#Minecraft Basics

Minecraft Basics

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Woodland mansion in Minecraft

Woodland Mansion in Minecraft: All You Need to Know

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Woodland mansions are large Overworld structures filled with illager mobs and also regular hostile mobs. It is divided into numerous rooms. Those can be pretty common, like bedrooms, but they can also include rare secret rooms that you have to uncover, like the fake End portal room. You can locate a woodland mansion by using a woodland explorer map you buy from cartographers, in-game commands or just by exploring big dark oak forest biomes. Loot in this structure varies from mob drops to diamond gear, enchanted golden apples, diamond hoe and chestplate and more.
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Opened F3 debug screen in Minecraft survival

Minecraft F3 Debug Screen Explained

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By pressing the F3 key, the debug screen will pop up in Minecraft and show you a lot of data. The left side shows info on the Minecraft version, chunk, and entity data, as well as current coordinates, light level, biome and other values. The right side of the debug screen displays info about the Java version, your CPU, and other hardware components. Below that, you will spot the targeted block, fluid, and mob sections that display data about each of the specific game's features, like sand block, water, and more. Also, you can use other shortcuts that can be used to perform different debug actions.
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Bricks in item frames and flower pots with various plant like blocks in Minecraft

How to Make a Flower Pot in Minecraft

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You can make a flower pot in Minecraft with three bricks and a crafting table. Smelt clay balls to get brick and make a crafting table with four wooden planks. Place the bricks in a V shape in the crafting grid and a flower pot will appear on the right. You will also occasionally come across flower pots in structures like witch huts, woodland mansions, igloo basements, and villages. Flower pots are simple but awesome decorative blocks that you can put lots of different plants in, like flowers, bamboo, cactus and more.
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Minecraft hoppers facing into chests and barrels and various items around them

How to Use a Hopper in Minecraft

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Hopper is a redstone component block that has an ability to pick up, store, and funnel items into container blocks in Minecraft. By right-clicking on the side of a block with a hopper selected, you will place it so that the hopper's narrow end faces into a block, unless it's an underside of a block. Hoppers can interact with chests, barrels, furnaces, droppers, hopper minecarts, chest boats, etc. You can also lock a hopper by having it receive redstone power. If locked, hopper will not collect items nor send them anywhere else.
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Bow and charged bow item images and sticks and string in item frames in the background

How to Make a Bow in Minecraft

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The bow is one of the best ranged weapons in Minecraft. You require 3 pieces of string, and a crafting table to make a bow. The crafting recipe of the bow is simple. In addition to crafting the bow, you can get it using other methods like killing Skeletons and Strays, trading with Fletcher Villagers, and fishing. Furthermore, the bow requires you to have at least one arrow in your inventory to use it.
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Spiders, library in a stronghold, player fishing and piglins bartering are just some of the ways you can get string in Minecraft

6 Ways You Can Get String in Minecraft

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String is a basic item used in crafting recipes, trading with villagers, and as tripwire. You can obtain strong by killing spiders, striders, and cats. Moreover, if you break a cobweb with a sword, you will get a piece of string. You will also find string in chests of dungeons, desert temples, bastions, and also as tripwire in jungle temples. String is one of the junk items you can get when fishing or when bartering with piglins. Finally, your tamed cat can bring you string when you wake up in the morning.
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Wool blocks, different vines, sheep, snow golem, cobwebs and more, as well as shears in item frames in Minecraft

Best Uses of Minecraft Shears

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You can use shears in Minecraft to shear some mobs and blocks. By shearing sheep, you can get wool and if you shear full bee nests or beehives you'll get honeycomb. You can also carve pumpkins and place shears in dispensers. Shears are necessary if you want to obtain blocks like short grass, dead bushes, glow lichen, vines and more. By using this tool, you can break wool blocks a lot quicker. It's also possible to have enchantments like unbreaking, mending, efficiency and curse of vanishing on shears, as well as silk touch in the Bedrock edition.
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Iron ingots and shears placed in item frames

How to Make Shears in Minecraft

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Shears are useful tools that you can easily make without a crafting table in Minecraft. You need two iron ingots, which you can get by smelting raw iron in a furnace, to make a shear. Place one ingot in the bottom left corner of the 2 x 2 crafting grid in the player's inventory and the other one in the upper right corner. Click on the shears icon to craft and move it to your inventory. Alternatively, you can buy shears from shepherd villagers or by searching chests in this villager's house.
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All types of a hoe tool in Minecraft and their main ingredients in item frames and some utility blocks in front of them

How to Make a Hoe in Minecraft

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For crafting each of the hoe types in Minecraft (apart form netherite), you need a crafting table, two sticks and two tier items like planks, stone-tier blocks, iron or gold ingots and diamonds. Making a netherite hoe is different and more expensive, as you need a smithing table, netherite ingot, and a diamond hoe that you wish to upgrade. You can find various tiered hoes in structures like ocean and trail ruins, woodland mansions, ruined portals and ancient cities. Moreover, you can combine two broken hoes or add a tier item to one to repair them.
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