Weaponsmith Minecraft Villagers: Must-Know Details

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This post was last updated on September 1, 2023

The weaponsmith villager is one of the many villager types in Minecraft and can be a good source of powerful and enchanted weapons in trade for emeralds.

As you’ll find out in this article, villagers are easily trained as weaponsmiths – you only need one certain item. They can be a lot of help in your game, so understanding what they do is useful!

There’s more than meets the eye to these sharp-witted villagers though – read on to find out!

What is a Minecraft Weaponsmith Villager?

A weaponsmith villager is a type of villager in Minecraft that specializes in selling weapons. Players can sell items to weaponsmiths, receiving emeralds in return. Weaponsmiths will sell players a bunch of items too – for the price of a few emeralds – depending on the value of the item sold.

Simply right-click on weaponsmith traders to start trading.

weaponsmith traders to start trading

What Weaponsmith Buys

Weaponsmiths buy the following items from players:

  • Coal
  • Diamonds
  • Flint
  • Iron ingots

What Weaponsmith Sells

Weaponsmith villagers sell the following items, note that the items they sell depend on their level

  • Bells
  • Iron axe
  • Enchanted iron sword
  • Enchanted diamond sword
  • Enchanted diamond axe

Profession levels

Weaponsmiths have five potential levels. Each time you trade with a weaponsmith they earn some experience. higher levels give the trader better items to sell you.

Identifying Weaponsmith Villagers

Identifying Weaponsmith Villagers

If you find a village, you might be lucky enough to find a weaponsmith already living there. You can identify them by their brown clothes and unique black eye patch – they must have accidentally poked their eye out when sharpening a sword!

they will look slightly different depending on the biome you found them in, as each biome will give them a unique set of clothes and colors – although they all have the eyepatch.

If you don’t find a weaponsmith, no need to worry, as you can make them pretty easily…

How to Make a Weaponsmith Villager Minecraft

The process to craft weaponsmith villagers in Minecraft is easy – all you need is an unemployed villager and a grindstone.

Place the grindstone nearby unemployed villagers, and eventually one will use the grindstone as their job blocks – then giving them the profession weaponsmith.

Place the grindstone nearby unemployed villager

To make a grindstone, you need two wooden planks, two sticks, and a stone slab.

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Place the planks on either side of the middle row of your crafting table, and place the two sticks above the planks. Then place the stone slab in the top center crafting slot!

To make a stone slab, you need to make stone – which is created by smelting blocks of cobblestone in a furnace. Then place three blocks of stone in a row in your crafting table to make 6 stone slabs. Note, that the recipe requires stone, rather than cobblestone blocks.

Check out our full article on grindstones!

Using Commands

If you’re in creative mode or have cheats enabled, you can use the weaponsmith command to automatically summon weaponsmith villagers.

The command to create weaponsmith villagers is as follows:

  • /summon villager ~ ~ ~ {VillagerData:{profession:weaponsmith, level:5, type:plains}}

Simply type this command into the chat line and hit enter

Of course, you can change the level from anywhere between 1 and 5, and you can choose any biome you fancy. You can also put this line into a command block which can be triggered by a redstone signal.


With your new weaponsmith, you’ll have easy access to some of the most powerful weapons in the game – and an easy way to trade up to them using coal, iron, and other loot! This can give you a quick advantage over other Minecraft players if you’re playing an online server

While you’re here, you might be interested in checking out some of our other villager Minecraft guides!

FAQs About Weaponsmith Villagers

What Makes a Weaponsmith in Minecraft?

Weaponsmiths in Minecraft are made by placing a grindstone block close to an unemployed villager. You can make grindstones from 2 wooden planks, 2 sticks, and 1 stone slab.

Can a Weaponsmith Give you a Diamond Pickaxe?

Weaponsmith villagers can’t give you a diamond pickaxe, although they can give you diamond swords and axes. Toolsmiths are the type of villagers who will sell you a diamond pick.

Can a Weaponsmith Trade Diamonds?

Weaponsmiths will buy diamonds from players, however, they won’t sell them. That said, they do trades for diamond weapons if you need one – in exchange for some emeralds.