5 Most Useful Items in Minecraft 1.19


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After being released for almost a decade, Minecraft continues to release new content every once in a while, including an update on its item stock. Here, we will look at the five best and most useful items in Minecraft 1.19 Update.

5 Most Useful Items in Minecraft 1.19

5. Bucket

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It is always good to have a bucket on hand in Minecraft. A simple bucket can save you a lot of time as they are incredibly useful in Minecraft. To make a bucket, place two iron ingots on both sides of the first row and one iron ingot in the center of the 3×3 crafting grid. Your bucket has been made, click it and move it to your inventory.

Buckets are very versatile, and making one is relatively simple. They have many utility uses, from moving water and lava to surviving long drops and catching fish. If you want to have cake and eat it too, you will need milk which buckets can only obtain.

A bucket filled with a source block can then be used to place its source block contents in the empty block next to the side of the block the player is currently looking at or replace the block looked at for some replaceable blocks. Buckets can pick up various fish when they have water stored in them, from cod and tropical fish to pufferfish.

Even better, they can carry entire mobs, including axolotls and tadpoles. Keeping at least one on hand is wise, considering how useful buckets are. Players never know when they might need to clear out water/lava or even save themselves from a fall with a quick water placement.

Created with iron ingots in Minecraft, buckets are one of the most useful items to carry in one’s inventory. These items can collect various liquids like water, lava, milk, and semi-solid materials like powder. They also have many other storage perks.

4. Boats

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A boat is both an item and a vehicle entity used primarily for faster transport of players and passenger mobs over bodies of water. Boats can be crafted with any Overworld planks; crimson and warped planks cannot be used to make boats. Bamboo rafts‌ function identically to boats but have a different visual appearance.

Boats can be retrieved by repeatedly hitting them until they drop as an item. Mobs can be placed in boats to transport them and keep them from attacking players. Boats can even keep players from losing their hunger bar while traveling. While some players may point out that boats are considered a block in Minecraft instead of an item, boats are technically items before they use.

They’re not only helpful in transferring players over the surface of the water; they have plenty of other applications. If players have a few extra boats, they can also use them as emergency fuel when placed in a furnace in Minecraft.

3. Armor

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Armor is a category of items that provide players and certain mobs with varying levels of protection from common damage types and appear graphically on the wearer. These items include several different tiers of helmets, chest plates, leggings, and boots, each of which can be placed in designated armor slots of a player’s inventory.

Armor can be repaired by placing two pieces of the same type (e.g., iron helmets) in a grindstone or the crafting grid. The resulting item has 5% more durability left than the original items combined if the total durability of both of the armor pieces is more than the total durability that a piece of armor would have fresh from a crafting table, but any enchantments are lost.

It will be vastly more helpful if players can add enchantments to their armor. Repairing armor with an anvil preserves and combines the enchantments with a rising experience cost for subsequent repairs on the same item. The world of Minecraft can be dangerous, thanks in no small part to hostile mobs and hazardous dimensions like the Nether and the End. Since this is the case, keeping as much high-quality armor as possible is wise. The better a player’s armor quality, the better their chances of surviving dangerous situations.

2. Totems of Undying

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A totem of undying is a unique combat item that can save holders from death. It is dropped by evokers, which spawn in woodland mansions and raids. A totem of undying is a new item that was added in Minecraft. It is not armored you wear but rather an item that you hold in your hand (similar to a shield).

Suppose a player experiences fatal damage while holding a totem of undying. In that case, the totem of undying will restore one health point and give the player regeneration for 40 seconds and absorption for 5 seconds. For Hardcore Mode, in particular, a Totem of Undying is the difference between staying alive and having to create a new world.

Totems of Undying may not be easy to obtain in Minecraft, but they are incredibly helpful, especially for those playing on greater difficulties like Hardcore Mode. These totems have one primary purpose: bringing players back to life after they take enough damage to cause death normally.

1. Pickaxes

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A pickaxe is one of the most commonly used tools in the game, being required to mine all ores, rock, rock-based blocks, and metal-based blocks. A pickaxe allows the player to mine blocks at faster speeds, depending on the material it is made from.

Specific pickaxe materials are also required to harvest certain types of blocks. Pickaxes can be repaired in an anvil by adding units of the repair material, with each repair material restoring 25% of the pickaxe’s maximum durability, rounded down.

When starting a new world, one of the first items players prioritize is a pickaxe. The utility of pickaxes in Minecraft can’t be overstated. They need them to collect vital resources and building blocks. Wooden pickaxes can even be used as fuel in an emergency. Put plainly; pickaxes are too important not to keep on hand at almost all times.

Pickaxes are one of the core items in the entire framework of the game, due in no small part to their ability to harvest important resources. They also make a decent replacement weapon instead of a sword or axe. They’re the most visible tool in the game’s marketing, and it isn’t difficult to see why.

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