Have you ever bumped into a rare animal while wandering far away from home in Minecraft? And much to your realization, you don't carry any "bait" to lure the mob back. So, what do you have to do in order to capture the mob? The simplest solution that works for every mob in the game is to make a lead! Here's how to craft a lead in Minecraft and how to use it.

What are Minecraft Leads?

There are many friendly mobs in Minecraft that you can tame or corralled to gain certain benefits. Animals cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, and the newly introduced goats are farmable for useful items from them like milk, leather, eggs, meat, and fur. However, setting up farms for them is not easy as it seems.

Lead Horse
Leads can also prevent animals from running away.

In order to make the animals follow you, you have to carry a bait, a food item that the specific type of mob likes. For example, cows like wheat, while pigs dig carrots. And if you haven't got hold of any carrots in your world, say goodbye to building a pig farm. That is, unless, you have a lead!

Lead is a tool item in Minecraft allowing players to leash passive mobs, Hoglins, and more to wherever they please. You hold one end, the other ties to an animal. Then you proceed to take them to your farm or home.

Lead Bee
You can even leash a bee.

Leads naturally spawn in Chests in Woodland Mansions and Buried Treasures. Killing the Wandering Traders also drops 2 leads. But look out for his Llamas!

How to Make a Lead in Minecraft?

In order to make a lead in Minecraft, players will need to collect two following ingredients:

  • String x4
  • Slimeball x1

Both ingredients are easy to obtain in the game. Strings can be collected by killing spiders or breaking cobwebs found in mines or spider spawners. Slimes drop from killing Slimes and Panda Sneezes. Wandering Traders may also sell some for 4 Emeralds each.

Spider Strings
Kill this guy to get strings.

Once you have acquired all the ingredients, open the Crafting Table and place them in the exact recipe as shown in the picture below:

How To Make A Lead In Minecraft
Follow this recipe to make a lead in Minecraft.

How to Use a Lead in Minecraft?

Leads basically drag the mobs along with you. However, they can only stretch about 10 blocks. Anywhere longer than that and the lead will snap. You can leash multiple mobs at once. Also, leads will break off if the mobs walk into a Nether Portal.

Iron Golem
Need some muscle back home? Leash an Iron Golem back!

The mobs that can be leashed in Minecraft are:

  • Axolotls
  • Bee
  • Cat
  • Chicken
  • Cow
  • Dolphin
  • Donkey
  • Fox
  • Goat
  • Hoglin
  • Horse
  • Iron Golems
  • Llamas
  • Mooshroom
  • Mule
  • Ocelot
  • Parrot
  • Pig
  • Polar bear
  • Rabbit
  • Sheep
  • Snow golem
  • Squid
  • Glow Squid
  • Strider
  • Wolf
  • Zoglin

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