How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft? Complete Guide with Pictures

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How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft

How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft?

The CPU Guide is here with another weapon’s crafting recipe.

You can shoot arrows at your enemies with this.

Let’s see how it is crafted.

Available Platforms:

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition WindowsMac, and Linux PC’s YES
Bedrock Edition Xbox OneNintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, and Windows 10 PC’s YES
Education EditionMac, iOS, and Windows 10 PC’s YES
PlayStation Edition PS4 YES

Not available on PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360.

Things Required for How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft:

A crossbow is a type of ranged weapon and is used to shoot arrows at enemies. Only 4 ingredients are required to make a crossbow.

  • 1 Iron Ingot
  • 2 Strings
  • 3 Sticks
  • 1 Tripwire Hook

We know the list now, let’s make them. You need a crafting table for this, if you don’t have one check How to make Crafting Table in Minecraft.

You also need a furnace to make Iron Ingots. So Let’s make Furnace First.

Craft Furnance

Can you make the smooth stone in a blast furnace? Can you smelt stone in a blast furnace?

The furnace can be used for smelting and it is required to create certain building blocks like glass and refining ores. You only need 8 cobblestones to make a furnace. Following are the steps:

  • Open your Crafting Table.
  • Place 8 Cobblestones just as shown in the picture. You’ll get your furnace.
make furnace, How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft

Place it wherever you want, on the ground or in your home. You can also give commands for the furnace in Minecraft:

Java Edition 1.13 and higher command: /give @p furnace 1  
PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition: /give @p furnace 1 0  

Now, let’s make our ingredients for How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft.

Make Iron Ingot:

Our first step for How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft is to make iron ingots. While mining you’ll see a grey stone with pink spots on it as shown in the picture below, these are iron ore. Mine them with a pickaxe.

Iron Block, How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft

By smelting, you can easily make iron ingots. Place coal in the bottom slot and iron ore in the top slot of the furnace. Move Iron Ingots to the inventory.

Iron Ingot, How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft

You can also give commands for Iron Ingots:

Java Edition 1.13 and higher: /give @p iron_ingot 1    
PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition: /give @p iron_ingot 1 0    

You can also get Iron Ingot by killing Iron Golems which are spawn in villages. If you can’t find one, you can summon it using a cheat. Our first ingredient for How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft is crafted.

Find Strings:

Our second step for How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft is to find string. To find String, you need to get into some fight. Don’t worry not an actual fight. There 2 ways from which you can get strings.

From Cobwebs: A Cobwebs slows down an entity’s movement. These are naturally found in the abandoned mineshaft, stronghold libraries, igloo basements, or abandoned villages. It can be harvested with Shears or Swords, otherwise, it’ll drop nothing.

If broken with shears, the cobweb will drop itself and if broken with a sword, it’ll drop 1 string.

cobwebs, How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft

From Spiders: Spiders are kind of mobs which has the unique ability to climb on walls just like in the real world. Spiders usually spawn where the light level drops to 7 or less, and can also be found in the dungeon. They can easily be found at night because of their glowing eyes.

cave spider, How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft

The spider usually spawns at night but you may find them during the day, they won’t attack you in daylight but beware of them during the night. Upon killing them with the sword, they’ll drop 0-2 strings and 33% chances of dropping spider eye. When defeated, they’ll also drop 5 experiences.

strings, How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft

You can also give commands for Strings:

Java Edition 1.13 and higher: /give @p string 1 
PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition: /give @p string 1 0 

Our second ingredient for How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft is crafted.

Make Sticks:

Our third step for How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft is to make sticks. Open your Crafting Table and place two wood planks as shown below in the 3×3 crafting grid, you can use any kind of wood. Next, move your sticks to the inventory.

make sticks, How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft

Killing witches may also drop 0-6 sticks. Dead bushes and leaves may also drop 0-2 sticks. You can also give commands for sticks.

Following is the command:

  Java Edition 1.13 and higher command: /give @p stick 1 
 PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition: /give @p stick 1 0 

Our third ingredient for How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft is crafted.

Make Tripwire Hook:

Our Fourth step for How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft is to make a Tripwire Hook. Well, we have already made the ingredients above which are required to make a Tripwire Hook. You only need 3 ingredients:

  • 1 Stick
  • 1 Iron Ingot
  • 1 Any Wood Plank

Place all the items in the crafting table as shown below to make a tripwire hook. Move the Tripwire Hook to the inventory.

Tripwirehook, How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft

You can also give commands for Tripwire Hook:

Java Edition 1.13 and higher: /give @p tripwire_hook 1
PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition: /give @p tripwire_hook 1 0

Our fourth and final ingredients for How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft is crafted. Now all our ingredients are completed. Finally, we can make Crossbow now.

Make Crossbow:

Our final step for How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft is here. Let’s make a crossbow. Place all the ingredients in the crafting table as shown below. Move your crossbow to the inventory.

Crossbow, How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft
Give Commands:

If you don’t want to make a crossbow, you can also give commands to make a crossbow in Minecraft. The crossbow commands are available in Java EditionPocket Edition, Xbox One, Nintendo SwitchWindows 10 Edition, and Education Edition. Open the Minecraft Chat window and type the following command according to your version.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher: /give @p crossbow 1 
PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition: /give @p crossbow 1 0 

Congratulations!, I hope you now know How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft

Usage:

Crossbow is a ranged weapon that takes longer to load as compared to bows but is slightly more powerful. It takes 1.25 seconds to load. A simple arrow tipped arrow, spectral arrow or any type of firework can be loaded in the crossbow.

Other ways to get Crossbow:

From Pillagers and Piglins: You can get a crossbow by killing pillagers and piglins. They drop crossbow if they are holding one in hand at the time of death. The crossbow dropped by pillagers may have multiple enchantments.

From Chests Loot: They are naturally generated in Bastion Remnant and Pillagers Outposts. Bastion Remnants are like large structures in the Nether which looks like Castle. Pillagers biome are found in different biomes like plains, taigas, deserts, and savannahs.

From Trading: Trading is available in both Java and Bedrock Edition. Fletcher villagers can sell an unenchanted crossbow for 3 emeralds. Master-level Fletcher villagers may sell an enchanted crossbow for 8 emeralds [Bedrock Edition] and 7-22 emeralds [Java Edition].

Enchantments for Crossbow:

You can use different enchantments on Crossbow.

  • Mending => It uses XP to mend tools, weapons, and armor
  • Curse of Vanishing => The item which is cursed will disappear when the player dies
  • Multishot => It shoots three arow at a time but cost only 1 arrow
  • Piercing => In this arrow can pierce through multiple entities
  • Quick Charge => It reduces the amount of time to reload
  • Uncreaking => It increases the durability of item

FAQs:

Where do you get a crossbow in Minecraft? or How to Make Crossbow in Minecraft?

There are many ways from which you can get Crossbow. You can craft a crossbow with 1 iron ingot, 2 strings, 3 sticks, and 1 tripwire hook.
You can get a crossbow by killing pillagers and piglins. They are naturally generated in Bastion Remnant and Pillagers Outposts, and you can also trade.

Can you make a crossbow in Minecraft bedrock?

Yes, you can easily make a crossbow in Minecraft bedrock edition using 4 simple ingredients.

Is crossbow better than bow Minecraft?

Crossbow has slighter higher damage than bows.

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