Most Useless Minecraft Items

The Top Ten

1 Dead Bush

Actually you can turn dead bushes into sticks. So they are not useless.

Too useless.

Expolding tnt wants to know your location - Xomanxy

I would rather cut down a bunch of trees and use their wood to craft sticks than traverse a desert just to break every dead bush I see. Why get only 0-2 sticks per dead bush when you can craft four sticks from just two wooden planks? Also, dead bushes are not good for decoration since they're ugly. Go look for some flowers, tree saplings, or even mushrooms. They look better. I seriously wouldn't mind if dead bushes were removed from the game. I don't think it's even going to make that big of a difference. - Target

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2 Diamond Hoe

Sure, you can plant things with it, but once you use it, you don't want to use it much more. You can make just as good a hoe with wood instead of needing to waste diamonds.

Like most people, I wouldn't want to waste my hard-earned diamonds just to craft a hoe. If my main goal in the game was to farm and I needed a better material to craft hoes out of, then I would definitely go mining for diamonds to use. But if that's not my goal, I'll just cut down some trees to craft a wooden hoe instead. - Target


Why waste daimonds on a hoe that sounds wrong but I usally just use iron or stone they don't change anything up - Toptenanimallovers

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3 Poisonous Potato

This should be first, hands down. Everything else has uses, not matter how small they are. Dead bushes can be used for sticks. Cauldrons can contain potions in witch huts, which can be useful in survival. Dragon eggs can be used as a trophy and for bragging rights that you got past the ender dragon. But the poisonous potato? Nothing. There's no way to make it back into a normal potato, nothing to craft with it, nothing. The only thing you could do would be to rename it potato, but that's only for multiplayer. Other than for trolling, the poisonous potato is useless. Completely useless.

Just throw this stupid potato to lava or add a anti-spider eye

Maybe these could be composted.

Poisonous Potatoes can't even be used for anything, unlike dead bush that give you sticks for desert survival or diamond how for one who want to do very much farming.

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4 Dragon Egg

You can use it as a trophy.
But you can not recreate the enderdragon. I tried every single way to do it and none worked, but I don't know maybe it's because I'm on xbox.
But you can spawn it with this command:

/summon ender_dragon
You can summon the wither with the same command except after the /summon you type wither instead of ender_dragon

I wish there could be an actual dragon to go with it, and then you can fly around with it.
BUT you would have to take lots of care with it. #please do it - BloodFang

I heard you could break bedrock with it. Good for trolling your friend.

I hear you can also recreate the enderdragon,too

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5 Air

Air is actually very useful. It is treated as a block, like any other block in the game. It is the only invisible, non-obtainable block that you can freely walk through without suffocating. When you destroy a block, it is replaced with an air block. Without air blocks, you couldn't play this game, so please take this off the list.

No Such Thing as AIR

Well yeah you may say, "Air isn't an item BLah Blah BLah! " It is a block with an id of 0. Air is useless, monsters would still spawn, fire could still exist, Steve would not suffocate, Crops would still grow.

You can spawn monsters in an area with no air, an example is the enderdragon, it spawns in mid-air. Fire in Minecraft doesn't need air. Steve can swim in lava and not drown, and he can get his head stuck in glowstone or TNT and not suffocate, Also the player can go under the map and not suffocate, and there are no air blocks under the map. And crops would still grow because they don't require air.

Air doesn't exist in Minecraft. - WorldPuncher47592834

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6 Sponge

What if you're making an underwater base in creative? It saves all that time of trying to drain the water!

A sponge can be used to turn water into air (it "absorbs" the water). To place a sponge, use a sponge item while pointing at a surface facing the space the sponge should occupy.

A sponge instantly absorbs nearby water when it is placed next to water or when water comes into contact with it (by being placed next to the sponge, or by flowing towards it). A sponge absorbs water around itself (water source blocks or flowing water) out to a taxicab distance of 7 in all directions (including up and down), but won't absorb more than 65 blocks of water (water closest to the sponge will be absorbed first). The absorption only propagates from water to water and won't "jump over" non-water blocks (including air).

When a sponge absorbs water, it turns into a wet sponge, and will be incapable of absorbing more water in this state. - TeamRocket747

This shouldn't be here. The sponge is great for making underwater bases and saves time. As well as using it for decorations! - iiKyodaiKickz

I think it is very useful but I could see how it is!

