Curse of Binding
An item with Curse of Binding cannot be removed from any armor slot unless the player is in Creative mode, the player dies, or the item breaks. For items without durability, the player must die to remove the item, making removal in Hardcore mode impossible.
A player cannot remove the enchantment using a grindstone; instead, the item returns to the player still cursed. However, the curse can be removed by combining it with another item in a crafting grid.[until JE 1.16]
keepInventory gamerule is set to
true, the player keeps the cursed item even after death. Only breaking the item removes it.
If a player applies the enchantment to a carved pumpkin and wears it, the player becomes unable to remove the carved pumpkin by breaking the item. If gamerule keepInventory is set to true, it becomes impossible for the player to remove the carved pumpkin without cheating in-game. This can be used to troll players, as the pumpkin overlay on the screen makes the game difficult to play (it works the same for dragon heads). Because pumpkins have no durability, they are the most effective item to use this curse on. However, most players would not deliberately equip a cursed pumpkin, although a dispenser can be used to forcibly equip it onto a player.
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Curse of Binding|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Curse of Binding|
|1.11||16w39a||Added Curse of Binding.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.16||20w06a||Curse of Binding can no longer be removed by combining it with another item in a crafting interface.|
|1.2.0||?||Added Curse of Binding.|
|Curse of Binding is obtainable only via trading with librarian villagers.|
|1.4.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Enchanted books with Curse of Binding are no longer obtainable from trading with librarian villagers.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.16.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Curse of Binding has been implemented.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU54||CU44||1.52||Patch 24||1.0.4||Added Curse of Binding.|