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How to Make an Anvil in Minecraft? Crafting Guide

Anvils can be expensive for players with new worlds, so they aren’t essential until you are ready to upgrade your armor, tools, and weapons to have the best enchantments.

Unlike gravel, sand, and the dragon’s egg, anvils are the only blocks that are affected by gravity, meaning they fall through the air until a solid block is beneath them. A falling anvil can actually harm a player if it hits them, making them a useful (but expensive) projectile. When an anvil falls from a height of 40 blocks, it can cause up to 20 hearts of damage.

What is the location of the Anvil in Creative Mode? 

Anvils are located in the decoration blocks section of the creative menu.

Required Materials to craft an anvil:

To make an anvil, you will need:

  1. 31 iron ore
  2. Furnace / blast furnace
  3. Fuel (coal, charcoal, etc.)
  4. Crafting Table
how to make an anvil in minecraft pe
how to make an anvil in minecraft pe

How to Make an Anvil in Minecraft?

In a Nutshell:

In the 3×3 crafting grid, you will need 4 iron ingots and 3 iron blocks to make an anvil. The iron blocks should be placed in the top row, followed by the iron ingots in the last row. The iron ingot should be placed in the center of the grid. Place the anvil in your inventory when you have finished making it.

Step-by-Step Guide:

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make an anvil in Minecraft:

A crafting table is the first thing you need to make an anvil. Convert any recently obtained logs into wooden planks to make a crafting table.

Place the logs you collected into one of the slots on the survival inventory crafting table to make wooden planks.

When the logs are turned into wooden planks, you can proceed to making a crafting table.

As soon as you have collected all the necessary materials, you will need a crafting table to make your first pickaxe and your first anvil. You need cobblestone to make a furnace. The first step in making a pickaxe is making the sticks for the handle. Make your sticks using the survival inventory crafting table or the crafting table you just created.

Put two wooden planks above each other on either the left or right side of the square to make sticks.

In order to make a pickaxe, you need to interact with a crafting table. Next, place a row of planks along the top of the crafting GUI and place two sticks underneath the middle plank. You can use this pickaxe to pick up your cobblestone, which is a necessary block for building a furnace.

Next, you need to find some iron and coal.

You will need a large quantity of iron to construct an anvil. Caves and ravines contain plenty of iron, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to collect the amount you need. However, you need at least a stone pickaxe to collect iron. Iron pickaxes do work faster.

Using the same recipe as before, you can make a stone pickaxe by replacing the wood with cobblestones. You can make an iron pickaxe by following the same recipe, but substituting iron ingots for the cobblestone.

Coal and iron spawn quite frequently, and can be found around caves and ravines, in cliffsides, or even on the surface in stone-topped biomes.

Once you’ve found coal, mine it. When smelting this amount of iron, coal is the most convenient fuel source, however, you can also use charcoal or a lava bucket if it is more convenient. When you have a sufficient supply of coal to smelt all your future findings, you can begin looking for iron.

In general, iron is generated in the same locations as coal and is found in surface caves as well as deep underground.

  • Once you’ve found all 31 (or more) pieces of your iron, you must smelt it.
  • In order to smelt iron, use your furnace to smelt it down to ingots. Alternatively, you can use a blast furnace, which will smelt the metal twice as fast.
  • First, open the furnace GUI.
  • Then, place the iron you wish to smelt in the top slot.
  • After that, place your fuel (coal in this case) in the bottom slot. Wait for the progress bar to fill up, then collect your iron.
  • After you have smelted all 31 pieces of your iron ore into iron ingots, you can proceed to making your anvil.
  • Open up the crafting GUI and place down your crafting table to make an anvil.

You must first fill the crafting table completely with iron ingots three times before you can create 3 iron blocks for this recipe.

As soon as you have your iron blocks, place them along the top row of the crafting table. Finally, fill the entire last row with iron ingots, starting with the center spot of the second row. It should look as shown below.


What can you make with an anvil?

Anvils have so many purposes. Currently, anvils are the only way to combine enchanted books with tools and weapons. They are also great for combining enchanted weapons to fix durability, converting multiple enchantments into one, naming things, and ensuring that your materials are up to scratch by keeping their durability as high as possible.

How do you repair an anvil?

There is no way to repair an anvil. Because anvils get damaged over time through excessive use or fall damage, it’s always a good idea to keep the anvil crafting recipe on hand in case you need to make a new one.


You have now succeeded in making an anvil! Anvils are really useful when it comes to progressing later-game as they can be used in a multitude of ways, from adding enchanted books onto tools, armor, and weapons, all the way to naming nametags and different objects around your base.

Anvils, although pricey to make, is completely worth it and should be used frequently when players are trying to get the best armor and weapons they can.

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