Weapons in Minecraft are the main tools for players to fight off hostile creatures. While a wooden sword would be enough to protect yourself in the beginning, you would want to have more powerful weapons to fight more dangerous mobs as the game progress.

Players can craft their own weapons using a crafting table or they can find it in chests, mobs loot. It is encouraged to use and know different weapons in Minecraft for many situations and strong mobs.

In this article, we are going to show you the top 5 best weapons in Minecraft.

5. Diamond Sword

Swords are one of the best weapons in  Minecraft. They are accessible as they can be crafted from iron, gold, wood,... The strongest sword you can craft in Minecraft is the Diamond Sword. You can craft a Diamon Sword using a stick and 2 Diamonds. You can also buy it from Villager Weaponsmiths or find it in End City chest.

The Diamond Sword deals 7 damage (3.5 hearts) per hit and has a DPS of 11.3.

Diamonds Sword Minecraft
The Diamond Sword in Minecraft can deal a lot of damage and you can craft it easily.

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4. Bow

A bow can deal up to 4 and a half hearts of damage. Unlike a sword, you will be required to have some aiming skills to use it because arrows don't go straight in Minecraft. The further the target, the higher you need to aim, or else the arrow will just hit the ground before it can reach the target.

A bow is one of the best weapons in Minecraft to deal with flying mobs. Some flying mobs are easier to hit than others, depending on their size and flying speed. The bow has a charging time. It deals more damage if you spend more time charging, up to 6 damage (3 hearts). Bow also has a chance to deals a 190% critical hit.

Thanks to the Infinity enchantment, the Bow is one of the best weapons in Minecraft with enchantments.

Bow Minecraft
A bow is a great choice to deal with flying enemies in Minecraft.

You can craft Bow easily with Sticks & String or get it from the drop of Skeletons. Bow allows you to deal with mobs easily as they won't even get close to you. However, you do need to remember stocking up arrows to shoot.

3. Crossbow

Crossbow is a new weapon but it's quickly listed among the best weapons in Minecraft. It can deal 11 damage (5 and a half hearts) in a shot. If you combine it with Fireworks, it can deal up to 18 damage (9 hearts) in 1 shot.

It has a higher range than a bow and it is more accurate. Crossbow has a slow firing rate and movement speed while aiming. That means it will be harder for you to dodge enemies' attacks.

You can enchant Crossbow to have it shot 3 arrows at a time. The crossbow can be crafted from Sticks, an Iron Ingot, String & a Tripwire Hook. You can also buy it from Fletcher villagers. Pillagers might drop it on death.

Crossbow Minecraft
A Crossbow can deal a lot of damage, especially when you combine it with fireworks.

2. Trident

Trident is the rarest weapon in Free Fire. You can play the game for hours and won't be able to find one and it cannot be obtained through crafting. The only way to get it is through killing Drowned mobs that are holding a Trident.

The Melee attack of Trident deal 4 and a half hearts of damage. It can attack fast than an axe but slower than a sword.

Trident Minecraft
The Trident is a versatile weapon but it is also super rare.

You can also throw the Trident and deal the same amount of damage. With Loyalty enchantment, the Trident will return to you automatically after you throw it. Trident is the only weapon in Minecraft that allows you to summon lightning without using cheats. You need to apply the Channeling enchantment on your Trident and then throw it during a thunderstorm to summon lightning.

The Trident offers the utility that no other weapons in Minecraft have. Players are recommended to get it as soon as they can.

1. Netherite Sword

Netherite Swords was introduced in the Netherite update and also one of the best weapons in Minecraft in 2022. It can deal up to 8 damage (4 hearts) a hit without enchantment and DPS of 12.8. It also has more durability than Trident.

You cannot craft a Netherite Sword. You can only obtain a Netherite Sword by upgrading a Diamonds Sword. You need to find ancient debris in the Nether and smelt them into Netherite scrap. For 4 Netherite scraps and 4 Gold Ingots, you can crap 1 Netherite ingot to make a Netherite Sword.

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You need to upgrade your Diamond Sword with a Netherite Ingot to get a Netherite Sword.

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