How to make a shield in Minecraft

Minecraft is much more than building all kinds of structures, raising horses and exploring the world, there are also hostile creatures that will try to kill your character at the first opportunity. Luckily, you can craft several types of weapons that are of great help when it comes to defending yourself . Then there are shields, they are very useful to receive less damage.

To use a shield you just have to place it in your character’s secondary hand , leaving your main hand free to equip a weapon. By the way, a shield not only prevents being hit by creatures, it also comes in handy to protect yourself from arrows launched by skeletons, among other things. In short, it never hurts to have a shield in your inventory.

How to make a shield in Minecraft

Crafting a shield doesn’t take much time, let’s say you only need a few materials, so in a few minutes you will have everything you need to make one on the workbench. You need one iron ingot and six wood blocks . Back in the day we explained how to make an iron ingot . At the time we also published a guide explaining how to make wooden blocks.

Once you have all the necessary materials, it is time to make the shield. On the workbench you have to put the wooden blocks and the iron ingot to craft a shield. To use the shield once equipped, you just have to press the right mouse button.

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