Best Minecraft Enchantments – Armor, Sword, Pickaxe, Trident Enchantments & More!

All the best options for enchanting your armor, axe, bow, crossbow and other items are included in our guide to the Best Enchantments in Minecraft. In this aritcle, we’ve everything you need to make the most of your enchantments in Minecraft.

Best Minecraft Enchantments

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  • Mending: By absorbing the XP that each mob drops, a mending gear can regain its durability. This makes it one of the most practical enchantments because it fixes your gear without requiring you to use precious resources. If you have this enchantment and use it at a semi-automatic mob grinder, your equipment will never run out of durability.
  • Unbreaking: Unbreaking makes it possible for your equipment to maintain durability while being used. Due to the fact that it conserves your valuable resources, this enchantment is ideal for both early and late game play.

Best Minecraft Armor Enchantments

Best Minecraft Enchantments Armor

All Armor

These armor enchantments are perfect on any pieces of armor you have:

  • Protection: For each armor piece you have enchanted, you receive four extra armor point. Protection IV drastically decreases the amount of damage you receive from most sources. To ensure your protection both during and after combat, it is best to have it on all four pieces of armor you wear.
  • Thorns: Any melee attacker who hits you takes a lot of damage from this enchantment.. On a PVP server, Thorns III will be a pain in the side for any would-be attackers.
  • Respiration: You can hold your breath underwater for a long time with this enchantment. It’s very useful if you are collecting coral or exploring the oceans.
  • Aqua Affinity: Aqua Affinity is a must-have enchanments for players who need to go deep-sea diving for resources and Ocean Monuments. It removes the penalty to your mining speed for mining underwater.
  • Depth Strider: The best pairing for boots with Depth Strider is a helmet with Aqua Affinity, Respiration, or both. With Depth Strider, you no longer lose speed when swimming underwater and your character can move around the water much more easily.
  • Frost Walker: This enchantments creates frosted a ice block when you walk over water. This is a good enchantment to have if you’re on an island map or just don’t like going underwater in Minecraft. Outside of this scenario, though, Feather Falling is the mod we advise using for regular Minecraft gameplay.
  • Feather Falling: Version 1.17 introduces more Cliffs and significantly increases the danger posed by caves. Feather Falling, which significantly reduces any fall damage you sustain, can help ease these difficulties. With Feather Falling IV, you can fall from the highest point on the planet without dying.
  • Mending: Shields are the perfect item for this enchantment because they are already in your off-hand slot and will gain the benefits of the enchantment whenever you gain experience.
  • Unbreaking: Unbreaking is a fantastic enchantment for the shield, just like it is for any armor, as it extends its lifespan. Using Unbreaking III and Mending ensures that your shield is always intact.

Best Minecraft Weapon Enchantments

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  • Sharpness/Smite: You can significantly increase your melee damage with Sharpness V or Smite V. The majority of living enemies can be one-shot with Sharpness V. With Smite V, you can one-shot most undead mobs, such as zombies and skeletons
  • Looting: For resources and items used in the endgame, Looting III is essential. It increases both the quantity and rate at which those rare items drop. If Looting III didn’t only apply to swords, it would undoubtedly come in first place on our list of the best enchantments overall.
  • Fire Aspect:For PVP servers, Fire Aspect is essential beyond measure. You can use it to strike your opponents and set them on fire. Although Fire Aspect I is preferable to nothing, Fire Aspect II will make your opponents sweat and waste valuable time trying to douse themselves in water or consume potions that will shield them from fire damage. The battle was won before it even started if they are unable to counteract the effects of Fire Aspects.
  • Power: If you’re an expert when it comes to aiming your bow, this is the most essential enchantment you can have. While all other enchantments require more strategy to use, Power just provides excessive damage for the archery skill you already have.
  • Punch:Punch is an extremely practical enchantment that can be used both offensively and defensively. When you hit an opponent with Punch II, they are sent flying back a great distance farther than usual. With it, you can push them off cliffs or just put some distance between you and them. You can also use it on yourself to maintain flight with Elytra if you have the necessary skills.
  • Flame: All of your arrows will be fire arrows if your bow has the Flame enchantment. It will instantly set an opponent on fire if you strike them with it.
  • Infinity:With Infinity, you can fire an infinite number of arrows with just one arrow in your inventory. If you frequently run out of arrows, this enchantment will come in very handy. However, we advise using one of the other enchantments on the above list if that is not a problem for you.
  • Quick Charge: The main effect of this enchantment is to speed up reloading for your crossbow. Your Crossbow will instantly fire its arrow when you activate Quick Charge V, making it a very potent weapon against all mobs and other players.
  • Multishot or Piercing: Multishot is a good choice if you spend most of your time on the surface and in the open because it fires three arrows in a cone as opposed to just one. Since Piercing causes the arrows to pass through your opponent and into whatever is behind them, it is ideal if you frequently find yourself in caves or small spaces.

