Toolsmith Minecraft Villagers: Everything You Need to Know

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This post was last updated on September 1, 2023

Toolsmiths villagers are useful companions that can supply you with powerful tools and enchanted items in Minecraft.

There’s more than meets the eye with these helpful NPCs! Learn how to fill your villagers with Toolsmiths by reading our comprehensive guide.

What is the Toolsmith in Minecraft

The toolsmith villager is a villager which has been trained in the profession of toolsmith.

These NPCs buy and sell tools and related items in a trade for emeralds. These guys are a great way to get diamond gear – all you need to do is find some emeralds and get swapping!

You can find toolsmiths randomly in certain villages, or you can make your own with a smithing table and other villagers.

How to Create a Toolsmith Villager

To create a toolsmith villager, follow these simple steps.

  1. Craft a smithing table (explained below)
  2. Place the table in a house near an untrained villager.
  3. Wait a few seconds until the villager gets attached to the table.
  4. Voila! Enjoy trading with your toolsmith!

How to Make a Smithing Table

This type of table is easily made by combining two iron ingots and four planks of wood in your crafting table in the following pattern (see the full smithing table recipe here).

Toolsmith Smithing Table recipe

These tables can also be used for creating netherite tools from diamond gear and a netherite ingot.

Finding and Identifying Toolsmith Villagers

You can also find this type of NPC in random villages. They are pretty easy to identify.

Primarily, you should find them in a building with their blacksmithing table – this is a dead giveaway. Often there is also a furnace in their house.

As for their clothing, they are identified by their brown clothing, and more notably a black apron.

Minecraft Toolsmith

Toolsmith Trades

Right-click your toolsmith to open the trading menu. They buy and sell the following items.

Although, to trade diamond tools you will need to level up your toolsmith by making a bunch of trades with them to increase their XP.

Making Deals with a Toolsmith in Minecraft


Toolsmiths buy the following items in trade for emeralds:

  • Coal
  • Iron ingot
  • Flint
  • Diamond


Toolsmiths sell the following items in exchange for emeralds:

  • Stone axe
  • Stone shovel
  • Stone pickaxe
  • Stone hoe
  • Bell
  • Enchanted iron axe
  • Enchanted iron shovel
  • Enchanted iron pickaxe
  • Enchanted diamond hoe
  • Enchanted diamond axe
  • Enchanted diamond shovel
  • Enchanted diamond pickaxe

Note that you will need to level up your villager before you can unlock the best items.

Villager Profession Levels

Professions come in 5 different levels. You level these guys up by making deals with them – they get a few bits of XP each time you buy or sell items with them.

Here are the 5 levels:

  • Beginner
  • Apprentice
  • Artisan
  • Expert
  • Master


Now you understand all the important details of the toolsmith profession. This type of profession is an easy way to get diamond gear if you are struggling to find any diamonds in the wild.

Don’t forget to check out our guides on other Minecraft NPC job types!


What Makes a Villager a Toolsmith?

To make a villager into a toolsmith, all you need to do is give them a blacksmithing table to train their profession. It couldn’t be much easier!

What Does a Toolsmith Give You in Minecraft?

As the name implies, toolsmiths in Minecraft give you tools! Anything from axes to hoes, and pickaxes. Swap them for a couple of emeralds and you can buy tools made from stone, iron, or even shiny diamond!

What is the Difference Between a Toolsmith and Weaponsmith in Minecraft?

The main difference between toolsmiths and weaponsmiths in Minecraft is the items they trade. Toolsmiths sell tools (axes, pickaxes, hoes shovels) while weaponsmiths trade weapons – like swords, bows, crossbows, and even enchanted weapons. Weaponsmiths also sell axes which count as weapons – they actually deal more damage than swords – they’re just slower.