Have you ever encountered a point in survival mode when you have piles of gold helmets laying around from slaying too many armored skeletons and zombies? Instead of letting them collect dust, user BEQOsNtDi6xRDGzqIAT7 (yes, that is the user’s real name – let us refer to him/her as simply BEQO from this point forward) has created the Armor Smelter mod.
In short, this mod allows you to reduce armor to its original ingot state using a furnace:
This process works with all materials. I’m not quite sure how burning a leather vest would yield strips of workable leather, but let us not question the logic behind this – it is genius, and it is incredibly useful!
Smelting armor gives back approximately half of the leather, iron, gold or diamonds used. This works on weapons and tools as well, though wooden and stone weapons yield nothing and shovels cannot be smelted, according to BEQO.
How to install Armor Smelter for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Download the latest version of Armor Smelter from its Curse Forge page.
Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
Now you don’t have to waste old tools, and you’ll finally have a reason not to just burn all of those golden helmets. Do you think this mod is interesting and useful, or does it subtract from the original difficulty of the game? Let us know in the comments.