How to Make a Lead in Minecraft

Nutan Lele
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Here is how to make a lead in Minecraft.</p></div>

Here is how to make a lead in Minecraft.

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Leads can be used to guide different mobs in Minecraft.
Here is how to make a lead in Minecraft.

Leads are tools used in Minecraft to lead neutral and passive animals, golems and some monsters along with you. You can either use leads to make a mob follow you or simply restrict their movement by tying them up to things like a fencepost. Here is how you can make a lead in Minecraft and its many interactions with the world.

Leads in Minecraft

Leads can naturally spawn in chest loots found in the Ancient City and Woodland mansion for the Java Edition and additionally in Buried treasure in the Bedrock edition. You’ll need 4 Strings and a Slimeball to create a pair of leads. Farming for these components is fairly easy. You’ll find a number of spiders at night which you can slay to drop string. Similarly, you’ll find slimeballs by slaying slime at night in swamp biomes. They are also sneezed out by Pandas. 

Use this recipe to make a lead in Minecraft.

You can use these leads by tying them to a neutral mob of your choice as well as certain monsters. A lead can stretch up to a maximum of 10 blocks. If you move too far from the mob before it follows you, the lead will break. It can also break if hit with an arrow. Multiple mobs can be held by leads at once, but each mob needs their own lead. Here is a list of all the mobs you can use a lead on:

  • Allay

  • Axolotl

  • Bee

  • Boat‌ (Bedrock edition only)

  • Camel (upcoming)

  • Cat (tamed)

  • Chicken

  • Chicken Jockey (only the mount)

  • Cow

  • Dolphin

  • Donkey

  • Fox

  • Frog

  • Glow Squid

  • Goat

  • Hoglin

  • Horse

  • Iron Golem

  • Llama

  • Mooshroom

  • Mule

  • Ocelot

  • Parrot

  • Pig

  • Polar Bear

  • Rabbit

  • Sheep

  • Skeleton Horse

  • Skeleton Horseman (only the mount)

  • Snow Golem

  • Squid

  • Strider

  • Trader Llama

  • Wolf (tamed)

  • Zoglin

  • Zombie Horse

You can tie the lead to a fence (or a wall‌ in the Bedrock edition) which will attach it with a knot. You can attach multiple leads to one fence post. The tied-up mob will be able to move within 5 blocks of the fence post. If you destroy the fence post or the knot of the lead, the lead breaks. This will not destroy the lead but simply drop it as an item. In the Creative mode, when the player or the knot is more than 7 blocks above the ground, the mob being leashed becomes suspended.


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Nutan is experienced with content across various FPS, MOBA, and BR titles for both PC and mobile gaming. Basically, she's a Jill of all trades. As the former captain of an all-woman esports team, her roots lie firmly in PC gaming but she does enjoy that one map in Call of Duty: Mobile.