Curse of Vanishing

From Minecraft Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Curse of Vanishing
Maximum level


Primary items


Secondary items

Enchantment weight


Namespaced ID
Numeric ID


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.


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.

The enchantment does not work on Bedrock Edition, due to it not being properly implemented.

Curse of Vanishing can not be removed from an item using a grindstone.


Java Edition
1.1116w39aAdded Curse of Vanishing.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0?Added Curse of Vanishing, but it 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.
Legacy Console Edition
TU54CU441.52Patch 241.0.4Added Curse of Vanishing.