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Enchantment Table
Enchantment Table.png

Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

Yes

Luminance

Computer: No
Pocket Edition: 12

Blast resistance

6,000

Hardness

5

Tool


Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearances

See History

Drops

Itself

Block entity id

enchanting_table

Data value

dec: 116 hex: 74 bin: 1110100

Name

enchanting_table

Notch-twitter.png Oh, it's more magical than that! It automatically opens up and turns towards players who get close to it. When nobody is around, the book is closed and spins slowly.
Notch [1]

An enchantment table is a block that allows players to spend their experience point levels to enchant tools, books and armor.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Enchantment tables can be obtained using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

Block
Enchantment Table
Hardness 5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 25
Wooden 3.75
Stone 1.9
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Golden 0.65
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Book +
Diamond +
Obsidian











Usage[edit | edit source]

The enchantment table is 34 blocks high.

It cannot be moved by pistons. If an enchantment table is placed on ice, the player will slide on it as though it is an ice block, just like slabs.

Enchanting[edit | edit source]

Enchanting interface.

The enchanting table's main purpose is to enchant items. Bookshelves surrounding the table, with a block of air in between, will increase the maximum enchantment level. The table will enchant all tools, armor and gear except the hoe, shears, flint and steel, carrot on a stick, shield, elytra, lead and horse armor; all of those but the lead and horse armor can be enchanted instead with an anvil and an appropriate enchanted book.

See also: Enchantment mechanics

Light source[edit | edit source]

In Pocket Edition, enchantment tables emit a light level of 12.

Standard Galactic Alphabet[edit | edit source]

Glyphs flowing from the bookshelves animation.

The arcane glyphs that float from bookshelves to the enchanting table and the cryptic runes in the enchantment table's interface are written in the Standard Galactic Alphabet, which is a simple alphabet substitution cipher used in the Commander Keen series of computer games.

Standard Galactic Alphabet.png

The arcane glyphs can only be seen if particles are set above 'Minimal'.

The cryptic runes seen in the interface are randomly constructed from the following list of words:

air animal ball beast berata bless cold creature cube curse darkness demon destroy dry earth elder elemental embiggen enchant fiddle fire free fresh galvanize grow hot humanoid ignite imbue inside klaatu light limited mental niktu of other physical range scrolls self shorten shrink snuff sphere spirit stale stretch the towards twist undead water wet xyzzy

Three to five words are chosen from the list and appended to each other, then displayed in the Standard Galactic Alphabet. The words chosen are random and are purely cosmetic: they have no relation to the enchantments that will be applied to the item and are not saved on the enchanted item (meaning they will tell you nothing about what the resulting spell will be), and they are only displayed in the enchantment table. They are just decoration for a choice among random enchantments, for each of which only the cost and one of the enchantments is known.

Custom name[edit | edit source]

By default, the GUI of an enchantment table is labeled "Enchant", but this name can be customized by naming it in an anvil before placing it, or by changing the CustomName tag using the /blockdata command.

Data values[edit | edit source]

See also: Block entity format

An enchanting table has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block. The block's block entity ID is enchanting_table.


  • Block entity data

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites[until 1.12] Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
PC[until 1.12] Xbox PS Pocket Wii U
Achievement-plain.png
Enchanter Use a book, obsidian and diamonds to construct an enchantment table DIAMONDS! Pick up an enchantment table from a crafting table output. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 20G Silver

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Notch-twitter.png How does enchanting work in Minecraft? Well, you open a magical book and pick a random spell, not quite sure knowing what it will do. MAGIC!
Notch [2]

Enchanting is a mechanic that augments armor, tools, weapons (swords and bows), and books with one or more of a variety of "enchantments" that improve an item's existing abilities or imbue them with additional abilities and uses.

Enchanting methods[edit | edit source]

There are three methods of enchanting items in Survival mode:

  • Through an enchantment table in exchange for experience points and lapis lazuli. Only unenchanted items may be enchanted this way.
  • Through an anvil, combining an enchanted book with an item, which also costs experience points.
  • Through an anvil, combining two of the same item with different existing enchantments into a single item that has the enchantments of both.

There are also an additional four methods of obtaining enchanted items:

  • Through a villager, who may trade some enchanted items for emeralds.
  • Through fishing, which gives a chance of obtaining enchanted items.
  • Through a zombie, a skeleton or a zombie pigman if they have enchanted items and you kill them, there is a chance of getting enchanted items.
  • Through finding them in End city chests.

