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Amor Stand in Minecraft

The armor stand is a utility block that players can use to showcase wearable items such as armor sets, elytra, heads, or pumpkins. They were added to Minecraft in v1.8. Players can make the armor stand strike different poses by using the NBT tags while using the summon commands.


An armor stand (via screenshot)


How to get an armor stand?


Players can craft the armor stand by using six sticks and a smooth stone slab. They only generate naturally in a taiga village outdoor armory, one equipped with a helmet and the other with a chestplate. Crafting them is quite simple making it the more convenient option.


Crafting an armor stand (via screenshot)


What is the use of an armor stand?


Players can use armor stands to hold armor, heads, carved pumpkins, and elytra. Players can use commands to give them other items as well. The stand does not have a GUI, so players interact with it directly. Armor stands can be customized further to have arms, pose, disobey gravity, dual wield, and other things by summoning them using the summon command with NBT tags.


An assortment of armor pieces placed on an armor stand (via screenshot)


Conclusion


The armor stand is a decorative utility block that players can use to display armor, player heads, mob heads, and pumpkins. It is quite easy to craft and can be customized quite a bit with the help of the use of commands and altering the NBT tags.


FAQs


Q. What is needed to craft an armor stand?

A. To craft an armor stand you will need six sticks and a smooth stone slab.


Q. Can the armor stand hold weapons?

A. No, the armor stand cannot hold weapons.


Q. Will an armor stand despawn?

A. After traveling more than 144 blocks away or by exceeding entity limits Armor Stands disappear.



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