How to Make Chainmail Armor in "Minecraft"

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How to Make Chainmail Armor in "Minecraft"
You can't make chainmail in "Minecraft" without modding at this time. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

"Minecraft" is a game in which you place blocks to build various objects, structures or worlds. The game is still in beta mode, and you must pay to play it. The official release is slated for November 11, 2011. "Minecraft Classic," however, is free to play. Chainmail armour requires the use of fire and is not officially available in the game at this time, though it can be forged through modding or hacking.

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Things you need

  • 4 wooden planks
  • 24 fire
  • "Minecraft" beta

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  1. 1

    Obtain the fire blocks using the "/give" command or an inventory editor. The block ID number for fire is 51.

  2. 2

    Open your inventory. Use four wooden planks to create a workbench (the crafting table). Set the workbench on the ground.

  3. 3

    Right click on the workbench to open the crafting table.

  4. 4

    Arrange the fire on the crafting grid in the positions you use for all other types of armour. A helmet requires five blocks (middle row, bottom left and bottom right corner). A chestplate requires eight blocks (all spaces except for the top middle space). Leggings require seven blocks (the bottom two spaces of the middle column are left empty). Boots require four blocks (the bottom two spaces of the left and right column).

Tips and warnings

  • Legitimate chainmail may be introduced in the future. Chainmail has the same durability as gold armour.
  • Mod or hack at your own risk.

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