The chestplate is one of five armor pieces for your player in Minecraft. A chestplate provides a defense bonus against mob attacks.
To equip a chestplate press the E button in the PC Java Edition or the Inventory Icon in mobile/pocket editions. Move your chestplate from your inventory to the chestplate armor slot.
A chestplate comes in five common armor types:
Crafting a Chestplate (Recipe)
Making a chestplate in Minecraft requires 8 of the same ingredient of either, leather, iron ingot, gold ingot or diamond.
To make a chest plate, set your crafting table on the ground and place the 8 ingredients into the crafting table in the pattern shown below:
Leather Tunic (Chestplate)
To make a Leather Tunic place 8 leather in the crafting table.
A chainmail chestplate cannot be crafted. You can purchase chainmail armor from a village armorer. Chainmail armor also drops from armored mobs and is found various mobile edition chests.
Making an Iron Chesplate requires 8 iron ingots in the crafting table.
Place 8 gold ingots on the crafting table to make a gold chestplate.
To make a Diamond Chestplate use 8 diamonds and a crafting table.
Repairing a Chestplate
You can repair a chestplate with an anvil and additional ingredients of the same type, e.g. leather, iron ingot, gold ingot, diamond. You can also repair a chestplate by combining two damaged chestplates of the same armor type in a crafting table.
How to Make a Chestplate in Minecraft
- To make a chestplate gather eight of the same ingredient:
8 leather, or;
8 iron ingot, or;
8 gold ingot, or;
- Place the ingredients in a crafting table as shown in the image below: