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How To Make A Sword In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a sword in Minecraft step-by-step!

Minecraft swords are melee weapons used to deal damage to other players and mobs, as well as, mining cobwebs. You can make 5 different types of swords, including wooden swords, stone swords, iron swords, golden swords, and diamond swords.

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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 3 & 4 Yes

Items Needed To Craft Swords

  • 1 Stick
  • 2 planks, cobblestones, iron ingots, gold ingots, OR diamonds

Steps To Craft A Sword

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

First, let's open your crafting menu in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open the crafting table

2. Add Items To The Crafting Table

In the crafting table, add the 1 stick and depending on the type of sword you want to make, the 2 planks, cobblestones, iron ingots, gold ingots, OR diamonds to the grid.

You must add each item to the crafting grid exactly as shown in the image below. In this example, we will be making a diamond sword.

In the 1st row place 1 diamond in the center box. In the 2nd row place 1 diamond in the center box. In the 3rd row place 1 stick in the center box. This is the Minecraft diamond sword recipe. If you want to make a different type of sword, then just replace the diamonds with planks, cobblestones, iron ingots, or gold ingots, depending on the type of sword you want to make.

Add Items To The Menu

Now that you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice a diamond sword in the box on the right.

3. Move The Sword To Your Inventory

Simply drag the sword down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Sword To Your Inventory

That's it! You now have a sword. Minecraft swords are melee weapons used in the game to deal damage to other players and mobs, as well as, mining cobwebs.

How to make a sword in Minecraft

Minecraft Sword Command

You can also use a Give Command to create swords in Minecraft. The sword command is available in the following Minecraft editions:

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

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

Java Edition 1.13 and higher sword commands

/give @p diamond_sword 1

/give @p iron_sword 1

/give @p stone_sword 1

/give @p wooden_sword 1

/give @p golden_sword 1

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

/give @p diamond_sword 1 0

/give @p iron_sword 1 0

/give @p stone_sword 1 0

/give @p wooden_sword 1 0

/give @p golden_sword 1 0

Minecraft Sword Attack Damage

Sword Damage
Diamond Sword 7
Iron Sword 6
Stone Sword 5
Wooden Sword 4
Golden Sword 4

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