- How to obtain Copper in Minecraft
- What Is Copper Used For in Minecraft
- #1 Craft Block of Copper
- #2 Craft a Lightning Rod
- #3 Craft a Spyglass
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Minecraft copper better than iron?
- Can you make a beacon out of copper?
- How do you make copper armor in Minecraft?
Copper is the newest mineral in Minecraft! Even though it’s not that valuable compared to diamonds, many Minecrafters still want to mine them. And in this article, we will show you what is copper used for in Minecraft!
How to obtain Copper in Minecraft
Copper is a common mineral in Minecraft that can be obtained by smelting copper ores (or raw copper) in the furnace. By mining underground, you can find up to 200 copper ores per Minecraft chunk.
The perfect Y layer to mine copper ore is Y equal to 47 or 48. And you will need a stone or higher tier pickaxe to mine it. When mined with z Silk Touch pickaxe, it will drop a copper ore. And with non-Silk Touch enchantment, it will drop 2-5 raw coppers. Either which you can smelt in the Furnace to get 1 copper ingot.
Additionally, killing a Drowned can also give you 1 copper ingot with an 11% chance. This is increased by 2% with every Looting enchantment level.
What Is Copper Used For in Minecraft
#1 Craft Block of Copper
This is the most common recipe and usage for copper in Minecraft. With 9 copper ingots, you can craft a block of copper, which later can be transformed into 15 different variants.
You can use blocks of copper to craft cut copper. This block has a brick texture and can be used for building purposes.
For normal copper block and cut copper, they’re oxidized over time and will be transformed through 4 different states: normal, exposed, weathered, and oxidized.
You can apply honeycomb to a copper block to keep its state so you can sell them to other players or use them for your steampunk build later.
#2 Craft a Lightning Rod
You can use 3 copper ingots and put them on the crafting table to craft a Lightning Rod. This can be used to divert lightning strikes in Minecraft to protect your houses and stuff. Simply place it on top of the roof and it will attract any lightning strikes within a range of 128 blocks or 64 blocks in Java Edition and Bedrock Edition respectively.
Lightning Rod can also be used for decoration purposes, within industrial or steampunk themes.
#3 Craft a Spyglass
If you’re not a fan of Optifine, you can now officially zoom in Minecraft with a Spyglass! The crafting recipe requires 2 copper ingots and an amethyst shard.
To use the Spyglass, put it in your hot bar, select it, and then right-click on a direction you want to zoom.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Minecraft copper better than iron?
No, Minecraft copper is not better than iron! Copper can only be used for a few crafting recipes and mostly for decoration/building purposes. While iron can help you craft tools, armor, beacons, and many other useful items to progress in the game.
Can you make a beacon out of copper?
You can’t use a block of copper to create a beacon in Minecraft. Maybe copper is not strong enough to give the beacon the power it wants.
How do you make copper armor in Minecraft?
You can’t craft copper tools or copper armor in vanilla Minecraft. But if you wish to, you can install this Copper Armor & Tool mod. The tools and armor in this mod are even oxidized, just like the copper block!