How to make armor in Minecraft

If you want to survive in Minecraft longer, you should make armor. Armor can protect you as you will take less damage from just about everything. Any physical attack, explosion, projectile or even fire can be mitigated with the right set of armor. You can even enchant your armor to take even less damage!

Required armor materials

  1. 24 pieces of material (leather, iron bars, gold bars or diamonds);
  2. (Optional) Netherite ingot;
  3. Workbench.

For a set of armor, you will need twenty-four pieces of leather, iron, gold or diamonds. The boots cost four, the leggings cost seven, the bib cost eight, and the helmet cost five, for a total of twenty-four.

If you want to upgrade your diamond armor to netherite, you will need a netherite ingot for each piece you want to upgrade. Each piece of armor will only cost one Netherite ingot.

To craft your armor, you will need the 3×3 crafting menu at the workbench.

How to make armor in minecraft

In a nutshell:

To make a complete armor, start by making individual armor pieces. The helmet is made by filling the first row completely, and then with two pieces of iron around the edges. The chest plate is made by placing iron in each slot except for the top middle slot. Leggings can be made by completely filling the 1st and 3rd columns and another ingot in the upper middle slot, and boots by placing four iron ingots in pairs with a gap between them.

Walkthrough (with images):

In Minecraft, you can have six different types of armor. Leather, iron, gold, diamond, and netherite can be crafted, but mail armor can only be found in chests generated in the world, and also in rare cases dropped by mobs wearing mail armor.

If you can collect a lot of leather, you can make a leather armor set. If your world doesn’t have that many cows, I would recommend getting some iron armor as soon as possible. Iron is relatively common, and getting twenty-four pieces of iron is easy if you have a mine.

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Keep digging for iron until you get found twenty-four iron ore. To collect iron ore, you will need at least a stone pickaxe. Once you have collected twenty-four ores, return to the furnace and start smelting the ore into ingots.

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Once your iron is ready to be smelted, you can now craft your armor. The material does not change the recipe for your armor, so if you need gold or diamond armor you can use the same recipes, just use the appropriate material. To begin with, a helmet is made by making a row of three iron ingots and two pieces of iron under the edges.

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A chestplate is crafted by placing iron in all slots except the top middle slot.

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Leggings can be crafted by placing two columns of three iron ingots on the left and right, and another ingot in the top middle slot.

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Finally, you can make boots by placing four iron ingots in pairs with a gap between them.

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Now you have a full set of armor! Iron armor makes most hostile mobs around the world easier. In fact, as long as you are wearing a full set of iron armor, the creeper cannot kill you at full health. I was standing next to an exploding creeper and even took fall damage from the explosion and ended up with two and a half hearts.

If you want to upgrade your Diamond Armor to Netherite, take a piece of Diamond Armor to the blacksmith’s table. Place your armor in the left slot and a netherite ingot on the right and you will upgrade your diamond armor to netherite armor.

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How to use armor in Minecraft

You can equip your armor by holding the left shift key and clicking on the piece of armor you want to equip. This can be done manually by clicking and dragging a piece of armor into the armor slots in your inventory.

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While your armor is equipped, you will take less damage and your armor will gradually lose durability depending on how many hits you receive.

How to interact with weapon armor stand

Armor stands regularly come with weapons. You don’t have to do anything special to give an armor rack a weapon.

Can armor stands hold swords?

Armor stand can hold one item in hand. If you want to place a sword there, hold the sword in your hand and right-click on the armor rack to place the sword in the arm of the armor rack.

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The sword will always hit the right arm of the armor stand.

How to make an armor stand invisible

In the Bedrock version, you cannot summon an invisible armor stand. The java edition has a command that allows you to make invisible armor stands. Command: /summon Minecraft:armor_stand ~ ~ ~ {Invisible:1b} .


Armor is one of those things that you should always consider in survival Minecraft. Getting killed by skeletons or zombies can be frustrating, but with a full set of armor, you’ll have a lot less to worry about. You can even give your armor protection from fire, breath and feather fall to reduce other sources of damage in Minecraft. A full set of armor will protect you, but is not invincible. Pay attention to dangerous encounters and remember to keep an eye on the durability of your armor, and you will be able to survive almost anything.

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