Leads are underused but definitely useful in Minecraft as they allow players to control mobs and pets. Here’s a detailed guide to crafting a lead in Minecraft with strings and slimeballs.
Lead is a crafting ingredient for balloons and at the same time, it can help you in attaching a boat. Similarly, you can tie one end of the lead to a fence post and you no longer have to worry about your favorite pet wandering away. It is evident that the item has a wide range of uses.
Here’s how to make a lead in Minecraft with strings and slimeballs.
How to craft a lead in Minecraft
You need one slimeball and four strings to make a lead in Minecraft. Slimeballs are obviously dropped by slimes and strings can be obtained from spider webs.
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Before hopping to the crafting recipe for a lead, here’s how to collect slimeballs and strings:
How to get a slimeball in Minecraft
A Slimeball in Minecraft can be obtained from slimes and pandas. Slimes drop slimeballs when they’re defeated and baby pandas sneeze them occasionally.
Slimes usually spawn deep underground (below Y= 40) or during the night at swamp biomes (between layers 50 and 70 with a light level of 7 or less). Try killing a slime with a weapon that has the Looting enchantment as you can get five slimeballs from a single slime through Looting III.
If you’re lucky enough, you won’t have to search for slime and a wandering trader might hand it to you for four emeralds.
How to get strings in Minecraft
Here’s how you can get a string in Minecraft:
- Killing spiders.
- Dungeon chests.
- Breaking cobwebs (80% chance of a string dropping if you break the cobweb with a shear or a sword). Cobwebs spawn in Abandoned Mine Shafts and Strongholds.
- Cat gifts. (16% chance).
To craft a string in Minecraft, simply put a cobweb into a crafting table and it’ll turn into a string.
Crafting recipe for a lead in Minecraft
After collecting strings and a slimeball, put them on a crafting table in this manner to get a lead in Minecraft:
You won’t regret making a lead in Minecraft because of its viability. It can help in leashing mobs, transporting mobs, making balloons, and even decoration if you’re creative enough.
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