How To Fix a Bow In Minecraft With an Anvil or Crafting Table?

How To Fix a Bow In Minecraft

Minecraft is one of the most popular games. Today, we are here to learn how to fix a bow in Minecraft with an Anvil. The bow is a weapon in the Minecraft game that is used for hunting animals and killing enemies.

These bows can be of two types: Ordinary bow and enchanted bow.

It’s not a big deal when a player breaks a piece of this incredible weapon while adventuring in Minecraft. If you are one of these players facing the frustration of a breaking bow and don’t know how to fix a bow in Minecraft then you are at the right place.

How to fix a bow in Minecraft?

There are two techniques that can be used to repair a bow in the Minecraft game. We will learn both of them today.

  • The first method will show you how to fix a bow using an Anvil in Minecraft
  • In the second one, you can prepare a bow using a Crafting table

How do you craft an anvil in Minecraft?

Anvil is required to fix the enchanted equipment in Minecraft including the bow. Anvil is also used to combine and rename items available in your inventory. If you want to craft an Anvil you must have these items (4 Iron ingots and 3 iron blocks) in your inventory box.

Craft Anvil in Minecraft
  • Open a crafting table of a 3×3 grid
  • And arrange the 4 Iron ingots and 3 iron blocks in the pattern as shown.
  • This will craft you an Anvil.

Fixing a Bow using Anvil:

First, open Anvil from your inventory, then put the bow that you want to repair in the first slot and the unit of material used to make a bow in the second slot. Now the anvil will fix the bow for you without stripping its enchantments.

Also if you have two or more enchanted bows in your inventory box then you can combine them by using an anvil, this will take some of your XPs. But the resulting bow has more power and durability than the previous ones.

You can also merge the ordinary bow with your enchanted bow. This combination will result in a more durable enchanted bow.

Enchant and ordinary bow

Note: An Anvil must accept jobs up to the level of 39. While the level required for enchanting is 30.

How to Fix a Bow using Crafting Table:

Drop the two regular bows from the inventory box to the craft table. Repairing a bow on the crafting table will make the resultant bow more durable and strong. You can easily repair your ordinary bow on a crafting table.

Repair using Crafting

The crafting table is good if you want to fix an ordinary bow because when you try to fix the enchantments bow in the crafting table, it will make those bow an ordinary bow with slight enhancement in their durability. So it’s not a good idea to repair the enchantment bows on the crafting table.

Enchanted bow in craft tool

Note: If you don’t use an anvil during the crafting of the Enchant equipment their enchantment will not preserve.


Now we know everything about how to fix a bow in Minecraft. It is clear from the above discussion that to repair an ordinary bow it’s good to use the simple crafting table. Whereas for repairing an enchanted bow it is recommended to use the Anvil.

What can you do with a bow in Minecraft?

You can attack the enemies from a long range and it saves you from their attacking range.

What is the strongest Sword in Minecraft?

The Diamond Sword is the strongest sword in Minecraft due to its durability among all the swords.

What does a smoker do in Minecraft?

A smoker cooks food, it is the same as a furnace, but it is faster than a furnace.

How do you fix a bow with a grindstone?

To fix a bow, you have to take two bows and place them in the grindstone slots. They will form a bow but this will be more durable.