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7 Dirt

EXCUSE ME? If there was no dirt, there would be no trees. And with no trees, that means no pickaxes. And no pickaxes=no diamonds or portals! AND WITH NO PORTALS MEANS NO BLAZE POWDER TO COMBINE WITH ENDER PEARLS TO GET EYES OF ENDER, WHICH MEANS NO END PORTALS. AND WITH NO END PORTALS= NO ENDER DRAGON FIGHT SO YOU CAN'T BEAT THE GAME!

That's why we need dirt. (Sorry about the caps lol) - Pokemonfan10

If no dirt you can't plant crops and no trees


Well I mean it is usless for building with but fun for pranking with.

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8 The Cauldron

U can use it for dying leather armor.

THESE ARE ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL BLOCKS in REDSTONE. These are the only blocks which can have different comparator outputs AND can be pushed by pistons. What used to take HUNDREDS of square blocks to make redstone contraptions take now only cauldrons, comparators and pistons which can be super compacted.

Useless, potion bottles can be filled with water by clicking on a source water block. Just make a 4x4 square block of water and you can easily replace ALL your cauldrons.

Like said before, unlimited water sources can easily get the job done and spare all that wasted iron spent on it. Just an expensive decorative item for the most part.

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9 Lapis Lazuli

This doesn't deserve a place as #7. Or even on this list. Enchanting is so important in Minecraft. Now in 1.8 what do you need to enchant? Lapis.

It's now used in enchanting as of 1.8

No, you could make blue which is kinda cool

Okay. This is totally useless in survival. It can be used in decoration, but what the heck? You can not make ANY tools out of it. Only dyes. Completely useless

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10 Poison Potion (Not Splash)

I wanna die I wanna die for fish so I die from a potion

I re-name it instant healing and give it to my friend!

Great way of suicide

Well, you need these to MAKE it into a splash.

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The Contenders

11 Gold Tools

Well, the stone mines faster with a gold pickaxe then a diamond pickaxe. So, even if it dosen't last long, it's still useful. Right?

Golden hoe is worse and almost as expensive as diamond hoe - jefff

Gold tools can give you the best enchantments, as well as mine faster then diamonds.

Gold tools are useless but not gold. golden apples duh! - Jragon

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12 Gravel

R u guys dum? just get arrows from killing skeletons

You would not have any arrows so you can't shoot a bow.

It's not the most useless item. You can make paths and get flint.

Well it does give you flint

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13 Rotten Flesh

Its not that useless, don't waste precious meat such as lamb and beef in survival for your wolves, feed them ROTTEN FLESH. And guys seriously I totally agree with this guy, you really think they would drop feathers? - BloodFang

Actually, drink milk after eating a rotten flesh and the hunger effects stop.

And then someone splashes you with some poison and you did just waste your milk. How awesome is that! - Superr1Fifty

Well, what else did you expect the zombies to drop, feathers? They also have a few uses... they can be used as backup food and if you drink milk with it you can get rid of the hunger effect, also you can use it to feed your dogs if they're low, they aren't really useless.

I feed it to my mean wolf. Rose bites my other wolf, Lilac Sky.

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14 Rain

What rain is actually useful it makes fishing raw fish faster whoever thinks that rain is useless is a noob

Just because we think rain is useless doesn't mean we are a noob, I hate when people call people a "noob" for stupid reasons it's so annoying

Too loud, lasts too long, happens too often. Those are my main 3 reasons for hating rain. So far as I can tell, it no longer serves a function (though I think it once spawned water source blocks, that is no longer the case anyway).

The rain... SO LOUD but I know something! Go to your bed and sleep (works on day too) and it ends when you wake up

IT'S SO ANNOYING! When I'm creating mini games for others, it rains like, every five minutes. At first I thought, "Blah blah just rain" but later, it was just SO LOUD and SO ANNOYING imagine a supercharged creeper hissing but you can't hear it because of the loud doofus rain, then, BOOM YOU DIE

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15 Music Discs

Nope. Wait until your sister is in bed, and sneak into her room with "11" playing. - Cyri

It would be cool if there were custom music disks, so you put it in the jukebox and then you click a button that says select music file and then you can play your favourite heavy metal or classical music! - Harri666

The only true purpose of music discs is to play them. But first you have to go deep into a dungeon or have a creeper shoot a skeleton and if you've tried it is really hard! Don't forget having to make a jukebox which requires a DIAMOND!

Guys notch made it hard to get music disks and jukeboxes because its supposed to be a challenge something to do when you basically have nothing to do to survive anymore - radioactive329

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16 Leather Armor

Just wastes leather

It’s a good beginning armor, and once you find iron, ( and eventually diamond ) your armor is instantly upgraded. - IceFoxPlayz

Useless till you obtain a cow farm to get leather for armor mid-game to late-game. By then, you'll likely have at least all iron.

