How to make a spyglass in Minecraft

Aakrit Sharma
Spyglass in Minecraft

Spyglasses arrived in Minecraft with copper and ever since, players have come up with many ways to utilize them. Here’s a guide to making spyglasses in Minecraft with copper and amethyst.

Despite ten years of release, Minecraft keeps adding items that players can craft through crafting tables, anvils, enchantment books, furnaces, and other mechanisms. A journey that starts with you making buckets and beds soon gets better with elements like elevators, beacons, invisibility potions, and so many fascinating things.

Copper is the newest metal in Minecraft and its arrival was accompanied by new crafting recipes for items like Lightning Rods and spyglasses. If you’re yet to experiment with the uses of copper, check out this guide and easily make a spyglass.

Minecraft character holding a spyglass

Ingredients required to make a spyglass in Minecraft

You need the following items to make a spyglass in Minecraft:

  • Copper Ingot x2
  • Amethyst Shard x1

Copper Ingot can be obtained after smelting raw copper in a furnace. On the flip side, Amethyst Shards are found in Amethyst Clusters which are unique and rare biomes located in the Overworld.

Luckily, we have detailed guides on how to find Copper and Amethyst in Minecraft. In case you don’t know how to craft a furnace in the game, just place eight blocks of Cobblestone in a crafting grid while leaving the central slot empty like this:

Crafting recipe to make a furnace in Minecraft

Crafting recipe to make spyglass in Minecraft

To make a spyglass in Minecraft, place two Copper Ingots vertically and an Amethyst Shard above them. The same has been showcased in this image:

Crafting recipe to make a spylgass in Minecraft

Best uses of spyglass in Minecraft

A spyglass allows you to zoom in Minecraft by reducing your Field of View. Statistically, it cuts down the FOV to 1/10th of what it originally was. For instance, if your original FOV is 70, using a spyglass will cut it down to 7.

Do note that you need a powerful device/console to fully utilize a spyglass. This is because the spyglass will let you zoom in on the areas that are already being rendered by the system. If your default render distance is as low as 2 or 5, you won’t really be seeing anything new with a spyglass.

On the other hand, players with a device that can handle high render distances (above 30) should really enjoy exploring with a spyglass. Ideally, it will help them in spotting temples, biomes, and animals, among other things.

Minecraft Overworld with ray tracing

Well, this was everything to know about making and using a spyglass in Minecraft. For more crafting guides, check out how to make and use fireworks, how to make and upgrade armor, and how to make a boat.

Image Credits: Mojang

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].

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