How Minecraft Enchanting Works, and the Best Enchantments You Can Get

It can be difficult to enchant Minecraft. You will need to create an Enchanting Table, level up and obtain lots of resources. You’ll be able to ensure that you always have the best enchantments for your Minecraft tools. These can increase the durability and protection of armor, allow you collect delicate objects without breaking them or increase the amount you get from mining. If you want to be able to tackle the toughest threats in the game, or if your mining and crafting business is going to be as profitable as possible, it’s essential. This article will explain how to make and use an Enchanting Table in Minecraft, as well as the best enchantments.

How to make an Enchantment Table in Minecraft

You will need an Enchantment Table to enchant items in Minecraft. This requires obsidian, diamonds, and a book. These materials are difficult to find or craft. If you have the necessary materials, arrange them as shown in the image above. The book at the top, the obsidian block in middle, a diamond on its left, right, and then the obsidian blocks in the bottom row. Here’s what you need and where you can find it:

Diamonds x2 : Deep underground diamonds can be found starting at Y-level 16. They become more common the deeper you go. For more information, see our Minecraft diamonds guide. Obsidian Blocks 4: Obsidian is found in areas where flowing water meets staticlava. However, if you don’t have any luck, you can fill up a bucket with water, and pour it onto a pool of lava. Obsidian must only be mined using a Diamond Pickaxe.
A book can be made from three pieces of paper, one piece of leather. Sugar cane is used to make paper, while leather is primarily derived from the skins of donkeys, cows, horses, donkeys, llamas. Books and the materials to make them can be found as loot in a variety of structures, such as villages or shipwrecks.
Lapis Lazuli is not necessary for the construction an Enchanting Table. However, Lapis is essential to apply enchantments on items so it’s a good idea to have some! Lapis Lazuli Ore is a source of Lapis Lazuli Ore. It can be found between Y level 64 and 64. Y level 0 is a more likely spot.

How to enchant items within Minecraft

Once you have crafted a Minecraft Enchanting Table, and placed it in the right place, you will be able to enchant tools and armor. Place the item you wish to enchant, such as a Diamond Pickaxe in the Enchanting Table’s first slot.

To make your enchanted items even more powerful, convert them into Minecraft Netherite tools

The list of three random Enchantment Options will be displayed to you. These enchantments are fixed until your item is enchanted. Even if you take your item to another Enchanting Table, it won’t affect the list. Each enchantment has a Lapis Lazuli cost and is of the same level as or lower than your current XP level. You won’t lose 30 levels if you choose a level 30 Enchantment. You can also enchant books, which will save an enchantment for later.

You can choose one of the enchantments on the list to consume the XP and Lapis, and then give back your enchanted item. You may also be able to apply additional enchantments, which is always a bonus. An item can only be enchanted once using a Minecraft Enchanting Table. If you want to add additional enchantments to an item, you will need to use an Enchanted Book or combine it with another item using an Anvil.

How to increase the enchantment level in Minecraft

There are several ways to ensure that you get higher quality enchantments for Minecraft. You don’t need to have XP to begin enchanting in Minecraft. However, a higher level of XP will increase your chances of getting high-tier enchantments. These enchantments will still be random so it will take patience and a lot of trial-and-error. You can get the exact enchantments you want. You can increase the power of Minecraft enchantments by placing bookshelves around the Enchantment Table.

To maximize the effectiveness of your enchantments, you will need to raise your level to 30 and place 15 bookshelves around your Enchantment Table. Bookshelves should be placed two blocks from the table at the same height, or one block higher. Nothing should be placed between them. These rules will not apply to bookshelves that don’t follow them.

You don’t need to be at level 8 in order to get bookshelves materials. The strength of the enchantments will not be affected by additional levels.

The best enchantments for Minecraft

There are many Minecraft enchantments that you can discover. You should experiment with different combinations to find the best combination for you and your style. There are some enchantments that are truly special that you should prioritize. These are the top enchantments to look for for every item we believe is worth enchanting.

Best Minecraft Pickaxe Enchantments

Unbreaking III: Gives the item a chance to maintain its durability and extends its lifespan.
Efficiency IV: Increases the speed of mining by 40%. Although this enchantment may reach tier V, it is not worth the extra effort required to do so. It cannot be used with Enchanting Tables for diamond tools.
Mending: This uses XP orbs in order to restore a small amount of durability to an item. This can extend the life of your Pickaxe, but it will also mean that you will lose XP. Mending is also a treasure-enchantment that can’t be purchased from an Enchanting Table.
Fortune III: This allows you to get more item drop from a mined block. You have the chance to get double, triple, or quadruple of the items. This is particularly useful when mining rare materials such as diamonds.
Silk Touch: Certain blocks will drop as they are, rather than as their usual dropped resources. This allows fragile items like Glass blocks to be mined without breaking.