It isn't super easy to get, iron is and it's 4 armour bars better. But it can be used as emergency armour, so I don't think this is that useless on Minecraft.

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17 Bedrock

Without out it:
Mining and mining more stone, more stone and more stone. DIAMOND! Keep going down to find more, oops I went too far! Falls into hole, into blackness. Then you lose all the stone and gold and diamond you just got after mining for hours and you go back to your spawn place far far away. *swears* - BloodFang

If u want to die do /kill duh! - Jragon

It's there so you don't fall out of the world!

I want to die in Minecraft though.

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18 Spider Eye

Spider eyes make a poison potion which is also on the list but it is as useless as HELL man it can poison you if you eat it it is only useful in PVP to make poison potions man this item sucks.

Spider eye can be used to make fermented spider eye which is required to make
Potions of invisibility and other potion

Dude when your stuck with a witch and want to have a potion fight with that hag you don't have any potions on you because you never killed spiders - radioactive329

Actually they restore quite a bit of saturation (The stuff that makes it so moving doesn't automatically start draining hunger) - Goatworlds

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19 Snowball

It can be used to harm things in the nether!

It harms 3 attack damage to Blazes etc

Can be used to make snow. Snow can be used to make snow golems.

It can be used to weaken Blazes.

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20 Tall Grass

I HATE tall grass! It always gets in the way when I build on flat ground in survival mode. Why tall grass! Why do you have to exist in minecraft.

Some people are idiots. Tall grass may be annoying, but it isn't useless as it is the only way to get wheat seeds other than from villages. Wheat is used for food as well as breeding animals.

Tall grass isn't that bad when you compare it to the DOUBLE tall grass... You know how when you attack a chicken in tall grass it just hits the grass and doesn't hurt the chicken? Try that with a creeper.

Who ever hates tall grass well guys when you have no animals to eat tall grass will save your life so I hope you will realize that soon or or you will not survive a day - radioactive329

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21 The Compass

I dunno bro, the compass has saved my life several times. And I personally think it's better than a map since it doesn't get in your way when looking down. It also give me the comfort to explore without having to worry where the heck I am.

How dus et work - Jragon

This can be a useful item in Hunger Games. It leads you to your nearest player. On other games, it will lead you to spawn, but that can be useful. If you build a house near your spawn, but you get lost, if you have a compass, get it out and your getting to your house.

Build your house on your spawn point and it points you to your house which is useful

Yes you can also change your spawn point by sleeping in a bed I believe.

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22 Locked Chest

They don't even have a use

Lock it but putting a block except a chest or anything not as big as a sand block (two on large) then you locked it - mathguy37

They were just an April fools joke, so they have no real use. You can't actually buy the items from the shop and they're only obtainable now through hacks... Pretty useless if you ask me...

This should be 3rd most useless, Bedrock is useful because it can only be broken in creative, and without Air, you would drown or suffocate, and you can barely move too! The Dragon Egg is a trophy like Lapis Lazuli, locked chests are pretty useless...

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23 Golden Hoe

Waste to gold two ingots
Break so fast
Same speed as other hoes
Golden Hoe is so USELESS!

It brecks so QUICK!

24 Tipped Arrow of Invisibility

Why? it makes the thing yur shooting at invisable whats the point it just makes them harder to kill.

25 Invisible Bedrock

Invisible bedrock? I've never heard of it

Also for trolls it s Good - mathguy37

Very great for trapping players that are in survival mode - Hummingbirdf

I'm going to estimate "Invisible Bedrock" means barrier because that's what the barrier block is, the barrier is very useful because it can be used as a border for adventure maps etc. and since your in adventure mode you can't see that it's a block, its also kinda fun to use it for parkour since people will have no idea where to jump

Actually, this is probably the end of the world, where there is a invisible barrier. VERY USEFUL, because, the other side is just phantom blocks, and if you are in survival, you would get there and fall, if it wasn't for the barrier. They could use bedrock, but it would look horrible - mistermistery27

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26 Gold Sword

I like butter

Butter is dead already

It breaks to fast and it barley does any damage. Let's face it it's useless, AND FOR GODS SAKE STOP CALLING GOLD BUTTER!

The Gold Sword gets higher level enchantments easier and will randomly restore some durability while you use it, sometimes causing it to break and reappear.