Items can also be enchanted using commands such as /enchant for OPs on a server, or in a singleplayer world with cheats enabled. In Creative mode, items can be enchanted via an anvil and enchanted books, with no experience required. Enchanted books are available in the Creative mode inventory, with individual book displays for the highest level of each enchantment and other levels available via the "Search" tab.

Enchantment table[edit | edit source]

Enchantment table interface. Top: Without item. Bottom: With item, hovering over the second line.

An item can be enchanted by using an enchantment table and placing the item and 1–3 lapis lazuli in the input slots. Upon placing the item, three randomized options will appear on the right of the GUI. The glyphs here do not affect the enchantment, but hovering over a presented enchantment will show one enchantment that will be applied. Only choices with a level requirement equal to or below the player's current level and a lapis lazuli requirement equal to or below the number of lapis lazuli placed in the table can be chosen. Each option will imbue the item with a randomized set of enchantments that are dependent on the number of experience levels required (e.g.: a level 1 enchantment can give a pickaxe the "Efficiency I" enchantment); the actual level cost and the number of lapis lazuli required has no effect.

The level requirement influences the quantity, type, and level of enchantments instilled in the item, with a higher experience level generally resulting in more and/or higher-level enchantments. Nevertheless, there is a heavy random factor, and even a level 30 enchantment (the maximum) doesn't guarantee more than one enchantment, nor even that enchantments will be "maximum strength" — a level 30 enchantment can still yield Fortune II or Efficiency III alone, for example.

Enchanting a book will produce an enchanted book, which does nothing on its own, but effectively "saves" the enchantment for later application to another item with an anvil.

Unlike with an anvil, using the enchanting table while on Creative will still cost XP. However if the player doesn't have enough XP they will just be reduced to level zero and the enchantment will work as if they had paid the full amount. This includes attempts to use the enchanting table while already at level zero.

Affecting offered enchantments[edit | edit source]

The possible enchantments depend only on the player's enchantment seed, the item type and material, and the enchantment level (1–30). Removing the item and putting it back in, clicking on the item slot with a different item, using a different item of the same type and material, replacing or moving the table (but keeping the same number of bookshelves), using a different table with the same number of bookshelves, or replacing or rearranging the bookshelves without changing their total number has no effect on the possible enchantments.

Changing the enchantment levels offered by adding, removing, or blocking bookshelves will alter the enchantments shown, but will not change possible enchantments, using another enchanting table with the previous bookshelf number will show the previous enchantments. The enchantments for a particular enchantment level (with the same seed and item) do also differ depending on which row it appears in, but they are no "better" or "worse" based on the row despite the different resource costs.

Enchanting any item at any enchantment level changes the player's enchantment seed, which will change the possible enchantments for every item at every enchantment level. Thus, if none of the available enchantments for a tool are desired, 1 lapis lazuli and 1 level could be spent to enchant a book or a different tool to refresh the list.

Anvil combinations[edit | edit source]

An anvil can be used to combine the enchantments of two items, sacrificing one of them and repairing the other. The items must be of the same type (for example, an iron pickaxe and a diamond pickaxe cannot be combined), and there are limits to what enchantments can be combined and how much work can be done in one operation.

To combine items, the player places the target item in the first slot of an anvil, and the sacrifice item in the second slot. If the combination is allowed, the resulting enchanted item will appear in the anvil's output slot and an experience level cost appears below (green if the player has enough experience levels, red if they don't). To complete the enchanting, the player removes the enchanted item from the anvil's output slot, and their experience level is reduced accordingly.

The cost in levels depends on the enchantments, with highly enchanted items costing more. If the target item is also being repaired, that costs more as well. The target item can also be renamed, at additional cost. There is also an accumulating surcharge for prior work done on the anvil. In Survival mode, there is a limit of 39 levels for any work performed on the anvil—if a job would cost more, it will be refused (though it might be do-able in steps: repair and then combine enchantments).

Enchanted books[edit | edit source]

Enchanted books can be made by using an enchanting table to enchant a book. (They can also be found in generated chests, purchased with emeralds from a villager librarian, or looted by fishing rod.) The book can receive multiple enchantments of any type, but only enchantments appropriate to a given item type may be applied to that item. For example, the same book may receive Respiration and Power enchantments, but the Respiration enchantment will be lost if the book is applied to anything but a helmet, and the Power enchantment will be lost if the book is applied to anything but a bow.

