A lead is a useful tool in Minecraft that can be used as a leash. A player can bind a mob to a lead and then pass it. To prevent the crowd from fleeing, the other end of the lead can be bound to a fence. To make a lead, fill the 3×3 crafting grid with one slime ball and four strings. Place two strings in the first two boxes of the first row, followed by a loop and a slime ball. Finally, place a string in the last box of the last row to finish making the lead, then pass it to your inventory.
Making a Lead
Using the lead on some kind of fence or wall when holding a mob ties the lead to the fence or wall with a visible knot, binding the mob to it. On Bedrock Edition, the player must keep a lead in their hand to tie it to a wall. A single fence post can accommodate several leads. A crowd bound by a fence will usually remain within five blocks of the fence post.
By pressing the use item control on the mob again, hitting the knot, or removing the attached fence post, a lead can be broken. When projectiles strike leads, they also split. When a lead is removed or broken, it becomes an object at the mob’s venue. When used in Creative mode, however, it does not decrease. If the animal attached to the leader dies, the lead does not break.
Points to remember
- In the texture register, the lead is called “leash.”
- If a player falls asleep with a mob attached to a lead, the lead stays attached.
- When a player tries to land with a mob leashed after travelling in Creative mode, the mob takes damage as if it had fallen.
- When using the /replace item command to place a lead in a player’s head slot in Java Edition, the item is rotated and placed so that the player appears to be wearing a monocle.
Therefore, you have to be an impact hacked client to make leads. When a player enters and exits a nether portal with a lead attached to a mob, the lead stays attached to the mob. If a mob attached to a lead enters a nether portal, the lead will split and fall as an object in the other world. If a mob can usually be leashed, a lead can be used to separate them from a boat without breaking it.
Wolves cannot be restrained once they have been enraged. Despite this, if they become enraged while already leashed, the lead will not break, but it will not be reattached if it is broken by any means while the wolf is still enraged. When a hoggin becomes a zoglin, the lead attached to it splits. If mobs will usually despawn, a lead would not keep them from doing so.
When a chunk unloads while containing a leashed mob (due to the player walking too far away or going to another dimension through a portal), the lead breaks and drops as an object, allowing the mob to roam freely.