Curse of Vanishing

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Curse of Vanishing
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Curse of Vanishing is an enchantment that causes the item to disappear on death.


Curse of Vanishing can be obtained only from chest loot, fishing, or trading for enchanted books.

In Bedrock Edition, this enchantment is available only via third-party software.[until BE 1.16.0]


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

The effect can be prevented by storing the affected items inside of a shulker box or setting the keepInventory gamerule to true.

Curse of Vanishing can not be removed from an item using a grindstone. However, the curse can be removed by combining it with another item in a crafting interface.(MC-158807) [until JE 1.16]

Data values[edit]

The data below should be constructed into an {{ID table}}.

| nameid = vanishing_curse | id = 28


Java Edition
1.1116w39aAdded Curse of Vanishing.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1620w14aCompasses can now be enchanted with Curse of Vanishing.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0?Added Curse of Vanishing.
Curse of Vanishing is obtainable only via trading with librarian villagers.
1.4.0beta books with Curse of Vanishing are now no longer obtainable from trading with librarians.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta of Vanishing has now been implemented.
Legacy Console Edition
TU54CU441.52Patch 241.0.4Added Curse of Vanishing.