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Shears
Shears

Type

Tool

Stackable

No

Placeable

No

First Appearance

Update 0.2.0

Shears are a type of Tool that was added in Update 0.2.0.

Obtaining

Shears are mainly obtained through Crafting. After Update 1.0.4, Shears can be Traded for using Emeralds.

Crafting

Usage

Shears have many uses:

  • Shears are used to harvest Wool from Sheep without killing them. Upon shearing a Sheep, the Player will get 1-3 Wool, with the color of the Wool depending on the color of the Sheep Sheared.
  • Shears are the only way to harvest LeavesVines, Dead Bushes, Tall Grass, and Ferns to obtain them as a placeable Block.
  • Shears can be used on a Snow Golem to remove the Pumpkin from its head.
    • Doing this drops the Pumpkin.
  • Shears can be used on Mooshrooms to turn them into Cows and obtain Mushrooms.
  • When used to destroy Wool Blocks, Shears are the fastest and take no durability damage while doing so.
  • Shears can remove String from Tripwire Hooks without activating it.
  • Shears can be used on melon blocks to get 9 melons from it, opposed to only up to 7 without them.
  • After Update 1.3, shears will be usable on pumpkins to turn them into Carved Pumpkins. When doing this, pumpkin seeds will be dropped.

Trivia

  • Shears break Stone slightly faster than hand, due to Shears being an Iron Tool.
    • However, the Block itself will not drop if the Player does this.
  • Bedrock Exclusive: Until Minecraft Java Edition  1.9, and as of Update 0.12.1, Shears can be used to remove the head of a Snow Golem.
  • Shears are unique in that they are one of the few Tools that do not require a Stick to Craft, the others being Flint and SteelClocks, and Compasses.
  • Shears make a snipping sound when used after Update 0.12.1.
  • Shears cannot be Enchanted through Enchantment Tables, but can be though Anvils and Enchanted Books.
    • However, they can only be Enchanted using the Unbreaking, Mending, and Efficiency enchantments.
  • Unlike most tools, Shears don't lose durability when breaking Blocks they aren't meant for, such as Glowstone, Glass and so on.
Tools

Sword | Pickaxe | Axe | Shovel | Hoe | Flint and Steel | Shears | Compass | Clock | Carrot on a Stick | Fishing Rod

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