Bane of Arthropods

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Bane of Arthropods
Maximum level

V

Primary items

Secondary items

Enchantment weight

5

Incompatible with

Sharpness, Smite

Namespaced ID
bane_of_arthropods
Numeric ID

11

Bane of Arthropods is a weapon enchantment that increases damage to "arthropod" mobs (spiders, cave spiders, bees[upcoming: JE 1.15 & BE 1.14.0], silverfish, and endermites).

Usage[edit]

Each level on a sword or axe adds 2.5♥♥ extra damage to each hit on arthropods only.

The enchantment also inflicts Slowness IV on an arthropod when hit, with a random duration between 1 and 1.5 seconds at level I, increasing the maximum duration by 0.5 seconds each level, up to 3.5 seconds with Bane of Arthropods V.

Damage per hit[edit]

These tables detail how much damage is done per attack based on the level of enchantment used, assuming the target is not wearing armor and the attack is fully charged.‌[Java Edition only] Critical damage is in parenthesis.

For reference, spiders have 16 health, so even a wooden sword with Bane of Arthropods V is able to one-hit kill any arthropod with a fully charged attack, making up for the enchantment's specialization. Axes can oneshot even at lower levels.

Java Edition[edit]

Swords
Weapon Base damage BoA I BoA II BoA III BoA IV BoA V
Wooden sword 4 (6) 6.5 (8.5) 9 (11) 11.5 (13.5) 14 (16) 16.5 (18.5)
Gold sword 4 (6) 6.5 (8.5) 9 (11) 11.5 (13.5) 14 (16) 16.5 (18.5)
Stone sword 5 (7) 7.5 (9.5) 10 (12) 12.5 (14.5) 15 (17) 17.5 (19.5)
Iron sword 6 (9) 8.5 (11.5) 11 (14) 13.5 (16.5) 16 (19) 18.5 (21.5)
Diamond sword 7 (10) 9.5 (12.5) 12 (15) 14.5 (17.5) 17 (20) 19.5 (22.5)
Axes
Weapon Base damage BoA I BoA II BoA III BoA IV BoA V
Wooden axe 7 (10) 9.5 (12.5) 12 (15) 14.5 (17.5) 17 (20) 19.5 (22.5)
Gold axe 7 (10) 9.5 (12.5) 12 (15) 14.5 (17.5) 17 (20) 19.5 (22.5)
Stone axe 7 (10) 9.5 (12.5) 12 (15) 14.5 (17.5) 17 (20) 19.5 (22.5)
Iron axe 9 (13) 11.5 (15.5) 14 (18) 16.5 (20.5) 19 (23) 21.5 (25.5)
Diamond axe 9 (13) 11.5 (15.5) 14 (18) 16.5 (20.5) 19 (23) 21.5 (25.5)

Legacy Console and Bedrock editions[edit]

Swords
Weapon Base damage BoA I BoA II BoA III BoA IV BoA V
Wooden sword 5 (7) 7.5 (9.5) 10 (12) 12.5 (14.5) 15 (17) 17.5 (19.5)
Gold sword 5 (7) 7.5 (9.5) 10 (12) 12.5 (14.5) 15 (17) 17.5 (19.5)
Stone sword 6 (9) 8.5 (11.5) 11 (14) 13.5 (16.5) 16 (19) 18.5 (21.5)
Iron sword 7 (10) 9.5 (12.5) 12 (15) 14.5 (17.5) 17 (20) 19.5 (22.5)
Diamond sword 8 (12) 10.5 (14.5) 13 (17) 15.5 (19.5) 18 (22) 20.5 (24.5)
Axes
Weapon Base damage BoA I BoA II BoA III BoA IV BoA V
Wooden axe 4 (6) 6.5 (8.5) 9 (11) 11.5 (13.5) 14 (16) 16.5 (18.5)
Gold axe 4 (6) 6.5 (8.5) 9 (11) 11.5 (13.5) 14 (16) 16.5 (18.5)
Stone axe 5 (7) 7.5 (9.5) 10 (12) 12.5 (14.5) 15 (17) 17.5 (19.5)
Iron axe 6 (9) 8.5 (11.5) 11 (14) 13.5 (16.5) 16 (19) 18.5 (21.5)
Diamond axe 7 (10) 9.5 (12.5) 12 (15) 14.5 (17.5) 17 (20) 19.5 (22.5)

Incompatibilities[edit]

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

History[edit]

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Upcoming Java Edition
1.1519w36aBees are now affected by the Bane of Arthropods enchantment.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Added the Bane of Arthropods enchantment.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Added endermites, which are affected by the Bane of Arthropods enchantment.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.14.0beta 1.14.0.1Added bees, which are affected by the Bane of Arthropods enchantment.