How to Repair a Bow in Minecraft?

Repairing weapons, tools, and armor is a crucial piece of knowledge in Minecraft. Many Minecraft players have some difficulty in upgrading or repairing their tools and weapons or they don’t even kow how to repair a bow. We will show you three different ways in which you can repair or upgrade your weapons easily.

  • how to repair a bow in Minecraft with an anvil
  • how to repair a bow in Minecraft with a Crafting Table?
  • how do repair a bow in Minecraft with a grindstone?

You can use these blocks for repairing your bow.

Repairing your bow with an Anvil will cost you a bunch of Experience. You can use the Crafting Table which can be the best alternative to an Anvil. Crafting Table will not cost you anything. Hence, it is the most reliable and effortless block for repairing your weapons.

Grindstone works differently as compared to an anvil or the Crafting Table. You can use the Grindstone to repair your bow. But, if there is an enchantment on your Bow, then the Grindstone will disenchant it after repairing.

What is a Bow?

The bow is a long-range weapon in Minecraft. This is the most used weapon in Minecraft after the Sword. It allows you to take down the enemies situated at a long distance. You must have arrows to use a bow. To increase the damage and other abilities, you can also enchant it with different enchantments.

Best Enchantments for a Bow

You can use these enchantments to make your undefeatable bow in Minecraft:-

  • Unbreaking III
  • Infinity
  • Power V
  • Mending
  • Punch II
  • Flame (optional)

Unbreaking III: Using your Bow frequently will cause it to break. You can use unbreaking for a longer life of your Bow. As per you and your Enchanting Table, you can apply any; Unbreaking (I, II, III).

Infinity: It’s too tough for a player to collect arrows for their Bow. In that case, you can use this enchantment for unlimited arrows in your bow. You have to carry a single arrow in your inventory for unlimited use.

You can obtain arrows by using these two methods: Crafting or the Automatic Skeleton Farm.

You can easily obtain arrows by placing the stick, feather, and flint on the grid of the Crafting Table.

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The best way to obtain an arrow is by finding a skeleton mob spawner in the Dungeons. After finding the skeleton mob spawner, you have to convert it into an Automatic Skeletons Farm. This will provide you with a bunch of arrows according to your needs.

Power V: You can increase the damage of your bow five times more than usual. You can use the Power V enchantment to increase the damage of your bow. As per you and your Enchanting Table, you can apply; Power (I, II, III, IV, V).

Mending: The weapon, tool, or armor enchanted with the Mending can never be broken by using it frequently. Mending allows the tool or weapon the ability to heal itself from the XP gained when a mob is killed.

Punch: This can be a very beneficial enchantment against the mobs, as any weapon with this enchantment is used against the mobs, and then they are thrown back at a distance. This will give you an interval of time to heal yourself in Minecraft. As per you and your enchanting table, you can apply; Punch (I, II).

Flame: This is the best enchantment to save your natural resources in Minecraft like coal. This allows to bow to shoot an arrow with a flame on it. As a result, it will start to burn the mob or a player attacked by the Bow with a Flame enchantment. When you shoot any animal with this bow, then that specific animal will drop its cooked meat. For example:- If a Pig is shot with this bow, then the pig will drop the Cooked Porkchop instead of Porkchop.

Ingredients Required to Repair a Bow

  • Bow (damaged one)
  • Bow (new one)

Bow

To craft a bow, you must have sticks and string in your inventory or your storage area. We have already covered how to get strings in

recipe of bow
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After gathering the ingredients, place them on the grid of the Crafting Table.

How to Repair a Bow with an Anvil?

1. Open Your Anvil

grid of an anvil
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Open the Anvil menu by left-click on it. Then you’ll see the grid of an anvil as shown in the image given above:-

2. Place the Bow to Anvil

Arrange the damaged bow and the other bow in the grid of an Anvil as shown in the image.

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Now it will demand for the Experience level according to the Bow’s enchantments and health. It demands me low Experience level because my bow is only with the Infinity enchantment

3. Move the Repaired Bow to your Inventory

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After placing both the Bows, you can simply drag it down to your inventory. Now you are again ready to use your overpowered Bow in all of the Minecraft Dimensions like OverWorld, Nether Dimension, and End Dimension.

Note: The Anvil shows too expensive when there are more than 4 enchantments. The repairing cost would become too high to pay for a Minecraft player, that's why an anvil says Too expensive.

How to Repair a Bow Using a Grindstone

1. Open Your Grindstone

grid of a grindstone
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Open the Grindstone menu by left-click on it. Then you’ll see the grid of the Grindstone as shown in the image given.

2. Place the Bow on the Grindstone

Arrange the damaged bow and the other bow in the grid of the Grindstone as shown in the image.

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3. Move the Repaired Bow to your Inventory

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Now if you notice on the right box, there you can see a repaired bow. Simply drag it down to your inventory to use it effectively in all the Minecraft Dimensions.

Note:  The grindstone is a proper tool to disenchant items, after the dienchanting of any tool you'll be reward with some experience points. Enchanted Bow on the Grindstone, will result in disenchanting after being repaired.

How to Repair a Bow in Crafting Table?

We can repair a bow with enchantments by using a crafting table.

1. Open Your Crafting Table

grid of the crafting table
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Open the Crafting Table menu by left-click on it. Then you’ll see the grid of the Crafting Table as shown in the image given.

2. Place the Bow

Arrange the damaged bow and the other bow in the grid of the Crafting Table as shown in the image.

repairing the bow on the crafting table
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3. Move the Bow to your Inventory

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In the Crafting Table, you’ll see now a repaired bow has appeared. Now all you have to do is, simply drag it down to your inventory. Now your bow is again ready to be in use for all the different Minecraft Dimensions against the Mobs.

Note: Just like the Grindstone, the Crafting table also disenchants the Bow or any other item placed in it after being repaired. So, now you have to apply all the enchantments again from the Enchantment Table.

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