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How to make an Arrow in Minecraft: Materials, Uses and more!

The Arrow in Minecraft is the basic ammunition for Bows, Crossbows and Dispensers and players absolutely need these in long range fights. Here is how to make one from scratch!

How to make an Arrow in Minecraft?

Minecraft weaponry is an integral part of the game and players must craft weapons to survive in the world. Here is how to make an Arrow in Minecraft using simple ingredients.

Minecraft is a open-world sand-box game where players can craft, build and adventure as they wish. However, danger lurks around every corner of the world and players must be aware of them. To repel these hostile monsters, players need appropriate weapons to defeat them. One of the best weapon is the Bow and arrows are the best friend for this weapon!

Here is how to make an Arrow in Minecraft from scratch!

Arrow in Minecraft

Arrow in Minecraft

The Arrow is the ammunition for the Minecraft Bow, Crossbows and dispensers. They can also be customised to give out various effects when needed!

Related: Crossbows vs Bows in Minecraft: Which weapon is better for ranged combat?

Arrows can be found naturally in the world in Village, Pillager Outpost, Jungle Temples and Bastion Remnants Chests. They can also be found in villager trades and from mob drops from Skeletons and Strays.

Fun Fact: Players can also get free arrows from the Villagers if they have the Hero of the Village effect on them!


  • Arrows can be shot from a Bow, Crossbows and Dispensers to hurt enemies or hostile mobs.
  • Arrows also travel faster through the air as compared to inside water.
  • Players need to charge the weapon before releasing the arrow, and the amount of charge determines the distance the arrow travels and the damage.
  • Players can also retrieve shot sorrows by walking over them!
  • An arrow using a Flame tip can also be used to trigger explosives like TNT.


Arrow in Minecraft

The Arrows in Minecraft com with a wide variety of effects and are divided into the following:

  • 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[JAVA only]
  • Arrow of Decay‌[BEDROCK only]
  • Arrow of the Turtle Master
  • Arrow of Slow Falling

How to make an Arrow in Minecraft?

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Players need to collect 3 distinct items to make a Arrow in Minecraft:

  • Flint x1
  • Stick x1
  • Feather x1

Players can find Flint by breaking Gravel blocks. Sticks can be obtained from chests or from breaking the leaves of the trees. Players can also process wooden planks to make Sticks.

Feather are dropped by Chickens when they are killed.

Recipe for Arrow

Combine the three items in a Crafting Table to make a Arrow in Minecraft. This recipe makes only one arrow.

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