How to Make Wolf Armor in Minecraft 1.21

In Short
  • To make wolf armor in Minecraft 1.21, you will need six armadillo scutes and a crafting table.
  • Place the scutes in an H shape in the grid with the upper right corner missing to make the armor.
  • You can equip this armor by right-clicking the wolf and unequip by using shears on the animal.

If you love your cute little doggos and want to take them everywhere with you, but are frightened that something bad might happen to them, then this is the guide for you. We will show you how to make wolf armor in Minecraft 1.21, a special item that you can equip on your tamed wolf to give it some extra protection. With that said, let’s get started!

Last updated on March 4 @ 2:30 PM IST to include details about the process to dye wolf armor and repair it

Resources You Will Need to Make Wolf Armor

To make wolf armor in Minecraft, you will need the following items:

  • 6 Armadillo Scutes
  • Crafting Table

In order to obtain armadillo scutes, you will need to find the adorable armadillo mob in your local savanna or badlands biome in Minecraft. They are small, pinkish mobs that will curl in a ball if you sprint near them.

To acquire the armadillo scutes, you thankfully don’t need to kill these animals. But, you can use the brush tool introduced in the Minecraft 1.20 update on them, and it will make the armadillo drop scutes.

There is no cooldown, so you can repeat this action as many times as you want. However, keep in mind that if you use a brush in this way, the tool’s durability will deplete rapidly, so you’ll need to craft a new one frequently. The crafting table is a basic utility block that can be crafted from four planks of any type.

How to Craft Wolf Armor in Minecraft 1.21

Now that you’ve collected the required resources, follow the step-by-step process below to make yourself the wolf armor.

  • First, place the crafting table in the world and right-click to open its UI.
  • Place three armadillo scutes filling the leftmost or rightmost column of the crafting grid.
  • After that, finish filling the middle row of the crafting grid using two more scutes.
  • Finally, place the last armadillo scute in the bottommost slot of the left or right column, depending on which one has this slot vacant.
  • The wolf armor will appear on the right, which you can easily move to your inventory.
Wolf armor crafting recipe

You can also use the crafter in Minecraft 1.21 to automate the crafting process. It will require some initial time and resource investment but will be worth it if you want an army of armored doggos.

How to Repair Wolf Armor in Minecraft 1.21

After you craft this item, you can equip it on your adult tamed wolf. Walk up to your dog and right-click it or use the secondary action button to equip the armor. The wolf armor will provide the same protection as the diamond horse armor, which translates to 11 armor points or 5.5 shields.

Wolf armor is not the same as horse armor. Since it provides such amazing protection to a tamed wolf that already has 20 hearts, it would be too OP if this item could last forever. So, it actually has 64 durability. Once a dog takes damage, the wolf armor will absorb some of it while reducing its durability.

The more damage it takes, the less durability it has. Also, as a visual indicator, cracks will appear on the wolf armor’s texture reminding you it should be repaired. But, how do you repair a wolf armor? Well, it’s very simple. You need more armadillo scutes.

While the wolf armor is equipped on a wolf, you can right-click it with armadillo scutes and they’ll repair the wolf armor by 8 durability per scute. This is the only way to repair the wolf armor, as no repairing recipes exist. Also, in case you’re wondering whether unbreaking and mending enchantments can be applied to wolf armor, they cannot. You have to repair the armor manually with armadillo scutes.

If you’d like to take the armor off of your wolf, you’ll need to use shears on it by right-clicking. This will remove the armor and drop it as an item. In the sad scenario your dog dies while wearing armor, the item will get dropped.

You Can Also Dye Wolf Armors

Moreover, another amazing feature is that you can dye wolf armor different colors in Minecraft 1.21. The process depends on the game edition you’re playing on, as you can dye it inside the crafting grid on Java Edition, while you will need a cauldron on Bedrock Edition.

Not only that, but it’s possible to combine many color dyes with the wolf armor, so you can create a crazy total of 5,713,438 colors. Yeah, that’s insane. Check out our linked guide for more details on how to dye wolf armor.

Note: Only a tamed wolf’s owner can equip, unequip, and repair the tamed wolf’s wolf armor.

So, that’s all you need to learn about crafting and repairing wolf armor in Minecraft. It’s a unique new addition that will affect multiplayer servers, as well as the single-player experience. So, what are your thoughts on the wolf armor? Are you a fan of it? Let us know in the comments below!

Is wolf armor worth it?

The wolf armor is more than worth it. It’s truly not hard to make or repair, so you can make your dogs so strong easily and quickly. This will make the combat unique not only in PvE battles but also in PvP fights.

Comments 1
  • S1sNap says:

    It would’ve been nice if Technoblade is still around…the Hound Army can do with some armor, even if L’Manberg is already destroyed

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