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How to make a Spectral Arrow in Minecraft

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft a spectral arrow with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, a spectral arrow is a weapon that you shoot using your bow. After a player or mob has been shot with a spectral arrow, that entity will get the Glowing effect that lasts for 10 seconds.

glow effect

This effect appears as a bright white outline around the player or mob and can be seen through solid objects such as blocks. If the player is a member of a team, the Glowing outline will be seen as the team color.

When you craft a spectral arrow, the crafting process will create 2 spectral arrows at a time.

spectral arrow

Let's explore how to make a spectral arrow.

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Supported Platforms

A spectral arrow is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.
NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.

Where to find a Spectral Arrow in Creative Mode

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find a spectral arrow in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac) Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.9 - 1.17Combat Combat


  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).
  • Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative menu.

Required Materials to make a Spectral Arrow

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft a spectral arrow:

How to craft a Spectral Arrow in Survival Mode

1. Open the Crafting Menu

First, open your crafting table so that you have the 3x3 crafting grid that looks like this:

3x3 crafting area

2. Add Items to make a Spectral Arrow

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3x3 crafting grid. To make a spectral arrow, place 4 glowstone dust and 1 arrow in the 3x3 crafting grid.

When making a spectral arrow, it is important that the glowstone dust and arrow are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 glowstone dust in the middle box. In the second row, there should be 1 glowstone dust in the first box, 1 arrow in the second box and 1 glowstone dust in the third box. In the third row, there should be 1 glowstone dust in the middle box. This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for spectral arrows.

Crafting recipe for arrow

Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, the 2 spectral arrows will appear in the box to the right.


3. Move the Spectral Arrow to Inventory

Once you have crafted spectral arrows, you need to move the new items to your inventory.

Completed arrow

Congratulations, you have made a spectral arrow in Minecraft!

Item ID and Name

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, a spectral arrow has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


  • Description is what the item is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value that is used in game commands.
  • Minecraft ID is the Internal number for the item.
  • Minecraft DataValue (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Stackable Information

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
spectral arrowYes64Java Edition (PC/Mac) Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.9 - 1.17.1


  • Stackable indicates whether the item can be stacked (with more than 1 item in a stack).
  • Stack Size is the maximum stack size for this item. While some items in Minecraft are stackable up to 64, other items can only be stacked up to 16 or 1. (NOTE: These stack sizes are for vanilla Minecraft only. If you are running a mod, some mods may change the stack size for an item.)

Give Command for Spectral Arrow

Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.16.5, 1.17 and 1.17.1, the /give command for Spectral Arrow is:

/give @p spectral_arrow 1

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, the /give command for Spectral Arrow is:

/give @p spectral_arrow 1 0

Things to Do with Spectral Arrows

Here are some activities that you can do with spectral arrows in Minecraft:

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Spectral Arrow in Minecraft

Minecraft has a wide variety of craft able arrows, that can give various effects according to their properties. Here is how to make a Spectral Arrow in Minecraft along with the complete list of materials.

The Arrow serves as an ammunition for the Bows and Crossbows in Minecraft. The Arrows can make the bows strong or weaker or have different effects according to the way they are made. There are a total of 21 different varieties of arrows in the game as of right now and each one has a special effect!

We take a look at how to make a Spectral Arrow in Minecraft from scratch!

Spectral Arrow in Minecraft

Spectral Arrow in Minecraft

The Spectral Arrow in Minecraft is a special arrow that has a unique property which allows the players to mark enemies.

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The Spectral Arrow allows the players to inflict the Glowing status to the mob or entity hit, for about 10 seconds. This effect creates a white or silver outline over the target which makes it visible through blocks and structures.

This is a very useful tool for the players as this can mark their target in the dark so that the player does not lose track of the hit mob. This can also come in handy in PvP situations in the dark mode, so that you can keep track of your enemies.

However, there are some drawbacks to the arrow. When Enchanting a Bow with Infinity, which basically gives unlimited arrows for one arrow in the Inventory, the Spectral Arrows will still be consumed. This means that players need to make spectral arrows if they want to use them.

How to make a Spectral Arrow in Minecraft?

First of all players need to make a normal arrow in Minecraft. This process will require a flint, sticks and feathers.