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  • Impaling: This is a fantastic enchantment to have on your Trident if you intend to raid an Ocean Monument. The only drawback is that it only increases the damage dealt to aquatic mobs; it has no impact on the damage multiplier for land-based mobs.
  • Loyalty: With Loyalty, a Trident becomes an incredibly potent weapon. Loyalty makes it so throwing them results in the Trident returning to your inventory after a short time. The higher the Loyalty level on your Trident, the quicker it returns to you.
  • Channeling: Any mobs that are hit by channeling will be subject to a lightning strike. This only works during a thunderstorm, and for it to be effective, the mob must be outside in the open. When struck by a lightning strike, each of the mobs transforms into the following:
    • Creeper: Charged Creeper
    • Villager: Witch
    • Pigs: Zombified Piglins
    • Mooshrooms: Opposite color Mooshroom
  • Riptide: Under certain circumstances, the player can travel quickly with Riptide. Throwing the Riptide-enchanted Trident will cause the player to teleport to where the Trident lands if they are in the rain, snow, or water.
  • Efficiency: When using Efficiency as an enchantment with an axe, it has a 5% per level increased chance of disabling a shield.
  • Sharpness/Smite: Sharpness and Smite are excellent for increasing your overall damage against all mobs and undead mobs, respectively.

Best Minecraft Tool Enchantments

Axe, Shovel, Hoe, & Pickaxe
  • Fortune:Fortune is used to increase the amount of resources dropped when mining certain types of blocks. Due to the ore block changes in Minecraft 1.17, this enchantment is a mandatory enchantment that must be present in at least one diamond pickaxe. All iron, gold and copper ore blocks drop raw ore instead of ore blocks
  • Efficiency: Efficiency increases the speed at which your tool can mine blocks. Even though any speed boost can be useful in an emergency, this enchantment is typically only worth it at Efficiency IV or V.
  • Silk Touch:Silk Touch causes the blocks you mine to drop the blocks themselves rather than raw materials. This is a very useful enchantment, but many players forego it in favor of a tool that has the Fortune III enchantment.
Fishing Rod
  • Lure:For players who mostly fish for food, this is the most common enchantment. By five seconds per level, lure reduces the time it takes to wait to catch something while fishing.
  • Luck of the Sea: This enchantment increases your chances of finding rare treasures while fishing and reduces your chances of finding junk. It’s not as groundbreaking as other enchantments, but it’s certainly a useful enchantment.

Enchantments that are specific to Elytra are not yet available. To reduce the amount of resources required to keep it maintained, we recommend using Mending or Unbreakable III.

Best Minecraft Nether Enchantments

  • Fire Protection: Fire Protection reduces the amount of damage you take from all types of heat, particularly fire and lava. Because the Nether is filled with lava and fire, this enchantment is required to stay safe.
  • Soul Speed: This enchantment can only be applied to boots. When used, it quickens your pace when moving across Soul Sand. However, running on Soul Sand while wearing boots with a Soul Speed enchantment reduces the durability of the boots.
  • Feather Falling: One of the best enchantments for Boots is Feather Falling, which is especially useful in the Nether. There are many steep cliffs and deep chasms in some of the Nether Biomes released in 1.16. This makes Feather Falling an important enchantment for the Nether because it protects you from taking too much damage if you fall.
  • Knockback: Knockback is essential if you intend to explore the more dangerous areas of the Nether, particularly Fortresses. It helps to put distance between you and any mobs, and it can save your life if you find yourself with low health while fighting off mobs!