How To Repair Bow In Minecraft?

Minecraft is a video game developed by Swedish game developer Mojang Studios. The game was created by Markus Perrson using the Java programming language. The game was made public in May 2009 before fully releasing in November 2011. The game has been ported to several other platforms and is one of the best-selling video games of all time, with over 200 million copies sold and 140 million monthly active users as of March 2021. Now, here are some ways to repair your bow in  Minecraft.

There are two ways to repair your bow in Minecraft. The first method is by repairing the bow using Anvil. The second way is by using a crafting table.

The bow is one such tool that you can create by crafting three sticks in a crafting grid. You have to place the first stick in the bottom middle position; after that, place another stick to the right or left in the middle grid and the final stick in the top middle position. 

Repair Using Crafting Table

You can use a crafting table to repair an ordinary bow. 

  1. Drop 2 regular bows from the inventory box to the crafting table. You should place the bows in the middle and bottom right boxes of the table.
  2. It will repair your bow alongside making it more durable and strong.

Repair Using Anvil

An anvil is usually used to fix the enchanted bow. You can also use the anvil to combine and rename the items that are available in the inventory. Before using an anvil, you have to make sure that you have an anvil in the first place. 

  1. First, open a 3 x 3 crafting grid.
  2. After that, place 3 iron blocks in the first row and 4 iron ingots in the bottom row and middlebox.
  3. This will craft the anvil you need; open the anvil from your inventory.
  4. Next, place the bow that needs repair in the first slot and the material to make a bow in the second slot.
  5. Finally, the anvil will repair your bow without stripping its enhancements.

Overview Of The Game

The game has no specific goals to accomplish, allowing players to do anything inside the game. The game world is composed of 3D (3-dimensional) objects, commonly called blocks representing various materials such as stone, tree trunks, water, and lava. There are tools required to build anything, like a house or a complex system of other items. 

How to Repair Bow Using Grindstone?

There are different ways to repair your bow. One of those methods is repairing using a grindstone. First, you need a grindstone to repair your bow using a grindstone. 

  • Sticks (2)
  • Stone Slab (1)
  • Oak Planks (2)

Way to craft a grindstone:

  • Place a stone slab in the top middle position of a 3 x 3 crafting table.
  • Place the sticks on either side of the stone slab.
  • Place the oak planks first and the last box in the second row.

Steps to repair bow:

  1. After crafting the grindstone, place two bows and add them to the grindstone slots. 
  1. Next, the bow will be repaired, and the resulting bow will be more durable than before.

How Many Times Can You Repair A Bow

Every time you combine an enchanted item (or other ordinary items) with an anvil, the repair cost doubles. After the repair cost exceeds 39, you won’t be able to repair items any longer. You just get 6 anvil uses, including combining books and items to enchant the items and subsequent repairs.


Can you repair an anvil in Minecraft?

No. You cannot repair an anvil in Minecraft. That’s why you have to keep the ingredients to craft an anvill.

Why can’t I repair my bow?

If you repair your bow too often using an anvil, you will use up all the XP you have because every time you combine any item using an anvil, the base XP cost doubles until it becomes too expensive for your survival, and you will be unable to repair your bow.

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