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27 Pufferfish

It doesn't take many steps to make potions. People just think so because there are so many you can make. Its actually common sense: sugar would make you hyper giving you swiftness; everyone says eat your fruits and veggies so you can grow strong and healthy, therefore making glistening melons healing; puffer fish hold air underwater and blow it out (causing bubbles) acting as if they were breathing. It doesn't even take a lot of work if you have the common sense and know that netherwart is the base of a potion.

Guys of course it kills you why can't you guys understand it for most of these things on the list it called being realistic you guys need to learn that or I'm going to flip out - radioactive329

Pufferfish can be used to make an underwater breathing potion but that takes a lot of work.

If you eat it, you get lots of nasty effects, and the only time you'll need a water breathing potion is when you are building underwater

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28 Tree Leaves

You guys are idiots have you ever heard of replanting trees

They drop apples and saplings, you need saplings to grow trees, wood is the essence of minecraft, apples make golden apple which can be used battling bosses, also for curing zombie villagers so you can eventually breed villagers to get cool items

Leaves drop saplings, saplings become trees, trees give wood. Most likely the most useful block after dirt.

They can be used as decoration, but actually they're useless. Don't waste your shears on them... your better off shearing sheep!

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29 Herobrine

Herobrine is not an item. He is a non-existent mob. - Target

Does not exist in the game, is not a block and would be more of a non-existing "mob".

I hate this Halloween hoax

Good to trick people

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30 Podzol

It would be cool for the fact that when you destroy it, it drops dirt and a herb that can be used for potions or enchanting. Or charm to scare a certain mob! - Harri666

Think about the mooshrooms, man! And, what would a mushroom biome be like with grass?

I think podzol was mostly meant to add another biome-exclusive block to the world, but it's still really useful. Also, those of you talking about mooshrooms are thinking of mycelium which is pretty much the same haha

Podzol is good for Building

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31 Diamond Sword

At least it is better than your life trash kid

If this is supposed to be funny it's not...


This was most likely written down just to be funny. if not. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU!?!?!?

You technically don't know anything about Minecraft
go back to Minecraft school

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32 Golden Armor

It's pretty weak AND the durability is crap. Gold is also hard to find

It's very weak. It's durability is low, (Like 62 hits) and gold's hard to find.

KILL SKY!?! Wait its not budder don't

This (now that it isn't budder) is fine by me. Gold is pretty neat for texturepacks, but otherwise, pretty useless.

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33 Mundane Potion

Actually the Mundane Potion has no use whatsoever. Neither does the Thick Potion. It's only the Awkward Potion that can be turned into a Potion that actually DOES something.

Well they are useless in overpowered modpacks unless you want a challenge. - TheGoldenRifle

It can only be used for potions of weakness

If you want a weakness potion, just put a fermented spider eye in a waiter bottle

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34 Gold Hoe

Just use a wooden hoe ;-;

Ignore the "4 squares of farmland," they don't know the proper usage.

Gold tools with uncommonly restore some of its own durability, and has a higher chance to obtain better enchantments. Though, this is canceled out by the fact Hoes don't have enchants as of this post.

Only got like 4 squares of farmland before it broke

It is literally the most useless item in Minecraft ibxtoycat made a video about this any other hoe except for diamond. it goes exactly the same speed as the other hoes. so you are techniqlly getting the same result but for more cost.

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35 Cookies

They're cheap to craft, so who cares how many drumsticks it restores?

There cookies bro and notch ad them for fun

Dude its more for fun because cookies are amazing in real life and also notch tried to make the game as realistic as possible and what would be life without cookies its called realistic bro - radioactive329

In creative, I don't think you can eat them. I don't think you can eat anything.

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36 Paintings

Good for decor and hiding doors. - Cyri

Yeah a lot of people agree paintings are great for decorations but hiding things is kinda useless now because now that everyone knows about the trick as soon as someone sees a painting the first instinct they have is to walk through it so its more for decoration now and not for hiding anymore - radioactive329

Good for hiding stuff and for decoration but that's it. If you just want stuff for surviual (like in the Hunger Games), this will probably the first thing you throw out.

Well, decoration and hiding stuff is quite helpful for Adventure Maps, or just builds. I re-texture them to make signs.

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37 Diamonds

Diamond is the strongest matrial for building amour and wepons what kind of idiot would put this here

Diamond is not useless its the most powerful and rare material in the game you can make blocks armor tools who would put diamonds as useless

Redstone is way better diamand akes diamand houses and I bruok one with a ender block

How is iron more durable than diamond? And, diamonds can be used for pickaxes that are used for obsidian that is used for the nether and the end and the wither and the dragon. once you have fortune 3 on a diamond pick, you pretty much never run out. think about if Minecraft never had the end, or the nether, or any nether mob, or the ender dragon and the wither, or even just straight up diamonds. Minecraft would be nothing.