You will need a different Pickaxe to enchant Silk Touch and Fortune.

Best Minecraft Sword Enchantments

Unbreaking III: Gives the item a chance to maintain its durability and extends its lifespan.
Sharpness V: Increases melee attack injury. It is essential for a sword
Mending: This uses XP orbs in order to restore a small amount of durability to an item. This can extend the life of your Pickaxe, but it will also mean that you’ll lose XP. Mending is also a treasure-enchantment that can’t be purchased from an Enchanting Table.
Looting III: Increases your chances of looting items from defeated mobs and increases your chances of them being rarer.
– Swords can also obtain other combat enchantments, such as Fire Aspect II which sets players and mobs on fire when they’re hit, and Knockback II which keeps players and deadly mobs out of reach. These are nice to have, but not essential.

Best Minecraft Shovel Enchantments

Unbreaking III: Gives the item a chance to maintain its durability and extends its lifespan.
Efficiency IV: Increases the speed of mining by 40%. Although this enchantment may reach tier V, it is not worth the extra effort required to do so. It cannot be used with Enchanting Tables for diamond tools.
Although they are useful enchantments, Fortune III and Silk Touch can also be found on shovels. Anyone looking to increase their clay or flint stocks will find Fortune useful.

Silk Touch and Fortune are not compatible so you will need a separate Shovel for each one.

Best Minecraft Axe Enchantments

Unbreaking III: Gives the item a chance to maintain its durability and extends its lifespan.
Efficiency IV: Increases the speed of mining by 40%. Although this enchantment may reach tier V, it is not worth the extra effort required to do so. It cannot be used with Enchanting Tables for diamond tools.
Fortune III, Silk Touch, Sharpness V, and Fortune III are all available on axes, but they are far less useful than the benefits they provide to a pickaxe, or sword.

Silk Touch and Fortune are not compatible so you will need a separate Axe for each one.

Best Minecraft Bow Enchantments

Unbreaking III: Gives the item a chance to maintain its durability and extends its lifespan.
Infinity: A bow equipped with this enchantment doesn’t consume arrows while firing, giving it unlimited ammo. To use the bow, you will need at least one arrow in inventory. Your bow’s durability will not be affected.
Power V: Increases damage to fired arrows.
Flame and Punch II are good, but not essential bow enchantments. Flame sets your arrows ablaze, causing them fire damage. Punch II causes mobs or players you hit with an archer to be further knocked down.

Best Minecraft Fishing Rod Enchantments

Unbreaking III: Gives the item a chance to maintain its durability and extends its lifespan.
Luck of the Sea III: This increases your luck while fishing and gives you a better chance to find treasure and a lower chance of finding junk.
Lure III: Reduces the time it takes for something to bite the hook.

Best Minecraft Armor Enchantments

To maximize their durability, Unbreaking III should be used on all your armor pieces, such as your helmet, chestplate and leggings. Protection IV is a good option for better damage reduction. However, this excludes several damage reduction enchantments because they are incompatible. Protection, Blast Protection and Projectile Protection are all mutually exclusive, so it comes down to personal preference.

Thorns III, which deals damage to players and mobs that do damage to you, can be a useful enchantment to add to your armor pieces. Thorns III can’t be obtained through regular Minecraft Enchanting so you might have to settle for Thorns II. Thorns can also cause armor to lose extra durability so it is worth spending a lot of time repairing.

A few pieces can be enchanted to make it easier to survive in less friendly environments. Here are our top picks:

Helmet

Respiration III: Increases your ability to survive underwater without drowning up to one minute. For an extra 10 seconds of underwater survival, combine the Turtle Shell helmet with it.
Aqua Affinity: Reduces the penalty for underwater mining speed

These enchantments are great if you spend a lot of time exploring ocean biomes and trying out to plunder shipwrecks or Ocean Monuments.
Leggings

Swift Sneak III: Increases your speed by 75% compared to regular walking speed. This enchantment is necessary if you plan to go on an expedition into the Deep Dark.
Boots

Feather Falling IV: Reduces the fall damage by 48% For a greater fall damage reduction, stack with Protection IV.
Depth Strider III: Increases movement speed in water, but not at the same level as normal walking speed on land.
Frost Walker II: Frosted Ice Blocks are placed under your feet when you walk over water to prevent you falling in. If you step on them, you are protected from damage from Magma Blocks or Campfires.
Soul Speed is another enchantment that you can obtain that allows you to move faster on Soul Sand or Soul Soil, but this is not an essential enchantment unless you plan on exploring the Nether a lot.

Frost Walker and Depth Strider are not compatible so you will need to have different boots for each one.