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Arrows in Minecraft

Arrows are projectiles that are shot from bows or crossbows and can either be crafted or gathered as loot. They serve as ammunition and can be imbued with status effects that can be then applied to mobs and players upon getting shot.


An arrow on the ground (via screenshot)


How to get arrows?


Players can get arrows through mob loot, chest loot, and crafting. Skeletons and strays have a 50% chance of dropping between 0-2 arrows upon death. Players can find arrows in loot chests in bastion remnants, jungle temples, pillager outposts, and villages. Arrows can be crafted by placing a flint, stick, and feather in a straight vertical line in the crafting grid.


Crafting an arrow (via screenshot)


What is the use of arrows?


Arrows are used as ammunition for bows and crossbows, they are affected by air, water, and lava. They can do up to a maximum of 11 damage when shot from both bow and crossbow.

When fired, arrows fly in a ballistic trajectory and can travel up to 120 blocks after being shot when fully charged and at an optimal angle. Once an arrow hit a block it gets stuck and can be picked up by the player.


Shooting an arrow with a bow (via screenshot)

Conclusion


Arrows are projectiles that can be fired from bows and crossbows, they can be used to take out mobs from afar. Arrows can be found quite easily in the world in the form of mob drops and chest loot, but crafting them is also fairly simple and easy.


FAQs


Q. What do you need to craft an arrow?

A. Players will need a flint, stick, and feather to craft an arrow.


Q. What are the chances of a skeleton dropping arrows?

A. Skeletons have a 50% chance of dropping arrows upon death but this can be increased with the help of the Looting enchantment.


Q. How many tipped variants of arrows are there?

A. There are a total of 16 different tipped variants of arrows.



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