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Shovel
Shovel Anim
Type Tool
Uses Wood: 60
Stone: 132
Iron: 251
Gold: 33
Diamond: 1562
Stackable
No
Data Values Hex:
Wooden: 10D
Stone: 111
Iron: 100
Gold: 11C
Diamond: 115

Dec:

Wooden: 269
Stone: 273
Iron: 256
Gold: 284
Diamond: 277

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A shovel is a Tool used to quickly destroy certain types of Blocks

Mechanics

Shovels are designed for blocks of dirt, sand, gravel, snow, and grass. When a block is destroyed by a shovel, it will be left on the ground for any player to pick up. Crafting a shovel is not a requirement to progress in the game, but they are very useful to have, as they allow a player to destroy some blocks faster than with bare hands. All shovels degrade as they are used for their intended purpose. However, a shovel will lose Durability at twice the rate if it is used to attack Mobs. Shovels made with better materials will last longer. In addition, a shovel can be enchanted with useful qualities, such as "durability" or "silk touch".

Shovels can be crafted out of the following materials (in order of lowest, to highest Durability):

Other uses

Shovels can also be used to flatten grass into Grass Paths, by right-clicking on the grass block (PC), or holding down the action button over the grass block (MCPE).

Crafting

Place two sticks vertically, with either Wood, Stone, Iron, Gold or Diamond on the top.

ItemCSS
Gold Shovel
ItemCSS
Wooden Shovel
None
ItemCSS
Gold Ingot
None None
BlockCSS
Wooden Plank
None
None
ItemCSS
Stick
None None
ItemCSS
Stick
None
None
ItemCSS
Stick
None None
ItemCSS
Stick
None


ItemCSS
Stone Shovel
ItemCSS
Iron Shovel
None
BlockCSS
Cobblestone
None None
ItemCSS
Iron Ingot
None
None
ItemCSS
Stick
None None
ItemCSS
Stick
None
None
ItemCSS
Stick
None None
ItemCSS
Stick
None


ItemCSS
Diamond Shovel
ItemCSS
Boat
(PE only)
None
ItemCSS
Diamond
None None None None
None
ItemCSS
Stick
None
BlockCSS
Wooden Planks
ItemCSS
Wooden Shovel
BlockCSS
Wooden Planks
None
ItemCSS
Stick
None
BlockCSS
Wooden Planks
BlockCSS
Wooden Planks
BlockCSS
Wooden Planks


Trivia

  • Shovels are used to acquire Snowballs.
  • Golden Shovels are important for many multiplayer servers for the use of claiming land in the new Land Claims feature.
  • Zombies can rarely spawn holding an iron shovel.
  • A diamond shovel has damage equivalent to a wooden or golden sword.
  • Wooden shovels are used as "paddles" to steer boats in Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition They are used on PC, too, but not in crafting.
  • Enchanted iron and diamond shovels can be found in some End City Chests.

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