Most Useless Minecraft Items

The Top Ten

1 Dead Bush


To me, dirt shouldn't be on the list. If you're on survival, it's better for making a house than wood- who would want to waste the most useful item in minecraft? It's also easier to get. Anyway, dead bushes don't do anything- at least with solid blocks you can keep enemies away when you're at half a heart or something.

There is no use in venturing into the desert, being without food or water for days, running into a million zombies and creepers, getting blown up in a temple and barley surviving then having to break a pick getting out, then having to find refuge in a testificate village where a siege is happening. For a few useless bushes. This all happend to me whilst being chased by a pack of angry wolves. I got rid of them by binning them into a desert ravine.

Only a noob love ROTTEN POOP DEAD BUSH

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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.

The worst part about it is the fact that it is the ONLY TOOL IN THE GAME where the building materials don't make it more effective, just more durable! Just plant a few trees to get the same experience as a diamond hoe, just with many more hoes and more renewable hoes.

Honestly, you'd be wiser to make a jukebox out of your first diamonds than a hoe!

What are you talking about? All those tools can be made more powerful with better resources! - PeterG99

How is the thing that helps you stay alive at #3? The hoe can help you plant food and you never need to waste your time building another one if it's made of diamonds. It wouldn't be the first thing I build with diamonds, but if you have any to spare, the hoe can be pretty useful.

What is worst is a gold hoe

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3 Sponge

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

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

How do you use Sponge? Oh yeah for barely anything. Sponge is only good for calling it cheese and using as decorations. - BedrockSolid

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

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4 Poisonous Potato

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


The poisonous potato: The only use for it is trolling someone by renaming it and giving them the "healthy potato" or whatever you renamed it to. Other than that, it is useless. You can't place it to protect yourself, you can only eat it. USELESS!

1) Dead Bush > Getting sticks in deserts, decoration

2) Diamond Hoe > prized hoe > Serious Dedication advancement

3) Sponge > clearing out water

4) Poisonous Potato > A Balanced Diet advancement

5) Air > techical block for mapmakers using command blocks

6) Dragon Egg > prized item > bragging rights

7) Dirt > terraforming, Farmland item

8) Cauldron > redstone, nether bases

9) Lapis > enchanting > dyes

10) Rotten Flesh > emergency food, A Balanced Diet advancement

11) Rain > not an item > filling up cauldrons

12) Gravel > flint > roads

13) Locked Chest > april's fools joke, no longer exists

14) Tall Grass > terraforming > beauty to lands

15) Potion of Poison > intermediary for Splash Potion of Poison

16) Gold Tools > easily enchantable > fast acting

17) Music Discs > goal > bragging rights

18) ...more - SoaPuffball

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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.

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 is the most USELESS item, along with the poisonous potato. The poisonous potato is useless, but air is meaningless. It is invisible, no one needs to breathe it or even anything! Unless, you can't place anything in void... In that case it should be #1 on "top ten best items", even though it isn't an item... In fact, ill try my theory soon!


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6 Dirt

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

Dirt is one of the best blocks in the game, this is something SkyBlocks teaches you. Planting trees, farming, spawning animals (when it becomes Grass, which is even more useful), making the world look great.

Without dirt, minecraft couldn't be minecraft. Dirt is the block always there for you, when ever you need to build, or anything! What block do you see when you start your world? Dirt, exactly. Imagine minecraft without dirt, it would just be empty space, no blocks or anything. Dirt is the main block of minecraft and without it, minecraft wouldn't be minecraft. But then we go to air and bedrock...

Dude u serious, for players they make dirt houses at first forprotection. Later you improve your house. Second extremely important for farming.
Whichever idiot told that dirt's useless they something is wrong with thema and they need to quit minecraft and shut there bloody mouth.

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7 Dragon Egg

I really wish they would give this a use, rather than having it teleport around randomly. I think the Red Dragon should hatch from it.

You would think that because it is so hard to get that it would have some use exept for just placing somewhere!

Makes a great decoration. I don't get why people put things on here that are supposed to be decorative.

All it does is symbolize that you beat the Ender Dragon, how useless.

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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.

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.

Redstone people

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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

Great for enchanting, but everything else sucks. All you can do with lapis lazuli besides
enchanting is make it into dye! I mean just to get blue dye, you have to go all the way
down underground and it's as rare as diamonds. I thinks lapis should be kept in the game
For enchant. Then you should get blue dye from a flower, just like you do with the other
Two primary colors. (Red and yellow)

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10 Rotten Flesh

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.

Okay I've gotta admit this doesn't have much uses. However, you can use rotten flesh to tame wolves. Nevertheless, I think it's really useless as it can give you food poisoning.

I'm just voting this to say that:
1.) I have 16 dogs in Minecraft and I feed them with ROTTEN FLESH.
2.) I use this ROTTEN FLESH to breed my dogs.
3.) My dogs don't care what they eat.

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The Contenders

11 Rain

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

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

Its useless. the sound is annoying and is too dark. Its happen too often I am sick of typing command to stop it

It can help you fish easily. take it off. now - TeamRocket747

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12 Gravel

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

Well it does give you flint

You guys don't know how Minecraft works and probably never played it ever because gravel can make traps get flint easier to get than sand if no desert or water nearby - radioactive329

When your a miner it's very annoying

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13 Locked Chest

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...

Locked chests were April Fools jokes in 2011

Wait your saying it's one of the worst blocks! no it's not! it's really fun because if you open
It beside a piston or a note block the piston lifts up and the note block makes a noise! Now it's not a bad block! But what's bad about it is if you brake it it doesn't drop anything!
So you'll have to go on adventure to find all that stuff again so it's a medium

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14 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.

I know, right?
I'm building in creative mode in a plains biome and this retarded tall grass is way too common. - 404_name_missing

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15 Poison Potion (Not Splash)

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

Great way of suicide

Dude put it in an anvil rename it and trick your friends its funny - radioactive329

I mean, dirt can be used for pillar jumping or in bridges, gravel can be used in traps and to farm Flint, deadbushes add realism to deserts, diamond hoes last longer than other ones, lapis Is used in enchanting, for decoration and as blue dye that can be combined to mix colors, the dragon egg can be kept in a chest, item frame or case of your design as a sort of trophy or souvineer that you can remember the fight of your Minecraft career by, and even poisionus potatoes can be used as an emergency food source as long as you stay in your house until the poision wears off, but this has no reason to exist besides being the way you make splash potions of poision.

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16 Gold Tools

They may have terrible durability but amazing efficiency not kidding a sword does a lot of damage a pick mines fast so dude gold tools are good to get rid of some gold in your inventory you should stock up on some gold and make some great way out of situations - radioactive329

Gold has a higher chance of getting higher level enchantments, it also will randomly restore some durability it has when using it.

Breaking easily. Also, nobody mention butter. I hate sky. - Thepenguinking2

Gold Sword is the worst out of all the gold tools because it deals the same amount of damage as the wood sword, and it's even less durable.

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17 Music Discs

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

It's a item that shows that you've done something amazing.

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18 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.

It gives realistic effect. - Greatness_Forever

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19 Spider Eye

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

They're actually better than rottin flesh because they only poison you for 2 seconds

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20 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.


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