Minecraft Enchantments Guide: All About Minecraft Enchantments

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If you want some of your items in Minecraft to be more powerful than before with additional abilities, then you should consider Minecraft enchantments. Simply put, Minecraft enchantments will add special magical powers on your items which comes very handy.

Minecraft Enchantments Guide

In this guide, you will know everything there is to know about Minecraft enchantments ranging from making an enchanting table, which items can be enchanted and lots more.

Which Minecraft Items can be Enchanted?

You can enchant your tools, weapons, armor and books to enhance them. However, there is a catch. You never know what you will end up with. The enchantment levels are randomly generated.

How to Enchant Items in Minecraft?

Enchanting items in Minecraft can be done through any of the following ways:

  • You can enchant items through an enchantment table if you exchange experience points and lapis lazuli. If you place bookshelves nearby, higher-level enchantments can be applied. 15 bookshelves will maximize the enchantments and give you better results.
  • You can combine two same items with different enchantments and turn it into a single item with combined enchantments. You can do this through an anvil.
  • Another way also includes an anvil, where you can combine an item with an enchanted book.

There are more ways to obtain Minecraft enchanted items and they are:

  • Trading with a villager in exchange for emeralds.
  • By fishing.
  • If a player kills a zombie, drowned, skeleton, stray, husk,wither skeleton or zombie pigman, there is a chance of getting enchanted items as drops.
  • Players can also get them in end cities and other treasure chests like dungeons, shipwrecks, ocean ruins, desert temples and more.
  • Players may acquire enchanted items by killing pillagers and vindicators in raids. Once you enchant an item in Minecraft, it will shine with a purple colored glow effect.

How to Build an Enchanting Table

Open the crafting menu and add the following ingredients:

  • Four Obsidian
  • Two Diamonds
  • One Book

Arrange them like this:

This will create a Minecraft enchanting table for you. Move it to the inventory. Add the item you want to enchant along with the 1-3 lapis lazuli. On the right side, you will see some glyphs next to which there will be numbers. That’s the level of enchantments. On the left, you will see the number of XP that will be deducted. What you see when you hover on the glyphs is a hint about what you might get.

Which Items can be Enchanted?

  • Book, Fishing Rod, Turtle Shell, Trident, Bow, Crossbow
  • Diamond Axe, Diamond Pickaxe, Diamond Shovel
  • Golden Axe, Golden Pickaxe, Golden Shovel
  • Iron Axe, Iron Pickaxe, Iron Shovel
  • Stone Axe, Stone Pickaxe, Stone Shovel
  • Wooden Axe, Wooden Pickaxe, Wooden Shovel
  • Diamond Helmet, Diamond Chestplate, Diamond Leggings, Diamond Boots
  • Golden Helmet, Golden Chestplate, Golden Leggings, Golden Boots
  • Iron Helmet, Iron Chestplate, Iron Leggings, Iron Boots
  • Leather Cap, Leather Tunic, Leather Pants,Leather Boots
  • Dyed Leather Cap, Dyed Leather Tunic, Dyed Leather Pants, Dyed Leather Boots
  • Diamond Sword, Golden Sword, Iron Sword, Stone Sword, Wooden Sword

What is the List of Minecraft Enchantments?

  • Protection: Any damage from the environment will be turned to armor damage.
  • Fire Protection: This will reduce the damage from fire.
  • Feather Falling (Boots only): This will reduce the damage caused due to falling.
  • Blast Protection: This will reduce the damage from blasts.
  • Projectile Protection: This reduces the damage from projectiles.
  • Respiration (Helmets only): You can breathe underwater for longer with this and reduce the suffocating damage as well.
  • Aqua Affinity (Helmets only): This will increase your speed of mining when you are underwater.
  • Sharpness: Mobs will take more damage with this enchantment.
  • Smite: This will cause greater damage to zombies, zombie pigmen and skeletons.
  • Bane of Arthropods: This will cause greater damage to spiders, cave spiders and silverfish.
  • Knockback: You can knock mobs and other players backwards when you hit them.
  • Channeling: Trident will direct a lightning bolt towards a target, but this will work only during thunderstorms and the entity is not obstructed.
  • Fire Aspect: You can light mobs on fire.
  • Looting: This gives a higher chance of Mobs dropping more items.
  • Chopping: Your damage and shield stunning will be increased.
  • Curse of Binding: This enchantment avoids removal of items from armor slots.
  • Curse of Vanishing: The item gets destroyed on death.
  • Depth Strider: Your speed underwater will be boosted.
  • Power: This enhances the damage output.
  • Punch: This is like the Knockback enchantment listed above, but for weapons.
  • Infinity: No decrease in ammo quantity with this enchantment.
  • Flame: When an arrow with this enchantment hits, it sets it on fire.
  • Frost Walker: This will convert the water under you to ice.
  • Impaling: Mobs that are ocean-spawned will be dealt with more damage with your Trident.
  • Loyalty: Your Trident will come back after you throw it. The higher your level, the quicker it comes back.
  • Luck of the Sea: Your chances of getting good loot increases.
  • Lure: Your wait time will reduce during fishing.
  • Mending: Use XP to repair items.
  • Multishot: You can shoot 3 arrows at the price of one, but remember that only one arrow is possible to be recovered.
  • Piercing: Your arrows can go through multiple targets.
  • Quick Charge: This will reduce the charging time for the crossbow.
  • Riptide: When you throw your trident, you will be thrown as well. This will work only in water or rain.
  • Soul Speed: This will increase your walking speed on soul sand and soul soil.
  • Sweeping Edge: Your sweeping attacks will deal more damage.
  • Thorns: This will give back some of the damage taken.
  • Efficiency: You get a much faster mining speed.
  • Silk Touch: With this enchantment, mined blocks will drop themselves.
  • Unbreaking: This enchantment slows down the tool’s durability loss.
  • Fortune: The blocks that are mined can drop many items with this enchantment.

Hope this Minecraft enchantments guide proves to be useful, so go ahead and start enchanting! Check out our other Minecraft guides on GamerTweak while you are at it.