There are so many things to do and make in Minecraft that it’s easy to forget that your weapons and gear can break. And they always break at the worst time, too — spelunking through a creeper-filled cavern or surrounded by an arm of piglins.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to see your item’s durability in Minecraft.
How to See Durability in Minecraft
You can press F3 and H at the same time to see how much durability your item has.
In Java Edition, pressing this button combination will display the item bar, which shows you the item’s maximum and remaining durability.
In Bedrock Edition, you don’t get the convenience of seeing exactly how many uses are left in your item. Instead, mousing over an item will show you a colored bar, which gives you a general idea of the condition of your item.
Green means it’s in good condition, yellow means it’s a bit worn down, and red means it’s going to be destroyed soon.
What Exactly is Durability?
In Minecraft, a durability is a number that tells you how many times you can use a weapon, armor, or tool before it breaks. With every use, the durability is reduced by one point.
For weapons, that means every time you swing it, and for armor, durability goes down whenever you take damage.
An item’s maximum durability is determined by the type of item and the materials it’s made of; items made from harder materials generally have higher durability.
There are many items in Minecraft that are expensive or difficult to make. Maybe their materials are rare or they take a long time to collect.
It can be heartbreaking when your enchanted diamond sword falls apart in the middle of a trip to the Nether, especially since you’ve spent so much time and resources crafting it.
Fortunately, you can repair most items in the game, usually at a fraction of the cost of crafting from scratch. But once an item’s durability falls to zero, there’s no fixing it.
Items dropped by mobs will have a random durability number, so don’t forget to check before equipping that trident! However, if a mob picks up an item, it can use it as many times as it wants without reducing durability.
People Also Ask…
How to see durability in Minecraft on laptop?
On many laptops, the “F” keys at the top of the keyboard (F1–F12) may not work normally. Because of this, pressing F3 + H may not work for you.
Luckily, there’s a simple fix. Just press your laptop’s function key at the same time (Fn + F3 + H). You can usually find your function key on the bottom row of your keyboard near CTRL and ALT.
Is there a durability viewer tool?
If you don’t like how Minecraft shows durability, you can install a mod that will change how durability is displayed in-game.
Giselbaer’s Durability Viewer is an excellent tool that shows you the durability of all your current gear right beside the item bar. No button combinations and no more constant checking of individual item durability!
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