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A tool is an item used by the player while held to perform actions faster and more efficiently, to gather materials not obtainable by hand, to gain information, or to perform completely new actions. With the exception of the clock, compass, empty bucket, and lead, tools do not stack in the inventory. Tools can be repaired; see Item Repair.



Ana Başlık: Drops#Mob drops

Some tools can be obtained by killing mobs that carry the equipment.


Most tools can be obtained through crafting. Crafting/Tools


Netherite tools can be obtained only through upgrading. Şablon:Smithing


Best tools

Ana Başlık: Breaking#Best tools

Many blocks have a preferred tool to break them. Some blocks can be broken only with certain tools. The tool's material also affects how fast a block is mined. Materials from worst to best in terms of mining speed are wooden, stone, iron, diamond, netherite, gold.

Item durability

Ana Başlık: Item durability#Tool durability

Different tools have different amounts of durability. Some uses require more durability to be used than others. A tool's durability is also affected by its material. Materials from worst to best in terms of durability are gold, wooden, stone, iron, diamond, netherite.

Some tools are not block-breaking tools: This includes bows, fishing rods, carrots on sticks, flint & steel, and buckets. Such tools are no better than bare fists at breaking blocks, but they do not take damage from doing so—they take damage from being used in their own intended manners.

Item enchantability

Materials from worst to best in terms of enchantability are diamond, stone, iron, wooden/netherite, gold.


Ana Başlık: Smelting

Iron or golden tools can be smelted into nugget.

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Iron Nugget Any iron tools +
Any fuel
Gold Nugget Any golden tools +
Any fuel
  • Wooden tools can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1 item per tool.
  • A fishing rod can be used as fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5[Java edition only]/1[Bedrock edition only] items per fishing rod.


Şablon:İnfo needed section

1.3.112w17aTools now have infinite durability in creative mode.
12w18aWooden tools became able to be used as fuel for furnaces in case players didn't want to repair them or finish using them.
12w24aBreaking a block that can be instantly mined by hand (tall grass, torch, etc.) while holding a block-breaking tool no longer reduces the tool's durability.
1.6.2Instead of replacing the barehanded damage (1 ()), pickaxes, shovels, axes and swords now add their damage onto the barehanded damage.Şablon:Check version
1.11.116w50aGolden and iron tools now smelt down into one of their respective nuggets.
1.1418w48aTools cannot be repaired by crafting.
1.14.3Pre-Release 3Tools can be once again be repaired by crafting.
1.16.220w29aTools have a new arrange in the creative inventory
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.2.0Added stone tools and shears.
v0.3.0Added wooden tools.
v0.3.2Added iron, diamond, and golden tools.
v0.3.3Added bows.
v0.4.0Added flint and steel and all hoe types.
v0.7.0Added buckets.
v0.7.4Flint and steel now ignite creepers.
v0.8.0build 2Added flint and steel and shears to the creative inventory.
v0.11.0build 1Added fishing rod.
v0.15.0build 1Added carrot on a stick and leads.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha and iron tools now smelt down into one of their respective nuggets.
Console Edition
TU53CU431.49Patch 231.0.3Golden and iron tools now smelt down into one of their respective nuggets.


Şablon:İssue list


  • Gold tools are actually ranked as superior to diamond tools on the Legacy Console Edition's crafting screen.
  • Wooden tools can be burned in a furnace regardless of its durability; this means the player can burn a wooden tool that has only 1 use left.

See also

  • Item Repair
  • Breaking
  • Weapon