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A Bow



First Appearance

Version 0.3.3





Damage at Max Charge

9 Damage

Bows are weapons that can shoot Arrows from a distance. They were added in Update 0.3.3. Bows are useful weapons for inflicting damage on Mobs from a distance away.



To use a Bow, The Player must tap and hold the screen while having at least one Arrow in their Inventory. The Bow will begin to load, and a crosshair will appear to aid in targeting. Due to the trajectory of the Arrow, the Player needs to aim increasingly higher above the target, when the target is further away.


Holding back the Bow at the maximum level will cause it to do the highest damage, whereas holding the Bow at lesser levels will cause the Arrow to travel with less velocity and consequently inflict less damage upon the target.


Firing an Arrow from a Bow will consume 1 Arrow from the Player's inventory. If it does not hit an entity, it can be picked up by going close to it. It is possible to fire unlimited Arrows from a Bow by Enchanting it with the Infinity-I Enchanted Book using an Anvil.

The Player still needs at least 1 Arrow for the Infinity enchantment to work.


  • Enchanted Bows became available in Update 0.12.1 when enchantments were added.
  • The Player can use a Bow in Creative Mode without consuming any Arrows.
  • When the Player misses a target using an Infinity enchanted Bow, he/she cannot pick the Arrow back up.
  • Bows can be used to activate Wooden Buttons or Wooden Pressure Plates, and Arrows shot with a Flame enchanted bow or through Lava can be used to trigger TNT from a distance.
  • If the Player shoots an Arrow through Lava, it will become a Fire Arrow.
  • An Arrow will have trail particles when it is shot at the maximum level.
  • Enchanted Bows can be obtained through Fishing as a treasure Item.
  • Bows enchanted with Infinity will still consume Tipped Arrows.
  • Bows can be used as Fuel in a Furnace.

Sword (Wooden, Stone, Iron, Gold, Diamond) • BowFlint and Steel

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