Enchanted books are used on an anvil to add enchantments to items. They can apply some enchantments to items which cannot be enchanted from an enchantment table, e.g., Thorns on boots.

In Creative mode, books can enchant any item with any enchantment, such as a stick having Knockback II. Mutually-exclusive enchantments, such as Protection and Blast Protection, are still mutually-exclusive regardless.

The experience costs for using books are considerably less than for combining items with similar enchantments, since the books themselves cost levels to create. However, it's still an extra cost, and enchanting items directly has a chance to get multiple enchantments. The big advantage of books is that they can be stockpiled for use on an item of choice, and allow for controlled combinations. For example, a Silk Touch book could be used on axe, pickaxe, or shovel, and you can decide which at your leisure—perhaps something that already has Unbreaking? An Unbreaking book might be used to preserve your Looting sword, Fortune pickaxe, or Thorns armor.

Summary of enchantments[edit | edit source]

Summary of enchantments
Name Summary ID (PC) ID (PE) Max Level Weight
Aqua Affinity Increases underwater mining rate 6 8 I 2
Bane of Arthropods Increases damage to arthropods 18 11 V 5
Blast Protection Reduces explosion damage 3 3 IV 2
Curse of Binding Prevents removal 10 I 1
Curse of Vanishing Item destroyed on death 71 I 1
Depth Strider Increases underwater movement speed 8 7 III 2
Efficiency Increases mining speed 32 15 V 10
Feather Falling Reduces fall damage 2 2 IV 5
Fire Aspect Sets target on fire 20 13 II 2
Fire Protection Reduces fire damage 1 1 IV 5
Flame Arrows set target on fire 50 21 I 2
Fortune Increases block drops 35 18 III 2
Frost Walker Walk on water 9 25 II 2
Infinity Shooting consumes no arrows 51 22 I 1
Knockback Increases knockback 19 12 II 5
Looting Increases mob loot 21 14 III 2
Luck of the Sea Increases fishing luck 61 23 III 2
Lure Increases fishing rate 62 24 III 2
Mending Repair with experience 70 26 I 2
Power Increases arrow damage 48 19 V 10
Projectile Protection Reduces projectile damage 4 4 IV 5
Protection Reduces most damage 0 0 IV 10
Punch Increases arrow knockback 49 20 II 2
Respiration Extends underwater breathing time 5 6 III 2
Sharpness Increases damage 16 9 V 10
Silk Touch Mined blocks drop themselves 33 16 I 1
Smite Increases damage to undead 17 10 V 5
Sweeping Edge Increases sweeping attack damage 22 III 2
Thorns Damages attackers 7 5 III 1
Unbreaking Increases effective durability 34 17 III 5

The tables below summarize which enchantments can be given to which items in survival mode (in creative mode, any enchantment can be given to any item). Enchantments which can be applied to both hand slot items and armor slot items are listed in both tables.

  • An enchantment table
    indicates the item can receive the enchantment legitimately in Survival mode by using an enchantment table.
  • An anvil
    indicates the item can not receive the enchantment legitimately in Survival mode by using an enchantment table (an enchantment table will never offer the enchantment for the item), but can receive the enchantment by another method (for example, using an anvil to combine the item with an enchanted book or another enchanted item).
Enchantments for hand slot items
Enchantment








 


 
Bane of Arthropods

Curse of Vanishing






Efficiency


Fire Aspect
Flame
Fortune

Infinity
Knockback
Looting
Luck of the Sea
Lure
Mending






Power
Punch
Sharpness

Silk Touch

Smite

Sweeping Edge
Unbreaking






Enchantments for armor slot items
Enchantment







Aqua Affinity
Blast Protection



Curse of Binding





Curse of Vanishing





Depth Strider
Feather Falling
Fire Protection



Frost Walker
Mending




Projectile Protection



Protection



Respiration
Thorns



Unbreaking




Enchantments[edit | edit source]

The sections below describe the enchantments that are possible for the player to acquire legitimately in Survival mode. Other combinations are possible in Creative mode or with cheats, mods, or third-party software.

ID
The identification number of the enchantment, can be used on data tags of items to add enchantments. See item format.
Maximum Level
The maximum level that can be received legitimately. Higher levels are possible using commands.
Primary Items
The items that can receive the enchantment legitimately in Survival mode by using an enchanting table. Items of any material can be enchanted (some more easily than others).
Secondary Items
Items which, in Survival mode, cannot receive the enchantment from an enchanting table but can from an enchanted book with an anvil.
Enchantment Weight
Relative chance of the enchantment being offered.

