A bow can be one of the best weapons that a player can use in Minecraft to attack enemies without getting close to them. It is quite easy to use and has the ability to give enough damage to the opponents. But, new players may get confused regarding how to make a bow in Minecraft and use it.
Well, the process is pretty simple. Read on to find out how you can make a bow in minecraft and utilize it to destroy your enemies.
How To Make a Bow In Minecraft?
Accumulate The Resources
There are two main resources that you will need to make a bow in Minecraft – three sticks and three strings.
1. Getting The Sticks
To get the sticks, you will need a block of wood. When you get it, make a wooden plank from it by placing it in your crafting table.
Now from these wooden planks you can produce sticks. Simply place the wooden planks in the crafting table, and they will result in sticks.
Please know that one woodblock will provide you with four pieces of wooden planks. And one wooden plank will give you two sticks.
2. Getting The Strings
Strings are another main component that is required to make a bow successfully. There are usually two ways to get the strings.
The first one is by breaking the cobweb with the help of a sword. Cobwebs are an item that you cannot make using a crafting table but can find in abandoned mineshafts and villages, and igloo basements.
Breaking one cobweb will give you one string, which means that you will be required to break at least three cobwebs to get the strings required to make a bow.
Another way to get the strings is by killing the spiders. Killing one spider will probably give you between 0 to 2 strings at a time.
Spiders mostly spawn at night, which may make it difficult to accumulate strings with this methods. It is recommended to use the technique of killing the cobweb to get strings easily.
Let’s Make The Bow
So, once you have successfully collected the required sticks and strings, you are fully set to make the bow. Follow the instructions given below:
Set up the sticks on your crafting table. We will need to put the sticks in a triangular form, meaning place one stick in the middle of the upper 1/3 of your crafting table grid.
Then, place the second stick to the right of the middle 1/3 of your crafting table grid. Now, place the last stick in the middle of the bottom 1/3 of your crafting table grid.
Place the Strings in your crafting table grid on the left side in a straight vertical line, as shown in the image below.
Click on the craft button to turn your sticks and string into a bow.
That’s it. You have successfully created a bow in Minecraft, which you can now use to enhance your gameplay without any doubt.
How To Make Arrows In Minecraft?
Without arrows, bows are useless. You need arrows in order to fire a bow toward your enemy. You can either find an arrow in the chests or after defeating the bow-wielding skeletons.
However, if you are not able to find one, don’t worry. You can create an arrow on your own. Here’s how:
Collect the following resources:
- One Flint – It can be found by mining gravel. Know that there are 10% chances of finding a flint while mining the gravel.
- One stick – Use the methods described above to get your stick.
- One Feather – Kill chickens in order to get feathers.
Now, hop onto your crafting table to begin the process of creating your arrows. You will need to place the resources that you just collected. Place them in the middle in a vertical straight line as shown in the below image.
Once you have placed all the items on the crafting table, click on craft to produce the final product – your arrow.
How To Use a Bow In Minecraft?
Now, you know how to make a bow in Minecraft? It’s also crucial to know how to utilize it.
Follow the instructions below to use a bow in Minecraft and take its full benefit.
Step 1 – Select the bow from your hot bar and aim it on the target.
Step 2 – Charge your bow. It will take around 1 second only, and once it is charged fully, you will see it extending and a little bit shaking.
Step 3 – Now shoot the arrow by releasing the button you are using. If you are shooting a living being, you will notice the target turning pink when it gets a hit. You can also pick the arrow back if it hits a non-living thing.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Are Bows More Powerful Than Swords In Minecraft?
Yes, in general, when bows are used with full power, they provide more damage than swords.
2. Is It Possible To Repair a Bow?
Yes, you can repair a bow with the help of a Crafting Table, Anvil, or Grindstone.
3. Does a Bow Have Mending and Infinity?
Yes. In Minecraft, a bow usually has various enchantments, which also include Mending and Infinity.
That was your complete guide on how to make a bow in Minecraft. Now, you can continue with your gameplay and use the step-by-step guide provided in this article to build your bow and use it to kill your enemies from a distance.
The best benefits of a bow is that it will keep you away from your enemy and protect you from their attack. However, ensure to have some arrows in your inventory to use the bow fully.