In Minecraft, players can craft several types of arrows that can be fired from both bows and crossbows – there are also around 20 of these arrows, with some being exclusive to specific versions of the game.

These variations of arrows also can have multiple effects that range from adding glow effects to simply causing mobs or players to get weaken or poisoned.

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However, harmful effects are not the only effect arrows can give in the game. There are also healing arrows and ones that can add buffs.

Here we will take a look at some of these variations of Minecraft arrows and list the best among them, and we will also list their effects and what resources you will need to craft them.

Arrow in Minecraft (Required Version)Arrow EffectRequired Resources
Spectral arrows (Java Minecraft only) Spectral arrows in Minecraft are a special variant to the traditional arrows you can find in the game, as they can add glowing effects to any mob or player struck with the arrow. These glowing effects will cause mobs and players to have a glowing outline that can be seen through solid blocks, making it very useful to keep track of targets in the game.Four Glow Stone, and One Arrow
Arrows of Decay (Bedrock Minecraft only)Arrows of Decay are a special variant of arrows exclusive to the Bedrock version of Minecraft. In short, when fired these arrows will cause the mob or player struck with the arrow to gain a wither effect that will slowly drain their health. Because of this, Arrows of Decay are very useful for combat and causing things to die quickly.Eight arrows and one Lingering Potion of Decay
Arrow of Luck ( Java Minecraft Only)Arrows of Luck are a special variant of arrows exclusive to Java Minecraft. The arrows when fired at a player will cause them to gain a luck effect which is useful to help players find valuable items in the game.Eight arrows and one Lingering Potion Of Luck
Arrow of Poison ( All Platforms)Arrows of Poison are a variant of arrows that can be made in all versions of Minecraft. The arrows when fired at players or mob will give them a poison effect that will harm them for the duration of the effect. Because of this, these arrows are best used in combat alongside other arrows in the game.Eight arrows and one Lingering Potion of Poison
Arrow of Harming ( All Platforms)Arrows of Harming are a special variant of arrows that cause instant damage to anything they hit and cause either mobs or players to lose health. They are best used alongside other harmful arrows and in combat. The arrows can also be made on all platforms for Minecraft.Eight arrows and one Lingering Potion of Harming

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