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Tool Used
  • Iron (Block) Anvil (Iron Block)
Interacts With
  • IronHelmetIronChestpieceIronLeggingsIronBoots Armor(all kinds)
  • Ironsword Sword(all materials)
  • IronShovel Shovel(all materials)
  • IronHoe Hoe(all materials)
  • IronPickaxe Pickaxe(all materials)
  • IronAxe Axe(all materials)
  • FishingRod Fishing Rod
  • Grid Bow Bow
  • Shears Shears
  • Bucket Buckets
  • Repair Mastery (Passive)
  • Super Repair (Passive)
  • Arcane Forging (Passive)
  • Salvaging (Active)

Repair is one of the parent skills of the first child skill, Smelting

How to repair items in MinecraftEdit

MCMMO Repair Skill, and How to Grind Repair(03:36)
MCMMO Repair Video Tutorial
RonnygoBOOMAdded by RonnygoBOOM
The way this skill works is by right clicking on a block of iron, with the appropriate tool/armour, and having the material in inventory.

Vanilla Methods Include:

To repair any items in minecraft, take two damaged items, and place them in a crafting table together, they will add together the durability, plus a small bonus. Be careful on enchanted items, as the new item will lose any enchants.

Another way to repair items in minecraft is placing them both in an anvil, this can restore the durability, and will not destroy enchanted items, however it costs levels, and it gets more costly the more often you do it on a single item.

Arcane ForgingEdit

Arcane Forging is used to keep enchantments on items after repairing them, It starts at level 100 of the [Repair] skill.  At level 100 you have a 10% success chance, this is the level in which Arcane Forging starts.

Each level afterwards adds a small % increase. such as at level 250 you gain a 10%, level 500 a 30%, at level 750+ you get a 40%.

Along with this there is a chance for a downgrade on the enchantment: A power II bow would become a power I bow.To turn off Downgrades simply change [true] to a [false]




Rank 1 125 10% 95%
Rank 2 250 20% 50%
Rank 3 375 30% 40%
Rank 4 500 40% 30%
Rank 5 625 50% 25%
Rank 6 750 50% 20%
Rank 7 875 60% 15%
Rank 8 1000 60% 10%


Salvaging is an ability of uncrafting things.You must at least be at level 600 of repair to get access to that ability. A placed Gold block is used to salvage things. Note: If you are going to uncraft enchanted tools/armor you will get a warning.

These are the default settings:

Base Durability RestoredEdit

Item Name Materials recycled
IronHelmet Helmet Material x 5
Bucket Bucket Material x 3
IronPickaxe Pickaxe Material x 3
IronHoe Hoe Material x 2
IronShovel Shovel Material x 1
Shears Shears Ironingot Iron ingot x 2
FishingRod Fishing Rods String String x 2
Grid Bow Bow String String x 3
Item Name Materials to Fully Repair Base Durability Restored
IronHelmet Helmet Material x 5 20%
IronChestpiece Chest-plate Material x 8 13%
IronLeggings Leggings Material x 7 15%
IronBoots Boots Material x 4 25%
IronAxe Axe Material x 3 33%
Ironsword Sword Material x 2 50%
IronPickaxe Pickaxe Material x 3 33%
IronHoe Hoe Material x 2 50%
IronShovel Shovel Material x 1 100%
Shears Shears Ironingot Iron ingot x 2 60%
FishingRod Fishing Rods String String x 2 50%
Grid Bow Bow String String x 3 33%
Anvil Anvil Iron Block Iron block x 3
Ironingot Iron ingot x 4

Experience and LevelingEdit

Experience CalculationEdit

For each repair, the experience gained is the amount of durability restored multiplied by the value of the material in the chart below. All armor of a material type has the same multiplier.

Tools, however, have a multiplier based on amount of material components of the tool (1, 2, or 3 pieces). This is because all tools of the same material have the same durability, whereas armor durability scales with number of components.

Experience is only awarded for durability restored; any restoration beyond maximum is ignored, making repairing near-perfect items inefficient.

Experience Multipliers
      Material        Skill Req.

