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In Minecraft, I nock arrows at the slightest provocation or thought of danger. As a result, I frequently have a nocked arrow and don't need to fire it. I don't want to waste it, but I don't like my current method of firing at my feet.

How can I un-nock an arrow?

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Simply choose a different item in your inventory.

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Either select another item/tool or fire the arrow into the floor/ceiling/wall near you and pick it up.

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The issue is that there is a chance the arrow will be destroyed on contact. –  Pureferret Dec 28 '11 at 22:25
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Arrows are only destroyed by hitting entities. As long as you're aiming at a block, you can always pick up the arrow again. On the other hand, it does wear out the bow. –  Kevin Reid Feb 28 '12 at 2:37
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Simply scroll with your mouse while still nocking the arrow (holding the mouse button): this will select a different item in your inventory.

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