How to make a spectral arrow in Minecraft

This special tipped arrow is only available in the Java version of Minecraft.

Minecraft features a vast array of weapons and tools that all play an important role in surviving whatever the blocky world has to throw at you. One of these tools is the spectral arrow, an item currently only available to players using at least the 1.9 Java version of Minecraft. This arrow can be shot at other players or mobs and will make them visible to you behind walls by giving them a white outline. The effect lasts for 10 seconds and deals the damage of a normal arrow shot from your bow. Read on to make this unique weapon.

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How to make the spectral arrow in Minecraft

A spectral arrow is simple to make in survival mode. Of course, you will need at least one arrow. These can be gathered from killing skeletons or crafted using one flint, one stick, and one arrow. You will also need four glowstone for every one arrow you use to craft. Glowstone is found in the nether by breaking down glowstone blocks. Every time you go to craft a spectral arrow, two will be created, so if you go in with five normal arrows and 20 glowstone dust, you will create 10 spectral arrows.

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Since the spectral arrow is only available on the Java version of Minecraft, you will need to place the ingredients in a specific pattern in the crafting table. First, the arrow will need to be placed in the center of the 3×3 table. The glowstone will go in the boxes directly above, to the left, to the right, and below the arrow. The only open boxes will be the top left, top right, bottom left, and bottom right boxes. When everything is in place, two golden arrows will appear in the box on the right. Move these to your inventory, and you can shoot them from your bow, crossbow, or dispenser.