How to Make a Shield in Minecraft

In this tutorial you will be learning with explanation on how to craft or to make a “shield minecraft” which is one of the defensive items among the items of armor in Minecraft with step wise instructions. Shields itself means protection, means that it will protect the players from various attacks in the Minecraft Game.

Making Shields are as easy as it sounds, simply requires arrangement arrange of six planks in a crafting grid in a Y-shape, with a  pop of an iron ingot into the top of the Y. This could also be done via Armourer villagers in exchange for five emeralds. Once the shield is crafted, you can choose to customise it accordingly. These could be enchanted too – with unbreaking, mending, curse of vanishing if you’re feeling dangerous

Shield Minecraft Supported Platforms

A shield could be available in the following different versions of Minecraft:

  • Platform
  • Java Edition (PC/Mac)
  • Pocket Edition (PE)
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • PS3
  • PS4
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition
  • Supported (Version*)
  • Yes (1.9)
  • Yes (1.10.0)
  • No
  • (1.10.0)
  • No
  • Yes (1.90)
  • No
  • (1.10.0)
  • Yes (1.10.0)
  • Yes (1.12.0)

Required Materials to make a Minecraft Shield Recipe

These are the materials required to craft/make a shield Minecraft:

  • 1 Iron Ingot in Minecraft
  • 6 Warped Planks in Minecraft
  • 6 Oak Planks in Minecraft
  • 6 Spruce Planks in Minecraft
  • 6 Birch Planks in Minecraft
  • 6 Jungle Planks in Minecraft
  • 6 Acacia Planks in Minecraft
  • 6 Dark Oak Planks Minecraft
  • 6 Crimson Planks Minecraft

How to Craft/Make a Shield in Minecraft in Survival Mode

  • Open the Crafting Menu

At First, you will need to open your crafting table to have the 3×3 crafting grid that look exactly like the picture shown below.

  • Add Items to make a Shield Minecraft

In the crafting menu, you will come to see a crafting area made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. In order to make a shield, you must place 1 iron ingot and 6 wood planks in the 3×3 crafting grid.

While crafting with wood planks, you can choose to use any kind of wood planks, be it oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, or dark oak wood planks. In this example tutorial, we will be using oak wood planks.

While crafting a shield, the iron ingot and wood planks should be placed in the exact pattern as the image shown below. In the first row, it should be 1 wood plank in the first box, 1 iron ingot in the second box and 1 wood plank in the third box. In the second row, it should be 3 wood planks.


In the third row, it should be 1 wood plank in the second box. This is what exactly how to make a shield Minecraft or the crafting recipe for a shield. Now once the crafting area is filled correctly with the correct pattern, the shield will display in the box to the right.

  • Move the Shield to Inventory

Once your crafted shield is ready, you will now need to move the new item to your inventory where it will be displayed. Congratulations on crafting a shield Minecraft, which could be now customize with patterns, stripes and colours.

Enchantments for Shield

In Minecraft, you can enchant a shield with the following enchantments:

  • Enchantment
  • Curse of Vanishing
  • Mending
  • Unbreaking
  • Description
  • Cursed item will disappear after player dies
  • Uses xp to mend your tools, weapons and armor
  • Increases durability of item

See a complete list of Minecraft Enchantments that is interactive and searchable.

Things to Make with Shields in Minecraftt

You can use shields to make items in Minecraft such as:
• How to Make a Custom Shield

Things to Do with Shields in Minecraft

Here are some activities that you can do with shields Minecraft:
• How to Put An Armor
• How to Tame a Pillager

Command Generators in Minecraft

If you need help, you can use this tool to automatically generate custom shield commands for you:

• Give Custom Shield Generator

Other Armor in Minecraft

You can make other armor in Minecraft such as:

  • How to make a Diamond Helmet
  • How to make a Diamond Chestplate
  • How to make Diamond Leggings
  • How to make Diamond Boots
  • How to make a Golden Helmet
  • How to make a Golden Chestplate
  • How to make Golden Leggings
  • How to make Golden Boots
  • How to make an Iron Helmet
  • How to make an Iron Chestplate
  • How to make Iron Leggings
  • How to make Iron Boots
  • How to make a Leather Cap
  • How to make a Leather Tunic
  • How to make Leather Pants
  • How to make Leather Boots
  • How to make a Chain Helmet
  • How to make a Chain Chestplate
  • How to make Chain Leggings
  • How to make Chain Boots
  • How to make a Netherite Helmet
  • How to make a Netherite Chestplate
  • How to make Netherite Leggings
  • How to make Netherite Boots
  • How to make a Turtle Shell
  • How to make a Custom Shield
  • How to make a Totem of Undying
  • How to make the Elytra

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