Armorer Minecraft: Everything You Need to Know

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This post was last updated on September 1, 2023

Armorers are a unique type of Minecraft villager which, funnily enough, sells armor – makes sense right?

These guys are one of the easiest ways to access high-level, enchanted diamond armor, so it’s worth keeping one around.

Check out this guide to learn how to get an armorer in your village!

What is a Minecraft Armorer Villager?

A Minecraft armorer villager is a type of NPC that has the profession “armorer”. They are used for buying armor and related items.

Trading with an Armorer

What Do Armorer Villagers Do?

The main interaction players have with armorers is trading – where they can buy or sell armor and other items in exchange for emeralds.

Simply right-click on the armorer to start trading with them.

What an Armorer Buys

  • Coal
  • Iron ingots
  • Lava buckets
  • Diamond

What an Armorer Sells

  • Iron boots
  • Iron leggings
  • Iron chest plate
  • Bell
  • Chainmail Leggings
  • Chainmail boots
  • Chainmail chest plate
  • Chainmail helmet
  • Shield
  • Enchanted diamond leggings
  • Enchanted diamond boots
  • Enchanted diamond chest plate
  • Enchanted diamond helmet

The emerald price of these depends on the level of the villager’s profession, and the quantity of items you want to buy.

Armorer Profession Levels

Armorers (and other villager professions) all receive XP when making trades. This lets them level up, which unlocks better items, trades, and prices.

There are 5 profession levels:

  • Novice = 0 XP
  • Apprentice = 10 XP
  • Journeyman = 70 XP
  • Expert = 150 XP
  • Master = 250 XP

Making a trade with an armorer gives between 2 and 10 XP, and some trades are more resource efficient than others. Even if other players in your server have bought or sold items with an armorer, it shares the XP pool.

villager XP Bar

How to Create an Armorer in Minecraft

The process to create armorer villagers is pretty easy, all you need is a blast furnace and a common villager.

Follow these steps to craft armorer villagers

  1. Build a blast furnace (blast furnace recipe)
  2. Place the blast furnace somewhere in a village near a regular villager
  3. Wait for an untrained villager to interact with the furnace, green particles will appear and they will be linked to this block as their job site.
  4. Bingo, you now have an armorer!

To build a blast furnace, you need:

  • 3 pieces of stone
  • 5 iron ingots
  • 1 standard furnace

Place these items in your crafting table using the pattern below:

Blast Furnace Recipe in Minecraft

Using Commands

If you are playing in creative mode, or have cheats enabled on your survival mode game, you can easily create villagers using the command line, or a command block.

You can summon armorer villagers by typing the following command in the chat line:

“/Summon Villager X Y Z {Profession:armorer}”

X Y Z is the coordinates where the armorer will be spawned. You can find out your coordinates by hitting F3 to show the debug screen and looking at the top left corner of the data display.


Armorers are a great way to find powerful armor items in Minecraft. Training village dwellers with professions is an easy way to find the best tools and gear in Minecraft. Remember, the only price is emeralds – so make sure you keep as many of them as you can find.

Check out our other guides to see more profession types!


How Do You Get an Armorer in Minecraft?

To get an armorer in Minecraft, simply place a blast furnace near an untrained villager. They will connect to the furnace and become an armorer. Or you can use the summon armorer command (which is explained above).

What Block Does an Armorer use?

The block type used by an armorer is a blast furnace. These are crafted with 5 iron ingot, 3 stone, and 1 regular furnace.

What Do Armorers Trade in Minecraft?

Armorers in Minecraft offer the following items for emerald ore – iron armor, chainmail armor, enchanted diamond armor, and shields. Armorers buy the following items: coal, iron bars, lava buckets, and diamonds.