Bane of Arthropods

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Bane of Arthropods
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Incompatible with

Sharpness, Smite

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


Each level separately 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.


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.