After making an Arrow, players need to collect Glowstone Dust. Glowstone Dust can be processed from Glowstone blocks, found in the Nether and put into the Crafting Table.

The materials required are:

  • Arrow x1
  • Glowstone Dust x4
Spectral Arrow in Minecraft

Combine the two items in the Crafting Table to make a Spectral Arrow in Minecraft.

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Rarity color



Uncraftable, Decay I and Luck: No
All others: Yes


Normal / Spectral: Yes (64)
Tipped: Yes (64, only if same effect)


Height: 0.5 Blocks
Width: 0.5 Blocks

Network ID

Normal / Tipped:
JE: 60
JE: 91

An arrow serves as ammunition for bows, crossbows, and dispensers. Arrows can be modified to imbue status effects on players and mobs.


Previously shot arrows[]

Arrows shot by players can generally be picked up.

Arrows cannot be picked up if:

This is the case even in creative mode.[1]

Mob loot[]

Skeletons and strays may drop between 0 and 2 arrows upon death. The maximum drop is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0–5 arrows with Looting III.

Strays have a 50% chance of dropping 1 arrow of Slowness when killed by a player. Each level of Looting increases the chance of this drop by 50% of the previous chance. This results in a maximum of 93.75% with Looting III.

In Bedrock Edition, pillagers also drop 0–2 arrows upon death. The maximum drop is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-5 arrows with Looting III.


Novice-level fletcher villagers have a 50% chance in Bedrock Edition, or a 23 chance in Java Edition, to sell 16 arrows for one emerald as part of their trades.

In Bedrock Edition, master-level fletcher villagers have a 12 chance to sell 5 tipped arrows for 2 emeralds and 5 arrows. In Java Edition, they have a 23 chance to sell 5 tipped arrows for 2 emeralds and 5 arrows. If the trade is offered, the potion effect is chosen randomly from the list below, and may be level II in Java Edition; in Bedrock Edition, only the arrow of decay is level II.

To summarize, this is all potion effects except Slow Falling in Bedrock Edition, or all potion effects except Luck in Java Edition. This is the only legitimate way to obtain arrows of Decay in Survival mode.


Spectral arrows‌[Java Edition only]/normal arrows‌[Bedrock Edition only] can be obtained through bartering with piglins, and have a ~8.71% chance to give the player 6-12 arrows.

Villager gifts[]

In Java Edition, any regular or tipped arrow can be obtained as a reward item from fletchervillagers when the player has the Hero of the Village status effect.


Chest loot[]


Arrows stuck in a block that were originally shot by dispensers or by players in Survival without the Infinity enchantment may be collected. Arrows originally shot by skeletons, strays, illusioners, pillagers, piglins, players in Creative, players using the Infinity enchantment, or duplicate arrows created by Crossbows with the Multishot enchantment cannot be collected. Arrows cannot be retrieved when they are stuck in a player or mob, and players or mobs do not drop them when killed. Retrievable arrows have a despawn timer of 60 seconds.


Main article: Cauldron § Potions

In Bedrock Edition, tipped arrows can also be obtained by using arrows on cauldrons that contain potions. The number of tipped arrows created depends on the potion inside the cauldron. When the cauldron is 13 full, 16 arrows can be tipped. When the cauldron is 23 full, up to 32 arrows can be tipped and when the cauldron is full, an entire stack of 64 arrows can be tipped. This is more efficient than using lingering potions as up to 21.33 arrows can be tipped per potion.


See also: Bow

When fired, arrows fly in a ballistic trajectory affected by gravity and drag in air, water, and lava. The arrow's velocity is multiplied by 0.99 every tick, and it also experiences 1 m/s2 of gravity.

Arrows travel approximately 3 blocks when fired parallel to a flat plane with no charge, 15 blocks average with medium charge, and 24 blocks average with maximum charge. When fired from a fully charged bow, arrows can travel 120 blocks if fired from an optimal angle. The maximum height an arrow fired by a bow can reach is around 66 blocks.

An arrow fired in water experiences much more drag than in air: it moves less than 8 blocks before completely losing horizontal speed and falling straight down, although the knockback of the arrow remains unaffected. It also leaves a trail of bubbles in its wake.

