Have you made your first Fletching Table in Minecraft?
Minecraft is known for being one of the most versatile games you can play. There are almost no limits to what you can do in the game once you master it. Some people enjoy building massive buildings and cities, while others like playing PvP against friends. Another way to improve your experience is by having NPC villagers work for you to do different jobs.
If you want to start employing some villagers, you will need job site blocks to hire them. Also known as workstations, these sites come in different forms depending on the job you want your villagers to do. For Fletchers, the Fletching Table is the job site block that you need.
If you want to start hiring Fletchers for your village, check out our quick guide on how to make a Fletching Table in Minecraft.
Known as the quintessential sandbox game these days, Minecraft was first developed by Mojang Studios in 2009. After its release in 2011, Minecraft has gone on to obtain a valuation of over a billion dollars. It is by far the highest-selling video game of all time and is still considered one of the best games today.
In the game, players can explore an unlimited world made of blocks of different types. You can use different tools to mine certain blocks and obtain materials from there. You can build tools, weapons, structures, machines, and other items using these materials.
Published by Xbox Game Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment, Minecraft is available on almost all platforms, including mobile. There have since been multiple spinoff games like Minecraft Dungeons, Minecraft Earth, and Minecraft: Story Mode.
Fletching Table in Minecraft
The Fletching Table is the job site block for Fletchers. This renewable block can be stacked up to 64 times in your inventory, which is currently the maximum amount in Minecraft. That means once you learn how to build it, you can carry hundreds of them at a time.
Its base stats are 2.5 Blast Resistance, 2.5 Hardness, and it is not Luminant nor Transparent. You should also be careful building around lava as the Fletching Table does catch fire when making contact with it. If you have a surplus of these job site blocks, you can just use them as fuel in furnaces. This works at a rate of 1.5 items per block fuel.
To become a Fletcher, all a villager needs to do is claim it and start getting to work. Before that, however, you first need to learn how to craft these job site blocks and what you need to make them.
Crafting a Fletching Table in Minecraft
The Fletching Table is one of the simplest and easiest things to craft in the game. All you need are a couple of basic items that you should already have a bunch of at this point. If you are ready to put your villagers to work, you probably already have abundant resources at your disposal.
The only resources you really need to craft a Fletching Table are some Flint and Wood Planks. Fortunately, any type of Wood Plank works in this case. You can use Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, Dark Oak, Mangrove, Bamboo, Crimson, and Warped Planks for this purpose. Any combination of these Planks is also completely fine to use. Just use whatever you have a surplus of.
Flint is also quite easy to find in Minecraft. You can just mine some Gravel, and you will have a 10% chance of getting Flint out of each block. If you have a tool with a Fortune enchantment, you can increase these odds to 16%, 25%, or even 100% at Fortune III. You need to be careful however, as the Silk Touch enchantment never produces Flint.
If you are near non-solid blocks, ensure the Gravel block you mined does not fall into them. Otherwise, you will never get any Flint. Another way to get some Flint is by trading with Fletcher villagers. There is a 50% chance that they will offer you 10 pieces of Flint for 10 blocks of Gravel and one Emerald.
Crafting a Fletching Table
Now that you have the right materials, you can go ahead and craft your first Fletching Table. All you need to do is open up your Crafting Table and put two pieces of Flint and four Wood Planks of any kind. Just place the Flint on the top two slots and the four Wood Planks on the slots below them.
You can make as many Fletching Tables as your resources allow. Just ensure you only make what you need, so you do not waste materials.
Using the Fletching Table
Now that you have crafted enough Fletching Tables, you can start using them. Just put them in a spot where villagers can access them. Villagers are not usually the smartest people, so putting the Fletching Table in the most accessible spot is important.
Many players simply force the villagers to get a job by trapping them. If a villager is in their home, you can block them in to prevent them from leaving. Next, drop the Fletching Table right where they walk, so they have no choice but to interact with it. After that, you should now have a new Fletcher villager at your disposal.
What Do Fletchers Do?
Fletchers do not actually produce anything or do any active jobs for you. Instead, the only way to take advantage of them is through trading. As we previously mentioned, you can trade with them for some Flint, but they also have other items in their inventory.
With Novice Fletchers, you can trade an Emerald for some Arrows and vice-versa. They may also offer an Emerald and some Gravel in exchange for Flint.
Apprentice Fletchers can offer you a Bow for an Emerald. Journeyman Fletchers can offer you about 14 pieces of String for each Emerald, or you can give them an Emerald in exchange for a Crossbow.
Expert Fletchers can give you an Enchanted Bow for a few Emeralds. Finally, Master Fletchers can give you any type of Tipped Arrows for Emeralds and Arrows.