How to make a cannon in Minecraft

How to make a cannon in Minecraft: You are looking for effective solutions to defend your refuge in  Minecraft. You have already erected walls, but you do not have adequate weapons to defend them. How about building a cannon in order to attack enemies that approach from afar? Do you find this a good idea? Then let me help you and tell you how to make a cannon in Minecraft.

Give me a few minutes of your free time and I’ll show you how to build an effective cannon that can fire shots at any distance. I will therefore explain to you what are the best materials and objects to use for the realization of this project and then I will show you the step-by-step procedure you need to follow. Finally, in case you were thinking of a more practical idea, I will show you other solutions, such as using mods to implement cannons in a simpler way.

I bet you’re curious to find out the tips I’ve prepared for you in this tutorial, aren’t you? So don’t waste any more time and sit comfortably. What you have to do is dedicate only a few minutes of your time and put into practice the “tips” you find below. There is nothing left for me to do but wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!


  • Gather the necessary materials
  • Building a cannon in Minecraft
  • Mod to get a cannon on Minecraft

Gather the necessary materials

Before explaining how to make a cannon in Minecraft, it seems only right to show you the necessary resources and useful tools to complete this project.

First, you need a building material such as stone or even obsidian to build the gun frame. L ‘ obsidian is the material that you should use to the fact that it is not destroyed in the explosion case (and considering that the cannon contain explosive elements, if something goes wrong, the whole structure would not be destroyed).

If you want to use obsidian, build a diamond pickaxe and get several buckets of water. Go to a place with magma and pour the water over it, in order to cool the lava, turning it into obsidian. Using the diamond pickaxe, you can then collect this resource.

Another material you need is redstone, which is useful for starting remote mechanisms. The redstone can be found in the mines, using a pickaxe to collect this resource from the appropriate blocks (the ones with red elements on each face of the block).

In addition to the redstone, you will need redstone repeaters: these objects have the purpose of delaying the sending of a signal that runs along a redstone line , useful for triggering the explosion of the bullet at the last moment.

To build this item, you first need two redstone torches, which are obtained by combining a stick and a unit of redstone dust. Having obtained these torches, combine them in a workbench along with a unit of redstone dust and three stone blocks, to obtain a redstone repeater.

You will also need a unit of slab of the same material you used to build the gun frame. A slab is obtained by inserting, in a workbench , three units of a material, such as obsidian or stone, horizontally.

A mechanism that you will have to use in the cannon to automatically load the shots to be fired is the distributor: the latter is obtained by combining in a workbench of seven units of crushed stone, a bow and one unit of redstone powder.

Finally, you need a bucket of water and a button. The latter can be created in a workbench, simply using a block of any material.

Don’t forget the most important material: TNT. You can create it using five units of gunpowder and four units of sand, in the workbench. The sand you can find it in the desert biomes or near the waterways, while the powder is obtained by defeating creepers or witches, or in trunks around the world of Minecraft.

Building a cannon in Minecraft

Now that you know the materials and objects you need to build a cannon, it’s time to get to the heart of this guide.

First, clear a 9 × 4 area of ​​land. Once this is done, place a layer of stone blocks over this entire surface, for a total of 36 units.

Now, on both long sides, place a line of 9 units of stone blocks per side . On a short side, instead, place 4 units of stone blocks, so as to form a large “U” on the surface.

At this point, it’s time to place the dispensers: insert a row of 6 units in the central section and then one in the lower corner, as you can see in the following image. I recommend: the dispensers must have the outlet holes facing inwards.

Once this is done, place the redstone powder along the side where the 6 dispensers are located. On the other side, however, you will need to apply a unit of d dust the redstone near the dispenser, followed by 4 repeaters redstone, on which you will need to set the maximum delay. Then add 2 units of redstone on both sides.

We are almost there: place a stone block between the two redstone lines, so as to join them, and add a button on the latter. On the other short side, instead, insert a block of stone next to the dispensers and a slab, in order to complete the frame of the cannon.

After performing these operations, place the avatar inside the cannon, between the blocks and dispensers, and destroy the stone unit in front of you, the very one that is under the block with the button. At this point, use the bucket of water to fill the hole with water and slide it into the cannon frame.

Very well. If you have followed the procedure I indicated in the previous lines to the letter, the cannon will be ready. All you have to do is stock all the dispensers with some TNT and that’s it.

When you press the button you have installed, the redstone will activate, which will cause the TNT to be ejected from the 6 dispensers. On the other side of the cannon, however, the redstone will activate more slowly, until the dispenser is activated to load the TNT triggered with delay.

When the 6 units of TNT have exploded, the last TNT already triggered will fly away forward, destroying anything it finds along its flight.

The cannon I showed you has high firepower and fires shots at long distances. In case you want to adjust the shot, I suggest you empty some dispensers, reducing the power from 6 units of TNT to 5 or less. A smaller amount of TNT will allow the shot to travel less distance and reach closer targets.

Mod to get a cannon on Minecraft

In addition to the solution that I proposed to you in the previous chapters, you can decide to install mods for Minecraft that add cannons in this video game. One example is Myles’ Cannon Mod, available for free at

To use this mod, however, you must install Minecraft Forge, a tool for managing these additional third-party content. Then go to its official website and click on the version number that you find in the sidebar, which is compatible with the mod. Once this is done, download the .exe file using the Windows Installer key.

After downloading it, double-click on it and press OK, in the box that is shown to you, to confirm the installation. At this point, go to the path C: \ Users \ [name] \ AppData \ Roaming \ .minecraft through Windows File Explorer and access the mods folder. If you don’t find it, create it manually.

Now, reach the link I gave you, to access the Myles’ Cannon Mod web page on CurseForge, and press the Download Latest File button, to download the JAR file. Place this file in the mods folder and launch Minecraft. In the launcher screen, press the ▲ icon, which you find next to the Play button, and choose the Forge profile. Then hit the Play button to start Minecraft with mod support.

What you need to do now is create a new game or access an already created one and open the avatar’s inventory in Creative mode. By clicking on the Research tab, you will find cannons by searching for the term ” cannon “.

At this point, select one and move it to the quick bar to equip it. Also equip the cannonballs, which you will need to make it work. Now, interact on the ground to place it. To trigger the cannon and fire a shot, you’ll need to use cannonballs – interact with the cannon to see it work. It was easy, wasn’t it?


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