Hoe

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Hoe
Wooden Hoe JE3 BE3.pngStone Hoe JE2 BE2.pngIron Hoe JE2 BE2.pngGolden Hoe JE3 BE3.pngDiamond Hoe JE3 BE3.pngNetherite Hoe JE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Durability

Wood: 59
Stone: 131
Iron: 250
Golden: 32
Diamond: 1561
Netherite: 2031

Renewable

Netherite: No
All others: Yes

Stackable

No

A hoe is a tool used to till dirt and grass blocks into farmland, as well as to harvest certain plant-based blocks quickly.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Any Planks or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick

Any stone-tier block +
Stick

Damaged Matching Hoe


The durability of the two hoes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.

Upgrading[edit]

Like other diamond tools, a diamond hoe can be upgraded to a netherite hoe, although the only benefit is the increased durability (plus getting an advancement in Java Edition). The hoe's performance as a gardening tool or a weapon is unchanged by the upgrade.

Ingredients Smithing recipe
Diamond Hoe +
Netherite Ingot
Upgrade Gear


Repairing[edit]

Grinding[edit]

Ingredients Grinding recipe Description
2x Damaged Wooden Hoe or
2x Damaged Stone Hoe or
2x Damaged Iron Hoe or
2x Damaged Golden Hoe or
2x Damaged Diamond Hoe or
2x Damaged Netherite Hoe
The durability of the two hoes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.

Unit repair[edit]

A hoe can be repaired in an anvil by adding units of the tiers' repair material, with each repair material restoring 25% of the hoe's maximum durability, rounded down.

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Diamond Hoe Woodland mansion Chest 1 21.8%
Enchanted Golden Hoe[A] Ruined portal Chest 1 20.5%
Bedrock Edition
Diamond Hoe Woodland mansion Chest 1 21.5%
Enchanted Golden Hoe[A] Bastion remnant Hoglin stable chest 1 14.3%
Ruined portal Chest 1 20.5%
  1. a b All enchantments are equally probable, including treasure enchantments (except Soul Speed), and any level of the enchantment is equally probable.

Trading[edit]

Novice-level toolsmith villagers have a chance to sell a stone hoe for one emerald, and journeyman-level toolsmiths have a chance to sell a diamond hoe for 4 emeralds. In Bedrock Edition, these are 25% chances, and in Java Edition, these are 40% chances.

Villager gifts[edit]

Toolsmith villagers occasionally throw stone hoes at players with the Hero of the Village status effect.‌[Java Edition only]

Usage[edit]

Tilling[edit]

Hoes are used to turn dirt, grass blocks and grass paths into farmland. To till, press use on a grass or dirt block while holding a hoe. This does not work on mycelium or podzol,[1] nor does it work if there are other blocks on top of the targeted blocks, including snow layers or torches.

Hoes can be used to convert coarse dirt into regular dirt by pressing use on the coarse dirt.

Tilling is effectively instantaneous, regardless of material, and uses 1 durability. Breaking blocks with a hoe uses 0 or 1 durability, depending on the block.

Hoes are intentionally designed to be unable to work on blocks with a plant on top, even if that plant could normally be placed on top of farmland with no ill effects to the block.[2]

Harvesting[edit]

Hoes also function as effective sickles or scythes, and can be used to harvest the following predominantly plant-based blocks more quickly. Breaking one of these blocks takes 1 durability.

Block Breaking time[A]
Default Wooden Stone Iron Diamond Netherite Golden
Sculk Sensor 2.25 1.15 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.25 0.2
Moss Block 0.15 0.1 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05
Nether Wart Block
Warped Wart Block
1.5 0.75 0.4 0.25 0.2 0.2 0.15
Shroomlight 1.5 0.75 0.4 0.25 0.2 0.2 0.15
Hay Bale 0.75 0.4 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.1 0.1
Target 0.75 0.4 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.1 0.1
Dried Kelp Block 0.75 0.4 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.1 0.1
Sponge
Wet Sponge
0.9 0.45 0.25 0.15 0.15 0.1 0.1
Leaves 0.3 0.15 0.1 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Breaking any other block takes 0 durability if the block breaks instantly when broken by hand, or 1 otherwise.

