Top 10 Best Enchantments in Minecraft

Do your normal weapons in Minecraft just not cut it anymore? Or perhaps your tools aren’t as efficient as you’d like? The are solutions to those problems with the help of Enchantments.

We’ll be going over 10 of the best enchantments in Minecraft that you’ll surely want to have. First, let’s explain how enchanting works in Minecraft. 

In order to start enchanting items, you need four things. Something to enchant (a weapon, armor, tools, etc…), Lapis Lazuli, Levels, and an Enchanting Table.

minecraft enchantment table

To enchant an item, you need to put the item in its slot in the enchanting table and put 1-3 Lapis Lazuli in the Lapis slot. Then, you can pick one of the enchantments shown on the side. When you hover over an enchantment, it will show one of the enchantments you’ll get (in Pocket Edition, you can tap an enchantment before placing the Lapis Lazuli in order to see what the enchantment might give).

minecraft enchantment

In order to get better enchantments, you need to build bookshelves around the Enchantment Table. You need 15 Bookshelves around the Enchantment Table whilst leaving one block of air between them in order to get the maximum enchantment level of 30. 

You can enchant just about anything, including Bows, Swords, Armor, Tools, Fishing Rods, and even books! 

Now that you know how enchantments work, let’s dive into the best Minecraft enchantments you’ll want to have. 

1: Fortune

The Fortune Enchantment is for pickaxes; it gives you a chance to drop more items when mining. 

For example, if you mine a vein of 4 diamonds with a normal pickaxe, you’d get 4 diamonds. But with a Fortune Pickaxe, you’ll probably get anywhere from 5-12 diamonds from that vein.

Fortune Pickaxes are really great and can increase your findings by a lot. It’s always nice to get a full stack of coal from just one vein of coals.

2: Infinity

Infinity on a bow gives you infinite ammo. That means you no longer need to carry stacks upon stacks of arrows just to use your bow.

Without the Infinity enchantment, bows require lots of resources to maintain ammo, which also takes up a lot of inventory space. If you’re using a bow weapon, the Infinity enchantment is a must-have. 

3: Unbreaking

If you have any weapon or armor that’s enchanted with something strong, you’d rather not have to repair it every time it’s about to break. The Unbreaking enchantment increases durability by up to 3 times, making it an excellent option to prevent your stuff from breaking.

4: Efficiency

Efficiency is an enchantment that is guaranteed to save you a ton of time. It doubles your mining speed with pickaxes, allowing you to mine blocks much faster. 

Combined with the Unbreaking and Fortune enchantments, you have the perfect pickaxe for mining!

5: Silk Touch

Silk Touch is another useful enchantment to have on a pickaxe. It allows you to get the item mined as is, so if you mind diamond ore with a pickaxe, you’d get diamond ore rather than diamonds. If you mined stone, you’d get stone rather than cobblestone.

6: Sharpness

How can we not include one of the most fun enchantments, Sharpness? This enchantment makes your sword deal more damage – simple, but effective. 

You can easily one-shot or two-shot mobs using a Sharpness-enchanted sword, letting you finish off Creepers, Endermen, and Skeletons before they kill you.

7: Looting

Looting is basically the same thing as Fortune but for swords. It allows mobs you kill to drop more loot. So if you kill a Chicken, you get more chicken. Kill an Enderman, you get a higher chance of getting an Enderpearl.

A Looting sword is great to have, especially if you’re hunting for specific items. 

8: Projectile Protection

Projectile Protection reduces damage from projectiles, such as arrows and fireballs. This is very important since you don’t want skeletons killing you from afar.

9: Fire Aspect

Fire Aspect is yet another great addition to your sword. What’s more fun than burning those pesky mobs? Fire Aspect deals lots of damage and is very good against mobs like skeletons who can knock you back and be very annoying to deal with overall.

10: Protection

Protection is the last enchantment in our list. The classic Protection enchantment gives your armor more – you guessed it – armor. Having full diamond armor with Protection III on each piece basically makes you unstoppable. 

Honorable mentions: 

If you’re gonna go fishing, don’t go without a Lure enchantment, it’s not worth it. The Lure enchantment makes it so much faster to get fish and items from the ocean. 

Knockback is great for taking out Creepers and Endermen but is terrible with skeletons. It’s a decent enchantment to have since it might save you and your house from a Creeper explosion.

Thorn is a fun enchantment used on your armor which deals damage to all enemies that melee hit you. This is the perfect counter against hordes of Zombies. 

Flame is basically Fire Aspect but on bows. Your flaming arrows will burn enemies dealing lots of damage over time, allowing you to focus on other targets.

3 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Enchantments in Minecraft”

  1. PvP loadout
    helm: fire prot, resp, unb, mend
    chest: prot, unb, mend
    legs: prot, unb, mend
    boots: fire prot, feather, depth, unb, mend
    PvE loadout
    helm: proj prot, resp, unb, mend
    chest; Prot, thorn, unb, mend
    legs: prot, thorn, unb, mend
    boots: proj prot, feather, depth, unb, mend


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