[Top 20] Minecraft Items You Need In Order To Thrive

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1. Wood

At the start of your Minecraft adventure, gathering wood is vital. Punch trees to obtain logs, then convert them into wooden planks using the crafting table. Wood serves as the building block for numerous other items. Most important item by far.

2. Crafting Table

Use four wooden planks to create a crafting table. This crucial item expands your crafting possibilities by providing a 3x3 crafting grid. 


3. Wooden Pickaxe

Craft a wooden pickaxe by placing two sticks and three wooden planks in a crafting table. This tool enables you to mine stone and other essential resources.


4. Stone

Mine stone blocks with a pickaxe to acquire cobblestone, an improved material with increased durability. 


5. Furnace

With eight cobblestones, you can create a furnace. Furnaces are essential for smelting ores, cooking food, and creating other useful items. Always cook your food!


6. Torch

To light up dark areas and keep hostile mobs at bay, you'll need torches. Combine a stick and a piece of coal or charcoal in the crafting table to make torches. It also stops mobs from spawning.


7. Bed

Craft a bed using three wooden planks and three pieces of wool. Beds act as spawn points and allow you to skip through the night by sleeping. Just go to sleep, don't be that one guy holding up the server.


8. Iron Pickaxe

Once you've gathered iron ore, smelt it in a furnace to obtain iron ingots. Use these ingots to create an iron pickaxe, granting access to even more valuable resources. And now you’re able to mine diamonds!


9. Iron Sword

Defending yourself against hostile creatures is crucial. Forge an iron sword using two sticks and two iron ingots to increase your combat prowess.


10. Bucket

Craft a bucket with three iron ingots. Buckets are essential for carrying water, milk, and lava, aiding in farming, exploration, and defense. Can even start an aquarium with a bucket.


11. Shield

To enhance your defense, combine one iron ingot and six wooden planks to create a shield. It provides valuable protection against incoming attacks. Great for fighting skeletons and groups.


12. Diamond Pickaxe

Diamonds are rare and highly sought after. Once you find them deep underground, mine them with an iron pickaxe to obtain diamonds. Please don’t use wood or stone. Use these to create a diamond pickaxe, capable of harvesting obsidian.


13. Enchantment Table

With diamonds, craft an enchantment table using obsidian, diamonds, and a book. Enchanting items grants powerful buffs, making this a must have item.

14. Ender Pearls

Defeat Endermen to acquire Ender Pearls. Combine them with Blaze Powder, from blaze rods from Blazes in Nether Fortresses, to create Eyes of Ender.


15. Nether Portal

Build a Nether Portal using obsidian blocks and activate it with flint. This portal allows you to enter the treacherous Nether dimension.


16. Netherite Armor

In the Nether, gather ancient debris and smelt it into Netherite Scrap. Combine four Netherite Scraps and four gold ingots to make a Netherite Ingot. Use these ingots to upgrade your armor, significantly boosting its durability.


17. Bow and Arrows

Craft a bow using three sticks and three strings. Combine this with flint and feathers to create arrows. Ranged combat is a must against certain enemies and the Ender Dragon.


18. Potion Brewing Stand

In the Nether, find a Nether Fortress and gather Blaze Rods from the Blazes. Combine them with cobblestone to make a brewing stand. Brew potions to get powerful effects and boost your abilities.


19. Elytra

Defeat the Ender Dragon to get the Elytra, a set of wings that allows you to glide through the skies. Equipping Elytra opens up a whole new world of exploration.


20. Beacon

Craft a beacon with glass blocks, obsidian, and a Nether Star obtained from defeating the Wither. A beacon provides useful buffs to all players within its range, making it a true endgame item. Also helps you find your way around.

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