What is the Brush used for in Minecraft?

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Minecraft's 1.20 Trails and Tales update added many items that most players, including myself, struggle to understand. One such item is a brush, and its use remains unknown to most players. Luckily, we at PGG created this guide so players like you can return to enjoying Minecraft's 1.20 update

How to use a brush in Minecraft

A brush in Minecraft is used in various locations to remove dirt to reveal many different types of artifacts. Players can use brushes on gravel, sand, and many types of dirt. To use a brush, simply hold the right mouse button or console equivalent on an applicable block. Doing so will make artifacts and various items appear until they drop on the ground. The best place to use a brush would be one of the following locations where artifacts can be found via suspicious sand or gravel blocks. 

  • Trail Ruins.
  • Desert ruins.
  • Desert wells.
  • Ocean ruins.
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How to craft a Brush in Minecraft

To craft a brush in Minecraft, players need one feather, one copper ingot and a stick placed in the pattern shown below. You can get all materials to make a brush fairly easily. For example, you need two wood blocks to make sticks. You can farm feathers from chickens and chests via Shipwrecks or villages to get them.

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How to make copper ingots in Minecraft

To make copper ingots, you must mine copper ore with at least a stone pickaxe. You can find copper ore spawning commonly throughout most caves, but the best location is Y-levels 47 to 48. Once you have copper ore, chuck it inside a furnace to make Copper ingots. 

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Andrew Vaughan is a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides that has written guides on popular RPGs and FPS survival titles for several years. Andrew Vaughan specializes in survival and roleplaying games and has been a lifelong gamer.
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