Most Useful Minecraft Items

God knows most items are useful but which ones are the MOST useful?

The Top Ten


There are many uses for wood. You can make a crafting table, make your first set of tools, make charcoal with it, and build your first base with it.

If you want to progress in minecraft at all you need wood. Even if you have hundreds of diamonds if you want to make tools you need wood. Wood can make charcoal which is a good fuel supply and wood is already a fuel. Bottem line if you want to get anywhere in minecraft you need wood PERIOD!

When you first spawn in Minecraft, you chop down wood. Why? Cause it is the base of EVERYTHING you need in the game (except food).

When you spawn in Minecraft, you don't go picking flowers, do you?

Without wood, you can't do ANYTHING. It's the beginning of the resource chain. It is: Wood pickaxe, cobblestone pickaxe, iron pickaxe, diamond pickaxe, and then you can mine anything.

Crafting Table

Although you need wood for it, without a crafting table, wood is pretty much useless, with it, you can make tools, items, and a mass number of otherthings.

It wouldn't be Minecraft without a crafting table :P

P.S. - You grab wood cause you have to make a crafting table. After that, it's planks and sticks. They're pretty useful, but nothing beats the workbench!

No isn't this first? You really can't do anything in Survival without this. Though after you use wood, you really can't do anything with it.

The crafting table is the most important thing pros make. It can craft anything a crafting table can.


I could run away from those monsters without supplies, but if I can't punch those trees and cows for apples and meat, it's game over for me.

True but most food you have to cook and that you need a campfire a furnace or a blast furnace so when you first get in if its night your dead

Food is the most important thing in real life and in Minecraft but not useful if you're in a peaceful mode.

You would die without food. I know you can't survive with other stuff but still. by the way, I like creative mode


A BED AND WOOD! Wood so you can get these going, bed so you can easily continue building! Also, beds are really cool when you make bunk beds.

But in 1.14 Village And Pillages Vindicator breaks Door and Beds You should replace it with Iron Doors

A bed can make another spawn point but no bed means no making a different spawn point in Minecraft.

Beds are the best because you don't have to sit in your house awake all night if you don't want to.


OF COURSE WE NEED CHEST when our inventory is filled up we’ll need to put our items in chests or if we find some special things like lapis, diamonds, emeralds, etc. We won’t have enough storage in our inventory and we won’t be able to collect it

I usually plant trees for houses. so these are lifesavers!. I can put my sapplings in them and my inventory wont fill up. they are super easy to craft also.

Incase of accidentally dying on a mining adventure, these are absolute life savers

You will run out of space


You need a pickaxe to mine. I couldn't do anything without it

So you can mmine that blue stuff

Duh you need food TO LIVE!

It said PICKAXE. Go comment on the food one so you don't get tons of negatives

Seriously dude


Um... I mean you can make a base and not need a sword also the 'baddies' do barely any damage so I just stay in my base (starter) and mine after a little bit of mining I start a farm expand my base without having to use a sword but also It is very useful to complete the game and the thing about the pickaxe is you could just use water and lava to make a nether portal lol, you don't need to mine it, it just takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Not super important. On your first night, a stone pickaxe will do fine for fending off baddies. A good pickaxe is more versatile, but swords are good at what they do.

Of course we need swords for protection. We need them to fight zombies or any other hostile mobs

Without a sword you are going to survive about as long as a walnut from Jonnasberg will in Peking


Crainer is right, dirt=life. Trees only spawn on dirt, and without trees, there's no wood, and if there's no wood, you can't do anything. Also, most passive mobs spawn on dirt (the only exception being the rabbit, which can also spawn on sand in deserts)

Wood is #1 on this list, eh? Well, without dirt, how can a tree grow? Without trees, you have no wood. Good luck surviving without dirt. It sounds dumb but it is extremely useful.

This is like saying that Beethoven did not know music. Dirt is the worst thing somebody can ever have.

Tell me you want green plants and woods growing on them.
Or do you them to grow on stones


Iron is very common and about half as useful as diamond so 2 iron picks is about as good as a diamond pick, besides the the fact that only a diamond pick can mine obsidian.

Iron is somewhat tough. Not as tough as diamond. But unlike diamond, Iron is also quite common.

+1 vote! Iron is the most versatile item in Minecraft! Ingredient of most recipe in Minecraft!

Guys, you are all missing the point! What is one thing you use in almost every cool thing? Iron!


If you wear Diamond Boots enchanted with Feather Falling IV you won't take as much fall damage, and if you're Diamond boots are also enchanted with Depth Strider III, you'll be able to swim in water so much faster. I recommend Depth Strider III over Frost walker II, but it depends on what you're doing.

