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Compass
Compass
A Compass

Type

Item

Placeable

No

Luminosity

None

Craftable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

First Appearance

Update 0.8.0

A Compass is a Redstone-related Item which was added in Update 0.8.0. When held, its needle will always point towards the original spawn point of the Player.

Obtaining

Compasses are obtained mainly through Crafting. After Update 1.0.4, Compasses can also be Traded for using Emeralds.

Crafting

  • Iron Ingots + 1 Redstone (Dust) => 1 Compass
  • Paper + 1 Compass => Empty Map with Indicator

Using an Anvil:

  • 1 Map + 1 Compass => Map with Indicator

Usage

The main use of the Compass is to point to the world's spawn point, which is useful in case the Player gets lost. The Compass only points toward the original spawn point, not toward a spawn point set by Sleeping.

Trivia

  • Since the Compass only points towards the world's original spawn point, players are often forced to create a base near it. Although, the spawn point that the Compass points to can be adjusted by using Commands.
  • Both the Clock and the Compass were added in Update 0.8.0, being the first Redstone items added to Minecraft PE.
  • The Compass has a very similar Crafting recipe to that of a Clock, though the Clock uses Gold Ingots instead of Iron Ingots.
  • In the Nether and The End the Compass will simply spin around in random circles. This effect is neutralised when returning to the Overworld .
Tools

Sword | Pickaxe | Axe | Shovel | Hoe | Flint and Steel | Shears | Compass | Clock | Carrot on a Stick | Fishing Rod

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