A hoe is a tool used to till dirt and grass blocks into farmland, as well as to harvest certain plant-based blocks quickly. As plant-based blocks can be gathered fairly easily, this tool is considered redundant and become one of the least used in the game.

However, crafting one would definitely improve your efficiency with farming and allow you to create massive fields. Furthermore, players are also going to need this tool to deal with the sculk blocks in 1.19. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 5 best enchantments to use on a Minecraft Hoe.

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A hoe in Minecraft

1. Fortune

Fortune is an enchantment applied to mining and digging tools that increases the number and/or chances of specific item drops. It is the best enchantment to use on gathering tools.

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With a Fortune enchanted hoe, players should be able to gather more resources than usual, especially when using the tool to clear out leaves.

2. Efficiency

Efficiency is an enchantment that increases the player's mining speed. When using a hoe to go through large farmlands, having efficiency would speed up the process greatly.

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At Efficiency V, players should be able to break the blocks twice as fast.

3. Unbreaking

Unbreaking is one of the most commonly used enchantments in Minecraft. It increases the durability of the enchanted tool. If players don't want to waste Mending on the tool, Unbreaking is a great alternative.

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4. Mending

Mending is a rare enchantment and is more or less wasted on a hoe. However, if players already have their other gears enchanted with Mending, this particular tool is not a bad target. Usually, players would need to use it a lot of time to clear farmlands, which consume durability fairly fast.

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This enchantment would remove the need for repair and allow players to use the tool indefinitely.

5. Silk touch

Silk touch is a specialized enchantment that players can put on hoes to gather blocks as items. If they want to get special blocks like leaves for construction and decoration, getting a silk touch hoe is probably the best.

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Silk touch

Fortune and Silk Touch are mutually exclusive. If commands are used to apply both enchantments to an item, the Silk Touch enchantment takes precedence (for blocks affected by both enchantments).

How to get a hoe in Minecraft

Players can create hoes fairly easily in the early game with two planks and two sticks. Afterward, it can be crafted using any ingot and block plus 2 sticks.  The hoe's performance as a gardening tool or a weapon is unchanged by the upgrade so a wooden hoe is definitely enough for farming.

Toolsmith villagers occasionally throw stone hoes at players with the Hero of the Village status effect.‌

Novice-level toolsmith villagers have a chance to sell a stone hoe for one emerald, and journeyman-level toolsmiths have a chance to sell a diamond hoe for 4 emeralds. In Bedrock Edition, these are 25% chances, and in Java Edition, these are 40% chances.

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