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Iron Shovel (Vanilla) is a tool added by vanilla Minecraft and is a step above the Stone Shovel and Gold Shovel in durability (270).


Zombie:Sometimes, an Iron Shovel can be obtained by killing a zombie that is holding one, but the Zombie may not always drop the shovel.

Trading: An enchanted Iron Shovel can be traded with a Villager in exchange for 5-7 emeralds.

Crafting: The Iron Shovel can be crafted with two Sticks and a single Iron Ingot.


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Iron Ingot



Iron Shovel


If two Shovels of the same kind are put together in a crafting table side by side, the output will be a perfectly new shovel and an extra 5% durability.

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