If you’ve engrossed time into Minecraft, you’re probably aware of how important anvils are to the game. However, anvils do come with an expiry date, and when broken, they need to be replaced.
Now, anvils aren’t something you can find in a cave – you have to forge one! But, how to make an anvil in Minecraft? In this article, I will provide an all-inclusive guide as to how you can make an anvil in Minecraft so that you don’t face any hindrances in the game.
What Is Minecraft?
Developed by Mojang in 2009, Minecraft is a sandbox video-game programmed by Markus “Notch” Persson in Java. It has since been ported into numerous platforms, such as the Xbox and Playstation, and even smartphones. With over 100 million active players every month, it has become the best-selling game of all time!
Minecraft is based on a blocky, procedurally-simulated 3D world, where the players can mine resources, and build from them. The premise of the game is to survive using only one’s wits and the resources around him/her. Over the years, Minecraft has expanded to multiplayer, with custom-hosted servers and mods.
Intriguingly, the eminence of Minecraft hasn’t died down even after a decade, and it has made its way into pop-culture. In 2014, Minecraft was procured by Microsoft for $2,500,000,000. Since then, the franchise has produced spin-offs, such as Minecraft: Story Mode, Minecraft Dungeons, and Minecraft Earth.
What Is An Anvil In Minecraft?
“Anvils! Your sword can now be a “Dragon’s Tooth” if you want, or you could just repair it a little.”
- Minecraft | Pretty Scary Halloween Update (2012)
How To Obtain Them?
You can loot them from within the map! Anvils can be mined with any pick axe, however, mining them without one will yield nothing.
Another method is to forge one with a crafting table if you own the appropriate ingredients – block of iron and iron ingot.
- WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR?
- BLOCK LOOT:
When the appropriate tool is used, anvils drop resources. However, if no tool is used, they simply break.
- REPAIRING ITEMS:
Anvils can also be used to repair certain items if the particular materials are present. However, not all the items can be repaired. For instance, an anvil can repair an iron pickaxe with iron, but it cannot repair bows or shears unless other bows or sheers are present.
- RENAMING ITEMS:
Any items or stacks of items can be renamed at the cost of one level along with any penalty before the renaming. You can rename any item for a maximum cost of 39 levels, with a maximum limit of 35 characters per name.
- COMBINING ENCHANTMENTS:
How To Make An Anvil?
Before I mention how you can forge an anvil, you have to ensure that you own all of the required materials – 3 blocks of iron and 4 iron ingots, or 31 iron ingots in total.
- Foremost, open the crafting menu with a 3×3 grid.
- To make an anvil, place 3 blocks of iron and 4 iron ingots in the 3×3 grid as demonstrated below. Bear in mind; it is important that when making an anvil, the blocks of iron and iron ingots are placed in the exact pattern as they should be.
In the first row, there should be 3 blocks of iron, in the second row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the middle square, and in the last row, there should be 3 iron ingots – this is the recipe for crafting an anvil. Even a minor misplacement won’t produce the desired outcome!
- If you’ve aligned all the ingredients correctly, the anvil should appear next to the 3×3 grid. Simply point your cursor on the anvil and drag it to your inventory. Voilà, you have an anvil!
Data Values For The Anvil:
|NAME||NAMESPACED ID||TRANSLATION KEY|
|NAME||NAMESPACED ID||NUMERIC ID||TRANSLATION KEY|
|NAME||DEFAULT VALUE||ALLOWED VALUES||DESCRIPTION|
|facing||north||eastnorthsouthwest||An anvil pointing north or south is aligned with its long dimension pointing north–south.An anvil pointing east or west is aligned with its long dimension pointing east–west.This value is 90° clockwise from the direction a player faces while placing an anvil.|
|NAME||DEFAULT VALUES||ALLOWED VALUES||DESCRIPTION|
|damage||undamaged||broken||Broken Anvil (inaccessible, uses smooth texture)|
|slightly_damaged||Slightly Damaged Anvil.|
|very_damaged||Very Damaged Anvil.|
|direction||0||0123||An anvil pointing north or south is aligned with its long dimension pointing north–south.An anvil pointing east or west is aligned with its long dimension pointing east–west.This value is 90° clockwise from the direction a player faces while placing an anvil.|
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