Weapon[edit]

Hoes may be used as a weapon, although they deal only 1♥ damage in Java Edition. In Bedrock Edition, hoes can do as much as a pickaxe in terms of damage. Hoes use 1 durability when used as a weapon.

In Java Edition, hoes have an attack speed modifier depending on the material: wood and gold have a modifier of -3 (refill in 1s), stone has a modifier of -2 (refill in 0.5s), iron has a modifier of -1 (refill in 0.33s), and diamond and netherite has a modifier of 0 (refill in 0.25s).

Attack damage Attack speed Damage/Second (DPS)
1♥ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

Hoes always attack instantly in Bedrock Edition.

Enchantments[edit]

A hoe can receive the following enchantments and curses:

Name Max Level Method
Efficiency V
Fortune [note 1] III
Unbreaking III
Silk Touch [note 1] I
Mending I
Curse of Vanishing I
  1. a b Fortune and Silk Touch are mutually exclusive.

Fuel[edit]

Wooden hoes can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1 item per hoe.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Iron Nugget or
Gold Nugget
Iron Hoe or
Golden Hoe +
Any fuel


0.1

Piglins[edit]

Piglins are attracted to golden hoes and run toward any golden hoes on the ground, and inspect it for 6 to 8 seconds before putting it in their inventory.

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Hoe tillsBlocksWhen a grass or dirt block is turned into farmlanditem.hoe.tillsubtitles.item.hoe.till??16
Item breaksPlayersWhen durability is exhaustedentity.item.breaksubtitles.entity.item.break1.00.916

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Wooden Hoewooden_hoeItemitem.minecraft.wooden_hoe
Stone Hoestone_hoeItemitem.minecraft.stone_hoe
Iron Hoeiron_hoeItemitem.minecraft.iron_hoe
Diamond Hoediamond_hoeItemitem.minecraft.diamond_hoe
Golden Hoegolden_hoeItemitem.minecraft.golden_hoe
Netherite Hoenetherite_hoeItemitem.minecraft.netherite_hoe

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Wooden hoewooden_hoe290Itemitem.wooden_hoe.name
Stone hoestone_hoe291Itemitem.stone_hoe.name
Iron hoeiron_hoe292Itemitem.iron_hoe.name
Diamond hoediamond_hoe293Itemitem.diamond_hoe.name
Golden hoegolden_hoe294Itemitem.golden_hoe.name
Netherite hoenetherite_hoe747Itemitem.netherite_hoe.name

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Time to Farm!.pngTime to Farm!Make a Hoe.Pick up any type of hoe from a crafting table output.10GBronze
MOAR Tools.pngMOAR ToolsConstruct one type of each tool.Construct one pickaxe, one shovel, one axe, and one hoe with the same material.15GBronze
Oooh, shiny!.pngOooh, shiny!Distract a Piglin using gold.Give a piglin a gold item while it is aggressive toward the player.30GSilver

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngOh Shiny
Distract Piglins with gold NetherGive a piglin one of these 24 gold-related items in the #piglin_loved item tag, while not wearing any golden armor: If this advancement is attempted while the player is wearing golden armor but piglin(s) are still aggressive toward them, the advancement does not trigger. Other gold-related items, if any, may be used, but are ignored for this advancement and by the piglin.nether/distract_piglin
Advancement-plain-raw.pngA Seedy Place
Plant a seed and watch it grow HusbandryPlant one of these 5 crops: Other crops and plants, if any, can be planted, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/plant_seed
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngSerious Dedication
Use a Netherite ingot to upgrade a hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices A Seedy PlaceHave a netherite hoe in your inventory.husbandry/obtain_netherite_hoe

