A shield in Minecraft is a piece of armor that provides the player with protection from damage. Learn how to craft a Minecraft shield, apply a design to a shield and enchant a shield.
Minecraft Shield Recipe
How to Craft a Shield
A Minecraft shield is crafted from 6 wood planks and 1 iron ingot. There is only a single tier of shields. To craft a shield, place 6 wood planks of any type and 1 iron ingot into a crafting table as shown below to craft a shield.
Repairing a Shield
A shield can repaired at the crafting table with wood planks. Additionally, two damaged shields can be combined in the crafting table.
Minecraft Shield Designs and Shield Patterns
A design or pattern can be applied to a shield by using a banner. Shield banners are only available in the Java Edition of Minecraft.
To add a banner to a shield, place them together in the crafting table as shown:
Minecraft Shield Enchantments
A shield can be enchanted with Curse of Vanishing, Mending, or Unbreaking. To enchant a shield you will need the appropriate enchanted book and an anvil or use an enchanting table.
How to Make a Shield
(Requires Crafting Table)
- Add 6 wood planks to a Crafting Table
Place 6 wood planks of any type in a crafting table as shown below.
- Add 1 iron ingot.
Place 1 iron ingot in the crafting table.
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