Screenshot by GameSkinny

Minecraft: How to Make a Recovery Compass

A Recovery Compass is an explorer's best friend in Minecraft, here's how to make one.

The Recovery Compass was introduced to Minecraft in patch 1.19, and this tool has a very special use: it leads you back to the last spot you died. It’s especially indispensable when playing in survival mode. You’ll want to make one as soon as you can since you won’t be able to find one anywhere. In this guide we’ll go over how to make a Recovery Compass in Minecraft.

Recommended Videos

How to Make a Recovery Compass in Minecraft

The Recovery Compass requires the following materials to be crafted:

  • 8 Echo Shard
  • 1 Compass

You need to place the Compass in the center of the crafting grid and surround it with the Echo Shards once you have them on hand.

You’ll be able to make the Compass much sooner than you’ll be able to get your hands on enough Echo Shards. To craft a regular Compass, you need:

  • 4 Iron Ingot
  • 1 Redstone Dust

Where to Find Echo Shards

Echo Shards can only be found within Ancient Cities. As you probably know, Ancient Cities are particularly dangerous and shouldn’t be taken on without preparation. Check out our Ancient City Survival Guide for tips to survive the Warden and other threats in these areas, as you’ll probably need all the help you can get.

You can only accurately use the Recovery Compass in the same dimension you died. Trying to spot where you died in another dimension will just cause the needle to spin uncontrollably, which is of no help at all. Be mindful of this when trying to use one of these.

Related guides

That’s all you need to know on how to make a Recovery Compass in Minecraft. Be sure to check out the rest of the Minecraft tips and tricks articles on our dedicated hub page.


GameSkinny is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Best Streamers for XDefiant Gameplay
Xdefiant gameplay picture with twitch icon on top for streams
Read Article XDefiant Best Weapons Tier List
XDefiant player holding gun and shooting with stealth gear
Read Article All Lore Totem Locations in Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
Lorestangir totem with rune symbols with lore for Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2
Read Article Elden Ring Greatsword Tier List
Torrent and the Tarnished jumping into the air with the sun in the background
Read Article Roblox Shindo Life Codes (May 2024) [Shinobi Life 2]
Shindo Life/Shinobi Life 2
Related Content
Read Article Best Streamers for XDefiant Gameplay
Xdefiant gameplay picture with twitch icon on top for streams
Read Article XDefiant Best Weapons Tier List
XDefiant player holding gun and shooting with stealth gear
Read Article All Lore Totem Locations in Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
Lorestangir totem with rune symbols with lore for Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2
Read Article Elden Ring Greatsword Tier List
Torrent and the Tarnished jumping into the air with the sun in the background
Read Article Roblox Shindo Life Codes (May 2024) [Shinobi Life 2]
Shindo Life/Shinobi Life 2
Author
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.