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition Indev
February 6, 2010Wooden Hoe JE1 BE1.png Stone Hoe JE1 BE1.png Iron Hoe JE1 BE1.png Golden Hoe JE1 BE1.png Diamond Hoe JE1 BE1.png Added hoes.
Compared to other golden tools, hoes had a much higher durability, which was 513 instead of 33.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.17Golden hoes' durability has been decreased from 513 to 65, matching the stone tools'.
Java Edition Beta
1.2Golden hoes' now have the same durability as the other gold tools.
1.6Test Build 3Before, using a hoe on grass blocks was the only way to collect seeds for planting. As tall grass has been introduced, this feature has been removed.
Java Edition
1.3.112w18aWooden hoes can now be used as fuel in a furnace.
12w21aBlacksmith villagers now sell 1 diamond hoe for 7 emeralds, and 1 iron hoe for 4–5 emeralds.
1.4.212w38aHoes now have a sound when tilling dirt.
1.814w02aVillagers no longer trade iron or diamond hoes, making diamond hoes non-renewable.
14w32aHoes can now be used to convert coarse dirt into regular dirt.
1.915w34cStone, iron and diamond hoes now do slightly more damage than an unarmed attack.
15w34dAll hoes now lose 1 durability when used as a weapon.
15w35aHoes now all do the same damage, but better materials have higher speeds.
15w50aAdded a sound for hoes: item.hoe.till.
1.1116w39aDiamond hoes are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.11.116w50aGolden and iron hoes can now be smelted down into one of their respective nuggets.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 290 (wooden), 291 (stone), 292 (iron), 293 (diamond) and 294 (golden).
1.1418w43aWooden Hoe JE2 BE2.png Stone Hoe JE2 BE2.png Iron Hoe JE2 BE2.png Golden Hoe JE2 BE2.png Diamond Hoe JE2 BE2.png The textures of all hoes have been changed.
19w13aToolsmith villagers now give stone hoes to players under the Hero of the Village effect.
1.1620w06aNetherite Hoe JE1.png Added netherite hoes.
Netherite hoes are obtained by combining one diamond hoe and one netherite ingot in a crafting table.
20w09aHoes can now break nether wart and warped wart blocks quickly.
Netherite hoes can now be obtained through bartering with piglins.
Wooden Hoe JE3 BE3.png Golden Hoe JE3 BE3.png Diamond Hoe JE3 BE3.png The textures of wooden, golden, and diamond hoes have been changed.
20w10aEach tier of hoes now has different a speed while mining blocks they are effective against.
Hoes can now be enchanted with Efficiency, Fortune and Silk Touch.
Hoes now mine hay bales faster than other tools.
Netherite hoes are now less common when bartering with piglins.
Netherite Hoe JE2.png The texture of netherite hoes has been changed.
Netherite hoes can no longer be crafted.
Netherite hoes are now obtained by combining one diamond hoe and one netherite ingot in a smithing table.
20w11aHoes can now mine dried kelp blocks, targets, and shroomlights faster than other tools.
20w12aHoes can now mine sponges faster than other tools.
20w15aHoes can now mine leaves faster.
Stone Hoes can now be created using Blackstone.
20w16aGolden hoes now generate randomly enchanted in bastion remnants and ruined portal chests.
20w20aNetherite hoes can no longer be obtained through bartering with piglins, making them no longer renewable.
1.1720w49aHoes can now mine sculk sensors faster than other tools.
Upcoming Java Edition
Combat Tests1.14.3 - Combat TestThe attack speed of wooden hoes has been changed to 2, stone to 2.5, and diamond and gold to 3.5.
The damage dealt for wooden, stone, and gold hoes has been changed to 2♥ and iron and diamond hoes to 3♥♥.
The attack reach of hoes has been increased to 4 blocks.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.4.0Wooden Hoe JE1 BE1.png Stone Hoe JE1 BE1.png Iron Hoe JE1 BE1.png Golden Hoe JE1 BE1.png Diamond Hoe JE1 BE1.png Added hoes.
Wheat seeds are now obtained by using a hoe on grass blocks.
v0.8.0build 3Beetroot seeds, carrots and potatoes are now obtained by using a hoe on grass blocks.
