A shield is the name of a tool used for protecting the player against attacks. This one is a Minecraft defensive tool that has replaced blocking with swords as of 1.9 for the Java Edition and 1.10 for the Bedrock Edition. Currently, there is a kind of shield exists. However, there is a possibility to customize a shield using a banner in the Java Edition only. The patterns of the banner are not proportionate to the shield, so the design will display on the shield differently than on the banner. Please keep in mind that adding the banner patterns to a shield does not affect the function of the shield.
How to get a shield in Minecraft for Windows 10? Shields are easy to make. You can arrange six planks in a crafting grid in a Y-shape and then pop an iron ingot into the top of the Y. You are able to also require them from Armourer villagers for in exchange for five emeralds, which is a bit expensive considering its just wood and iron. Once crafted, you are able to customize your shield pretty extensively. You are able to create a beautiful banner and pop it into a crafting grid with the shield to apply the pattern onto the front face of the shield. Aside from that, they are also able to be enchanted with unbreaking, mending, or a curse of vanishing if you are feeling dangerous.
Aside from Windows 10 Edition, a shield is available in the following versions of Minecraft:
- Java Edition (Pc/Mac)
- Pocket Edition (PE)
- Xbox 360
- Xbox One
- Wii U
- Nintendo Switch
- Education Edition
In Minecraft, there are some materials that you can use to craft a shield. Those include 1 iron ingot, 6 oak planks, 6 spruce planks, 6 birch planks, 6 jungle planks, 6 acacia planks, and 6 dark oak planks. You are able to use any kind of wood plank. You do not have to gather them all.
To craft a shield, the first thing that you have to do is to open the crafting menu. First of all, you need to open your crafting table so that you have the 3×3 crafting grid. Then, add items to make a shield. In the crafting menu, you are supposed to see a crafting area that is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. If you want to make a shield, please place 1 iron ingot and 6 wood planks in the 3×3 crafting gird. When crafting with wood planks, you are able to use any type of wood planks, such as oak, birch, jungle, spruce, acacia, or dark oak wood planks. When making a shield, it is important that the iron ingot and wood planks are placed in the right pattern. Now that you have filled the are of crafting with the right patterns, the shield will show up in the box to the right. Once you have crafted a shield, you have to move the new item to the inventory.