There is a random variable to the trajectory of an arrow, given by for the x, y and z coordinate. The inaccuracy is relatively small, becoming noticeable over larger distances. The inaccuracy of different arrow delivery devices may differ. Dispensers fire with an inaccuracy of 6, while bows fire with an inaccuracy of 1.

An arrow's speed determine the damage it inflicts. When fired from a fully-charged unenchanted bow, arrows do 6♥♥♥ of damage, with a smaller chance to damage for up to 11♥ × 5.5 via critical hits. They inflict up to 5♥♥♥ damage from a medium-charged bow, and 1♥ from a bow with no charge. Arrows fired from dispensers always do 3♥♥ of damage unless their velocity is modified by an external source. Arrows fired from crossbows do 6♥♥♥ to 11♥ × 5.5 of damage.

Arrows trigger damage immunity on hit. However, unlike other methods of damage that may bypass invulnerability under certain conditions, arrows hitting the mob while it is invulnerable lose all speed and drop to the ground, dealing no damage unless they contact another mob.

Arrows also stick into objects they come in contact with and remain there for one minute before disappearing; the distance from the object and the angle determine how far into the target the arrow penetrates. Such arrows may be retrievable.

If the arrow has any custom potion effects (NBT tag ), all potion effects, including vanilla potion effects (NBT tag ) are removed 30 seconds after the arrow stops moving.

If an arrow is stuck in a block, and that block is broken or disappears (e.g., leaves upon decay), then the arrow falls straight down and damages entities below, but never deals a critical hit.

Arrows can bounce off mobs immune to damage like the wither under the "wither armor" effect and a perching ender dragon.

Arrows shot through lava or (if there's at least a 2 block gap) fire catch on fire and show an appropriate animation until they pass through water. Like arrows shot from a bow with the Flame enchantment, they can set other entities they hit on fire for 5 seconds as well as ignite TNT and campfires.

An arrow shot at a boat‌[JE only] or any kind of minecart causes the vehicle to break, dropping any components (including container contents).

Arrows can get visually stuck in players in Java Edition, although not any other mobs. They appear as regular arrows regardless of type.[2]

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Redstone circuits[]

An arrow can activate a wooden button, wooden pressure plate, a tripwire, or a target. If the arrow sticks in the switch, the switch remains activated until the arrow despawns after one minute. Target blocks emit a redstone pulse for one second, as opposed to the static depressed state of the other switches. Non-wooden switches are not affected by arrows.

When arrows are fired into the sides of blocks, they change their orientation to point more downward than their original flight path might indicate. This can cause them to intersect and thus trigger switches above them that they didn't actually hit, or block rails above them.


Arrows are affected by explosions while they are in flight. Since explosions can increase the speed of an arrow, they can also increase the damage dealt by them. ‌[Java Edition only]


Tipped arrows[]

See also:  § Crafting

Tipped arrows are arrows that imbue a potion effect when hitting a mob or player. The duration of the effect is 18 that of the corresponding potion, if applicable, and is not affected by the power of the arrow. The status effect is the same as the regular power effect for the potion. If a bow is enchanted with Infinity, tipped arrows are still consumed.

The types of arrows are:

  • Arrow of Regeneration
  • Arrow of Swiftness
  • Arrow of Fire Resistance
  • Arrow of Healing
  • Arrow of Night Vision
  • Arrow of Strength
  • Arrow of Leaping
  • Arrow of Invisibility
  • Arrow of Poison
  • Arrow of Weakness
  • Arrow of Slowness
  • Arrow of Harming
  • Arrow of Water Breathing
  • Arrow of Luck‌[JE only]
  • Arrow of Decay‌[BE only]
  • Arrow of the Turtle Master
  • Arrow of Slow Falling

Arrows of Harming (and Arrows of Healing when used against undead mobs) do not add a static amount of damage to the arrow. Instead, the arrow's damage is first calculated, then checked to see if it is below 12♥ × 6. If the arrow's damage is less than 12, the Harming effect of the arrow makes up the difference, to ensure the arrow does exactly 12♥ × 6. Therefore, an unenchanted bow cannot deal more than 12 damage using Harming (or Healing) arrows, as it can deal a maximum of 11♥ × 5.5 damage on level ground. However, if the arrow would deal more than 12 damage, the harming effect is entirely neutralized. This means that bows enchanted with Power I through Power III has a chance to not utilize the arrow at full charge, and any Power level above III never utilizes Arrows of Harming effectively at full charge when against unarmored mobs/players.

