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How to make an Armor Stand in Minecraft: Step by Step Guide

Armor Stands let players create everlasting monuments of their conquests and other great moments in Minecraft. Memorialize a battle to defend your homeland, create a still life scene or even use these Armor Stands as a makeshift clothes hanger. These little blocks are cheap to create and have a variety of clothing and pose options to choose from.


With so many options to choose from, you may not have many ideas for your creation. However, you can bring stories to life by dressing up the Stand and can even use their equipment to maintain historical accuracy. Any Minecraft player has a memory they wish they could share - make that a reality with armor stands.


Required Materials to craft an Armor Stand


To craft Armor Stands in Minecraft, you will need the following:


  1. Smooth Stone Slab
  2. Stick (x6)


How to make an Armor Stand in Minecraft?


In a Nutshell:


Craft this recipe: one Smooth Stone Slab in the center bottom row, then create a ‘stick figure’ pose with the Sticks to craft your Armor Stand.


Step-by-Step Guide (with Pictures):


Step 1- Open the Crafting Table menu



Step 2- Craft a regular Furnace by using the recipe shown below



Step 3- Now, using the furnace, smelt some Cobblestone into regular Stone.



Step 4- You need 3 Smooth Stone for the next step. Smelt Stone into Smooth Stone using the Furnace once again:



Step 5- Collect 5 Sticks or Mine them from trees.



Step 6- Finally, gather all of your materials and place them in this configuration:



How to use an Armor Stand in Minecraft?


Now that you have crafted your Armor Stand, you can use it to show off some of the epic armor that you have accrued over the course of your adventure. Place this item in an atrium or hallway for maximum effect. By simply placing your armor in the item slot and pressing the ‘use’ key on the Armor Stand, you can place each individual armor piece on the stand.



A fully decked out training dummy.


Explainer Video


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FAQs


Q. I need to change the pose of the Armor Stand. How can I do this?


Unexpectedly, this block is powered by Redstone! Changing the power of the Redstone signal connected to this block will change the pose to one of 12 different poses. The redstone power directly correlates to the numbered pose that you decide on.


Conclusion


Armor Stands have so much potential that they often get ignored until late in the game. The late game is when players can get creative in Minecraft as scarcity ceases to become an issue. At that stage, you can refine your defenses and even contribute art to its estate. The various poses and clothing options for Armor Stands allow each and every player to express themselves through composition.





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