XP multiplier per material (Armor)

Average XP per material (Armor)1

XP multiplier per material (Tools)2

Max XP per material (Tools)3

WoodPlanks Wood Planks 0 - - 1.66 / 3.33 / 5 100
Cobblestone Cobblestone 0 - - 1.66 / 3.33 / 5 220
Ironingot Iron Ingot 0 20 771.66 3.33 / 6.66 / 10 836.66
Goldingot Gold Ingot 0 40 643.33 26.6 / 53.3 / 80 800
Diamond Diamond 50 60 4537.5 3.33 / 6.66 /10 5206.66
Grid Bow String 0 - - 12 1540
  1. The average durability restored by one material is calculated as the durability of the full set of armor divided by the amount of materials required to fully repair the entire set. If repairing armor in full sets, each material used will provide this much experience on average.
  2. The 3 figures refer to tools requiring 3 materials (e.g. pickaxes), 2 materials (swords and hoes) and 1 material (shovel) to fully repair respectively.
  3. The amount of experience gained if the material is fully used up in repairing the tool.

For maximum experience efficiency per material used, boots provide the most exp per repair, due to armor durability being independent of number of materials required. After boots, the second most efficient things are tools, all providing more than any other armor, without counting in-game rounding errors.

Additionally, gold tools provide slightly more experience than iron tools, whereas diamond armor provides slightly more experience than gold armor. Diamond boots provide approximately 6.5x as much experience as gold boots per repair, compared to levels as iron/gold (and thus 1/6 as much time)

Repair Leveling MethodsEdit

Axes and Repair (Also helps with Axes)Edit

Once you get to high axes, you can break armor very quickly. Just have someone put on diamond armor, and hit them with your axe until it is close to breaking and repair. This levels both repair and axes very quickly.

Fishing Broken Treasure (Also helps with Fishing)Edit

This method requires a fishing rod and some string plus a resource dependent on what you find as treasure. The way it works is you fish up treasure until either your inventory is full, or your fishing rod is almost broken. Once one of those two things occur, go to your Iron block anvil, with the material dependent on what you loot (i.e. cobble for stone tools) and repair both the items AND your fishing rod. This method is great because when you repair the items, you now have extra items to do the other methods. You also get to earn magic imbued items for arcane forging, and not only do you repair one item at a time, but also the tools you found.

Shovel Grinding (Also helps with Excavation)Edit

This method requires a shovel of your choice and the materials used to create it. Gold is a good choice because gold tools break quickly. Find yourself a nice area with a lot of dirt, sand, gravel, or clay and dig away until your tool is on the edge of breaking, and repair, as it only takes 1 of the material to repair it fully. It's also a good way to level up your excavation!

Armor and Shovel (Also helps with Excavation)Edit

Also, another great way to level repair quickly while using a shovel is making a snow golem. They will create snow, which you can quickly grab with your shovel. This will destroy your shovel very quickly, which can easily be repaired. After you have gathered plenty of snowballs, find a friend in armour and have a snowball fight. This destroys your armour quickly as well.

Cactus and ArmorEdit

Place two sand diagonally next to each other and put two cactus on each sand. Now equip your armor, Gold and Diamond work the best but Iron and Leather will work as well. Now stand next to the cactus so they hurt you. The durability on your armor will wear off. As it does so take off armor that is about to break until you are happy with how much is broken. Then simply go to your iron block and repair your armor. You could also use healing or healing II bottles or a beacon with regeneration if you would like.

Mob Farm / Xp Grinder ( Also Helps with Fishing, gives you plenty of Xp )Edit

Make a mob farm, and spam it with your fishing pole. It should give you xps when mob dies, and it helps your fishing as well when mob is shaken. when your pole is about to break, repair your fishing pole with string. fishing pole breaks down to red every ten seconds, and it should give you about 3000 xp per repair. It is a good method to increase fishing and repair if you cannot afford diamond. You may not see the effect as quick if you are on level over 120.

Pro Tip: Use a spider farm! Spiders will drop Strings upon death.

Axes ( Also Helps with woodcutting )Edit

Find a biome with large trees. I'll suggest jungle and spruce. When you found those biomes. Get a diamond axe and chop down as many large trees as possible with tree feller. it should be nulled pretty much after a few times, then you may repair it.

With leavesblower, use stone axes or gold axes(dont use the diamond and else)to blow leaves can gain experience rapaidly.

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