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How To Make A Shield In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a shield in Minecraft!

A Minecraft shield is a tool that protects players from some attacks. Shields can also be decorated with banners and enchanted.

How To Make A Shield Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 4 Yes

Required To Make A Shield

  • 1 Iron ingot
  • 6 Planks (Any type)

Steps To Make A Shield

Step 1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To make a shield, let's open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open the crafting table

Step 2. Add The Iron Ingot And Planks To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the iron ingot and the 6 planks to the grid. You can use any type of plank including oak, dark oak, spruce, birch, jungle, and acacia planks. You can even mix and match. In our example below, we use oak wood planks.

You must add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 1 wood plank in the 1st box, 1 iron ingot in the 2nd box and 1 wood plank in the 3rd box. In the 2nd row place down 3 wood planks, one in each box. In the 3rd row place down 1 wood plank in the 2nd box. This is the Minecraft shield recipe.

Add The Iron Ingot And Planks To The Menu

Now that you've added each item to the grid as described above, you'll notice a shield appear in the box on the right.

Step 3. Move The Shield To Your Inventory

After the shield has been crafted, you'll need to drag it down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Shield To Your Inventory

That's it! You now have a shield. A Minecraft shield is a tool that protects players from some attacks. Shields can also be decorated with banners and enchanted with unbreaking, mending, and curse of vanishing (BE 1.16 and forward) enchantments.

How to make a shield in Minecraft

Minecraft Shield Command

You can also use a Give Command to make a shield in Minecraft. The shield command is available in the following game editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the shield command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher shield command

/give @p shield 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p shield 1 0

FAQ's

How do you use a shield in Minecraft?

To use a shield in Minecraft, right-click the mouse on JAVA Edition or crouch on Bedrock Edition. This will activate your shield and block incoming attacks.

Are shields worth it in Minecraft?

Shields are worth it in Minecraft as they protect you from incoming attacks.

How do you put a banner on a shield in Minecraft?

To put a banner on a shield in Minecraft, place 1 shield and 1 banner in the crafting grid. In the 2nd row place down 1 banner in the 1st box and 1 shield in the 2nd box. Your custom shield will appear in the box to the right.

Check out our tutorial on how to make a banner in Minecraft to craft the banner you will need to put on your shield.

Can you enchant a shield in Minecraft?

You can enchant a shield using the Unbreaking, Mending, and Curse of Vanishing enchantments.

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