Copper was added to Minecraft as part of the 1.17 update. It is a flexible material that can be used in a lot of ways. While the Copper Golem lost the Minecraft vote last year, it is likely that Mojang would still add it into the game in the future, as the thing is a great concept.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 4 best uses for Copper in Minecraft 1.19.

1. Create a lightning rod

Lightning is a useful mechanic in Minecraft - it interacts with various mobs and turns them into other mobs. However, lightning is rather hard to control and the lightning rod is the easiest way to use redirect them in a thunderstorm.

A lightning rod is a block used to divert lightning strikes. Players can create a lightning rod by combining 3 copper ingots.

Lightning Rod Minecraft 3
Players can get a number of useful mobs with the help of lightning rods.

Lightning strikes within a radius of 128 blocks (Java Edition) or 64 blocks (Bedrock Edition) of a lightning rod are redirected to the rod.

  • A pig struck by lightning turns into a zombified piglin.
  • A red mooshroom changes into a brown mooshroom and vice versa.
  • A villager gets replaced by a witch.
  • A creeper becomes charged.

2. Create a spyglass

A spyglass is an item that can be used for zooming in on specific locations. Players can create them with 2 copper ingots and 1 amethyst shard.

Minecraft Spyglass
This feature is added to the game as part of mods already, but players can also craft spyglass to zoom the normal way.

Using the Spyglass always shows a FOV 1/10 of the FOV set in options. To use a spyglass, the player selects it from the hotbar and clicks use while looking in the desired direction.

3. Decoration

Both the copper ore blocks and copper blocks are great for decorative purposes. The former is an ore with two colors green and brown, which is perfect in structure builds, while the latter comes with a special oxidation feature. This is the only block in Minecraft that changes appearance over time.

Copper Minecraft
Copper in Minecraft as decorations

By putting copper blocks in builds, players should be able to add a degree of randomness to their decorations. Copper blocks can be waxed with a honeycomb to stop the oxidation process. Using an axe on a waxed copper block turns it into the respective regular copper block.

To create a block of copper, players need to smelt copper ores to get copper ingots, then combine 9 ingots together. Therefore, this is a fairly expensive investment. A variant called Cut copper can also be created by combining 4 blocks of copper.

4. Construction

With stonecutting, players can turn copper blocks into copper slabs and stairs, which are usable for builds. The structure would change color over time in copper builds, which looks pretty unique.

Copper Stair
Copper stair and slab in Minecraft

Both variants of copper blocks can be crafted this way. Players can also wax all of them to keep the color.

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