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 wood didn't exist in Minecraft,you would'nt even be able to do almost anything in Minecraft.

The base of everything.

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

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

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.

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.

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!


you would die without food but on peaceful it is not required

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

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

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.


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

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

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.

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


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

You will run out of space

Store things

Yess! These are life savers!


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

Seriously dude

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


A sword can save your life and is worth your life. A sword saves you from mobs.

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

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.


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.

Without dirt, what will you stand on and get your trees that make the wood for yourafting table for your pick for the stone, then the iron and then the diamonds, all the way to the End

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)


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

Iron is used to craft many things

Iron is the best

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.


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

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.

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!

Diamonds are 10th because with put all the other stuff you could never get them. You need iron and wood to make a pick axe to mine diamonds. You Need crafting table make pick axe.

The Contenders


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

So you can get iron

You can't make a furnace to smelt the ore

Cobblestone = LYFE

Command Block

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

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

You can get EVERYTHING with a command block

best item


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

You can get minerals from a blacksmith shop

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

You can't get iron with out a furnace unless you find a loot chest like in a dungeon, mob spawner or a viliger blacksmith and his building

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!

you need light to stop those monsters spawning!

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


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

Torches, comparators, repeaters, pistons, HOPPERS, buttons, levers are all needed if you want to add automation to a farm

Redstone is great for electricity

You forgot to ad:An 8-bit computer


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

Good for enchantment tables and portals+TNT proof houses.


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

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

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

Good for getting rid of lava in caves

What if you fall in lava?


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

Butter/Gold/Notch apples are great.

This is called GOLD INGOT

Notch apples are OP


Good for trapping innocent annimals

Dead Bush

Number 1 most USELESS item in Minecraft. It doesn't have any use.

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


Tamed Wolf

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 can protect you from getting killed.

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.

Needed for most recipes

This should be higher

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

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