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

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

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

How to Repair an Item Using Anvil

repair 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Netherite Ingot or another Netherite Items that has the same type
Netherite Pickaxe
Netherite Axe
Netherite Shovel
Netherite Hoe
Netherite Helmet
tplate Netherite Ches
Netherite Leggings
Netherite Boots
Other Items
Bow Another Bow
Crossbow Another Crossbow
Trident Another Trident
Elytra Another Elytra or Phantom Membrane
Shears Another Shears
Fishing Rod Another Fishing Rod
Carrot on a Stick Another Carrot on a Stick
Flint and Steel Another Flint and Steel
Shield Any Wood Planks (except Crimson and Warped Planks for Bedrock Edition) another Shield
Turtle Shell Another Turtle Shell or Scute
Warped Fungus on a Stick Another Warped Fungus on a Stick

How to Rename an Item’s Name Using Anvil

rename 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

enchant 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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