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Arrow
Arrow111
Type Item
Uses Ammunition for a
ItemCSS
Bow
Stackable
Yes
64
Dropped by Skeletons
Data Values Hex: 262
Dec:
262
Technical Name minecraft:arrow

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Arrows are the projectile ammunition required to properly use a Bow. They can either be crafted or gathered as loot.

Mechanics

Fired Arrows will stick into any object they come in contact with, and they will remain there for exactly one minute before disappearing. When firing Arrows, the distance from the object and the angle determine how far into the target the Arrow will go, and the direction from which the shaft will protrude out of the object. Arrows that have been fired by the player and stuck into terrain are retrievable, and they will never break. Arrows that hit a target, such as a mob, cannot be recovered, and they will vanish. Skeleton-fired Arrows and Arrows fired by a Bow with the Infinity enchantment are special entities, and they cannot be collected at all.

Arrows can bounce off entities, such as Minecarts, Shields, or damage immune mobs. It is possible for players to damage themselves with their own Arrows by firing one directly up and standing still. Arrows fired directly upward using a fully charged Bow will fly so high that they will disappear from view, but they will eventually fall. If an Arrow lands on a block, and the player is directly beneath that block, when the player breaks that block the arrow will fall, and it will do one heart of damage to the player. If the block, in which an Arrow is stuck, is destroyed or disappears (e.g. leaves), the arrow will fall down, and it can injure players or a mob.

Arrows shot through Lava will catch aflame and show an appropriate animation. They can set other entities on fire when they hit said entities. Arrows shot at Minecart tracks will stop a Minecart from passing over that block until the Arrow either Despawns or is collected. An Arrow shot at a Storage Minecart will cause the Minecart to break, dropping a Minecart, a Chest, and the contents in the Storage Minecart. Before Beta 1.2, Skeletons would only drop Arrows when killed. They now have a chance of dropping: bones, Bows, Armor, and Arrows when they are killed.

Arrows and Circuits

Arrows shot at Levers, Stone Pressure Plates or Stone Buttons will not trigger said inputs directly. Wooden Pressure plates can be triggered from distance in other ways, for instance, a Minecart can be used in such a way that destroying it with Arrows will release the wooden Pressure Plate it is resting on, or a Painting can be shot off of a wall and fall onto a wooden Pressure Plate to activate it. As of Minecraft 1.8 along with the increase of Arrow damage, Boats can be used as targets since a fully charged Bow will break a Boat in one shot.

Crafting

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Arrow
Spectral Arrow
None
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Flint
None None
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Glowstone Dust
None
None
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Stick
None
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Glowstone Dust
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Arrow
ItemCSS
Glowstone Dust
None
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Feather
None None
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Glowstone Dust
None
Tipped Arrow
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Arrow
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Arrow
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Arrow
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Arrow
Lingering Potion
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Arrow
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Arrow
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Arrow
ItemCSS
Arrow


History

During Survival Test, Skeleton Arrows were purple. The purple Arrow texture can still be found in the Minecraft.jar file, in the same image as the normal Arrows, but it is not in use.

Before release 1.1, Arrows could catch on fire (like other entities), but they did not set what they hit on fire, and there was no enchantment to fire flaming Arrows.

Arrows used to be crafted with an ingot of iron besides a piece of flint, only one arrow would have been crafted.

"Tipped" arrows

Minecraft 1.9 added many different types of Arrows called Tipped Arrows. Each Tipped Arrow generally has a Status Effect corresponding to the name of the Arrow which is applied with Lingering Potions.

Arrow of Fire Resistance

Arrow of Harming

  • Deals instant, additional damage to the target on impact. Heals undead mobs.

Arrow of Healing

  • Heals the target on impact. Harms undead mobs.

Arrow of Invisibility

Arrow of Leaping

Arrow of Luck

  • Grants the target a Luck effect.

Arrow of Night Vision

Arrow of Poison

Arrow of Regeneration

Arrow of Slowness

Arrow of Strength

Arrow of Swiftness

  • Grants the target a Speed effect.

Arrow of Water Breathing

Arrow of Weakness

Spectral Arrow

  • This arrow has a gold-tip. When it hits a mob or player, an outline will appear around it for a short time. The outline is visible through Blocks.

Water Bottle Arrow

  • The purpose/effect of this arrow is unknown.

Trivia

  • Firing several arrows into a Door and then opening it will cause a very odd multi-arrow sound to play.
  • If an arrow is shot at a Painting, it will turn into a drop item.
  • If an arrow is fired at a Creeper that explodes just before being hit, it will continue to fly through the air towards the target, but may slow down drastically and may appear to become a row of arrows. It will return to normal if the arrow is touched.
  • Before Alpha 1.0.14, Iron Ingots were required to make arrows.

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