Aqua Affinity[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases underwater mining rate.

Breaking blocks underwater is allowed at regular speed, though the player cannot be floating to get the full effect. Levels above 1 are no different.

Bane of Arthropods[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases damage to "arthropod" mobs (spiders, cave spiders, silverfish and endermites).

Each level separately adds 2.5 (Heart.svg × 1 14) extra damage to each hit, to "arthropods" only.

The enchantment will also cause "arthropods" to have the Slowness IV effect when hit.

The duration of the effect is a random value between 1 and 1.5 seconds at level I, increasing the max duration by 0.5 seconds each level, up to 3.5s with Bane of Arthropods V.

Sharpness, Smite, and Bane of Arthropods are mutually exclusive. If commands are used to have two or more of these enchantments on the same item, the effects will stack.

Blast Protection[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Reduces explosion damage.

Damage reduction from Protection, Fire Protection, Feather Falling, Blast Protection, and Projectile Protection stacks up to an upper limit cap (see Armor).

Also reduces explosion knockback by (15 × level)%. If multiple pieces have the enchantment, only the highest level's reduction is used.

Curse of Binding[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Prevents removal of the cursed item.

The cursed item cannot be removed from any armor slot (outside of Creative mode) unless the player dies or the item breaks.

Counts as a treasure enchantment — can only be obtained from chest loot, fishing, or trading for enchanted books.

Curse of Vanishing[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Causes the item to be destroyed on death.

When the player dies, the item disappears instead of dropping on the ground. The item may still be dropped normally.

Counts as a treasure enchantment — can only be obtained from chest loot, fishing, or trading for enchanted books.

The effect can be prevented by setting the keepInventory gamerule to "true".

Depth Strider[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases underwater movement speed.

  • Every level reduces the amount water slows you by ⅓.
  • Level 3 will make you swim as fast as you walk on land. (Any level beyond that will have no effect on speed.)
  • Speed potions will affect your swimming the same way as your walking at level 3.
  • Does not increase vertical speed.
  • If commands are used to put it on other pieces of armor (such as a helmet) it works normally.

Depth Strider and Frost Walker are mutually exclusive. If combined using commands, both enchantments function as normal.

Efficiency[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases mining speed.

Increases mining speed. See Breaking Speed for details.

One must use the proper tool for a block in order to receive the speed. Does not matter if you mine it with the incorrect tier.

The speed increase applies to all blocks that when mined, will drop an item.

Anvil required for level V.

Feather Falling[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Reduces fall damage.

Damage reduction from Protection, Fire Protection, Feather Falling, Blast Protection, and Projectile Protection stacks up to an upper limit cap (see Armor).

Also reduces the damage from ender pearl teleportations.

Fire Aspect[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Sets the target on fire.

Fire Aspect adds 80 fireticks (4 seconds of burning) per level to the target. Because the first hit is caused by the item with this enchantment, the first second of fire damage will not be recognized. Targets will be dealt 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg)/7 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) damage on level I/II.

You can use this formula to calculate the Fire damage: Fire damage in 1 (Half Heart.svg) = (Level*4)-1

When possible, dropped meat will be cooked if the mob is killed while on fire. Experience will only be dropped if non-fire damage was dealt by the player within 5 seconds of the death.

Both the Fire Aspect and Flame enchantments are nullified on all Nether mobs, except normal skeletons, because nether mobs are immune to fire and lava.

Fire Protection[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Reduces fire damage.

Damage reduction from Protection, Fire Protection, Feather Falling, Blast Protection, and Projectile Protection stacks up to an upper limit cap (see Armor).

Fire Protection will also reduce ongoing fire damage, which is normally not absorbed by armor.

Also reduces burn time when set on fire by (15 × level)%. If multiple pieces have the enchantment, only the highest level's burn time reduction is used.

At Level VII for example you can't be lit on fire through Fire Aspect Enchantments. The only way to burn is staying in Lava or a Firesource. The initiated Fireticks (Lava=300, Fire=150) will be canceled, and only the remaining time in the firesource will be added to the Fireticktimer.

Flame[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Flaming arrows.

Arrows are on fire when shot and deal 4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg) fire damage over 5 seconds. Unlike flint and steel, flaming arrows only affect players, mobs, and TNT. No other blocks catch fire, and they do not produce light. Fire damage applies after initial damage, similar to Fire Aspect. Creatures killed by fire only drop XP if a player dealt non-fire damage to it within the past 5 seconds.

