How to Make a Bow in Minecraft?


  • Minecraft bows are ranged weapons that shoot arrows.
  • Charged bows and arrows do different amounts of damage depending on how long they take to charge (in seconds). Once fully charged (1+ seconds), the arrow can deliver 6 – 10 damage.
  • In Minecraft, you can make a bow and arrow so that you can start using it as a ranged weapon. 
  • Luckily, this article will teach you how to easily make a bow in Minecraft. 
How to Make a Bow in Minecraft
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Is there anything more satisfying than becoming a real Robin Hood in Minecraft? In that case, you will definitely need a bow and a lot of arrows.


In Minecraft, bows are versatile weapons. Unless you’re a wizard and have access to a Minecraft server, you won’t be able to find bows and arrows on trees.

Here, you’ll learn how to acquire a bow and its arrows. So, in case you need to know more about this, let’s check out the guide until the end. 

What You Need to Make a Bow?

What You Need to Make a Bow in Minecraft?

Bows are made by taking three sticks and three strings and stringing them together. Put one Stick in the middle-left slot on the Crafting Table, another in the middle-right slot, and the last one in the middle-bottom slot.

After that, place the 3 Strings in the slots of the right column. With this, you’ll get one Bow, which always starts with 384 durability points. Getting a Bow in other ways than crafting one yourself is possible.

What is required to craft a bow and arrow?

  • Sticks
  • Strings
  • Flint
  • Feather
  • Crafting table

It will be easy to make bows and arrows in this game since you will have all the raw materials near your living area.


How to make a bow in Minecraft

Here are the steps you need to follow. You can make a bow in Minecraft by following these steps.

#1. Open Crafting Table

To make a bow in Minecraft, the first thing you need to do is open the crafting table.

#2. Add Items to Create Bow

Add Items to Create Bow - Make a Bow in Minecraft
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To make a bow in Minecraft, you have to make sure that the 3 sticks and 3 strings should be added to the Crafting Table. Using the pattern in the image above, each item must be arranged in the right place to make a bow.

  • First row: Place 1 Stick in box 2, 1 String in box 3
  • Second Row: 1 Stick, 1 String
  • Third Row: Place 1 Stick in box 2, 1 String in box 3

Bows will automatically appear in the appropriate boxes after items are added to the Crafting Table according to the correct pattern.

#3. Move Bow to Inventory

Your Bow will be ready as soon as you put all the materials on the crafting table in the correct order.


Now that you have it in your inventory, all you have to do is drag it back up to your screen. Whenever you want to assault your enemies from a distance, you can use it to throw arrows at them.

#4. Items That Can Be Created With Bow

There are a number of items you can create using Bow:

  • Enchanted Bow
  • Dispenser

How to Make an Infinity Bow (or Any Enchanted Bow)

How to Make an Infinity Bow (or Any Enchanted Bow) - Make a Bow in Minecraft

Using an infinity bow is awesome because it only requires one arrow to generate infinite ammunition. With the infinity enchantment, you can make a bow in several different ways. Here is a list of them, ranked from easiest to most difficult.

  • Create an enchanting table and an anvil. Later on, you’ll need them both. It goes without saying that you should have a bow as well.
  • You can create a book of enchantment using the infinity perk. In order to do this, you’ll need a regular book and three lapis lazuli stones. Both should be placed on your enchantment table.
Note: Enchantment tables are randomly generated, so there is a possibility that you may need to try more than once for one with infinity.
  • Last but not least, the Bow and the book to your anvil. One slot should be occupied by the Bow, while the other should be occupied by the Book of Enchantment. Your infinity bow should now be out of the last slot.
Bonus: Enchantment books can be found in dungeons and stronghold chests while fishing and traded for emeralds with villagers.

Although there aren’t many steps, you may need to spend some time looking for an enchantment book that has the word infinity on it. Players often find an enchantment randomly and then come back to enchant their item.

How to Repair Your Bow?

Anvils cannot be used to repair a bow, as opposed to many other tools. If a Bow is damaged, it can only be repaired by combining it with another Bow in your inventory crafting grid or by grinding it on a grindstone.


It is possible to make a grinding stone by placing 2 Wooden Planks, 2 Sticks, and 1 Stone Slab on a Crafting Table. In the top-middle slot, place the Stone Slab. Next, place one Stick on each side. For each Stick, put one Wood Plank under it to create a Grindstone.

As a result of fusing 2 bows like this, you will have a Bow whose durability is 5% higher than that of both bows plus 5% over the maximum durability of each Bow.

Read: 3 Methods to Repair a Bow in Minecraft

Wrapping Up

So, that’s how to Make a Bow in Minecraft. It’s our hope that you have obtained your bow successfully. Meanwhile, in case you need more info, comment below and let us know. 

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