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How to Make a Compass in Minecraft?

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People had been enjoying Minecraft a lot lately, including the parents of the children. They do not relish the game itself. Instead, they love to see their children in front of them all day. In old times, children used to play outside. They were out of sight of their parents most of the time. It doesn’t prove much beneficial since they did not have any idea about hygiene or learning positively. Now, these little ones can enjoy and learn at the same time. And that too in a safe environment, like that of Minecraft.

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Minecraft is not any usual violent game. You have to craft your little world in it. Now the question is that why do children love it so much? The answer to it is because they prepare whatever they want to. Then they use it too that boosts their confidence. Isn’t it fun? In this article, let us dig into the procedure to make a compass and learn its uses.

Why Are Compasses Used in Minecraft?

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Compasses are a way to remember the direction where you started or where you want to move. Although it is not taken much into consideration by players now. It is because players usually use coordinates now. But what hurts to have them in the inventory as a safe piece to fall back on them?

Crafting the Compass in Minecraft

Summed-up Procedure

You need to use a red stone with all of its four sides covered with iron ingots. Move this prepared thing into the inventory.

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Explained Procedure

Following are the ingredients that you need to craft a compass

  • Crafting table (for sure, as usual)
  • Wooden planks
  • Wooden sticks
  • Iron
  • Any form of fuel, e.g., Coal
  • Pickaxe

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First, you need to make a pickaxe to craft a cobblestone. You will use it later to prepare a furnace. Now, use the crafting table of three into three blocks. Fill the first row of the crafting table with wooden planks. Then place the two sticks under the second wooden plank. Put it in the way that it covers the 2nd block of each row. Your pickaxe is crafted! It will help if you use it to get cobblestones. These cobblestones are used in Minecraft to build a furnace.


Use the crafting table of survival inventory with four blocks and fill them with wooden planks. This will provide you with a furnace.

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Stone Pickaxe

Then you have to find some iron and fuel. In this case, we can use Coal in place of fuel. But first, we need to have a stone pickaxe to find them. You can craft a stone pickaxe. It uses the same procedure as a simple pickaxe. You have to change the wooden planks with the cobblestones. These are the same stones that you got with a simple pickaxe.

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Iron and Fuel

You can find both Coal and iron in the same place. Both are available above and below the surface of the mines. They can also be found in caves and cliffs.

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Then the main procedure comes. You need to burn down the iron. It is done by using the furnace. The furnace will have two slots; the upper slot will be filled with iron. The lower place will be filled with Coal. It will transform the iron into iron ingots.

Iron Pickaxe

After making the iron ingots, use them to make an iron pickaxe. All pickaxes have the same procedure. Just change the main element, which in this case is iron ingots. Your iron pickaxe is ready to find red stones. This is the main element of this compass-making.

Red stones

The main question is, where to find Redstone Minecraft? You can find them anywhere. There are some levels in the game named bedrocks and Y16. You can easily find some red rocks while mining there. They are present in a lot of numbers.

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Final Step

Now comes the final step. You will have to take out the crafting table of three into three blocks. Put the red stone in the middle of the crafting table. Then place the iron ingots in the second block of the 1st row, the first and the third block of the 2nd row, and the second block of the 3rd row. And it is done!

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You are acknowledged with the complete information to make a compass. But still, if you do not want to get into trouble, you can look for already-made compasses in the game. They are most likely to be in the chests of the shipwrecks or strongholds in the game. You can also buy these from the villagers in exchange for four emeralds. Let’s switch the tabs then and make the best use out of this article by crafting a compass.