In today’s post, you will learn how to craft and use Anvil in Minecraft. You can use the table of contents above to navigate quickly, whenever you want.

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, Lookingforseed.com Wooden Sword




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



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



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



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






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









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









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










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

Click here to can learn about the item’s enchantment.

So, that’s pretty much anything you can do with Anvil in Minecraft.

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