How to make an Anvil in Minecraft

Did you know that anvils are one of the most overpowered items in Minecraft?

Learn how to make an anvil in Minecraft and become one of the top players in the game.

What is an Anvil in Minecraft

The anvil in Minecraft is one of the most important items. It was first introduced in Minecraft 1.5 and since then it has been one of the most useful items.

Anvils are used to repair, enchant and even rename items in Minecraft.

Aside from doing its basic work, just like the anvils in real life, it has many other purposes. It can be used as a decoration block or for experiments.


Anvils can be dropped from the sky and be used to hurt or kill other players and mobs. They can also destroy dropped items if the anvil falls from a too high place.

Where can I find an anvil in Minecraft

Anvils can only be found in villages, but in some cases, they may be a rare find.


Aside from villages, an anvil cannot be found in a chest, or be acquired from trading with villagers.

If you are not the type of player who wishes to search for an anvil and prefer to make your own, the recipe is pretty easy and straightforward.

How to make an Anvil in Minecraft

Making an anvil in Minecraft requires you to be a bit advanced and to have found enough iron. This can happen by digging into the mines and mostly being lucky.

Materials needed to craft an anvil

The materials needed to craft an anvil in Minecraft are:

  • 4 iron ingots
  • 3 iron blocks

Iron blocks are usually crafted by adding 9 iron ingots to a crafting table.


So in total, you will need 31 iron ingots to craft your anvil.

Recipe for making an anvil in Minecraft

Once you have gotten the needed materials for making an anvil, you can then proceed to your crafting table and add them in the following way.

The first line should be filled up with iron blocks. The second line needs to have 1 iron ingot in the middle.


The third line should be filled up with the rest of the 3 iron ingots.

If you had followed the process carefully, you should have an anvil popping up.

What is the durability of an anvil in Minecraft?

The default durability of an anvil in Minecraft is 25 uses. It can be less or more as it is based on calculations.

There is no exact match, of how many times you can use an anvil in Minecraft.

Can you stack anvils in Minecraft?

You can stack up to 64 anvils in your inventory per slot.

If you want to increase the number, you will need to be using the plugin or a mod, which manipulates the stackability of anvils in Minecraft

How many blocks can an anvil fall before breaking?

Falling anvils take damage, as well as players. If you drop an anvil from 20 blocks, the anvil will make a metallic sound and will lose part of its durability.

Anvils fall like sand and gravel but can deal much more damage, depending on the block height.

If you drop an anvil from 20 blocks, it will result in 10 hearts of damage. The multiplier is 0.5 for each block the anvil has been dropped from.