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38 Bookcase

It's used for enchanting too... just place bookcases 2 blocks around an Enchanting Table and bam... Letters fly out from the books to the table and you can get higher level enchantments... They're not useless!

Bookcases aren't useless you use them to get a higher level enchantment

Bookcases are used for decoration but also for enchanting

I want empty bookcases, other wood bookcases and ones that store books - Harri666

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39 Clock

When you're on hardcore mode and are coming up from your mine you don't want to come up into the middle of a horde of monsters

What if you couldn't see the sun. Would it STILL be useless?

The clock is one of the most useful items for me... if I go mining for a while and run into a few monsters along the way and then am low with no food and no armor... It's useful to use a clock to see if its safe to back up or not

I want to place my clock on the wall without an item frame... Same with bowls and flower pots on pressure plates/carpets which are used for tables... - Harri666

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40 Ink Sac

You can't even use it as a dye anymore there is a new item for that and its an abomination ;(

I use it to make book and quills!

There is virtually no use in diving underwater, risking your life and posing the threat of getting lost from darkness, or losing track of time, to venture into the deep canyons of underwater areas and to kill 3-4 rarely seen squid when you could be doing something more productive to get... What? One, two sacs of ink? And with it, you what? Write stuff down in a journal?

Inc Sac is also a dye guys and you know the dye usages...

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41 Thick Potion

It can only make a weakness potion and and you can make most potions with an awkward potion

You can only make a weakness potion with them just like a mundane potion

Even dead brush gives you a sick at least.

It is useless, yes can use it to make a weakness potion but you can just use an awkward potion for that, and the thick potion has no effects so therefore it more useless than any item other than deadbushs

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42 Chain Armor

Stone armor is real u pleb - Jragon

U nnneed a op hack that’s no Hack...creative - mathguy37

Chain Armor you can see through it and it looks bad. It doesn't give much protection, and it breaks really fast. Why couldn't they make stone armor? That would of been better. Minecraft doesn't need chain armor.

It "looks poor" and would be the armor version of the stone-tier of tools. But, it's still nice to add a bit more to the game.

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43 Leaves

They're helpful for getting saplings and apples, but the block itself has no practical use.

Wood, this makes leaves the best thing ever. Along with saplings, and maybe even apples.

Think about a Minecraft tree. that's all I need to say.

This was also on a previous page

44 Various Dyes

I use this to tell my pets apart because one is kind and one is not!

Actually, this can be useful if you have a sheep farm, and you want to keep track of your sheep.

Carpets, wool, fireworks, dying leather armor, blah blah blah.

Dye your sheep so you don't have to dye every single block of wool.

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45 Clouds

Clouds look nice. Also, just disable them if you get annoyed. - iiKyodaiKickz

Annoying when building high up, but come on. just turn them off in the options! They make the game better when you are on the ground.

There is no point of clouds besides well... Nothing. What is the point of clouds anyway? They just sit up there and sometimes they get annoying while your building close to them.

They make minecraft look more real

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46 Green Dead Bush

There's no such thing as a green dead bush. Unless you're talking about ferns or grass.

I do not know if they drop sticks, if they do than they are useful, wait they are unobtainable

Is this even in the game or did you just mistake a normal green bush and though it was green - radioactive329

It is more useless then a normal dead bush because it is barely a legit item

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47 Iron Nugget

I like me pizZa!

Pointless, really. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

At the time of this writing, the only way to obtain these is to smelt iron items, like swords and armor. But what's the whole point of this anyway? It takes 9 nuggets to make an ingot, but most (if not, all) of your ingots were obtained by smelting iron ore. There's no point to this stupid item. - TheYoshiOverlord

What was the point in adding this really?

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48 Melon Blocks

It's so good. you can get melons from it so you can make glistening melon to make strength potion. My point is settled!

If you want them look in a jungle biome. I think they are watermelons that are more dry/cactus related.

You mean Healing Potions which are awesome in some Gold Farms!

Who thinks these are useless? They are awesome!

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49 Lead

Use it to get untamed horses into pens. Not so useless in my eyes..

I think it useful for leading animals

Great for leading mobs around.

Um, that's the point

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50 Zombies

They give you Rotten Flesh which is basically emergency food.

Zombies are not TECHNICALLY an item, but I see the point...

Zombies aren't items, stupid. - TheYoshiOverlord

Well they are good for exp farming right

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