A lead is a rope you can use to tie a mob to a fence post or use the same as a leash. Learn how to make a lead and use a horse lead and mob lead.
A lead can be made in all versions of Minecraft. When you use a lead it attaches to the mob like a leash. You can then use the lead to move the mob around or to keep the mob in one place. You can tie the other end of the lead to a fence post or boat.
Like a leash, a lead allows the mob to wander within a maximum radius of 5-10 blocks by stretching.
You can break the lead by right-clicking in the Java Edition or by pressing the use button applicable to the console or mobile edition. The lead will drop when it breaks.
Leads are useful in creating realistic horse stables or tying your horse outside a building, cave or dungeon while you are inside.
Leads can also be used to leash mobs. The mobs you can leash include:
Try a lead on other mobs and let us know which mobs it works on!
Fence Post for Lead
A fence post is an easy place to attach a lead to keep a mob from wandering away.
To attach a lead to a fence post, first, attach a lead to a mob with a right-mouse click or the use button applicable to your console or mobile edition. Walk close to a fence and press the use button again and the mob will be leashed to the fence.
How to Make a Lead in Minecraft
- A lead requires 4 string and one slimeball.
String drops from spiders, cave spiders and cats.
Slimeballs drop from slimes in the swamp biome.
- Place the 3 string and one slimeball in a crafting table in the pattern shown below.
One lead recipe makes 2 leads.