No-effect tipped arrows[]

It is possible to craft tipped arrows using Lingering Water Bottles as well as Awkward, Thick, and Mundane Lingering Potions. If crafted with a water bottle, the arrow is called an Arrow of Splashing. If crafted with Mundane, Awkward, or Thick potions, it is called a Tipped Arrow. Interestingly, Tipped Arrows crafted from different potions do not stack.

All four kinds generate blue particles in flight and upon landing, but otherwise behave like regular arrows. In particular, Arrow of Splashing has no effect on fire and campfires and when shot from a bow with the Flame enchantment, can light campfires and TNT just like regular arrows on fire.

Icon Name
Tipped Arrow
Arrow of Splashing

Uncraftable tipped arrows[]

In Java Edition, the uncraftable tipped arrow is a tipped arrow with no effect that is unobtainable in regular gameplay. It is available in two variants that don't stack together:

  • - arrow assigned an effect placeholder "empty"
  • - arrow not assigned any effect.

The uncraftable arrow doesn't differ from regular arrows in behavior when used as a projectile.

Icon Name
Uncraftable Tipped Arrow

Spectral arrows[]

A spectral arrow confers the Glowing

Sours: https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Arrow
Minecraft Survival: How to Make Spectral Arrow

The uses for Spectral Arrows in Minecraft and how to make them

Spectral arrows in Minecraft will outline mobs and players with the glowing effect when struck by them.

Ever wanted to easily track a target regardless of line of sight or how many creatures there may be in the area? Well, spectral arrows in Minecraft can be a perfect solution for that.

After one of these arrows has successfully hit another player or a mob, the target hit will be outlined and receive the glowing effect. Doing so will help players maintain vision of the target, regardless of the surroundings.

Luckily for Minecraft players, spectral arrows are actually rather simple to obtain. All it takes to craft some of these arrows are flints, sticks, feathers, and a bit of glowstone dust.

This article will be breaking down what spectral arrows are in Minecraft and explain how to craft them.

Uses for spectral arrows in Minecraft

Spectral arrows appear to have a golden tip in-game and will help players maintain tabs on targets that they are fighting. Once another player or hostile mob has been struck by a spectral arrow, they will receive the glowing effect.

This can be great for players who are fighting someone that is attempting to flee from them. Minecraft players, who were able to hit their target with a spectral arrow first, will be able to track them. The glowing effect will outline their target, and the player will be able to see where the target is running to, regardless of line of sight.

Let's say that a mob or another player were to run and hide behind some blocks, they can still be identified as to exactly where they are. This is due to the glowing effect that will directly show the hunter where his prey his lurking through the blocks.

How to craft spectral arrows

The crafting recipe for spectral arrows in Minecraft. (Image via Minecraft)

Spectral arrows can be made in Minecraft by combining an arrow with four pieces of glowstone at a crafting table, which will result in two spectral arrows. Glowstone dust can be gathered from Glowstone blocks all across the Nether.

Glowstone can usually be found on the underside of ceilings or overhangs in large clumps. When these blocks can be broken, they will drop two to four glowstone dust as a result.

Players can use a tool enchanted with fortune, inorder to try and maximize the amount of glowstone dust they gather. However, if a player uses a tool enchanted by silk touch, the block itself will drop as opposed to the dust needed to craft spectral arrows.

In addition to glowstone dust, players will need arrows inorder to craft spectral arrows. Arrows can be obtained by killing skeletons or strays, bought from novice-level fletcher villagers with emeralds, and even found in some naturally generated chests.

The crafting recipe for arrows in Minecraft. (Image via Minecraft)

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Players can also craft their own arrows by using a piece of flint, a stick, and feather; inorder to get four arrows. Chickens and map chests from shipwrecks can be a source of feathers. Sticks can be quickly converted from wood planks of any variety of wood. Flint has a 10% chance to be dropped instead of gravel when the block is mined.

Once players have arrows and glowstone dust on their hands, they can quickly craft up some spectral arrows at a crafting table. Two spectral arrows will be made per four glowstone dust and single arrow used.

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