Sometimes you come across a cow in Minecraft and want to take it with you to your base. Maybe you want to build a trading hall in each of the villagers, or create a huge zoo with every passive gang, every enemy gang, or perhaps every single gang in the game. To make this task possible, you can use a mine cart or boat for mafia transportation. However, in some cases it is necessary to push a crowd in a specific place, such as sheep, to a wool farm. The easiest way to move mobs is to create and use a good old reliable lead in Minecraft.
Lead is a useful item that you can make with just a few ingredients and make your life much easier. It lets you right-click on a crowd and then lure them in the direction you’re moving. It is also possible to attach a leash to a fence post to keep a gang quiet in a certain area. Not only that, but you can easily have multiple mobs on the line at the same time.
What you need to create a lead
Using the resources below, the crafting recipe for a lead always produces two items at a time. The resources are:
- 4 stringS
- 1 slime ball
- Crafting table
String is a drop of the spider mob in minecraft. These arachnids can drop 0-2 strings after being defeated. Slimeballs are also mob drops, which you can get past kill slime. Only the smallest slime balls drop slime balls and the amount is the same as spider string. You also need one crafting tablea block used to perform complex crafting actions.
How to Make Pipe in Minecraft
After you get your slime ball and string, follow the steps below to get a head start in the game.
- Place the crafting table or crafter in your world. Right-click on the block to open the create grid user interface.
- Start the recipe with placing two strings in the first two slots of the top row.
- Then you need to place a piece string in the first slot of the middle row.
- Then insert the fourth string into the bottom right corner of the grid in the last row.
- Finally, place the slime ball in the middle slot from the craft table.
- Voila! You will see the main item in the result window on the right. Click on the lead and drag it to your inventory.
With the next one Minecraft 1.21 update, you can automate the process using the new crafter block. It resembles a crafting table, but only supports automated crafting using a redstone signal. You can use a button, lever, redstone block or redstone clock.
Other ways to gain leadership in Minecraft
Besides crafting, you can gain an edge in several ways. The first is by looting chests in the following locations:
- Old town (16.1%)
- Woodland Mansion (28.3% in Java and 27.9% in Bedrock)
- Only buried treasures in Bedrock edition (34.3%)
Additionally, there is about a 2.2% chance that you will dig up a lead item while cleaning the suspect gravel blocks in the ground. ruins of the trail structures. However, unexpected is the most common way to get leads they buy from the wandering merchant. This special merchant occasionally spawns with two llamas near your location.
The llamas are always on a leash and accompanied by the trader. You can take the lead by killing the llamas or the merchant. Another easy and much quieter way to ‘steal’ leads is to place the llamas in a boat or a mine cart. This immediately disconnects the leads and drops them as items.
Using a leash to leash and move mobs
The only use of a lead is to leash mobs in Minecraft. You can do this by selecting the lead on your hotbar and then right-clicking on a mob. However, not every crowd can be kept on a leash. That’s why we’ve put together a whole list of the mobs you can leash here:
It is also possible to connect a lead to a boat in the Bedrock edition, even though it seems strange. If the crowd is on a leash, they will follow the player closely in the direction of movement. To take control of a mob, you can right-click on the mob again. If you get far away from the on-leash crowd (more than 10 blocks), the lead will break and fall near that crowd.
The amazing fact about the lead is that you can have multiple mobs on the lead at the same time. However, each mob needs its own main item. This allows you to easily transport many mobs over a short distance. When you reach your destination, it is possible to attach a line to a fence post, to keep the mob(s) in a specific area. To do this, you can right-click on the fence block. Moreover, in the Bedrock edition you can also attach the lead to a wall, which is not possible on the Java version.
You can lead a crowd both horizontally and vertically using a leader. If the crowd is seven or more blocks away from the player in charge, it will remain suspended in the air. However, this can quickly go wrong when the crowd is in the air can gain strength over time as they move up and down. This means that even if they fall from a height of one block, the damage can be equivalent to a fall of 100 blocks. This can also work in reverse depending on whether the crowd is accelerating or not. But it is better not to take this risk with a rare gang.
In short, leads are useful little items that can make some time-consuming and frustrating tasks a lot more manageable. Their crafting recipe isn’t overly expensive either, but you can just take them for free from the wandering merchant. So, what do you think about leads? How often do you use them in your world? Tell us in the comment section below!