Crafting quality tools, armor, and weapons is vital to survival while playing Minecraft To ensure the best chance at taking on an abandoned mineshaft, or an unexpected hostile mob, players may want to consider upgrading their basic sword with Enchantments. These special Minecraft buffs can mend a sword, set an enemy on fire, or improve the chance for rare loot when defeating enemies. However, there are a few steps to accomplish before swords can be enhanced.
Enchantments are not usually accessible during early Minecraft gameplay and will require a handful of expensive resources to access. Enchantments can be placed on swords, tools, and weapons using Enchanting Table, or Minecraft’s Enchanted Books and an Anvil. Crafting the Enchanting Table requires 2 Diamonds, 3 Obsidian blocks, and a book. The Anvil can be crafted using 3 Iron Blocks and 4 Iron Ingots, but is limited to the Enchanted Books found while looting chests, trading with villagers, fishing, or using a book on the Enchanting Table.
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Once the Enchanting Table is built, players will want to collect a large amount of Mincraft’s Lapis Lazuli ore, which is found deep in caves and mines. It is also important to surround the table with bookcases, which unlocks access to higher-level Enchantments. It is best to save enchanting for items of Diamond quality or better, as they have increased durability and are more powerful in combat. Unfortunately, the cost doesn’t stop there, as Enchantments will also cost XP earned from defeating enemies, mining, smelting, and cooking. Better Enchantments will have a higher XP cost, so players will want to make sure they have plenty of XP before getting to work at their Enchanting Table.
Every Minecraft Enchantment For Swords
Currently, there are ten Enchantments that can be placed on Minecraft swords. Below is the available list of Enchantments and what buffs they offer according to DigMinecraft.
- Bane of Arthropods – Deals more damage to hostile arthropod mobs like Spiders, Silverfish, and Bees.
- Fire Aspect – Sets things on fire.
- Looting – A rare buff that increases the amount of loot dropped and the chance of rare loot from slain enemies.
- Sharpness – Increases damage done by the weapon.
- Smite – Makes the weapon more effective against undead hostile Minecraft mobs like Zombies, Skeletons, Husks, Phantoms, Drowned, Withers, and Zoglins.
- Unbreaking – A rare buff that increases the durability of the weapon.
- Mending - Repairs the weapon while in use.
- Curse of Vanishing – The weapon is destroyed when the player dies.
- Sweeping Edge – Increases the damage dealt by sweep attacks. (Java edition only.)
- Knockback - Knocks enemies away when hit by the player.
All Enchantments in Minecraft have different maximum levels. For example, Unbreaking can be up to level three on a sword, but Sharpness can go up to level 5. Higher-level and rare Enchantments like Unbreaking and Looting will cost more XP to apply and have a lower chance of appearing as an option on the Enchanting Table. Because of this, it may be helpful to enchant books and then apply them to weapons on the Anvil, rather than the weapons themselves. This will help ensure players get the Minecraft Enchantments they are looking for without wasting a large number of expensive weapons in the process.
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