Enchanting Items

Enchanting Items – Increases various attributes of the item being modified.  This done with the use of a Enchantment Table, which is created in the crafting table.

  • Armor would have increased durability & longivity.
  • Weapons can have increased attack/damage.
  • Tools can have improved durability & effectiveness (An enchanted Axe vs. a normal one would mine wood blocks faster, etc.)


Enchantment tables are “powered” via the addition of bookshelves places within 1 block of an enchantment table.


Using Lapis Lazuli (a blue mineral mined deep underground.)  with a book, tool or weapon to enchant an item.

Enchantment Books can be extremely useful in obtaining enchantments and using them later on items with an Anvil.

Tool: Torch

Name: Torch
Type: Tool, Item/Material
Source: Player, Crafting Table
Stackable/Qty: Yes (64)
Crafting Recipe: 4 Torches
1 Stick & 1 Coal


A torch is one of the most used tools in Minecraft and provides an easy for a player to light up an area at night as well as an underground chamber, tunnel or stairs.

An underground hallway is easier to see with torches.

Item: Wooden Stairs

Name: Wooden Stairs
Type: Item/Material
Source: Crafting Table
Stackable/Qty: Yes (64)
Crafting Recipe: 4 Wooden Stairs
6 Planks


Stairs are used to create stairways on stacked blocks allowing the play to climb or decend without having to jump to another block level, players can also run up & down stairs without stopping.

Item: Ingots (Iron, Gold)

Name: Ingots (Iron, Gold)
Type: Item/Material
Source: Player, Crafting Table, Furnance
Stackable/Qty: Yes (64)
Furnance: 1 Raw Iron/Gold Block –> 1 Iron/Gold Ingot
Crafting Recipe: 9 Ingots
1 Block


While a block is a best way to store Iron, you can convert blocks back to ingots (or diamonds) by using a crafting table, block apply to Iron, Gold, & Diamonds.

Item: Leather

Name: Leather
Type: Item/Material
Source: Player, Crafting Table, Drop (Cow)
Stackable/Qty: Yes (64)
Crafting Recipe: 1 Leather
4 Rabbit Hides


Leather is a natural drop when a Cow is killed by a player (in addition to raw beef.)  Leather can also be crafted from rabbit hides (dropped when a rabbit is killed.)  Use 4 rabbit hides to craft a single leather item.

Tool: Iron Pressure Plate

Name: Iron Pressure Plate
Type: Tool/Item
Source: Player/Crafting Table
Stackable/Qty: Yes (64)
Crafting Recipe: 1 Iron Pressure Plate
2 Iron Ingots


An Iron Pressure plate can be used to activate certain items; placed in front of a Iron or Wooden door will open the door automatically when the player steps on the Plate.

Trap Tip: You can create a trap by placing a TNT block in the ground the placing a pressure plate on top.  The TNT will not visibile when buried, is another player steps on the plate, the TNT is activated and….Ka-Boom!