6/18/2017 03:26:00 PM

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to use a bow with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
In Minecraft, you can attack from a distance with a bow and arrow. This will allow you to keep out of range when your enemy is attacking. Let's explore how to use a bow.

Required Materials

In Minecraft, these are the required materials to use a bow:

Steps to Use a Bow

1. Aim the Bow

Once you have crafted a bow and at least 1 arrow, select the bow in your hotbar.
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Aim the bow at a target. In this example, our target is a sheep.

2. Charge the Bow

Next, charge the bow. The game control to charge the bow depends on the version of Minecraft:
  • For PC/Mac, right click and hold.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap and hold.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press and hold the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press and hold the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, right click and hold.
  • For Wii U, press and hold the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • For Education Edition, right click and hold.
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As your bow is charging, you will see the bow extend. When it is fully charged, the bow will start to shake.
TIP: It takes 1-2 seconds to fully charge your bow.

3. Shoot the Arrow

Once your bow is fully charged, release the use button.
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You will hear the sound of the arrow as it flies through the air. In this example, we have used the bow to shoot an arrow at a sheep. As the target takes damage, it will turn pink.
TIP: You can pick up your arrow after you have shot it and use it again.
Congratulations, you just learned how to use a bow in Minecraft.


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