The Bow is arguably the best weapon on Minecraft: it does more damage than a diamond sword, and it allows ranged

A Bow.

 attacks. A fully charged bow does between 9 and 10 HP of damage. It is crafted with String and Sticks, or can be obtained (through badly damaged) as a rare drop from Skeletons, which carry one as a weapon.

Enchantments Possible

  • Power (equivalent to Sharpness)
  • Flame (equivalent to Fire Aspect; has only Flame I)
  • Punch (equivalent to Knockback)
  • Infinity


  • If a Wither Skeleton is given a bow, it will shoot flaming arrows automatically.
  • Zombies will use bows as melee weapons.

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