build 4Carrots and potatoes no longer spawn from tilling grass blocks with a hoe.
v0.11.0build 11Wooden, stone, golden, and diamond hoes are now available in the creative inventory.
build 12Wooden, stone, golden, and diamond hoes have been removed from creative.
build 13All hoes are now available in creative mode again.
v0.16.2Wooden hoes can now be found inside the chest in the large house of ice plains villages.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Iron and golden hoes are now smeltable.
Diamond hoes can now be found inside woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Hoes can now be used to transform coarse dirt into normal dirt.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Due to villages being overhauled, wooden hoes can no longer be found in villages.
Wooden Hoe JE2 BE2.png Stone Hoe JE2 BE2.png Iron Hoe JE2 BE2.png Golden Hoe JE2 BE2.png Diamond Hoe JE2 BE2.png The textures of all hoes have been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Stone and diamond hoes can now be bought from toolsmith villagers.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.4The price of diamond hoes sold by toolsmith villagers has been lowered to 4 emeralds.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Netherite Hoe BE1.png Added netherite hoes.
Netherite hoes are obtained by combining one diamond hoe and one netherite ingot in a crafting table.
Wooden Hoe JE3 BE3.png Golden Hoe JE3 BE3.png Diamond Hoe JE3 BE3.png The textures of wooden, golden, and diamond hoes have been changed.
beta 1.16.0.57Each tier of hoes now has different a speed while mining blocks they are effective against.
Hoes can now break hay bales, dried kelp blocks, target blocks, dry and wet sponges, shroomlights, leaves, nether wart and warped wart blocks quickly.
Hoes can now be enchanted with Efficiency, Fortune and Silk Touch.
Netherite hoes can now be obtained through bartering with piglins.
Netherite hoes can no longer be crafted.
Netherite hoes are now obtained by combining one diamond hoe and one netherite ingot in a smithing table.
Stone Hoes can now be created using Blackstone.
Golden and netherite hoes now generate randomly enchanted in bastion remnants chests.
Golden hoes now generate randomly enchanted in ruined portal chests.
Hoes now deal the same damage as pickaxes of each tier.
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.54Netherite hoes can no longer be obtained through bartering with piglins, making them no longer renewable.
1.17.10beta 1.17.10.20Netherite Hoe JE2.png The texture of netherite hoes has been changed to match Java Edition.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Wooden Hoe JE1 BE1.png Stone Hoe JE1 BE1.png Iron Hoe JE1 BE1.png Golden Hoe JE1 BE1.png Diamond Hoe JE1 BE1.png Added hoes (all five types).
TU53CU43 1.49 Patch 231.0.3Iron and golden hoes are now smeltable.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Wooden Hoe JE2 BE2.png Stone Hoe JE2 BE2.png Iron Hoe JE2 BE2.png Golden Hoe JE2 BE2.png Diamond Hoe JE2 BE2.png The texture of all hoes have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Wooden Hoe JE1 BE1.png Stone Hoe JE1 BE1.png Iron Hoe JE1 BE1.png Golden Hoe JE1 BE1.png Diamond Hoe JE1 BE1.png Added hoes.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Hoe" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Tilling a dirt block that has a dirt block on top of it changes it to farmland even though it cannot be used. If a hoe is used on a block horizontally adjacent to such a block, the first block reverts to dirt and the selected block is not tilled.
  • When a hoe breaks, it does not display the tool breaking animation like on other tools, because tilling is not predicted client-side.
  • The textures for the post 1.14 iron and stone hoes have an error, where color for the edge of the handle is partly the same color as the edge of the top part. This isn't present in any other tool.

Gallery[edit]

Enchanted hoes[edit]

References[edit]