How to make a shield on Minecraft: You have to face a difficult fight on Minecraft and, despite having tried it several times, you cannot continue without being defeated first. You desperately need to increase your defense, so that you can absorb most of the damage caused by your opponent’s attacks and, comparing yourself with some of your friends, you have learned about the existence of shields , useful objects for this purpose .
Impatient to find out the procedures on how to make a shield on Minecraft , you did a search on the Web and you came across this guide of mine. Is this the way it is, am I right? In that case, you will be happy to know that you have come to the right place at the right time! In today’s guide, in fact, I will show you the resources you will need to collect to manufacture a shield and the procedures you will have to follow to carry out this project. Finally, in case you want to customize the shield obtained, I will give you some tips to change its color and texture.
Courage: let’s not waste any more precious time and let’s get to work immediately. All you have to do is simply get comfortable and take a few minutes of your free time. I am sure that, at the end of the reading, you will have all the information you need to create a shield on Minecraft, so as to face all the challenges that will arise during your adventures. Having said that, all I have to do is wish you a good read and, above all, have fun!
Collect the necessary resources
Before starting to talk to you about how to make a shield on Minecraft , it is important to point out the resources necessary to carry out this project.
A shield on Minecraft is made of wood and iron . To recover these resources, you must first equip yourself with the necessary tools: an ax for timber and a pickaxe for iron veins. In fact, the ax is not essential, because you can collect wood from the trees even with bare hands , but I recommend you use this tool to speed up the harvest.
To build an ax , you have to place 2 stick units and 3 wooden boards or other materials that allow you to make this tool with a higher quality. An example is the rubble for the stone ax or the gold for the golden one.
Once you get this tool, you will have to equip it and interact on a tree , to collect the wooden trunks . the latter must then be inserted in one of the Inventory manufacturing slots or in a workbench , to convert them into wooden planks , an essential resource for the construction of a shield.
Finally, as a last resort, you need to get iron ingots . Although the latter can be found as a reward in the chests scattered around the world of Minecraft, it is easier to collect the raw iron to be worked in a furnace then . But let’s go in order.
First, you need a stone or higher quality pickaxe . To build one of stone, you need 2 units of sticks and 3 of crushed stone , to be placed inside a workbench . Obtained the pickaxe, explore the Minecraft subsoil, to come across the raw iron veins , on which you will have to use the newly created tool. The raw iron thus obtained will then have to be placed inside a furnace to convert it into iron ingots .
Create a shield
Now that you are aware of all the resources needed to make a shield on Minecraft, it’s time to start building this project. First, make sure you have 6 units of wooden planks and an iron ingot in inventory .
At this point, interact on a workbench and place these resources inside it, as indicated by the diagram available in the Recipes section . You can also click on the shield icon , among the feasible projects listed, to automatically load the resources present in the inventory on the workbench.
Coloring a shield
In case you are interested in personalizing your shield with a different color, you can use the banners . These objects can be painted in various colors and with different textures and are mainly used as decorative elements.
First, let’s start with the procedure for making a banner . To do this, you need a stick and 6 units of wool . In case you didn’t know how to get wool on Minecraft, I spoke to you in detail about this topic in my guide on how to make a bed .
If you wanted to create a banner with a solid color , you can use colored wool . If you want to add a texture, however, to the manufactured banner you will have to apply dyes . the latter are found in nature, through the processing of specific resources: for example, red is obtained from red tulips , while yellow from sunflowers .
When you have obtained the dye, place the banner on the workbench and add several dye units : I recommend you to enjoy placing the banner and the dye units in different slots, so you can see the many colored textures resulting from the manufacturing process .
For example, if you wanted to create a texture consisting of red vertical stripes on a white background, place the white banner in the slot in the center of the lower row and then add 4 units of red dye on the first and third slots of the upper and middle row .
You can also create real symbols on the banners, such as the pirate skull . You will need to get a head from the skeletons in the Nether fortresses . At this point, you will have to place the banner on the central slot of the lower row, the skull on the first slot of the central row and a coloring unit on the slot in the center.
When you have found the combination you like best, pick up the banner you got and place it again on the workbench , this time together with the shield . In doing so, the banner’s texture will be applied to the shield.