Minecraft has been one of the most popular games over the recent years. The game has made millions of people to turn on their computing devices to play every day. The game is known for being one of the best-selling video games of all time. In this article, we will explain what is Minecraft Anvil and it’s uses in the game.

An Anvil in Minecraft have different uses; for instance, being used for repairing items by combining two different items of the same type with different health durabilities into one with more durability. It can also increase durability by using other objects in the game. For example, chain armor can be repaired with iron ingots, turtle shells can be repaired with scutes, and elytra can be repaired with phantom membranes. After a repair is done it is not refundable.

Use of Anvils

An Anvil has a limit of 39 levels; beyond that, repairs are refused. This limit is not present in Creative mode. Another use for an Anvil is for renaming items, any item or stack of items can be renamed at a cost of one level plus any prior-work penalty. If the player is only renaming, the maximum total cost is 39 levels. The maximum length for renaming is 35 characters. Some items have special effects when renamed:

  • A name tag must be renamed before it can be used.
  • Renaming a bucket of fish names the fish inside as well, meaning a fish can be named without a nametag.
  • A renamed item that kills another player or tamed mob causes the name to appear in the death message.‌
  • A renamed spawn egg produces a mob with the same name.
Uses of Anvil
Uses of Anvil – Repairing a sword

Furthermore, Anvils can be used to combine enchantments which is used to upgrade/boost any present item. Enchanted books are used to enchant tools. Enchanted books themselves can be combined to create higher-tiered books. Anvils are interactive Blocks that were added in Update 0.12. 1. Anvils fall when no blocks are placed underneath it similar to sand/gravel.

Anvil Enchantments on Iron Axe
Anvil Enchantments on Iron Axe

Anvils itself have a limit to how many times it can be used, there isn’t a specific amount of time but it averages at 25 times before it is destroyed. The damage state does not affect the anvil’s function, but only anvils of the same damage state can stack in inventory.

A total of 31 iron ingots are used in total to craft a single anvil. To craft an anvil, you need to place 3 iron blocks on the top row of the crafting table while 1 iron ingot is placed in the middle of the middle row following 3 similar ingots on the remaining row.

Anvil Recipe
Anvil Recipe