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Protecting yourself by crafting armor
Surviving the elements, mobs, and other players is a vital part of mastering Minecraft. Crafting a sword is a necessary step early in the game (often accomplished on the first day). As the game progresses, you’ll appreciate the advantages of investing in higher quality weapons so that you can attack effectively. Also, try to craft high-quality (and sometimes even fashionable) armor to protect yourself. This chapter gives you recipes that help you defend yourself.
Creating a Sword
Like the pickaxe, the sword has five tiers of strength. Here they are, in order from least to greatest:
When you use a sword to break blocks or fight, you decrease its durability. Both tools and weapons have durability bars, which are displayed on the bottom of the item in the inventory slot. When the durability bar becomes small and red, swords need to be repaired using the correct ingredients on a crafting grid or an anvil. ...