There are a few different combat methods in Minecraft. While it's possible to solely rely on your trusted sword, you should also make use of arrows. Arrows are great for killings mobs from a safe distance, as well as shooting any targets you have set up.
In addition to the normal arrow, there are a variety of other arrows that provide different effects. In this guide, we are going to go over every arrow type and where to get it. First, let's take a look at the normal arrow that is the base for every additional arrow type.
How To Craft Normal Arrows In Minecraft
These are likely the arrows that you will use the most. To craft an arrow, you will need the following materials.
- 1 Flint
- 1 Stick
- 1 Feather
This recipe will craft four arrows that can be used with a bow or crossbow.
Feathers, which may drop when you kill a chicken, can be hard to come across early in the game, so there are a few other methods to get arrows.
Killing a skeleton will have a chance to drop up to two arrows. If you have a weapon enchanted with Looting III, the number of arrows you can get will increase to five.
Lastly, you can buy 16 arrows from a novice-level fletcher villager for one emerald.
This is a special type of arrow that creates a glowing effect on the target for ten seconds. They do not deal increased damage but are helpful for seeing mobs (or even other players) in the dark.
Spectral arrows can be acquired in a few different ways, which you can find below.
How To Craft Spectral Arrows In MInecraft
To craft a spectral arrow, you will need the following materials. This recipe will yield two spectral arrows.
- 4 Glowstone Dust
- 1 Arrow
Glowstone dust can be obtained by mining glowstone, which appears in the Nether. If you mine glowstone blocks without a tool enchanted with silk touch, you will receive between two and four glowstone dust.
Bartering For Spectral Arrows
While bartering with Piglins in the Nether, you will have about an eight percent chance to receive up to 12 spectral arrows. To barter with a Piglin, you will simply need to toss a gold bar their way. Any nearby Piglins will scramble towards the bar and inspect it. Once it has been inspected, they will toss another item back towards you.
When bartering with Piglins, be sure to have on at least one piece of gold armor. This will ensure that the Piglins do not attack you.
Tipped arrows are any arrow that has a status effect. There are 15 different tipped arrows that can be made. To make a tipped arrow, you will need to combine eight arrows with a lingering potion of your choice.
Lingering potions can be made by brewing together Dragon's Breath and a splash potion. Dragon's Breath is only used to make lingering potions and can be gathered with an empty bottle from the Ender Dragon. Lingering potions are a bit easier to obtain. To do so, you just need to brew any potion with gunpowder.
A splash potion will become the lingering variety of the original effect once you add Dragon's Breath. With the lingering potion, you can now craft tipped arrows. Below, you can find every variety, as well as the effects associated with it.
|Arrow Type||Tip Color||Potion Needed|
|Arrow of Regeneration||Pink|| |
|Arrow of Swiftness||Light Blue|| |
|Arrow of Fire Resistance||Yellow|| |
|Arrow of Healing||Red|| |
|Arrow of Night Vision||Dark Blue|| |
|Arrow of Strength||Deep Red|| |
|Arrow of Leaping||Lime Green|| |
|Arrow of Invisibility||Grey|| |
|Arrow of Poison||Green|| |
|Arrow of Weakness||Dark Grey|| |
|Arrow of Slowness||Blue/Grey|| |
|Arrow of Harming||Brown|| |
|Arrow of Water Breathing||Blue|| |
|Arrow of the Turtle Master||Light Purple/Grey|| |
|Arrow of Slow Falling||White|| |
Chances are, you will not use every arrow type, but that's okay. These arrows can be used in many different ways and with tipped arrows, you will be able to apply potion effects from far away. Now, go gather Dragon's Breath from the Ender Dragon.
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