How to Create Explosive Arrows in Minecraft: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Create Explosive Arrows in Minecraft: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Create Explosive Arrows in Minecraft: A Step-by-Step Guide

Explosive arrows can be a powerful addition to your arsenal in Minecraft, providing an explosive effect similar to TNT. While there are no craftable explosive arrows in the game, you can still create them using commands. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of making explosive arrows in both the Java and Bedrock editions of Minecraft.

Creating Explosive Arrows in Minecraft Java Edition

To craft explosive arrows in Java Edition, follow these steps:

1. Create a command block by typing or copying and pasting the command „@p command_block” in the chat. This will give you a command block in your inventory.
2. Place the command block on the ground and right-click it to open the command block menu.
3. In the command block menu, go to the „Console Command” tab and copy and paste the following command: „/execute at @e[type=arrow,nbt={inGround:1b}] run summon tnt”.
4. Give yourself another command block and place it on top of the previous one by holding shift.
5. Open the second command block and copy and paste the command „/kill @e[type=arrow,nbt={inGround:1b}]”.

Once you have both command blocks ready, place a lever on the first command block and activate it. This will give arrows fired from a crossbow or bow an explosive effect similar to TNT.

Creating Explosive Arrows in Minecraft Bedrock Edition

The process of creating explosive arrows in Bedrock Edition is slightly different. Follow these steps:

1. Give yourself a command block by typing „/give @s command_block” in the chat.
2. Obtain one Redstone comparator and three Redstone repeaters. You can either craft these or use creative mode to acquire them.
3. Place the first command block and copy and paste the command „testfor @e[type=arrow]” inside its input tab.
4. Set the following settings for the first command block: Block Type: Repeat, Condition: Unconditional, Redstone: Always Active.
5. Place the Redstone comparator and two repeaters on one side of it, then place another command block.
6. Copy and paste the command „execute @e[type=arrow] ~~~ summon tnt_minecart ~~~ mincraft:on_instant_prime” inside the second command block.
7. Set the following settings for the second command block:

Once you’ve set up the second command block, place another Redstone repeater and another command block. The blocks should resemble the image shown above.
In the third command block, input the command „kill @e[type=arrow]”.
Set the following settings for the third command block: Block Type: Impulse, Condition: Unconditional, Redstone: Needs Redstone.

When you’ve completed the setup, arrows fired from a crossbow or bow will have an explosive effect similar to TNT in Minecraft.

As a bonus, if you want additional particle effects for your explosive arrows, place another command block on top of the first one and input the command „execute @e[type=arrow] ~~~ particle Minecraft:lava_particle ~~~”. Make sure the command block is set to repeat, with the condition set as unconditional and the Redstone always active.

With this guide, you can now create explosive arrows in Minecraft and add some extra firepower to your adventures. Enjoy experimenting with this powerful addition to your inventory!

1. Can I craft explosive arrows in Minecraft?
No, there are no craftable explosive arrows in the game. However, you can create them using commands.

2. How do I create explosive arrows in Minecraft Java Edition?
To create explosive arrows in Minecraft Java Edition, you need to use command blocks. You can follow the step-by-step guide provided in the article.

3. How do I create explosive arrows in Minecraft Bedrock Edition?
The process of creating explosive arrows in Minecraft Bedrock Edition is slightly different from Java Edition. The article provides a detailed guide with step-by-step instructions.

4. Can explosive arrows be used with both crossbows and bows?
Yes, explosive arrows can be used with both crossbows and bows in Minecraft.

Key Terms

Command Block: A block that can execute commands when activated by redstone or a player.

TNT: An explosive block in Minecraft that can cause significant damage when ignited.

Java Edition: The original version of Minecraft, developed primarily for computers.

Bedrock Edition: The multi-platform version of Minecraft, available on different devices such as consoles, mobile phones, and Windows 10 PCs.

Related Links

Minecraft Official Website

Command Block – Minecraft Wiki

TNT – Minecraft Wiki