Fortune[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases block drops.

For coal, diamond, emerald, nether quartz, and lapis lazuli, level I gives a 33% chance to multiply drops by 2 (averaging 33% increase), level II gives a chance to multiply drops by 2 or 3 (25% chance each, averaging 75% increase), and level III gives a chance to multiply drops by 2, 3, or 4 (20% chance each, averaging 120% increase). 1 drop has a weight of 2, and each number of extra drops has a weight of 1.

For redstone, carrots, glowstone, sea lanterns, melons, nether wart, potatoes, beetroots (seeds only) and wheat (seeds only), each level increases the drop maximum by +1 (maximum 4 for glowstone, 5 for sea lanterns, and 9 for melons). For tall grass, each level increases the drop maximum by +2.

Fortune increases the probability of flint dropping from gravel, and saplings dropping from leaves, and apples dropping from oak and dark oak leaves.

Fortune drops
Drops unenchanted level I level II level III
Flint 10% 14% 25% 100%
Jungle saplings 2.5% 2.78% 3.125% 4.17%
Other saplings 5% 6.25% 8.33% 10%
Apples 0.5% 0.556% 0.625% 0.833%

Silk Touch and Fortune are mutually exclusive. If commands are used to apply both Silk Touch and Fortune to an item, the Silk Touch enchantment will take precedence over the Fortune enchantment for blocks affected by both enchantments.

Frost Walker[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Creates frosted ice blocks when walking over water.

If moving on ground (i.e. not falling, jumping, or flying), any still water blocks with air above within a radius of 2 + Level around the block being moved to will be turned into frosted ice.

Also eliminates all damage from magma blocks.

Counts as a treasure enchantment — can only be obtained from chest loot, fishing, or trading for enchanted books.

If this enchantment is put on the boots of an armor stand, it will function around the armor stand.

Depth Strider and Frost Walker are mutually exclusive. If combined using commands, both enchantments function as normal.

Infinity[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Shooting doesn't consume regular arrows.

Allows user to fire infinite arrows as long as they have 1 arrow in their inventory. Fired arrows cannot be retrieved except in Creative mode (where they are erased instead of added to your arrows).

Tipped and spectral arrows are consumed as usual.

Mending and Infinity are mutually exclusive. If combined using commands, both enchantments function as normal.

Knockback[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases knockback.

For each level, adds 3 blocks distance to the base knockback. Does combine slightly with knockback caused by attacking while sprinting.

Looting[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Mobs can drop more loot.

  • Increases maximum loot drop for most common drops by +1 per level.
  • Increases chance of uncommon drops by making a second attempt to drop if the original attempt failed. The success chance of this second attempt is ½ for Looting I, ⅔ for Looting II, and ¾ for Looting III.
  • Increases chance of rare drops by +1 percentage points per level (i.e., 3.5% at level I, 4.5% at level II, and 5.5% at level III).
  • Increases chance of equipment drops by +1 percentage points per level (i.e., 9.5% at level I, 10.5% at level II, and 11.5% at level III).
  • The exact drop chances depend on the type of drop.
  • Notably, this applies not only to kills with the sword but to any kills while holding the sword in the main hand. For example, a player can fire a projectile then switch to the looting sword before the projectile reaches the target to get the looting effect, or can fire a projectile from the off-hand while holding a looting sword in the main hand.
  • Using codes to get higher levels than 3 works as expected, adding higher numbers with a weight of 1. High enough numbers however (like level 1000) may crash the game due to too many dropped item entities.
  • This applies to mobs killed with a sweep attack.

Luck of the Sea[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases luck while fishing.

With the default loot tables, this lowers chance of "junk" catches and increases chance of "treasure" by about 2 percentage points, and decreases the chance of fish by about 0.15 percentage points.

Lure[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases rate of fish biting your hook.

Decreases wait time until a catch by 5 seconds per level. At Level V, the fish-catching particle effects start almost instantly. At Level VI, you are not able to catch anything.

Mending[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Repair durability with experience.

When an item with the enchantment is held (main hand, offhand, or armor slots), XP orbs collected will repair the item at a rate of 2 durability per XP instead of adding the XP to the player's total. If multiple items have the enchantment, one will be chosen at random for each XP orb collected, and if the chosen item does not need repair, the XP will be added to the player's total as normal, rather than choosing another item to repair.

Counts as a treasure enchantment — can only be obtained from chest loot, fishing, or trading for enchanted books.

