How to Repair a Bow in Minecraft

Hey miners! We can understand the frustration of a miner when valuable equipment is broken in Minecraft. A bow is not an exception. If you are going through the difficulty to repair a bow in Minecraft, so this is the easiest, helpful, and quickest guideline for you. So let’s start. 

Minecraft Edition supporting bows:

  • Java Edition (PC/MAC)
  • Pocket edition PE
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox one 
  • Ps 3 
  • Ps 4
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo switch
  • Windows 10 edition
  • Education edition 

Repairing a bow in Minecraft:

The thing you need to repair your bow is an anvil.

To craft an anvil of your own the things needed are 

  1. 4 iron ingots 
  2. 3 blocks of iron 

How to craft an anvil

  • Open the crafting menu table so you will have a 3×3 crafting grid.
  • Add items to the crafting table. To make an anvil place 3 blocks of iron and 4 iron ingots in the 3×3 crafting grid. In the first row, there should be 3 blocks of iron. in the second row, there should be 1 iron metal in the middlebox.
  •  The first and third blocks should be empty. In the third row, there should be 3 iron ingots.
  • When you have crafted your anvil move it to your inventory.

It may seem a lot to sacrifice for an anvil but trust us it is incredibly useful.  

But if still, you don’t want to bother, you can find one in a nearby village. 

Repairing bow with an anvil

All you have to do this to place the bow onto the anvil. Add some materials of which bows are made of. The anvil will fix it for you. 

You can also use another bow instead of materials to create a more durable bow since they are simple. 

If you have two bows taking up space, you can even combine them with the help of an anvil to make an even more reliable weapon.

An anvil is available in the following versions of Minecraft.

  • Java Edition (PC/MAC) (1.4.2)
  • Pocket edition PE ( 0.12.1)
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox one 
  • Ps 3 
  • Ps 4
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo switch
  • Windows 10 edition
  • Education edition 

How many times an anvil can be used in Minecraft?

With every use, an anvil has a chance for about 12% of being damaged. An anvil typically survives for about 25 purposes or an average of approximately one use per 1.24 iron ingots. 

Repairing a bow with a crafting table 

One option is to repair your bow with the help of crafting table, but there is a downside to this enchanted bow that cannot be repaired this way.  

Let’s start,

  • Drop two regular bows from the inventory box to the crafting table. Repairing a bow in crafting table will make it more reliable and durable, you can quickly fix your bow in a crafting table. 
  • As told before there is a downside to repair a bow in crafting table for enchantment bows because it will make them ordinary bow, so it is not a good idea to repair enchantment bows in Minecraft.

Best bows of Minecraft:

We have listed some best bows for you.


You only require a single arrow in your inventory, which can be used indefinitely.


The bow will shoot flaming arrows which will deal with extra damage. 


Increase initial damage dealt by arrows.


Increase the knock-back of arrows.


It makes your weapon last longer.


It does not give you extra damage, the power of setting enemies on fire. Still, it gives you the ability to auto repair your bow every time you kill a mob, enemy player.


How many times you can repair a bow in Minecraft:

Each time you combine an enchanted item, the cost will double, when the repair cost exceeds 39, you can no longer repair.

Can a bow not have mending and infinity

 The ability to have a bow with mending and infinity enchantments is absent since the release of 1.11.1

Now you must have an idea to repair a bow in Minecraft. Remember repairing an ordinary bow in crafting table is useful. Still, an enhancement bow repairing in crafting table is not a good idea.

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