodland mansion chests.|
|1.2.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Hoes can now be used to transform coarse dirt into normal dirt.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Due to villages being overhauled, wooden hoes can no longer be found in villages.|
|The textures of all hoes have now been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Stone and diamond hoes can now be bought from toolsmith villagers.|
|1.12.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Price of Diamond hoe sold by toolsmith villagers has now been lowered to 4 emeralds.|
|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.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||The textures of all hoes have now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
- Tilling a dirt block, which has a dirt block on top of it, changes 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 reverts to dirt and the selected block is not 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.