Most Useless Minecraft Items

The Top Ten

1 Dead Bush

Oh my gosh, it's the worst thing ever, my eyes burn when I look at it

They make an easy source of sticks, but they certainly aren't the only source. - KalloFox34

I would rather let you take away 20 diemonds than you giving me that


2 Diamond Hoe

They even have an advancement about using a Diamond Hoe until it breaks. It even tells you to re-evaluate your life choices when you get it. - KalloFox34

Use a wooden hoe it works just as well it is just not as durable

Never waste your diamonds on a hoe

-Ghandi - Manlypants

Make a sword out of the same 2 Diamonds lol

3 Poisonous Potato

Well what if you wanted to poison another Minecraft player? - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

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.

These are the WORSE! Imagine this: You are low on hunger and health after battling the ender dragon, so you went home. You saw one square of ripe potato and you ate everything else. You cannot see any animal so you harvested the potato and ate it, only to find out it was a poisonous one! You don't have any milk so you died and your rival picked your DIAMOND STUFF AWAY and TOOK ALL YOUR STUFF! MOST ANNOYING THING EVER!
However, you could rename it and then give it to a noob. Let him eat it and LOL. very useful for trolling noobs

Literally like every item has a use on this page, no matter how small that use is. Cauldrons, dead bushes, the dragon egg and many blocks are incredibly useful for decoration, and many builds would not be as good without them. Rotten flesh can be used for easy to get emergency food, and items like slime balls are used to craft useful items such as sticky pistons. In fact, there is only one item here I think should actually be on the list.

Poisonous Potatoes.

Poisonous Potatoes are pointless to eat, you almost always have a large amount of normal potatoes by the time you get a poisoned one, so using them as food is pointless. You can not purify or plant them, further increasing their uselessness. The only use at all I could find for them is re-texturing them using a resource pack and then using plugins for a server to give them an actual use, but of course, that requires modifying the game using resource packs and plugins.

To put it simply, the poisonous potato has ...more

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

Yea I think when you get the dragon egg it should hatch a baby ender dragon and it can destroy any other mob if you tame it (hmmm... maybe you should tame it with a NETHER STAR) and also if you don't make a dragon hatch the dragon egg should be a dank meme

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

5 Air

Ait is the best! What would the world look like without 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.

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.

No Such Thing as AIR

6 Sponge

It used to be useful - Manlypants

Until the Bountiful Update, it was nothing more than decoration (it was also Creative exclusive) - KalloFox34

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

7 Dirt

What are u guys talking about, without dirt, there are no houses :P

What do you want the ground to be made out of? Stone? It's pretty useful

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


Trees, crops, nice land, plants, etc. - Ar0nT0pTeNz05

8 The Cauldron

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.

U can use it for dying leather armor.

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.

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.

9 Lapis Lazuli

It is used for enchanting. It also used to be the only way to dye things blue until they finally added blue dye (which are crafted from cornflower) - KalloFox34

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

10 Poison Potion (Not Splash)

Same thing with poisonous potatoes - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

what? Lol - Manlypants

Very useful if you want to commit game end

Very stupid item. One of the worst in the game. The only use it serves u is helping u commit suicide.

The Contenders

11 Gold Tools

They are, in fact, even less durable than wooden tools and cannot mine any ores more advanced than coal.

It's probably to be more realistic, but making gold tools (and armor) is a waste of an otherwise great ore. - KalloFox34

Really, it should be number 1:
Worse than leather stuff, very little damage, and breaks about as fast as leather stuff.

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

12 Gravel

Its only use is for flint and steel.

You can also craft arrows, but skeletons are a more reliable source of them. - KalloFox34

R u guys dum? just get arrows from killing skeletons

You get arrows by using a stick and a piece of flint from the gravel... - FuffleyandPeetah

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

Well it does give you flint

13 Rotten Flesh

It's practically useless. it's the worst

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

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

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.

14 Rain

Not an item, and it makes fishing easier anyway. - KalloFox34

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

Rain is not an item. what idiot put it here?

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

15 Music Discs

They're mostly there for entertainment, and it's difficult to get them (good luck getting one without the creeper exploding first) - KalloFox34

But there rare

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

16 Spider Eye

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

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.

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

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

17 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.

18 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.

19 Snowball

At one point, they could damage the Ender Dragon. - KalloFox34

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.

20 Tall Grass

The double tall grass is worse... - KalloFox34

Yeah it’s pointless - Manlypants

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.

21 The Compass

Why is this even on here?! It saved me from being lost! - Ar0nT0pTeNz05

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.

22 Locked Chest

At least the Dead Bush has some sort of use (they drop sticks when destroyed). This was intentionally designed to be useless, since it was an April Fools prank. It was removed by the time 1.7.2 rolled around, and it was replaced with stained glass. - KalloFox34

They were removed anyway. - KalloFox34

They don't even have a use

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...

23 Golden Hoe

Why bother when all hoes do the same job? And golden tools in general are the least durable. - KalloFox34

You mean butter 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

Or arrow of regeneration - I80

This is stupid because whenever you shoot something it turns invisible.



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

25 Invisible Bedrock

Exists only in Bedrock Edition, used in the "Old" world type (which have a size of 256x256). In Java Edition, they are called barriers and can only be obtained with commands. - KalloFox34

Invisible bedrock? I've never heard of it

Also for trolls it s Good - mathguy37

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

26 Gold Sword

Worse than wooden - Ar0nT0pTeNz05

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!

Butter is dead already

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.

27 Pufferfish

It's practically useless. it's the worst

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.

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!

But they drop saplings (used to make more trees), sticks, and in the case of Oak Leaves, apples. - KalloFox34

29 Herobrine


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

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

I hate this Halloween hoax

30 Diamond Sword

Most likely some salty kid who can't find his own diamonds added this. - KalloFox34

This is Useless, My Iron Sword has 9 attack damage and my Diamond Sword has only 7. They're Both Enchanted. - Kambochia12

Yeah it sucks, iron all the way

At least it is better than your life trash kid

31 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

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.

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.

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

What? This is the base for all of the other potions. Without this, you couldn't make potions...

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.

35 Cookies

Cookies are considered "junk food" by the game, which is shared by pufferfish, clownfish, cake and rotten flesh. - KalloFox34

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

36 Diamonds

With mending enchantment once you have a full set of diamond armor there useless. At least dead bushes you can get sticks from but Diamonds have no use after you get initial tool/armor plus Mending enchant

USEFUL! - Ar0nT0pTeNz05

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

37 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.

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

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

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...

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

42 Chain Armor

Stone armor is real u pleb - Jragon

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.

It makes no sense it can only be gotten in creative well on Xbox anyway so whats the point?

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.

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

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

47 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

48 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

49 Iron Nugget

I like me pizZa!

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?


50 Snow

You can make snow golems, and also, they can give you snowballs, which can really damage Nether monsters.

It doesn't have much of a use besides making a Tundra/Taiga look pretty, decoration, and golems. But, do you want your snow biomes to be covered in grass?

"Snow Biomes" it's in the name.

It's not worth making 9 snow to make a pice of snow what was notch thinking?

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