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How to Make an Anvil in Minecraft

Anvil is one of the expensive and useful tools in Minecraft. You can repair tools and weapons, enchant items, rename items and damage opponents.

Today, I will cover the full guideline on how to make an anvil in Minecraft fast with step-by-step instructions. You will also learn, how to use Anvil properly. Just stay with us.

How to Make an Anvil in Minecraft

The Anvil is an element that you can use it for many purposes. It’s also true in Minecraft. But firstly, you have to craft an Anvil.

Here’s the full process from beginning to make an Anvil in Minecraft.

Step 1: Create Crafting Table

To make an Anvil you will need the Crafting table. At the starting, you get 2×2 crafting grid. But it’s not compatible to create any complex object. That’s why you will need a Crafting table. If you have one, you can jump into the next step.

Place any kind of wood planks at the 2×2 crafting grid. Here you have to use 4 wood planks to create a crafting table.

The formula to create crafting table on Minecraft

Take the crafting table to Hotbar and place it on the ground. Right click on it when you need it.

Step 2: Collect Iron Ingots

As a required ingredient, you will need lots of ingots. How much? Around 31 iron ingots in total.

Oh, that’s quite massive. But how to collect iron ingots? Here I will explain.

You can make iron ingots using the furnace. Just open your furnace and place coal as fuel at the bottom slot. Then put iron ore at the upper slot. Wait for few seconds, you will get iron ingot at the right sided box.

The furnace formula to creaet an iron ingot by yourself in Minecraft

As a bonus way, you can kill iron golem in Survival mood. If you find one start hitting them until they die. You will get iron ingot after that.

The Iron golem to kill and get iron ingot as a result

Step 3: Make Block of Iron

If you have enough iron ingots, we can start crafting Anvil. But, at first, you will need 3 blocks of Iron.

So how to make iron blocks in Minecraft?

To craft a block of iron, open your crafting table. Right-click on the crafting table to open crafting grid. Then place iron ingot at the following formation.

The crafting formula to create iron block in Minecraft

Put iron ingot at every block of crafting grid. At the right sided box, you will get a block of iron.

Step 4: Make an Anvil

Now, we have every element to make an Anvil in Minecraft.

Go and open your crafting table. Then place 3 blocks of iron and iron ingot at the 3×3 crafting grid in this formation.

The crafting formula to make an anvil in Minecraft

In the first row, place 3 blocks of iron. Then at second row place 1 iron ingot at the middle. Lastly, in the third row, place 3 iron ingot.

Wow! You will get an Anvil at the right sided box. Move the anvil to your inventory to start using it.

Where to Find Anvil in Minecraft

Well, you can also acquire Anvil in Minecraft without crafting it. Here’s some way to find Anvil at overworld of Minecraft.

Woodland Mention

There are good changes to get Anvil at Woodland Mention. Probably you will get Anvil in the Forge room of Woodland Mention. But, most of the time you will get a damaged anvil.


You have rare chance to get an Anvil while fishing. It’s impossible that you get a damaged Anvil from fishing.

Fishing using fishing rod in Minecraft

How to Use an Anvil in Minecraft

You can use an Anvil to repair and enchant items in Minecraft. Also, you can rename items and make name tag using this amazing tool.

Here’s the instruction to use Anvil

Step: 1: Place Anvil at the Ground

At first move the Anvil at the bottom row(Hotbar) of your inventory. Select the Hotbar to take Anvil on your hand.

Then, right click on the ground to place Anvil.

Placing the anvil on the ground in Minecraft

Step 2: Open Anvil Table

Finally, when you place the Anvil on the ground you can start using it. Just right-click on it to open anvil table. The Anvil table lets you repair, enchant, rename items.

The empty anvil table in Minecraft

What to Do with Anvil in Minecraft

You can do lots of things with an Anvil. Also, it’s easy to use. But, you should remember that every time you use Anvil it may get damaged.

Here’s the complete list of things you can do with an Anvil.

Repair Sword

The Anvil can be used to repair any kind of damaged sword. To repair sword, you will need 2 damaged sword both in the same type.

Firstly, the open Anvil. Then place damaged swords at the tow slots of the Anvil. You will get a new sword at the right box. It will cost 2 experience point. Finally, Move the new sword to your inventory.

The anvil formula to repair any item in Minecraft

Rename Items

You can easily Rename any sword with the Anvil in Minecraft. It’s easy and comes handy when you need to specify any sword by its name.

Open the Anvil and place any sword at the first slot.

The option to rename an item in Minecraft

Write down the new name of the word at the brown box. Then you will get newly named sword at right box. Move it to your inventory to start using. It will require 2 XP point.

Repair Elytra

The Elytra is a bit like a wing that lets you glide through the air in Minecraft. It can get damaged with consistent use.

To repair Elytra, open the Anvil. Then put damaged elytra at first slot and leather at the second slot. You will get new Elytra in the right box. It takes 4 XP point to complete. However, the required lather depends on how much damaged the Elytra is.

Formula to repair an elytra in anvil table

Use Nametag

You can create a customized nametag using an Anvil. Just open Anvil and place the nametag at first slot. Now edit the Name tag and give a customized name. Then move the new name tag to your inventory. It will cost 1 XP point.

Editing a name tag in Minecraft

Enchant Items

To enchant items with an Anvil, you will need an enchanted book. Open Anvil, place the item in the first slot and the enchanted book at the second slot. You will get the enchanted item at the right sided box.

Enchanting an item or tool in Minecraft

Increase Level for Enchanted Book

You can increase the level of the enchanted book. Firstly, open your Anvil. Then place tow same level enchanted books at the Anvil. You will get higher level enchanted book at the right sided box.

Increasing the level of enchanted books in Minecraft

Damage Mobs and Player

When an Anvil drops on any player or mobs their health bar will decrease. But, the Anvil will not receive any damage.

How to Make an Anvil with Cheat Code

If you are on PC/Mac version of Minecraft, you can get Anvil with a cheat code.

/give @p anvil 1

Also, you can get damaged and slightly damaged Anvil from your inventory if you are in the creative mood.


  • When an Anvil falls on a mob or player they get immediate physical damage. But the Anvil doesn’t receive any damage.
  • After using an Anvil to repair, rename or enchant an item, it gets damaged peruse.
  • If you put Anvil on a TNT block, after exploding of TNT the area won’t get damaged.

However, the Anvil may seem ugly, but it is one of the most useful items like paper. You can use it for any purposes and it’s also easy to use. Firstly, make one and start using it

Would you like to share the usages of Anvil? It’s better to let everyone know. If not, no matter, take the Anvil on Minecraft and start using it yourself.

8 thoughts on “How to Make an Anvil in Minecraft”

  1. Thanks for your introduction to Anvil in Minecraft. I don’t know Anvil is so important. Surely use them if I needed.

  2. I get to seen Anvil when I get into Woodland Mention. Although Woodland Mention is very hard to find. The recipe will surely help me.


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