How to Make a Lead in Minecraft

In Minecraft, there are different types of animals and killing them will not only give you additional experience that you can use to level up yourself but also some valuable items for crafting purposes such as leather. Killing them will also give you raw meat that can be used to recover your health and hunger.

But this is not as simple as it looks as when you try to kill them, they start to run away from you.  So you can use a lead that can contain them in such scenarios. It acts just like a rope and when you use it on animals then they start to follow you wherever you go. So how you can make and use it will be discussed in this article.

Materials required to make a Lead

You can make a lead by placing 4 strings and 1 slimeball inside a crafting table.

Finding a string

You can find strings by killing spiders and spiders can be found in dungeons as they spawn in dark areas or if you don’t want to go there then you should wait for the night time and then you need to kill it to get the strings.

Finding a Slime ball

You can find slimes in the slime biome which are green colored species mostly available at the water shores and killing them will give you 2 pieces of slime ball as shown.

Making a lead

Now you need to place 4 pieces of strings and 1 slime ball inside a crafting table that will give you 2 pieces of lead as shown.

How to use a lead on animals

You simply need to equip the lead and need to click on any animal to bind it with you so that it can’t go away from you. For example, we have used it on llama as shown.

In the same way, you can use it on other animals as well like a chicken as shown


In Minecraft, there are different types of animals available that you can kill to get the raw meat to replenish your energy. You can bind them with yourself using a lead otherwise they will try to run away from you. With this, they will start to follow you wherever you go and you can make a variety of different food farms with an unlimited supply.

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Taimoor Mohsin