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Minecraft Best
Enchantments – Armor,
Sword, Pickaxe, Trident &
By: Nicholas Fries - Updated: January 25, 2021
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Our Minecraft Best Enchantments Guide
features all of the top options for enchanting your
Armor, Crossbow, Sword, Pickaxe, Bow, Axe,
Shovel, Elytra, Fishing Pole, and even your
Trident! If you're looking to get the most out of
your enchantments in Minecraft, then we've got
all of the information you'll need.
Gaining Experience
You will need quite a bit of experience and levels
to really enchant your gear to its fullest potential!
As a bit of a tip for this, you can disenchant some
gear and items that you may have lying around in
the Grindstone. This a useful way to quickly gain
some early levels if you're just trying to finish up
with some gear. This is a good method if you've
got a Monster grinder or you got some kind of
AFK fishing system going and you have a lot of
extra enchanted fishing poles and books.
Check out some additional XP gaining methods
with our guide here.
Best Armor Enchantments
All Armor
These enchantments should be placed upon all
of your armor!
Protection IV - This is a must for every
piece of armor you have, because it gives
you four additional points of armor for each
piece you have enchanted. So, if you have it
on all four pieces (helmet, chest, legs, and
boots), you will gain an additional 16 armor.
You can only have one protection
enchantment per piece of armor and this is
the best one overall.
Mending - If you want your armor to last
pretty much forever, then having the
Mending enchantment is very important. If
your armor has some of its durability
removed, the Mending enchant will restore
its durability by consuming Experience
Orbs you collect.
Unbreaking III - Unbreaking gives anything
you have enchanted with a chance for it not
to have its durability lost when used. You'll
want this so your items aren't constantly
consuming your Experience Orbs via the
Mending enchant. This is just an additional
way to keep your items from degrading,
and will hopefully allow you to avoid ever
losing your armor. Just try to avoid dying in
lava pools!
Thorns III - If you're a melee up close and
personal fighter then Thorns will cause all
enemies who attack you to take damage.
This means that if you get surrounded,
enemies are taking damage from hitting
you weakening them, making them easier
to kill after slaying everyone else!
Helmet Only
Respiration III - This enchantment will help
you hold your breath underwater for an
extended period of time. It's very useful if
you are harvesting coral or exploring
Aqua Affinity - Your ability to mine
underwater is pretty slow, this enchantment
removes the penalty that is inflicted upon
you when you go into the depths.
Boots Only
Depth Strider III - If you have any plans at
all of entering the world of the underwater,
then you are going to want this
enchantment. This makes it so you have
increased speed when you are moving
around underwater, so if you plan on
exploring coral reefs or doing anything to
do with oceans or lakes, you will want this
one for sure!
Frost Walker II - It should be noted,
however, that if you have no plans on going
underwater then you might want to get
Frost Walker II. This creates frosted ice
block when you walk over water, which will
make traveling around a bit easier. The
decision between these two largely
depends on what you are doing most often
in the game.
Feather Falling IV - Fall damage can be
pretty harsh in Minecraft, so Feather Falling
will help temper down the damage you take
if you find yourself accidentally launching
yourself from high area frequently.
Shield Only
There aren't a lot of enchantments that you can
apply to shields. You can apply Curse Of
Vanishing to your shield if you want, but all that
does is stop other players from picking it up if
you die. Here are the only enchantments you can
apply to a shield that benefit you directly.
Mending - Mending is helpful for all items,
but it especially applies to shields. It makes
it so you don't constantly have to keep
maintenance on your shield and waste
valuable resources. This is essential for
protection if you find yourself fighting a lot
of mobs!
Unbreaking - Along with Mending,
Unbreaking is crucial for your shield.
Unbreaking and Mending are also good
substitutes for each other if you can only
get one of them. Also like Mending, it is
good to help you save on resources if
you're fighting players and mobs and you
don't want your shield constantly breaking.
Best Sword Enchantments
Sharpness V - Gives you a pretty
significant boost to melee damage!
Smite - Not a bad option either if you
mostly find yourself fighting against
undead monsters.
Sweeping Edge III - Increases the damage
of your sweep attacks, all damage buffs are
good when we're talking about a sword.
Looting III - This will increase the amount
of items that can drop from monsters.
Unbreaking III - Reduces the likelihood of
your item having its durability reduced
when used.
Mending - Repairs your item if it has had
its durability reduced when you collect
Experience Orbs.
Fire Aspect II—Sets your foes on fire!
Best Bow Enchantments
Power V - Increases your arrow damage,
always good on a weapon!
Unbreaking III - Reduces the likelihood of
your item having its durability reduced
when used.
Punch II - This increases the amount of
knockback that is done when you hit
something with an arrow. If you're using a
bow, you usually want your enemy to be
further away from you, and this
enchantment makes that more likely.
Flame - You will now be shooting flaming
arrows! Pretty good for dealing additional
damage overtime onto monsters and other
Infinity or Mending - This largely depends
on if you have a method for gathering a lot
of arrows. If you have a monster grinder or
have access to a lot of feather, then you
can pretty much skip Infinity for Mending. If
not, then you might want to go with Infinity
to reduce the hassle of having to obtain
arrows. However, you might end up
breaking your Bow if you don't have
Mending, so weigh those benefits against
whether or not you can easily craft another
high end bow!
Best Crossbow Enchantments
Quick Charge III - Increases the speed of
your load time on the Crossbow. This is
very useful if you needing to fire shot after
shot into monsters.
Multishot - You can have this or Piercing
on your Crossbow. It largely depends on if
you are fighting enemies in packs or if they
are in caves and lined up one after the
other. Most of the time your enemies are
spread out, so Multishot is the better pick.
