Getting a flint in Minecraft is very easy and is one of the most basic requirements early in the game. You can compare this with getting cobblestone to craft stone tools. So, let’s take a look at, how you can get a flint in Minecraft.
Finding flint in Minecraft-
As mentioned earlier, getting flint is as easy as collecting cobblestone. But, the block you need to focus on, is ‘Gravel’. Gravel is a block similar to sand that is affected by gravity. The block can be found generating naturally near water bodies, especially near river banks. There is a 10% chance, that you might get a flint, as a drop from mining gravel. If you get a ‘flint’, you won’t get the gravel block back. The gravel block gets ‘destroyed’ or ‘utilized’ in order to drop the flint. This is a fair trade if you ask me. Think about it, if the gravel block dropped even after dropping a flint, this can be abused to gain various resources even without working for it.
The chance of getting flint as a drop from gravel can be increased with the ‘fortune’ enchantments on your tool. At the highest level, that is Fortune 3, you will get 1 flint from every gravel block you mine. For fortune 1 the chances of a flint dropping is 14%. For fortune 2 it is 25%. Flint can also be found in chests inside a fletcher house. A ‘Fletcher’ trades various types of arrows when levelled up. Players also have a 50% chance of finding a fletcher trade that gives 10 flint at the price of 10 gravel and 1 emerald.
Flint in Minecraft is used in a few crafting recipes. The most, basic crafting recipe is for the ‘flint and steel’. A flint and steel is used to light a ‘fire’. It is also used to light a nether portal. A ‘flint and steel’ is one of the most important items when you are starting out fresh in a new world. It makes gathering food and clearing a place to build, fairly easy.
Other than that, a flint is also used to craft arrows in Minecraft. A flint at the top, Stick in the middle and a feather at the bottom crafts 4 arrows. Players can also make a ‘fletching table’ with the help of 2 flint and 4 wooden planks of any type. A ‘fletching table’ is a workbench for ‘fletcher villager’ in Minecraft.