Today, you will learn how to craft and use Anvil in Minecraft. You can use the table of contents above to navigate quickly.

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Anvil Overview

Anvil at the top of a Barrel

The Anvil.

You can use Anvil to repair, rename, or give/combine enchantment(s) to an item. Anvil is just like Sand and Gravel, it affects by gravity. Meaning that Anvil will fall if no block holds it.

Unlike any useable items, Anvil has durability. It will break and eventually destroyed as you use it.

How to Craft an Anvil

Crafting an Anvil

Crafting an Anvil.

To craft an Anvil, you need 3 Iron Blocks and 4 Iron Ingots.

How to Repair an Item Using Anvil

Repairing an Item using Anvil

Repairing an Item using Anvil.

You may need to repair your item, especially if your item durability is at a low level.

To repair an item, put your damaged item in the left slot and put the material you want to use on the right slot. Make sure you have enough XP to repair your item.


There are two options to repair an item using Anvil.

First, using the material they made of like, Diamonds, Iron Ingots, Gold Ingots, Netherite Ingots, etc. For example, you can repair a Diamond Sword using Diamonds.

The second method is to use another item that has the same type. For example, you can repair a Diamond Sword using another Diamond Sword. But I don’t recommend this method, it’s wasteful.

You can see the table below to know what kind of material/item require to repair an item.

Item's name Materials/items that can be used to repair it
Wooden Items
Wooden Sword, Wooden Sword

Any Planks Including The New Ones, Any Wood Planks (except Crimson and Warped Planks for Bedrock Edition) or another Wooden Items that has the same type Wooden Items,
Wooden Pickaxe, Wooden Pickaxe
Wooden Axe, Wooden Axe
Wooden Shovel, Wooden Shovel
Wooden Hoe, Wooden Hoe
Stone Items
Stone Sword, Stone Sword

Stone, Stone (in Bedrock) and Cobblestone, Cobblestone (in Java) or another Stone Items that has the same type Stone Items,
Stone Pickaxe, Stone Pickaxe
Stone Axe, Stone Axe
Stone Shovel, Stone Shovel
Stone Hoe, Stone Hoe
Leather Items
Leather Cap, Leather Cap

Leather, Leather or another Leather Items that has the same type Leather Armor,
Leather Tunic, Leather Tunic
Leather Pants, Leather Pants
Leather Boots, Leather Boots
Chainmail Items
Chainmail Hemet, Chainmail Helmet

Chain, Chain or another Chainmail Items that has the same type Chainmail,
Chainmail Chestplate, Chainmail Chestplate
Chainmail Leggings, Chainmail Leggings
Chainmail Boots, Chainmail Boots
Iron Items
Iron Sword, Iron Sword

Iron Ingot, Iron Ingot or another Iron Items that has the same type Iron Items,
Iron Pickaxe, Iron Pickaxe
Iron Axe, Iron Axe
Iron Shovel, Iron Shovel
Iron Hoe, Iron Hoe
Iron Helmet, Iron Helmet
Iron Chestplate, Iron Chestplate
Iron Leggings, Iron Leggings
Iron Boots, Iron Boots
Golden Items
Golden Sword, Golden Sword

Gold Ingot, Gold Ingot or another Golden Items that has the same type Golden Items,
Golden Picaxe, Golden Pickaxe
Golden Axe, Golden Axe
Golden Shovel, Golden Shovel
Golden Hoe, Golden Hoe
Golden Helmet, Golden Helmet
Golden Chainmail, Golden Chestplate
Golden Leggings, Golden Leggings
Golden Boots, Golden Boots
Diamond Items
Diamond Sword, Diamond Sword

Diamond, Diamond or another Diamond Items that has the same type Diamond Items.,
Diamond Pickaxe, Diamond Pickaxe
Diamond Axe, Diamond Axe
Diamond Shovel, Diamond Shovel
Diamond Hoe, Diamond Hoe
Diamond Helmet, Diamond Helmet
Diamond Chestplate, Diamond Chestplate
Diamond Leggings, Diamond Leggings
Diamond Boots, Diamond Boots
Netherite Items
Netherite Sword, Netherite Sword

Netherite Ingot, Netherite Ingot or another Netherite Items that has the same type Netherite Items.,
Netherite Pickaxe, Netherite Pickaxe
Netherite Axe, Netherite Axe
Netherite Shovel, Netherite Shovel
Netherite Hoe, Netherite Hoe
Netherite Helmet, Netherite Helmet
Netherite Chestplate, tplate Netherite Ches
Netherite Leggings, Netherite Leggings
Netherite Boots, Netherite Boots
Other Items
Bow, Bow Bow, Another Bow
Crossbow, CrossbowCrossbow, Another Crossbow
Trident, TridentTrident, Another Trident
Elytra, ElytraElytra, Another Elytra or Phantom Membrane, Phantom Membrane
Shears, ShearsShears, Another Shears
Fishing Rod 1, Fishing RodFishing Rod 1, Another Fishing Rod
Carrot On A Stick, Carrot on a StickCarrot On A Stick, Another Carrot on a Stick
Flint And Steel, Flint and SteelFlint And Steel, Another Flint and Steel
Shield, Shield Any Planks Including The New Ones, Any Wood Planks (except Crimson and Warped Planks for Bedrock Edition) another Shield, Shield
Turtle Helmet, Turtle ShellTurtle Helmet, Another Turtle Shell or Scute, Scute
Warped Fungus On A Stick, Warped Fungus on a StickWarped Fungus On A Stick, Another Warped Fungus on a Stick

How to Rename an Item’s Name Using Anvil

Renaming Item using Anvil

Renaming Item using Anvil.

To rename an item’s name, put your item into the left slot, and click the Name Box and rename it. You can also rename and repair your item at the same time.

How to Give or Combine Enchantment of an Item Using Anvil

Giving Enchantment to an Item using Anvil

Giving Enchantment to an Item using Anvil.

You can enchant your item without using the Enchanting Table using Anvil. Anvil can also combine one or more enchantments that Enchanting Table can do.


To give/combine enchantment to your item, put your desired item on the left slot and Enchanted Book on the right. And make sure you have enough XP.

Try to make sure you give the right enchantment(s) to your item. Also, check your enchantment compatibility.

So, that’s pretty much anything you can do with Anvil in Minecraft. For more guides like this, see Tutorials and Guides. Thank you for reading the article.

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