The Bow and Arrow are among the main weapons in Minecraft. Although they almost always go together, the two are different items with different recipes. Bows are used exclusively for shooting Arrows, while Arrows are also used as ammo for Crossbows and Ejectors. Both can be enchanted.
To craft a bow you need 3 sticks e 3 lines. Once you get them, organize them as follows:
You can get Sticks by combining any Boards ou bamboo organizing them like this:
The main ways to obtain Line is by killing Spiders or destroying Webs.
Bows can be dropped by Skeletons (8.5%) and can also receive Charms. Check out our Minecraft Enchantments guide to find out how!
How to craft Arrows
To make Arrows you need 1 Flint, 1 Gravity e 1 Penalty. After obtaining them, organize them as follows:
You can get Flint by mining Gravel (10% chance) and Feathers by killing Chickens or Zombies.
There is also the Spectral Arrow, a special type of arrow that highlights the target, making it visible through walls. To craft it, you need 1 Arrow e 4 Glowstone Powder. After obtaining them, organize them like this:
Glowstone Powder is obtained by mining Glowstone, found exclusively in the Nether.
After crafting your Bow and Arrow, the item will look like this:
Preparing Arrows with Special Attributes
In addition to the normal Arrow and the Spectral Arrow, you can prepare Arrows with special properties. To do this, simply combine any number of normal Arrows with any of the potions in the game, like this:
The new Arrow property will depend on the potion used in the craft. Check out our complete Minecraft potions guide to learn all the recipes.
Using this method and applying the different types of potions, you can make the following Arrows altogether:
- Night Vision Arrow
- Weakness Arrow
- Strength Arrow
- Regeneration Arrow
- Invisibility Arrow
- poison arrow
- Super Jump Arrow
- damage arrow
- Fire Resistance Arrow
- Water Breathing Arrow
- Healing Arrow
- Speed Arrow
- Slow Arrow
Units hit by the above Arrows will receive the effects of the potion used. However, the duration of the effect will correspond to 1/8 of the potion's duration.
- A weak shot (charged as little as possible) does 1 damage and travels only 1 block.
- A fully charged shot can travel up to 64 blocks and deals 6-8 damage.
- An Arrow critical damage deals 9 to 10 damage, and occurs in 25% of shots.
- The Strength attribute did not contribute to the Arrow's damage increase.
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