Mending and Infinity are mutually exclusive. If combined using commands, both enchantments function as normal.

Power[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases arrow damage by 25% × (level + 1), rounded up to nearest half-heart.

Arrow entities have an NBT tag damage, which for an unenchanted bow is 2, and increments by 0.5 per enchantment level.

Bow Damage by Power Level and Bow Charge
Level Increase No charge Medium charge Full charge Full charge (critical)
+0% (2.0) 1 (Half Heart.svg) 6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) 9 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 10 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
I +50% (3.0) 2 (Heart.svg) 9 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 14 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) 15 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg)
II +75% (3.5) 2 (Heart.svg) 11 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 16 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) 18 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
III +100% (4.0) 2 (Heart.svg) 12 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) 18 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) 20 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
IV +125% (4.5) 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 14 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) 20 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) 23 (Heart.svg × 11.5)
V +150% (5.0) 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 15 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) 23 (Heart.svg × 11.5) 25 (Heart.svg × 12.5)

Anvil required for level V.

Projectile Protection[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Reduces projectile damage (arrows, ghast/blaze fire charges, etc.).

Damage reduction from Protection, Fire Protection, Feather Falling, Blast Protection, and Projectile Protection stacks up to an upper limit cap (see Armor).

Protection[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Reduces all damage, except damage from the Void, the /kill command, or hunger damage.

Damage reduction from Protection, Fire Protection, Feather Falling, Blast Protection, and Projectile Protection stacks up to an upper limit cap (see Armor).

Punch[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases knockback.

Mobs and players are knocked back further.

Respiration[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Extends underwater breathing time.

  • Increases underwater breathing time by +15 seconds per level
  • Grants an x/(x+1) chance of not taking damage each second, where x is the level
  • Improves underwater vision
  • Levels above III don't work, as they increase visibility over 100% which resembles swimming in ice slush.

Sharpness[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases melee damage.

Adds 1 (Half Heart.svg) extra damage for the first level, and 0.5 (Heart.svg × 14) for each additional level.

Anvil required for level V.

Sharpness, Smite, and Bane of Arthropods are mutually exclusive. If commands are used to have two or more of these enchantments on the same item, the effects will stack.

Silk Touch[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Mined blocks drop themselves instead of the usual items.

Allows collection of blocks that are normally unobtainable.

Items which can be obtained legitimately only through use of Silk Touch: coal ore, diamond ore, emerald ore, grass block*, huge mushrooms, ice, lapis lazuli ore, mycelium*, podzol*, grass paths[Pocket edition only], packed ice, frosted ice[Console edition only], nether quartz ore and redstone ore. Additionally ender chests, bookshelves, glass and glass panes, after they are placed, can only be retrieved by a tool enchanted with Silk Touch.

Doesn't work on: cake, carrots, cocoa pod, double slabs, fire, frosted ice[Computer edition only], farmland, grass paths[Computer and Console editions], melon stems, monster spawners, nether wart, potatoes, pumpkin stems, snow layers, sugar cane, wheat and inverted daylight sensors.

Gravel harvested with a silk touch shovel will never yield flint. This is due to the fact that silk touch bypasses the rare harvest RNG entirely.

Silverfish eggs will not spawn silverfish when harvested with a silk touch pickaxe; the player will receive the normal version of the block, not the silverfish egg.

Silk Touch and Fortune are mutually exclusive. If commands are used to apply both Silk Touch and Fortune to an item, the Silk Touch enchantment will take precedence over the Fortune enchantment for blocks affected by both enchantments.

Smite[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases damage to "undead" mobs (skeletons, zombies, withers, wither skeletons, zombie pigmen, skeleton horses and zombie horses)

Each level separately adds 2.5 (Heart.svg × 1 14) extra damage to each hit, to "undead" mobs only.

Anvil required for level V.

Sharpness, Smite, and Bane of Arthropods are mutually exclusive. If commands are used to have two or more of these enchantments on the same item, the effects will stack.

Sweeping Edge[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases sweeping attack damage.

  • Increases the damage that will be dealt to mobs for each hit from a sweep attack.
  • The damage dealt will be (50% + 1)/(66.666...% + 1)/(75% + 1) on level I/II/III.
  • The formula for damage is generic.attackDamage * enchantment level / (enchantment level + 1) + 1

Thorns[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Attackers are damaged when they attack the wearer.

