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An Arrow




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Entity ID


First Appearance

Update 0.3.3

Arrows are Items added in Update 0.3.3. They are used as ammunition for the secondary weapon, the Bow. Arrows can be crafted by the Player using a Crafting Table. They can also be dropped by Skeletons, along with Bones. They can also be found in Jungle Temple dispensers.


Arrows are ammunition for a bow.

They can also be shot out of a Dispenser just as they are from a bow.

An arrows damage is determined by its speed. The faster it goes, the more damage it causes.

When an arrow hits a mob, the arrow is irretrievable. However, an arrow will stick into a block it comes in contact with and will remain there for a minute before disappearing. If that block is destroyed, the arrow will fall straight down and damage the player or mob below it. An arrow will activate a Wooden Button, Wooden Pressure Plate, or Tripwire, and the switch will remain activated until the arrow disappears.

As of Update 0.15.0, arrows can be tipped with a Status Effect by tapping a Cauldron with a Potion in it. These sub-types of arrows are called Tipped Arrows.


1 Stick + 1 Feather + 1 Flint = 4 Arrows


  • Due to the fact that arrows are also dropped by Skeletons, some Players prefer to save the crafting ingredients and kill or farm Skeletons instead.
  • When shot from a bow, they have a fair amount of knockback as well.
  • Shot arrows do not affect Endermen, as they would teleport away right before the arrow touches them, but if the arrow is tipped, the Enderman will take the effect.
  • Fully charged arrows can deal a massive amount of damage (4 1/2 Heart Damage), enough to kill a Spider in two hits.
  • Arrows fired out of a dispenser do much less damage than when fully charged, and don't fly quite as far or fast.
  • Arrows are slower underwater, and in Lava. They also have a different, parabolic-like direction when shot underwater (as of Update 0.13.0).
  • If a Player shoots an arrow through lava, it will be set on fire. It will not be able to burn flammable materials.
    • The burning arrow will damage the mob and set it on fire for 4 seconds. It can also ignite TNT.
    • When a Skeleton is burning, it will shoot burning arrows.
    • Burning arrows can be extinguished with Splash Water Bottles.
    • A similar effect is created when an arrow is shot by a bow Enchanted with Flame.
  • The Player doesn't have to stack arrows if they have an Infinity Enchanted Bow.
  • Arrows shot by Skeletons cannot be picked up.
  • If the Player shoots an arrow at any floating Sand or Gravel blocks, the corresponding blocks will fall.
  • Dispensers have a bow as one of their Crafting ingredients, thus allowing them to launch these.

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