How to make an anvil in Minecraft

Make an Anvil in Minecraft

An anvil is an item in Minecraft which can be used to repair and rename items. It can also be used to combine enchantments. 

Minecraft Versions • Required Items • Instructions

Minecraft Versions

Minecraft Bedrock Edition0.14.0
Minecraft Java Edition0.12.1

Required Items

  • 3 Iron Blocks
  • 4 Iron Ingots


Time needed: 1 minute.

An anvil is crafted with a crafting table from 3 iron blocks and 4 iron ingots. The crafting process creates 1 anvil for each set of ingredients used.

  1. Open the crafting menu

    With 3 iron blocks and 4 iron ingots in your inventory, open the crafting menu. You will be presented with the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make an Anvil - Step 1

  2. Arrange the items on the crafting grid

    To make an anvil, arrange the iron blocks and iron ingots on the crafting grid. Each item must be placed in the position seen in the anvil crafting recipe below. When complete, the anvil will appear to the right of the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make an Anvil - Crafting Recipe

    The crafting recipe for an anvil is 3 iron blocks and 4 iron ingots arranged in the following pattern:
    Row 1: iron blockiron blockiron block
    Row 2: empty, iron ingot, empty
    Row 3: iron ingotiron ingotiron ingot

  3. Place the completed anvil in your player inventory

    Select the anvil and move it into your player inventory.

    Minecraft Make an Anvil - Step 3

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