How to Repair a Bow in Minecraft?

How to Repair a Bow in Minecraft?
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Minecraft is one of the most interesting games you can play now. It has amazing graphics and useful items to play the game, and the bow is one of them.


If you have been playing Minecraft for a long time, then you know how important the bow is in the Minecraft game.

The bow is used to hunt for food, defend from hostile mobs, or take down Minecraft players. These bows are delicate, and they get damaged after each use. So you must repair them on time if you want to use them for a long time.

It is very easy to repair a bow in Minecraft. This article will share how to repair a bow in Minecraft.

Repair a Bow in Minecraft

Why You Should use Bow?

If you are playing Minecraft for a long time then you know that Bows are a very useful weapon in long-range combat in Minecraft. You can use a bow with many enchantments.

It is important to remember that, the bow will be broken after using in the game.


Crafting and Enchanting a Bow

The first step is to craft a bow, which is very easy. You will need Sticks and Rope by killing Spiders. Make all items as shown in the image below:

Repair a Bow in Minecraft

Once you have your Bow, you will need Arrows. You will need Sticks, Feathers, and Flint for arrows. You will also need Enchanting Table’s help in empowering the Table. More Bookshelves means a higher chance for Enchantments.

Repair a Bow in Minecraft

This will help you to get the best Bow Enchantments in Minecraft.

Why does the bow usually break?

It feels very disturbing when you are bored, and your bow breaks in the middle of the game.

The question is: why does the bow break?


This is because Minecraft has a specific HP, and when you excessively use your bow, it starts to lose its stat, which results in breakage. Either you have to repair it or make a new one.

What do you need to Repair a Bow in Minecraft?

You need to understand the basic requirement before you jump in to repair your bow.

You should have Anvil in your inventory to repair an enchanted bow, if not, you can craft it first.

It includes four iron ingots and three iron squares, and with the help of these things, you can craft it, which will eventually help repair a bow.

Repair a Bow in Minecraft

What kind of bow can be repaired in Minecraft?

Before knowing the repairing part, you can take some of the things into consideration.


For example, if you are playing Minecraft, you will see that two types of bows have been mentioned above.

One is a Normal Bow that comes with regular abilities. It can be used for different purposes.

The second one is called an Enchanted Bow which has higher powers than a normal bow. It enables the players to get more power than ordinary players because of their abilities.

But you need to know that these bows can be used to break easily. You need to repair them to keep using them in the game.

Moreover, you can repair Enchanted Bows and Regular Bows in Minecraft, making the game even more interesting.


How to Repair a Bow in Minecraft

After Enchantments, the next step is to repair your bow and make it last longer. The process is the same, just as other weapons in Minecraft. In the Minecraft game, there are three methods to repair items:

  • Anvil 
  • Crafting Table
  • Grindstone

Note that this process will remove all the enchantment you have made to your Weapon. Now, if you have a bow without an enchantment, you can use the Crafting Table method to repair your bow. You will need another bow for this method.

If you are using an Enchanted Bow, then go for an Anvil. An Anvil will keep any Enchantments as it is, and you can repair it also.

Method 1: Minecraft Bow Repair Using Anvil

Step 1: Open the “Anvil” option from the inventory and then insert the “Bow” in the first space of the Anvil, as mentioned in the image below.

Step 2: In the next slow, use bow repairing material as shown in the image.

Repair a Bow in Minecraft

Step 3: Wait for some time. It will repair your bow magically.

You can also use another new bow if you have to repair your older bow. And that’s not enough, you can also combine two bow enchantments using the anvil to create a stronger weapon.

Method 2: Use Crafting Table to Repair Minecraft Bow

As mentioned, you can also use a crafting table to repair a bow in Minecraft. For this method, you will need 2 bows.

Step 1: Open Crafting Table and then put 2 Bows in the crafting table together.

Repair a Bow in Minecraft

Step 2: The table will automatically make the third new bow using two inserted used bows. Once done, you can use that bow.


Method 3: Repair a Bow in Minecraft using Grindstone

Step 1: Firstly, open your grindstone from your inventory. If you don’t know how to make a grindstone, then you can see some of the tutorials on the internet to make a grindstone.

Step 2: Place the bows in the grindstone, i.e., place the diamond bow in the top box and another row in the bottom.

Step 3: You will see the repaired bow on the right.

Step 4: Move the repaired bow to your inventory, and yes, you are done now. Make sure that if you prepare an enchanted bow with the grindstone, it will remove its enchantments.

Repair a Bow in Minecraft


What can you do with a bow in Minecraft?

You can use bow as a weapon to kill enemies.


What is the strongest Sword in the Minecraft game?

The Diamond Sword

What does a smoker do in Minecraft?

Cooks food

How to fix a bow with a grindstone?

Take two bows and place them in the grindstone slots.

Why is the bow used in Minecraft?

The bow is used to attack enemies and save them from their attack too.

When can I use a crafting table then?

As mentioned, the crafting table technique is not the main one. It can be better if you use it as your last option because if you are going for this method and you do not have any elements for crafting the Anvils. After all, if we use a crafting table, it replaces the new elements with the old ones.


Final Words

As mentioned above, Repairing a bow is very simple but sometimes it is very difficult to do because of the wrong method. You should always go with the Anvil method. Use the crafting table technique if you don’t have any option.

Rahul Patel and Khushi Verma have contributed to this article.

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