- Good knowledge of the game (if you have never played this before, just play it a few times and learn from your mistakes).
- Basic Knowledge of Crafting (knowing what is needed for an item and what items are needed to create that item).
Use of scutes
In order to craft a Turtle Shell, all you need is five Scutes which are small pieces of a turtle’s shell. You can find these by finding a baby turtle out in the wild. They can be found right next to their mother turtles or on top of sand dunes where they like to dig into. Once you have found the baby turtle, simply feed it Seagrass to speed up its growth. You will see green particles around the Baby Turtle, meaning it’s growing up. Just keep feeding it until it becomes an adult, and it will drop a Scute. Then you can start crafting your Turtle Shell.
You need some type of scute:
- Top Row: Scute-Scute-Scute
- Middle Row: Scute-Empty-Scute
- Bottom Row: Empty-Empty-Empty
This pattern will make one Turtle Shell in the middle of the grid, surrounded by 4 Scutes pieces. It takes only 10 minutes to craft. But an additional 5 minutes are required for the turtle to lay the shell, giving a grand total of 15 minutes for this recipe to complete. Now you have your first Turtle Shell. Use it wisely.
The first effect of a Turtle Shell can be activated by making one or more turtles sit on any blocks adjacent to you (up, down, left, right). This will allow you to ‘look’ through the eyes of your turtle and see what it sees. You can walk around like this and see what is happening in all eight directions. This ability has a 1-minute cool down timer.
Now we get to the fun part: reproduction! This is very similar to Manure Mod (a mod that allows you to feed animal plant items, coercing them into producing Fertilizer Paste or Eggs/Milk for uses in Crop production). When the Turtle Shell effect is activated, drop an Egg on top of one of the blocks occupied by a Turtle sitting adjacent to you.
The egg will disappear and eventually will hatch into a baby turtle! The baby turtle is the same size as an adult, but its health pool is tiny. It can’t wear armor yet, so be careful when you pick it up. It will follow you around until it grows into an adult in about 4 minutes. When that happens, it will become aggressive and attack any player or mob that gets too close to one of your turtles.
Note: Don’t activate Turtle Shells too often, these are not unlimited use items – they have a set number of charges per existence. This means if you use them all up they are gone forever! Currently there’s no way to repair or recharge these shells with anything else in-game.
Turtles are very easy to find in the world of Minecraft. They are a very slow moving animal that can be killed in a couple hits from a sword or from being set on fire. Once you have five turtle shells, you will be able to craft them into one Turtle Shell block.
How to get turtle shells in minecraft?
Here are some steps by which you can get the turtle shell in minecraft.
The easiest way to get five turtle shells is by killing turtles with either a sword or setting them on fire and letting them turn into coal. You could also gather up all dropped items of turtles until you had 5 turtle shells. It’s best not to eat the turtles, because this would kill it and there is no more chance for your shell.
Once you have collected five turtle shells, open your inventory and navigate to the Crafting Materials tab. There, you should see a three by three grid with a new icon on it. That is your new crafting table that lets you make a turtle shell from five turtle shells.
Click on the Turtle Shell icon in your new crafting table and it will create one turtle shell block. Now place down this new block on top of some dirt so you can walk on it! And congratulations, you have mastered Turtle Shells in Minecraft.
The turtle helmet was first added during the Halloween Update for Minecraft. It has not been updated since then, finding a turtle shell in Minecraft just requires patience and luck. Make sure that you are playing on peaceful difficulty so that there are no dangerous mobs trying to kill you while you look for turtle shells.
Once you have found an ocean bio-me, look along the ground until you find a small opening leading down into the water around 5 blocks deep. Here is where you should spend time looking for one of these openings with turtles usually nearby because they like to hide here among seaweed and other plants. If none can be found, return to another bio-me or to your house after 2-3 real life hours of searching (in-game).
If you fall into this opening and find an empty space or a cave, leave at once and keep looking. Once you find the turtle, you will need to kill it with your fists or another weapon before standing on top of it and collecting the shell.
Location to find turtle
Another location is in swamps. Though harder to get than ocean bio-mes as there are no openings for turtles to hide near, there are some very big spaces below them where they often go when hiding from predators such as players so be sure to check those areas as well. The only other place that turtles can be found without mods is in Woodland Mansions which are not implemented yet but should soon be released sometime during late 2014, early 2015.
Once you have collected a turtle shell, make sure to keep it in your inventory for when you need the water breathing effect, such as when swimming relatively deep or passing through water that is 3 blocks deep at most. You cannot place the turtle shells and must hold onto them in order to get their functionality. Do not place them on the ground in an area where there is no water nearby or they will be destroyed forever and you will need to search for another shell unless by some chance one spawns nearby.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can we put the protection on the turtle shell?
Yes, we can put the protection on the turtle shell and it helps us a lot.
- What are the advantages of turtle shell?
You can get extra point for using turtle shell. By using the turtle shell you can easily breath underwater.