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The Three Most Valuable Items In Minecraft

Updated on February 3, 2013

Better Than Diamonds or Emeralds

In Minecraft it seems we're always after diamonds and emeralds. Diamonds for their durability and usefulness for tools and armor and emeralds for their use as currency for trading with the locals. In reality these are not the most useful items in Minecraft. The most useful items in Minecraft are some of the first items you encounter.

Sometimes what's most valuable isn't rare at all!

3. Wool - Because Sheep Are Good To Ewe

The best use of wool in minecraft is for making beds.
The best use of wool in minecraft is for making beds.

Ah, the first quest for wool. Looking frantically for sheep or spiders while trying to keep yourself alive. Wool only has two uses (beds and decoration) but it's primary use is so important that it sets the course for much of what you do in Minecraft. Wool allows you to make a bed. A bed sets your spawn point and allows you to skip past those dangerous midnight hours until daylight, when it's safe to go out. Beds are the only reason why when you die you don't respawn at the base camp where you started which, as any good Minecraft player knows, is most likely about 300 blocks away from where you died.

Sheep with Wool

Sheep with Wool
Sheep with Wool

Sheep without Wool

Sheep without Wool
Sheep without Wool

Have Your Own Herd Of Minecraft Sheep! - Can't shear them of course...

2. Seeds - Reap What You Sow

A small wheat farm with fully grown wheat and just planted wheat.
A small wheat farm with fully grown wheat and just planted wheat.

For a sustainable food source in Minecraft it doesn't get much better than seeds. Usually our first night in our newly spawned world has has scurrying around looking for apples and killing chickens, cows, and pigs (if any happen to be nearby). Seeds serve three purposes in Minecraft and all of them food related. Seeds can be used to both gather and breed chickens, the wheat that seeds grow into when farmed can be used to gather and breed cows, and the wheat is also used for a basic foodstuff, bread! While bread doesn't fill the hunger bar much growing wheat is easy and not very time consuming. It doesn't take much to run a nice sized farm and produce a ton of bread from it. Naturally, breeding and raising chickens and cows gives you access to both chicken, steak, milk, and eggs. If you happen to have sugar cane nearby you're only a hop skip and a jump from having cake!

You can breed chickens with seeds.

You can breed chickens with seeds.
You can breed chickens with seeds.

You can breed cows with wheat.

You can breed cows with wheat.
You can breed cows with wheat.

1. Wood - Punching Trees Gives Me Wood!

There are four different kinds of wood in Minecraft.
There are four different kinds of wood in Minecraft.

Okay, let me tell you a little something about wood. Wood is the most valuable thing in Minecraft, hands down. "But Adrien, it's just wood!" No, no, wood is the primary building block of all we do in Minecraft.

Why?

All Of The Wood Based Items - All of them

67 Minecraft items that have wood as one of their ingredients.
67 Minecraft items that have wood as one of their ingredients.

The chest on the left contains everything you can make using only wood. The chest on the right contains everything you can make using wood products. That is 67 items and most of them items that you rely on heavily. Crafting tables, torches, tools, stick, doors, chests, the entire Minecraft starter kit can be found growing in a forest.

Take sticks for instance. They are, by far, one of the simplest items to make and they are used for the majority of the tools with use. The fact of the mater is that without a stick, that diamond you mined is worthless.

Sssssssso I hope you enjoyed the lens!

Sssssssso I hope you enjoyed the lens!
Sssssssso I hope you enjoyed the lens!

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      Hal 23 months ago

      REDSTONE! Ever made anything with redstone and wood? It's called a red torch. ELECTRICITY. Pistons. The making beyond minecraft. First comment also! 10% said they say in the comments.... first one to follow through!