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Minecraft Enchantments

What are Enchantments?

Minecraft Enchantments are special effects that are useful to power-up your weapons, armor, and tools. Enchanted items in Minecraft have a blue-purple shimmering effect, and are useful for easier progression in the game. Enchanted items can give more loot, mine faster, do more damage, and even target specific kinds of creatures. Each enchantment also has a level, which determines how strong the enchantment’s effects are. Different enchantments have different max levels, with some going up to level III (3) and some going up to level V (5).

The amount of enchantment possibilities seems endless and complicated, but don’t worry, we’ll explain.

How Can I Get Enchanted Items?

Finding Enchanted Items

Enchanted tools, weapons, and armor can all be found “in the wild,” so to speak. You can fish up enchanted items while fishing and find enchanted items in dungeons and mine shafts. You can also get enchanted items from killing monsters, which can sometimes (rarely) drop the enchanted items they’re wearing or carrying. Finally,  you can get enchanted items and enchanted books by trading with villagers.

However, one of the easiest ways to get enchanted items in Minecraft is to make them yourself.

Enchanting Items Yourself

Creating enchanted items yourself is one of the most simple and easy ways to get enchanted tools and items in Minecraft. There are two ways you can do this: with an anvil or with an enchantment table.

If you’ve got an enchanted book, the best (and only) way to enchant an item with that book is by using an anvil. You can combine an enchanted book with an item to enchant that item, or you can combine two enchanted items together in the anvil. However, the two enchanted items must be the same item. For example, you cannot combine an Efficiency V wooden pickaxe with a Looting III diamond pickaxe. Want to remove enchantments from items? No problem, you can do that with a grindstone!

Now that you know how to enchant items with an enchanted book, and how to combine enchanted items, we can focus on the best way to make new enchanted items: the enchantment table!

In order to craft an enchantment table, you’ll need to combine 4 obsidian, 2 diamonds, and a book in a crafting table. Once you have your enchantment table, you’ll want to build a little library around it with at least 15 bookshelves and reach player level 30+. This step is optional, but you will get much better enchantments!

In order to enchant an item, put it in the enchantment table along with a minimum of 3 lapis lazuli. On the left, you will see the enchantments that are available to you. The higher your player level, the higher level enchantments you will be able to get. Simply click the enchantment that you want, and your item will be enchanted!

Which Minecraft enchantments are available?

There are currently 38 enchantments in Minecraft. We present you five selected enchantments, but other 33 are of course also very exciting!

Enchantment “Strength”

A very popular enchantment is the one of strength. It increases the damage to the opponent when he is hit by an arrow. The enchantment is only available for the bow. Strength is available in a whole five levels and is correspondingly powerful. It also differentiates how much the bow is strung (unstrung, half strung, full strung, full strung, and crit).

We have shown you an example of the “full tension” version with all its levels:

Level ILevel IILevel IIILevel IVLevel V
+14 damage+16 damage+18 damage+20 damage+23 damage

A point of damage is half a heart in the game. If you’re a crack shot and like to pelt monsters and mobs with a powerful arrow, Strength is your tool of choice!

Enchantment “durability”

Are you also annoyed by the fact that your picks wear out so quickly when mining material? Then we strongly recommend the durability enchantment. This will make your tools last much longer!

For the durability spell there are three levels (I-III) and it increases the chance of not losing durability points when mining. For weapons and tools (armor is also possible), this chance also increases. The durability levels for weapons and tools looks like this accordingly:

Level ILevel IILevel III 

Enchantment “fire protection”

Especially for players who like to stay in the Nether or at least long in lava areas this enchantment is the absolute minimum. It protects against fire damage and is available in 4 levels (I-IV). Here is the damage reduction table:

Level ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV 

It is even possible to reach a fire protection of up to 80% with further combinations! But from 80% on it’s really over.

Enchantment “Silk touch”

Did you know that you can mine grass blocks as a whole? Or that you can mine diamond ore as a block without the diamonds falling out? Carefulness (aka Silk touch) ensures that blocks are mined carefully so that their original form remains.

Carefulness/Silk touch is aimed at pickaxes, axes, and other tools.

Enchantment “Luck”

Another very popular enchantment is that of luck. It increases the number of resources when mining ores or plants.

With the luck enchantment is used into “precious ores” and “other materials”. Precious ores include coal, diamonds, lapis lazuli, emerald, and Nether Quartz. Other materials include Redstone, Glowstone, carrots, sea lanterns, melons, nether warts, potatoes, and wheat grains.

There are three levels of luck (I-III). We show you an example of the precious ores:

Level ILevel IILevel III 
33% chance of double amount25% chance of double amount, 25% chance of triple amount20% chance of double amount, 20% chance of triple amount, 20% chance of quadruple amount

Trivia on “Luck”: In addition, a slightly higher chance of finding apples and saplings in leaves on trees is achieved. A higher wool yield is also achieved in shears.

Conclusion Minecraft Enchantments

Enchantments can make one’s game extraordinarily easier, whether better attack power, more stamina, or more block removal yield. You can have a lot of fun and make your life very easy, especially the time-consuming material removal. The only problem: the materials, as well as the effort for a magic table and the corresponding spell levels (as well as character levels) are not exactly small.

To become a wizard in Minecraft, you first have to go through some elaborate non-magical processes. But then you can get started: Spellbook and enchantment table await you, as well as all the experiences and new adventures you go through after your first enchantments. Have fun Master Magician!

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