Diamonds have one of the strongest armor when enchanted and feather falling diamond boots almost take very less damage to the player wearing it

Well the reason diamonds are in last is because they aren't nesecarry. Sure they are the best tools in the game but they are the most hardest. I'd rather have iron picks instead of one diamond pick. The only two main uses of diamonds are obtaining obsidian with a diamond pick and an enchantment table

Boo diamonds are amazing even though the only use is to get obsidian or for durability, the obsidian leads to another dimension! This helps out a lot and diamonds will help you defeating the wither and ender dragon. Diamonds are extremely useful!

The Contenders


Cobblestone is a necessity. You use it to make a furnace, tools, and craft pickaxes for endless mining!

You can't make a furnace to smelt the ore

So you can get iron

Cobblestone = LYFE


You cannot smelt ore without it and therefore never advance beyond wood or stone tools.

To mine diamond you need iron and to get iron you need too SMELT it!

You can get minerals from a blacksmith shop

I’m pretty sure that you can get iron from chests

Command Block

THEY ARE THE MOST USEFUL BLOCK! You are in an ocean with no islands seen
and the only thing thatt can save you is the command block. You don't need anything to get it and it can give you all items. ALL OF THEM! This should be in the top 2. It even give you rare mobs and small to huge houses. It even spawns hilarious mobs! It can cheer you up.
Minecraft would be awful without command block.

Command blocks are very useful and can give you almost everything.

I have used command blocks on ALL of my creative maps. Sadly you can not use them in survival. :( to get one type "/give @p command_block" in chat.

With this tons of command blocks Sethbling gonna make Cave Game only Minecraft 1.20

Wooden Planks

Wooden Planks is the thing u use to make stuff like a:Wooden Trapdoors; Wood Stairs; wood Doors; Bed; Sticks; Wooden Sword; Piston; Boat; Wooden Pressure Plate; Note Block; Signs; Wood Slabs; Wooden Shovel; Bowls; Crafting Table; Fence Gate; Wooden Hoe; wood Fences; Jukebox; Wooden Button; Bookshelf; Chest; Wooden Axe; Shield; Tripwire Hooks; Wooden Pickaxe. You can also use wooden planks as fuel in the furnace and as a tool repair item in the anvil.

You need this for crafting table


You can get Charcoal by burning wood in a furnace or with a flint and steel in the forest

You can use it for fuel, torches, and flint and steel

You could not use coal for flint and steel


Look. Without the torch you're going to be wondering blindly around on your first night riding with zombies and creepers and more...

You need light? Then get some coal or charcoal (smelted wood) and a stick and boom! You got light! Burn mobs!

Why is this on place 19? It should be number 5 or so...

You need it to see. Unless you hack with nightlight! Cheap.


Redstone is great for electricity

You forgot to ad:An 8-bit computer

You can use it for Redstone builds and automatic farms is so useful I don't know why is all the way at 19 think about it you don’t have to mine sugar cane I can just plant t and let it go in your automatic farm and u can make really cool contraptions like a piston dot to your base

... Isn't it obvious?


Good for enchantment tables and portals+TNT proof houses.

Nonononono I don't want to go to the nether but I also want to enchant stuff.


You will lose track of where your home quote easily without one.

Now, loaded maps won't change much (I think). Not a great thing.

This is very useful, it should be higher

Please put it in PE too...

Water Bucket

Water is needed to grow food and most of the auto farming and monster trap works with water and redstone.

A water bucket can save your life from fall damage, lava, fire damage, making stone, and making obsidian.

Good for getting rid of lava in caves

You can make obsidian with it.


Did sky put this here? Well you can make a cool apple with it.

... I sense a rage of dislikes from sky fanboys.

Butter/Gold/Notch apples are great.

This is called GOLD INGOT


Good for trapping innocent annimals

Dead Bush

Voted because it does not deserve THAT much hate. Tall grass is worse and it is not that hated!

You can get sticks from it

Wwhat if you spawn in a deser how willl. Yoy get sticks

I only voted because people don't give it a chance to prove itself

Tamed Wolf

A tamed wolf can protect you from getting killed.

With a torch you can see around the night yourself but with a wolf all you have to do is stand in the same spot and one of the bad guy attacks you, your wolf will defend you

A tamed wolf will protect you, and all you have to do is shoot them w/ your bow and arrow and they will DIE


Often underestimated, the stick is used in loads of Minecraft recipes.

Used for picaxes to mine iron to make buckets and get milk to make cake!

Needed for most recipes

This should be higher

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