(Level × 15)% chance of inflicting 1 (Half Heart.svg)-4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg) (or Level - 10 if Level > 10) damage on anyone who attacks wearer, whether by melee attack, arrow, or other projectile. In addition to the normal durability reduction for being hit, reduces durability by 3 points when inflicting damage and 1 point otherwise.

If present on multiple pieces of armor, each armor piece in turn will be given its chance to inflict Thorns damage on the attacker, but the extra Thorns durability penalty will be applied to one of those armor pieces chosen randomly.

Anvil required to create Thorns III by combining two Thorns II enchantments or trading for Enchanted Book from Villager.

Unbreaking[edit | edit source]

Enchantment Table/infobox Increases effective durability.

For most items, (100/(Level+1))% chance a use reduces durability. On average, lifetime is (Level+1) times as long.

For armor, (60 + (40/(Level+1)))% chance a use reduces durability (each durability hit against "unbreaking" armor has a 20%/27%/30% chance of being ignored). On average, armor lasts 25%/36%/43% longer.

When durability is reduced by multiple points (e.g. hooking a mob with fishing rods or Thorns armor), Unbreaking is applied for each point of reduction.

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History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.0.0 September 30, 2011 First mention of the enchantment table.
September 30, 2011 According to a picture Notch posted of the enchantment table, they were originally crafted with cobblestone instead of obsidian.
October 1, 2011 The first images of the enchantment screen are revealed, with enchantments written in the Standard Galactic Alphabet. The first enchantment translates onto "Well Played Internets You Are Good", the second translated into "These Names Will Be Random And Confusing", and the third translates to "Each Spell Costs Experience Levels". The Standard Galactic Alphabet or SGA was originally created by Tom Hall for use in the Commander Keen series of computer games.
Beta 1.9-pre3 Basics of enchanting added, along with the enchanting table. It did not require bookshelves to get maximum enchantments. Many enchantments were not yet in the game. Enchantments were and continue to be labeled in the enchanting table as random words written in the Standard Galactic Alphabet.
Beta 1.9-pre4 Fixed a bug where all enchantments would show up as Feather Falling I.
Properly enabled enchanting on SMP. Previously, if a player attempted to enchant an item, it appeared enchanted for the client, but updated with the un-enchanted status once the player logged out and then back in again.
? Enchantment tables drop the block only when mined by a pickaxe.
1.1 Added four bow enchantments: Power, Flame, Punch, and Infinity.
1.2.1 12w05a Enchanting no longer requires experience in Creative mode.
12w06a Bows and golden swords now have a small chance of being already enchanted when dropped by their respective mobs.
1.3.1 12w17a Ice and glass panes can again be collected with a Silk Touch-enchanted tool.
12w22a The maximum enchantment power was lowered from 50 to 30.
Experience is collectable with mining and cooking in furnace.
12w23a Glint (animated glow effect) on enchanted tools and armor is now visible on multiplayer.
1.4.2 12w34b Flame enchanted bows now ignite TNT blocks.
12w41a Enchantments can now be combined using anvils, allowing some high level enchantments to be applied where they were not previously possible.
1.4.4 1.4.4-pre Enchantments can now be applied using /enchant, however Protection is unavailable due to a bug.
1.4.6 12w49a /enchant now works with ID 0, meaning it can be used to apply protection.
You can enchant books to then be used to enchant a tool.
12w50a Added a new armor enchantment: Thorns.
You can now add the Silk Touch enchantment to shears and the Unbreaking enchantment to anything that has durability.
Efficiency is nerfed a bit so that enchanted tools that don't match the block you're breaking will no longer work as quickly as before (e.g. Efficiency V Pickaxes no longer instantly break dirt or wood logs).
1.5 Efficiency is completely nerfed when using tools on the wrong block types - they now break the block at the same rate as your bare fists.
1.7.2 13w36a Added two fishing rod enchantments: Luck of the Sea and Lure. The fishing rod can now be enchanted without the use of books. Armor can now receive unbreaking without the use of books.
1.8 14w02a Enchanting receives a major overhaul where there is now a secondary cost, which is lapis lazuli.
When enchanting an item, one enchantment will now appear in the tooltip when selecting an enchantment (e.g Looting III?...).
Levels are hard to obtain again (like pre-1.3 settings.)
Level 5 enchants (Sharpness, Power, Smite & Bane of Arthropods) can be applied without the use of an anvil.
Villager trading was revamped, causing clerics to no longer enchant items, while black apron villagers will trade enchanted items.
14w04a Looting now gives a 1 percentage point increase per level to the chance of getting rare drops.
14w25a Added a new enchantment for boots: Depth Strider.
1.9 15w36a Reduced benefits for Sharpness and the protection enchantments.
15w42a Added Frost Walker and Mending enchantments.
When multiple pieces of Thorns armor are worn, one will now be chosen at random instead of always using the "bottommost" piece.
Enchantments with max 1 level will no longer display the level, e.g. "Infinity" rather than "Infinity I".
15w43a Frost Walker no longer works on flowing water.
15w43c Lure no longer affects loot.
15w44a Mending is available at lower enchantment levels.
15w47b Silk Touch may no longer be added to shears.
15w47c Silk Touch is no longer required to collect cobwebs.
15w49a Frost Walker now works when standing on transparent blocks.
15w51a Frost Walker no longer affects water blocks that do not have an air block above.
1.10 16w20a Mobs with frost walker boots will not take damage when walking on the new magma.
1.11 16w32a The block entity ID for the enchantment table is changed from EnchantTable to enchanting_table.
16w39a Added Curse of Binding and Curse of Vanishing.
1.11.1 16w50a Added a new enchantment for swords: Sweeping Edge.
Infinity and Mending are now mutually exclusive.
1.11.1 Anvils no longer allow enchanted books to apply to items, if no change in enchantments would take effect. This can occur if all enchantments on the book are incompatible with existing enchantments on the item – or if the enchanted book has no enchantments.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1 build 1 Added the enchanting system and enchantment tables.
Enchantment tables now emit a light level of 12.
Enchantment tables can now be crafted on the stonecutter
Added enchantment tables to the Creative mode inventory.
build 11 Enchanting tables are now craftable in the crafting table instead of the stonecutter.
Upcoming Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Added Mending and Frost Walker enchantments.
Console Edition
TU7 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added the enchanting system and enchanting tables.
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Added the Luck of the Sea, Lure and Depth Strider enchantments.
Enchanting now consumes Lapis Lazuli.
Enchanting has been rebalanced.
Enchanted Books can receive multiple enchants at once.
TU43 CU33 1.36 Patch 13 Added the Frost Walker and Mending enchantments.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/kwjnt/notch_twitter_its_an_enchantment_table/c2nsx1l
  2. https://twitter.com/notch/status/119799522170912768

