In a survival game like Minecraft, having a defensive item like a shield can be game-changing. It can protect you from incoming attacks, and you can also use it to craft a superior shield like the Enchanted or Custom shield, further increasing your defense.
Making a shield in Minecraft is a relatively easy process and it requires materials that you can easily find in the early game. In this article, we will show you exactly how you can make a shield in Minecraft.
How to Make a Shield
To make a shield in Minecraft, players need an iron ingot and six planks. Depending on the tree, you may get a different variety of planks, such as Oak Planks, Spruce Planks, Birch Planks, Jungle Planks, etc. Thankfully, for making a shield, you can use any plank.
Once you have the required materials, follow the below steps to craft a shield for yourself.
- Open Crafting Menu.
- In the first row, middle block add the Iron Ingot.
- Fill the first and second row with planks.
- The Last row will have a single plank in the middle block.
- Once the crafting process is complete, you can move the shield into your player inventory.
That’s all you have to do to make a shield in Minecraft. While you are here, make sure to read our guide on how to create a big map in Minecraft.