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No "Too Expensive", Repair/Recycle Anvils! (Blacksmithing [1.20x])

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TheDiamondPlayables's Avatar TheDiamondPlayables
Level 83 : Elite Programmer

Introducing: Blacksmithing!


- Removes "Too Expensive" from Anvils!
How does this work?


- Simply throw the item and the one you're combining it with outside.
- A "ding" sound and some particles will appear around these items.
- Once that's happened, go ahead and bring the items together in an Anvil.

Note that some anvil combinations can make a result that's too powerful,
you'd still get Too Expensive for doing it. For these cases, Blacksmithing can't really help you.

- Repair Anvils with the Crafting Table!
New Crafting Recipe:
Cover the damaged anvil with 8 Iron Ingots to bring it up a notch.
No "Too Expensive", Repair/Recycle Anvils! (Blacksmithing [1.20x]) Minecraft Data Pack
No "Too Expensive", Repair/Recycle Anvils! (Blacksmithing [1.20x]) Minecraft Data Pack
- Recycle Anvils to get Iron Ingots via Stonecutter!
Details for math people:
- To recycle, simply put the Anvil in a Stonecutter. (duh moment)
- Since an Anvil cost 9 x 3 + 4 = 31 Iron Ingots to make, recycling that gives you 31 Ingots.
- Anvil can also be repaired from Chipped Anvil with 8 ingots, so recycling a Chipped Anvil gives you 31 - 8 = 23 Iron Ingots.
+ By similar logic, a Damaged Anvil when recycled gives you 15 Iron Ingots.
- Customize Blacksmithing to your liking!
How does this work?
- The downloaded datapack file is made of smaller installable feature files.
- You choose which feature you want installed by installing the feature files that contains them.

- Works well with my other datapacks!
- Works in Multiplayer!

Special thanks to all my Patrons for supporting my work:

Download for older versions:

Do note that if you have problems running these older versions of the datapack, I won't be able to provide much support.
List of all available versions:
Available Version:
Download Link:
Minecraft 1.19.4x:1.19.4
Minecraft 1.19.3x:1.19.3
Minecraft 1.19x:1.19
Minecraft 1.18x:1.18
Minecraft 1.17x:1.17
Minecraft 1.16x:1.16
Minecraft 1.15x:1.15
Minecraft 1.13x:1.13


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Final words: I spent far too long editing this than I'd like to admit.
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CompatibilityMinecraft 1.13
toMinecraft 1.20

8 Update Logs

Version 20c1 : by TheDiamondPlayables 12/07/2023 10:14:15 amDec 7th, 2023

- Is now designed for Minecraft 1.20.3 (and 1.20.4 if no major changes occur after this date)!
- No Too Expensive's item processing now runs a lot smoother and much more quickly.
- Removed excess data from the head seen in the root advancement.
- The game should now read texts better, leveraging the new text improvements.

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05/21/2024 4:10 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
AutismWebService's Avatar
05/22/2024 2:04 am
Level 83 : Elite Programmer
TheDiamondPlayables's Avatar
04/03/2024 2:55 am
Level 1 : New Miner
blueblend's Avatar
hey its not working, i wanna combine 2 swords but when i throw them nothing happens and it says too expensive
04/03/2024 5:07 am
Level 83 : Elite Programmer
TheDiamondPlayables's Avatar
If you're running Blacksmithing 20c1 on 1.20.2, it will not work.
20c1 was designed for 1.20.3 and 1.20.4 (c means .3), so if it's run on an older function I won't be able to help you.
Please check this site for all releases I've ever hosted and find Blacksmithing 20b1 instead.
09/14/2023 2:16 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Ginuska's Avatar
when i want to combine netherite items it still text too expensive
09/14/2023 8:56 pm
Level 83 : Elite Programmer
TheDiamondPlayables's Avatar
I'll need some extra information to help you with your case.
Can we talk more about this on Discord? I'll be able to reply to you much more quickly there.
08/30/2023 8:33 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Mabra_'s Avatar
Does this work by resetting the item's prior work penalty ?
08/30/2023 9:17 am
Level 83 : Elite Programmer
TheDiamondPlayables's Avatar
Yes. It's often the most annoying part of it anyway.
12/07/2023 11:11 am
Level 37 : Artisan Princess
Kate1902019's Avatar
They needs to remove that stupid message! It's pointless and annoying!
07/15/2023 12:09 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
User4685402D's Avatar
It doesn't work. When throwing away an object and a book, there is no ding
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