All Arrow Types & How to Get Them in Minecraft

Muhibul Alam Chowdhury
By Muhibul Alam Chowdhury
5 Min Read
Credit: Mojang Studios

Everything you need to know about Arrows in Minecraft and how to get them.

Minecraft is a sandbox survival game where exploration, mining, and building are large focuses. All of this is done to prepare for the mobs that roam the night. The mobs in Minecraft pose a constant looming threat and their numbers can easily overwhelm you if you are not careful.

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Because each death is punishing (especially in Hardcore Mode), it is crucial to be careful around mobs. Thankfully, there are weapons that can help you take down these mobs and survive the night. The Bow can be used to shoot a variety of different arrows and take down mobs from a distance.

This guide is all about arrows, the different types, and how you can get them.

Normal Arrows

These are the most common arrows in Minecraft and the ones that are the easiest to get. To craft four arrows, you’ll need the following materials and arrange them as shown below:

Normal Arrows
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  • 1 Flint
  • 1 Stick
  • 1 Feather

Alternatively, you can also get arrows from killing mobs, specifically skeletons and strays. You can also get arrows through trade with novice-level Fletcher villagers.

Fletcher Villagers
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Spectral Arrows

Spectral Arrows deal the same amount of damage as normal arrows but create a glowing effect on a target they hit. This can be especially, as you will be doing most of your fighting in the dark.

To craft two Spectral Arrows, you’ll need the following materials:

  • 4 Glowstone Dust
  • 1 Arrow
Spectral Arrows
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You can acquire Glowstone Dust by mining Glowstone in the Nether.

While in the Nether, you can also barter with Piglins, which gives you chance to get upto 12 Spectral Arrows.

Tipped Arrows

Tipped Arrows are made by combining normal arrows with a lingering potion, adding a status effect to each arrow.

To make a lingering potion, you’ll first need to brew a splash potion using gunpowder. Then, you’ll need to combine it with Dragon’s Breath, which can be gathered by absorbing the Ender Dragon’s breath attack or the purple cloud left by its fireballs using an empty glass bottle.

You can then combine 8 arrows with any lingering potion of your choice to make 8 Tipped Arrows.

There are 15 Tipped Arrows you can make, their effects and the potions needed to make them are shown in the table below:

Arrow TypePotion Needed
Arrow of RegenerationLingering Potion of Regeneration:
Awkward Potion + Ghast Tear
Arrow of SwiftnessLingering Potion of Swiftness:
Awkward Potion + Sugar
Arrow of Fire ResistanceLingering Potion of Fire Resistance:
Awkward Potion + Magma Cream
Arrow of HealingLingering Potion of Healing:
Awkward Potion + Glistering Melon Slice
Arrow of Night VisionLingering Potion of Night Vision:
Awkward Potion + Golden Carrot
Arrow of StrengthLingering Potion of Strength:
Awkward Potion + Blaze Powder
Arrow of LeapingLingering Potion of Leaping:
Awkward Potion + Rabbit’s Foot
Arrow of InvisibilityLingering Potion of Invisibility:
Potion of Night Vision + Fermented Spider Eye
Arrow of PoisonLingering Potion of Poison:
Awkward Potion + Spider Eye
Arrow of WeaknessLingering Potion of Weakness:
Water Bottle + Fermented Spider Eye
Arrow of SlownessLingering Potion of Slowness:
Potion of Swiftness and Potion of Leaping + Fermented Spider Eye
Arrow of HarmingLingering Potion of Harming:
Potion of Healing and Potion of Poison + Fermented Spider Eye
Arrow of Water BreathingLingering Potion of Water Breathing:
Awkward Potion + Pufferfish
Arrow of the Turtle MasterLingering Potion of the Turtle Master:
Awkward Potion + Turtle Shell
Arrow of Slow FallingLingering Potion of Slow Falling:
Awkward Potion + Phantom Membrane
Tipped Arrows

You can also get Tipped Arrows by trading with master-level fletcher villagers.

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Muhibul Alam Chowdhury is a Guide writer at GameRiv.