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How to Put a Banner on a Shield in Minecraft Nintendo Switch

About Minecraft Nintendo Switch

Minecraft on the Nintendo Switch is a highly popular game that allows players to explore and create their own virtual worlds. One of the cool features of the game is the ability to customize shields with banners, adding a unique touch to your character's equipment. Here, we will guide you through the process of putting a banner on a shield in Minecraft Nintendo Switch.

Materials Required

  • A shield
  • A banner
  • An anvil
  • Durability items (optional)

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Craft or Obtain a Shield

In Minecraft, shields can be crafted using 1 iron ingot and 6 wooden planks. Alternatively, you can find shields in various locations or trade with villagers to acquire one.

Step 2: Create or Obtain a Banner

Banners can be crafted using various combinations of colored wool and sticks. You can also find them in villages, dungeons, or by defeating enemies. Ensure you have a banner ready for customization.

Step 3: Prepare the Anvil

Place your anvil on the ground. Anvils can be crafted using 3 blocks of iron and 4 iron ingots. You can also find them in villages or mineshafts.

Step 4: Combine the Shield and Banner

  • Approach the anvil and interact with it by pressing the "Use" button.
  • Place your shield in the left slot of the anvil's interface.
  • Place your banner in the right slot of the anvil's interface.
  • Ensure both the shield and the banner are compatible (e.g., same color), as certain combinations won't work.
  • If the combination is valid, a preview of the resulting shield will be displayed on the right side of the interface.
  • Finally, select the completed shield and drag it into your inventory.

Tips and Considerations

  • If the shield already has durability damage, combining it with a banner in the anvil will fully repair it.
  • The design of the banner will be displayed on the front face of the shield, adding a personalized touch to your character's equipment.
  • You can repeat the process to change the banner design on the shield at any time.


Now that you know how to put a banner on a shield in Minecraft Nintendo Switch, you can unleash your creativity and customize your character's equipment with unique designs. Have fun exploring the vast worlds of Minecraft with your personalized shield!

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