How To Make a Shield in Minecraft

While exploring a cavern for valuable metals, you unexpectedly come across a prison full of dead people. You’re defenceless against their devastating strikes, and all you have is a pickaxe. With our guide, you’ll be able to construct a shield in Minecraft in time to fend off the mobs and steal their loot.

The process of creating a shield is straightforward. Blocks of wood and iron ingots make up the bulk of the materials. Creating a shield requires the use of both the Furnace and the Crafting Table. Here, we’ll teach you not only How To Make a Shield in Minecraft, but how to put it to use as well.

How To Make a Shield in Minecraft

Stockpile Firewood

Go fell a tree and chow down on it. Little blocks of wood logs (Survival Mode) are strewn throughout the landscape as a result of your lumberjack talents. If you want to cut down some trees, you can use just about anything other than a sword, including your fist.

Trove for Iron Ore

One of the components of the shield is iron ingot, which can only be made with iron ore. These building blocks are hard to miss: Above, you can see that they have little flakes of yellow and tan. The ore occurs in veins as long as 10 blocks and can be found near sea level or slightly lower. A stone pickaxe is the bare minimum tool required to extract this mineral.

Iron golems have been known to deposit their precious ore in the vicinity of settlements, making them an additional source of this valuable metal.

Construct Wooden Flooring or Flooring Joists

Build your blocks out of wood planks now that you have the materials to do so. To construct a shield, you will need six blocks of wood.

  1. The first thing you need to do is get out your work area.
  2. Second, select any empty square on the crafting grid and place one wood block there.
  3. Third, use the mouse to drag the four blocks of wood planks to the bottom of your inventory.
  4. Construct four more wooden building pieces by repeating steps 2 and 3.

Produce a Pig Iron Ingot

Here, we demonstrate how to use a furnace to transform iron ore into a finished iron ingot.

  1. The first thing you need to do is switch on your furnace.
  2. Second, put fuel in the lower square. This can be anything combustible at hand, from wood to coal to charcoal.
  3. Third, fill the top square with iron ore.
  4. The fourth step is to drop the iron ingot you just created into your inventory.

Construct a Wall

  1. The first thing you need to do is get out your work area.
  2. Second, make a Y form with six wood plank blocks on the crafting grid. In the first column, the top two squares, the second column’s bottom two squares, and the third column’s top two squares.
  3. Fill the last available top box in the second column with an iron ingot. For the proper alignment, please see the screenshot we provided above.
  4. Put your new shield in your bag by dragging it down.

Embellish Your Sword Hilt (Java Version Only)

Your shield can now sport a banner! However, at the present time, you can only do so in the Java Edition.

  1. The first thing you need to do is get out your work area.
  2. Second, on the crafting grid, position your shield such that its centre is in the middle square.
  3. Next, to the shield’s left, place a banner.
  4. The fourth step is to add the adorned shield to your inventory by dragging it down.

Put on the Shield and Utilise it.

  1. First, browse through what you have.
  2. The second step is to equip the shield by dragging it from your inventory into the square at your avatar’s lower right, as seen above. A shield emblem is inside this square.

The shield has moved to your non-dominant hand. You may use the shield and block attacks by right-clicking in the Java Edition. When entering Sneak Mode, the shield is raised in all other variants (crouch).

Shields can be used as both a defensive and offensive tool, hence they have a position in the Hotbar and the main hand.