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Minecraft — How to Make a Brush

Reveal ancient artifacts with the help of our guide on how to make a Brush in Minecraft.

With the introduction of archeology in Minecraft 1.20, players can use a new Brush tool on suspicious blocks to reveal pottery sherds and other artifacts. Suspicious blocks can be typically found in the Trail Ruins or under the Desert Temples. If you try using any other tool on suspicious blocks, they will simply break apart without revealing any of the artifacts. Our guide will provide you with tips on how to make a Brush in Minecraft, including tips on where to find the necessary ingredients.

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How to Make a Brush in Minecraft

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You can’t find a brush, and it’s not dropped by any of the mobs. The only way you can get a Brush is to craft it. I used the following crafting recipe to make Brush on a 3×3 crafting table:

  • 1 Feather
  • 1 Copper Ingot
  • 1 Stick

You can also combine two damaged Brushes, if you want to make a fully repaired one on the same crafting table. If you don’t have all the components, then here’s where you can find them:

  • You can pick up feathers from chickens or parrots.
  • You can smelt copper ingots from the raw copper, or you could simply kill some Drowned mobs that drop them.
  • You can craft sticks by combining two planks of any kind or two bamboo sticks.

Lastly, you can also enchant your Brush with one of the following enchantments:

  • Curse of Vanishing I
  • Mending I
  • Unbreaking III

Note that it’ll take you about 5 seconds to brush off a single suspicious block. Once you uncover your first pottery sherd, this will unlock the “Respecting the Remnants” advancement. That’s everything you need to know on how to make Brush in Minecraft. Stay tuned for more Minecraft tips and tricks articles right here.

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Serhii Patskan
Serhii is the Writer at GameSkinny. He's been writing for GameSkinny since 2015. Before that, he's been writing for various outlets and playing video games, which eventually turned into a passion. The video games that have contributed the most to his enthusiasm for writing about this industry are Magic: The Gathering, Dark Souls, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.