When you need a helping hand with your crafting, Minecraft commands and cheats are there to help you out. After all, the sandbox should be yours to play how you want. Whether you just want a specific enchanted sword, to stop creepers from strolling out of the woods and blowing up the statue you're building, or just to help a friend on your server get back to spawn after they've wandered too far into the wilderness—having access to the full Minecraft commands list can lend a hand.
Just like the rest of Minecraft, using commands has only gotten easier and more accessible in recent versions of the game. Instead of being forced to look up lists of ID's for enchanting commands, the game will now automatically help you out by displaying a list of options while you're typing your command in..
We've brought together some of the best Minecraft cheats to play around with at the top in the best Minecraft commands section. Handy things like teleporting yourself, adding experience points, or giving yourself an item you've had no luck finding yourself. There are even more commands than we have listed here including a bunch of specific game rule setting adjustments. This list has all the commands you're most likely to need.
Best Minecraft commands
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Add levels and experience
/experience add @s 10 levels
This will give you 10 levels, a handy shortcut for enchanting items. You can also use /experience add @s 10 points to add only a certain number of xp instead of full levels. Try other targets with @ to give experience or levels to another player.
/teleport or /tp
You can use this command as /tp x y z with a set of coordinates to take you anywhere you like or use shorthand targets to teleport other players or mobs to you.
Give item command
/give @s minecraft:diamond 10
This will give you 10 diamonds, but the "give" command can be used with lots of items and amounts. Pay attention to the autofill options to give yourself any item you want, from a diamond sword to a saddle to an enderpearl.
Changes the difficulty settings of your world. You can also set it to easy, hard, or normal. If you want mobs to stop attacking you, peaceful mode is the way to go.
Change game mode
Separate from difficulty, this changes your game mode. You can also set it to adventure, spectator, or survival. If you want to know how to fly in Minecraft, double jump while in creative mode.
Keep inventory when you die
/gamerule keepInventory true
Setting keepInventory to "true" means you won't drop your inventory on the ground where you die and will respawn with everything instead. Using /gamerule keepInventory false will go back to the default setting.
No fall damage
/gamerule fallDamage false
As it sounds, turning off fall damage means you won't lose hearts when falling from heights. You can set this rule to "true" to go back to the normal setting.
Stop mob griefing
/gamerule mobGriefing false
Turning off mob griefing means that enemies like creepers and ghasts won't be able to destroy blocks. It will also stop endermen from snatching blocks and carrying them off. If you're struggling with ghasts exploding your Nether builds, this is how to make them cut it out. They'll still be able to hurt you with fireballs, but at least they won't blow up all the netherrack you're standing on.
/time set day
This will set the current time to morning. You can also set the time to "night" or use numbers between 0-24000. For reference, 0 is sunrise and 13000 is sunset.
Minecraft command targets
Below are the shorthand codes to save you from typing in different player names. These are worth memorizing so you don’t have to type in names like “Sniper_Kitty_Bruv_91” every time some jobber joins your game.
- @p – the player nearest to you
- @r – a random player
- @a – all players
- @e – all entities in the world.
- @s - yourself
Minecraft commands list
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/alwaysday or /daylock
(Bedrock only) These two commands will make it so night never falls in your world.
/gamerule doDaylightCycle false
(Java) This is the always daytime command equivalent for Java version.
/clone x1 y1 z1 x2 y2 z2
Use this command with two sets of coordinates to clone a particular selection of blocks to a new location. This is useful for duplicating structures or other builds you've created.
The /effect command can be used for a lot of things. For instance "/effect give @s minecraft:night_vision 180" will give you night vision for three minutes, useful for exploring caves without a torch. You can see what all the available effects are on the Effect list (opens in new tab).
The enchant command can be used on any enchantable item you're holding. Use "/enchant @s minecraft:unbreaking" to make whichever tool you're holding unbreakable.
/fill x y z x y z [block]
Fills an area with a specified type of block. Make use of the autocomplete suggestions to search for the blocks you want. Useful for creating a river by filling an area with water or excavating by filling with air.
There are specific gamerule commands on this list of gamerules (opens in new tab) we find useful, but be aware you can type in the command and scroll through the options too.
By default, the /kill command will kill everything, including you, so be specific! Using the @e target will allow you to specify a specific mob type with "/kill @e[type=mobType]". Kill all the spiders perhaps?
The locate command will tell you the coordinates of the nearest specified biome, structure, or point of interest. You can then use the /tp command to go there! Try searching for the nearest witch hut or blacksmith.
Type anything you want after this to print the words in chat as if you've said them.
This command can get complex, but it will allow you to place lots of different structures. You can also specify coordinates at the end of this command to tell the game where exactly to place things.
(Bedrock only) This command will let you summon an animal to ride. Currently you can only use animals that are ride-able such as "/ride @s summonn_ride horse" otherwise the creature will be summoned near you, but not rideable.
This command will show you your world seed in chat, which you can then click on to copy. Handy if you want to share a world seed with a friend!
/setblock x y z [block]
This command turns a block at specific coordinates into a different one, a bit like the /fill command.
By default, this will change the world spawn point to your current location. You can also use /setworldspawn x y z to specify a location instead.
Unlike world spawn, this sets the respawn point for a specified player when they die.
The /summon command can be used to call forth any mob you like. Try "/summon minecraft:enderman" to summon an Enderman at your location.
(Bedrock only) This command will make it rain or snow. It will also make precipitation stop.
(Java) This command will let you set the current weather to rain, clear, or thunder.
How to use Minecraft commands
How to turn on cheats in Minecraft
Some of the entries on the command list can be used any time you play Minecraft, but others require you to turn cheats on. You'll do this when creating your world initially, either by setting "Allow Cheats: On" in the world creation menu or by selecting Creative Mode, which automatically allows cheats—so you can utilize all of the cheats list you'd like.
How to use Minecraft commands
Press "T" to open the Minecraft command line, which is where you can type any of cheats you need. You can also press the / key to open the commands box with the / before each one already included for you.
When typing in many of these commands, Minecraft will now attempt to autocomplete for you, so pay attention to the options! Either type out one of the suggestions or use your arrow keys to select from the list above your chat box and the "tab" key to insert it.
Some commands like /locate will help by suggesting options to help you put together a long command like "/locate biome minecraftsunflower_plains" that you likely won't have memorized. This makes commands like /gamemode and /difficulty easier to fire off quickly.