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

Black-textured particles are "fired" into the bookshelves, which later emit the corresponding particle to the enchantment table. (Visible on the red book on the top-left bookshelf, and above the green book on the bottom-left bookshelf, and in the animation farther up the page as a brief flicker).
  • The enchantment table actually produces the particles emitted from the bookshelves. These particles originate inside the Enchantment table and are relocated to the bookshelf almost immediately, but travel slow enough to be briefly visible. The particle that enters and leaves the bookshelf is always the same "letter", but the ones traveling into the bookshelves are black.
  • Enchantment tables are mostly made of obsidian, and thus have a blast resistance of 6,000 and cannot be destroyed by TNT.
  • Enchanting tables are midway between slabs and full blocks height-wise, so they could be potentially used as a TNT cannon's range-amplifier instead of slabs or trapdoors
  • When you place a light block (such as glowstone or a lit redstone lamp) and place an enchantment table on it, the light stays.
  • When the player is invisible, the enchantment table can still "see" the player and open up.
  • On the enchantment screen, captions in the Standard Galactic Alphabet includes several in-jokes:
    • On October 1, 2011, Notch tweeted an image of the enchantment screen, with enchantments .[1] The first enchantment translates into "Well Played Internets You Are Good", the second translated into "These Names Will Be Random And Confusing", and the third translates to "Each Spell Costs Experience Levels".
    • Three of the possible words for enchantments are "the elder scrolls," likely a joke at Bethesda, creator of "The Elder Scrolls" series and whose parent company, Zenimax, attempted to sue Mojang for the name of their game Scrolls.
    • The words "klaatu berata niktu" are a (misspelled) reference to "Klaatu barada nikto", a phrase that originates from the 1951 movie The Day the Earth Stood Still and has been since used as a reference in many other movies, cartoons and games.
    • Similarly, "Xyzzy" is a magic spell in the game "Colossal Cave Adventure" and has been used in several other games as an Easter Egg or cheat code.
    • The word "embiggen" is a fictional word coined by The Simpsons quote: "A Noble Spirit Embiggens the Smallest Man".

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://twitter.com/notch/status/120207632228298753