Unbreaking III - Reduces the likelihood of
your item having its durability reduced
when used.
Mending - Repairs your item if it has had
its durability reduced when you collect
Experience Orbs.
Best Axe, Pickaxe, & Shovel
Efficiency V - This will increase the speed
of which you harvest material depending on
the item it has been placed on.
Unbreaking III - Reduces the likelihood of
your item having its durability reduced
when used.
Mending - Repairs your item if it has had
its durability reduced when you collect
Experience Orbs.
Axe Only: Sharpness V - The axe is
actually a pretty good weapon, it does
more damage than a sword. Sharpness will
help increase that damage if you use it for
that purpose.
Silk Touch or Fortune
You can only have one of these on your
harvesting tools, but they are both very useful for
a specific thing. Silk Touch is useful if you want to
move whole block around and move them
around. Stuff like leaves, ice blocks, Glowstone,
and much more. So, if you are more into design
and wanting to customize your area, you are
going to want at least one of your tools with Silk
Fortune is the better all-around enchant,
because you are likely more often going to be out
collecting resources and this gives you an
increased chance to multiply the drops you get
from valuable resources like Diamond, Emerald,
Nether Quartz, Lapis Lazuli, and a whole lot of
other stuff.
These are largely more important on a pickaxe,
but Silk Touch & Fortune both have their uses on
the axe and shovel.
Best Elytra Enchantments
Unbreaking III - Reduces the likelihood of
your item having its durability reduced
when used.
Mending - Repairs your item if it has had
its durability reduced when you collect
Experience Orbs.
Best Fishing Pole Enchantments
Lure III - The Lure enchantment decreases
the wait time for catching fish. This is
obviously a great advantage if you're doing
a lot of fishing.
Luck of the Sea III - This one lowers the
chance of catching junk items, and
increases the chance of catching treasure!
Unbreaking III - Reduces the likelihood of
your item having its durability reduced
when used.
Mending - Repairs your item if it has had
its durability reduced when you collect
Experience Orbs.
Best Trident Enchantments
Impaling V - This is only useful if you are
fighting aquatic mobs a lot. If not, then you
might as well not bother with it because it
doesn't increase damage against land
Loyalty III - This is probably the best
overall enchantment for the Trident! When
you throw your Trident, this enchantment
will automatically bring it back to you. The
higher the level you have on it, the faster it
will return to you.
Channeling - This has some niche uses
but it is also very cool. What Channeling
does, is that when you hit a mob with your
Trident during a thunderstorm, it will strike
down a lightning bolt onto the monster.
This is useful for creating Charged
Creepers, which can help you farm mob
heads... If you're into that sort of thing.
Unbreaking III - Reduces the likelihood of
your item having its durability reduced
when used.
Mending - Repairs your item if it has had
its durability reduced when you collect
Experience Orbs.
Riptide - This enchantment is awesome for
getting to places quickly, as in when it is
raining, when you throw the Trident, the
player goes with it. This also works when
standing in water, and in snowy weather.
However, it's best to use this in conjunction
with a slow-falling potion or something
along those lines, as fall damage will
hurt/kill you.
Best Nether Enchantments
These enchantments are absolutely essential if
you want to go into the Nether, especially if
you're expecting a fight!
Fire Resistance - At this point, this is
almost a given. Fire Resistance protects
you from falls into the lava, attacks from
Ghasts and Blazes, and accidentally
walking onto fires. It is absolutely essential.
Soul Speed - You can only put this enchant
on your boots, but it gives you the ability to
walk faster on Soul Sand. The downside to
this enchantment is that when you run on
Soul Sand, it was decrease durability on
your boots. So it's strongly recommended
that with this enchantment you also have
the Unbreaking or Mending enchantments.
Feather Falling - We couldn't decide
between which is more helpful in the
Nether between Feather Falling and Soul
Speed, so we included both. Feather Falling
is a huge help if you're trying to traverse
the Nether and search for Biomes or
structures. Free movement is way more
convenient than you might expect,
especially in the Nether.
Knockback - Last but not least is
Knockback. If you find yourself in a PVP
battle, or even a fight against a Nether
mob, Knockback will be your best friend. It
gives you a chance to get away, and maybe
even knock your enemies into lava or fire
for a quick and easy battle!
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FEBRUARY 22, 2021 AT 1:29 AM
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FEBRUARY 18, 2021 AT 9:24 AM
I didn’t know that you could put channeling riptide
and impaling on a trident
FEBRUARY 18, 2021 AT 8:00 AM
this is very helpful but you are forgetting a
enchantment (knockback)
FEBRUARY 18, 2021 AT 3:30 PM
knockback is actually one of the worst because it
makes it where you can not hit combos that much
therefore it does not do much damage
FEBRUARY 18, 2021 AT 5:39 AM
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FEBRUARY 18, 2021 AT 2:48 AM
FEBRUARY 11, 2021 AT 7:55 AM
this is helpful because i know what enchantment i
FEBRUARY 9, 2021 AT 4:23 PM
this is helpful, but anything good for ender
defending enchants?
FEBRUARY 6, 2021 AT 8:36 PM
Hey! This is dumb, but got any god enchants for
fishing rods?
FEBRUARY 12, 2021 AT 7:36 PM
hey there! if you read the entirety of the article,
you’ll notice there’s a section on fishing rods too!
Luck of the sea 3, lure 3, unbreaking 3 and mending
FEBRUARY 4, 2021 AT 8:20 PM
Thanks for the info. Super helpful. Made my choices
very clear.