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List of all Magical Book Minecraft Enchantments

If you’re curious about all of the possible enchantments you can get in vanilla Minecraft then the list below has the lot, plus their max ranks.

Aqua Affinity

Increases mining rate while under water. Max rank 1.

Bane of Arthropods

Increases damage to arthropods, can’t be combined with Smite and Sharpness. Max rank 5.

Blast Protection

Reduce explosions damage (Creeper or TNT). Max rank 4.

Channeling

Minecraft trident enchantment only. Channels a bolt of lightning towards an entity you’ve hit – only works during thunderstorms and is can’t be combined with Riptide. Max Rank 1.

Curse of Binding

Prevents removal of items (keep item in inventory upon death). Max rank 1.

Avoiding enchantment items lost

Curse of Vanishing

Item destroyed on death (the item will disappear upon death). Max rank 1.

Avoiding enchantment items being picked up by mobs

Depth Strider

Move faster underwater (can’t be combined with Frost Walker). Max rank 3.

Efficiency

Mine faster. Max rank 5.

Feather Falling

Take less fall damage. Max rank 4.

Fire Aspect

Sets the target on fire. Max rank 2.

Fire Protection

Take less fire damage. Max rank 4

Flame

Arrows set the target on fire. Max rank 1.

Fortune

Get more block drops (can’t be combined with Silk Touch).

Frost Walker

Turns any water beneath you into frosted ice, which explains why this can’t be used in tandem with Depth Strider. Max rank 2.

Impaling

Deal more damage to ocean mobs with the trident. Max rank 5.

Infinity

Consume no arrows when firing your bow (can’t be combined with mending) Max rank 3.

Knockback

More knockback. Max rank 2.

Looting

Get more loot from mobs. Max rank 3.

Loyalty

Trident returns after you throw it (can’t be combined with Riptide). At higher ranks the trident returns faster. Max rank 3.

Luck of the Sea

More luck with catching fish. Max rank 3.

Lure

Faster fishing. Max rank 3.

Mending

Repair items using experience (can’t be combined with Infinity). Max rank 1.

Multishot

Fire three arrows at once, while only consuming one arrow (can’t be combined with Piercing). Max rank 1.

Piercing

Arrows can go through two targets (can’t be combined with Multishot). Max rank 4.

Power

Deal more damage with arrows. Max rank 5.

Projectile Protection

Take less damage from projectiles. Max rank 4.

Protection

Reduces damage taken from most sources. Max rank 4.

Punch

Your arrows have more knockback. Max rank 2.

Quick Charge

Reload your crossbow faster. Max rank 3.

Respiration

Swim underwater for longer without needing to resurface. Max rank 3.

Riptide

When you throw your trident you go with it (can’t be combined with Channeling and Loyalty). This only works in water or during rain. Max rank 3.

Sharpness

Deal more damage with sword and axes (can’t be combined with Smite and Bane of Arthropods). Max rank 5.

Silk Touch

Mined blocks drop automatically (can’t be combined with Fortune). Max rank 1.

Smite

Dish out more damage to undead mobs (can’t be combined with Sharpness and Bane of Arthropods). Max rank 5.

Sweeping Edge

More damage with sweeping attacks. Max rank 3.

Thorns

Deals damage to attackers upon being hit. Max rank 3.

Unbreaking

Increases the durability of the enchanted item. Max rank 3.

Minecraft best enchantments

What are the best enchantments to use in Minecraft? While preference plays a huge part there are a few enchantments that no player should be without.

Mending is the most useful enchantment, especially for tools and weapons you’re likely to use a lot. Wear and tear costs a lot of resources the longer you play in Minecraft, with successive repairs increasing in cost. Mending repairs your equipped weapon by picking up XP bubbles. So, every time you slay one of the countless Minecraft mobs the XP bubbles that pop out will immediately repair the weapon you just used. Just switch to your pickaxe before hoovering up the XP and you can keep your diamond pickaxe in good condition.

In a similar vein, Unbreaking increases your item’s durability, meaning you can spend longer using it before having to go on a mender bender.

For weapons it’s generally just easier to use an enchantment like maxed out Sharpness or Power than a specialist enchantment like Smite or Impaling as these will buff your overall power and you won’t need to carry around several swords. For tools you’ll want Mending and Unbreaking, but also Efficiency and Fortune.

Finally, when it comes to the best Minecraft armor enchantments, you always want Feather Falling on your boots to reduce fall damage and maxed out Protection on all your armor pieces.

This is one of the many enchantment languages, If you translate it spells out different random things from Minecraft

How to read Minecraft enchantment language

The Minecraft enchanting table language is actually known as standard galactic language, and originated in Commander Keen. There are many, many tools available to convert the letters, but the words don’t correlate to the enchantment you get: it’s nothing but a fun easter egg. So while you can translate the enchanting language in Minecraft, it’s not helpful at all.

And there you have it, all the basics on Minecraft enchantments plus descriptions of every vanilla enchantment in the game. Some of these are especially powerful – we’re big fans of using Punch to knock mobs of ledges – so use them wisely. You can also enchant your Minecraft shield with three different Minecraft enchantments to improve your defence in battle.