Minecraft: How to Repair a Bow
We’ve all experienced the frustration of breaking a piece of valuable equipment whilst adventuring in Minecraft. The bow is no exception. If you were wondering how to repair a bow in Minecraft, look no further than this quick guide!
How to Make a Minecraft Repair Table for Bows
An anvil is required to repair your bow, amongst other equipment. To craft an anvil of your own, you need to get hold of enough iron ingots to create three blocks of iron (that’s 27 ingots, as each block requires nine), with an additional four ingots left over.
It may seem like a lot to sacrifice, but the anvil is incredibly useful. Not only can it repair your weapons and other items, but it also allows you to combine enchantments and rename your items.
Still, if you can’t be bothered to craft one of your own, you can find one in a nearby village and just mine it with your pickaxe. They’ll never know what hit ’em.
Repairing a Bow in Minecraft
All you have to do is place the bow into the anvil, and then some additional material that bows are made of in the second slot. The anvil will repair it for you, and preserve any enchantments on the item.
Alternatively, you can use another bow instead of collecting materials to repair a stronger one, since they are simple enough to come by.
If you have two enchanted bows taking up storage space, you can even combine their enchantments using the anvil, creating an even stronger weapon.
Another option to repair your bow is through the crafting table, but the downside to this is that enchanted bows cannot be repaired this way.
Instead, when you attempt to repair one, it will reduce to a regular bow with slightly enhanced durability. Not the best trade-off.
How to Repair Infinity Bow
The Infinity enchantment allows you to use your bow without actually using any of your arrows. in essence, it has an ‘infinite’ amount of ammo, but having this enchantment on your bow gives it one significant downfall.
A bow with Infinity can’t also have the ‘Mending’ enchantment, which allows you to repair it with XP. You can still repair an Infinity Bow with an anvil, but the materials required will be significantly more.
The Infinity enchantment costs a lot to repair, increasing each time you repair it, meaning that after four repairs using a bow and an anvil, your Infinity Bow is no longer viable to repair.
You’re better off just crafting a new Bow and enchanting it with Infinity again if you’re set on not having to carry around arrows, too. Though, if it was us, we’d whack Mending on a bow and just craft the arrows given how common the materials are to craft them.
That’s everything you need to know about how to repair your bow in Minecraft. For more helpful Minecraft guides, such as how to make concrete and breed your own turtle squad, be sure to search for Twinfinite.