How to Make A Bow in Minecraft

Bow and Arrow is an item which most players of Minecraft find very important and useful. It actually provides two types of attack styles and they are:

  • Melee – this type of attack shows all kinds of ground attacks like swords and punching.
  • Ranged – these are all kinds of long ranged attacks like trident and with bow.

How to Make a Bow in Minecraft?

For you to be able to make a bow in Minecraft, you will have to open your crafting table. The crafting table comes in 3 x 3 crafting grid where you could place a combination of items which could transform into another item that you would need while playing Minecraft.

To make a bow, you will have to place three strings on the third column of the crafting grid. Then, place a stick on the first column, second row. Once you find the bow, you could drag it into your inventory.

Bow in Minecraft

Bow is a weapon which is used to attack from a far distance. It is one of the five weapons you would be able to use in the Minecraft game. The other weapons are sword, axe, crossbow and trident.

As mentioned earlier, it is a ranged type of weapon. This could be used when you are trying to kill mobs. Though this weapon is very convenient and nice to have, it is a bit difficult to create it on the crafting table. Do not fret, as through this article, we shall provide you a guideline on how to do this.

When you are able to create or craft a bow, you will be able to use it 385 times without having to worry about power and breaking it. Keep in mind as well that since this is a ranged type of weapon, the farther you try to aim and hit, just like a normal bow in the real world, the lower the damage. In other words, it will decrease the power or damage. Hence, if you wish to have better result or damage, ensure that your bow has a maximum charge before you shoot.

Available Platforms

Java Edition – Windows, Mac & Linux PC’s

Bedrock Edition – Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s

Education Edition- Mac, iOS 12, Windows 10 PC’s

PlayStation Edition – PlayStation 3 & 4

How to Make A Bow in Minecraft

Before you are able to craft a bow in Minecraft, you must ensure that you have the materials required.

Require Items to Craft A Bow

  • 3 Sticks
  • 3 strings
  • Crafting table

The first thing you will have to do is to have a crafting table. For you to be able to craft a crafting table by placing 4 planks inside 2×2 grid crafting menu. When you make a crafting table, place the table on the ground.

Once your crafting table is created, open it and you would definitely see a 3×3 crafting grid. There are other crafting tables which you could find in other villages however keep in mind that finding one has a very low chance.

For you to be able to craft bows, you will have to craft sticks which is one of the most basic essential item. Sticks are also essential items for creating a bow.

Steps to Make Bows in Minecraft

To be able to create a stick, you will have to get logs and for you to be able to collect logs, you will have to punch any nearby tree. Put the logs into your crafting table for you to be able to get planks. Collect the planks and put it in this pattern: first row, second column for the first plank. For the second plank put it in the middle empty box and then you will find sticks. Collect the stick for you to be able to craft strings. This could be acquired through by either killing spiders or by breaking cobwebs.

For you to kill spiders and cave spiders you will notice drop of 1 to 2 strings when it dies. You could also increase it to 1 per level of looting. The maximum number of strings you could get from killing spiders is 5.

When you break cobwebs, you will be able to get a lot of strings in a short period of time. However, finding a cobweb is not easy. It usually is in mineshafts, stronghold libraries, igloo basements, abandoned villages and woodland mansion spider spawner rooms.

Steps to Make a Bow in Minecraft

Once you have collected all the items, you could now create a bow. Open your crafting table . Put on the first row, second box of the crafting table a stick and string on the third box. On the second row place a stick on the first box and string on the third box. Leave the middle box empty. On the third row put a stick on the second box and a string on the third box.

Other Ways to Obtain Bow in Minecraft

  • From Skeletons and Strays – you could get a bow from skeletons and strays about 8 to 8.5 chance.
  • From Trading – give two emeralds to the village traders
  • By Fishing – in most cases you will get a damaged bow

How to Make Fire Bow in Minecraft

This is a more powerful version of the normal bow. It could provide you additional extra powers which allows you to kill mobs faster and quicker.

For you to be able to create a fire bow, you would need more materials such as anvil, normal bow and an enchanted book with flame 1. You will need to place an anvil on the ground and right click on it. You will find a window opening and you will see two empty slots. Place the bow on the first slot and on the second slot. Place the enchanted book.

How to Repair a Bow in Minecraft

If you wish to repair a bow, you will need to put the bow inside the anvil’s first slot. Place other additional material in the second slot. Wait for a while until it is repaired.

Uses of Bow in Minecraft

  • you would need at least one arrow in your inventory
  • You could use your bow to kill mobs
  • Ensure that your bow is fully charged
  • Move at a sneaking speed unless you are riding a horse, minecart, boat or flying with elytra.
  • Keep in mind that you cannot kill an endermen with the use of a bow and an arrow
  • You will be able to kill mobs.


Can a bow have mending and infinity?

A bow could have many enchantments and mending and infinity are available as well.

Can you make a Netherite bow?

Unfortunately there is no netherite bow

Can you make a diamond bow in Minecraft?

No, you cannot make a diamond bow in Minecraft

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