Frost Walker

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Frost Walker
Maximum level


Primary items


Secondary items

Enchantment weight


Incompatible with

Depth Strider

Frost Walker is an enchantment to boots that creates frosted ice blocks when walking over water, and causes the wearer to be immune to damage from certain blocks.


If moving on ground (not falling, jumping, or flying), any still water blocks with air above within a radius of 2 + level around the block being moved to transforms into frosted ice. The water blocks must also be on the same level as the block being moved to in order to become ice.

Continuous motion is required for ice to remain when light levels would otherwise cause it to melt. When a player stops walking on the ice created by the enchantment, the ice gradually melts from around and under the player (at which point the player falls into the water). In addition, the ice created from Frost Walker lasts longer during the night because there is no sunlight to melt it.

Frost Walker also eliminates all damage from magma blocks and campfires.

If boots enchanted with Frost Walker are put on an armor stand that is pushed by a piston/slime or honey block onto water,[verify] Frost Walker works as normal on the armor stand.

Also, enchanted boots with Frost Walker can be applied on foxes when held.‌[BE only]

This is a treasure enchantment that can be obtained only from chest loot, fishing, raid drops, or trading for enchanted books.


Depth Strider and Frost Walker are mutually exclusive. However, if combined using commands, both enchantments function as normal.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Frost Walkerfrost_walker enchantment.minecraft.frost_walker

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Frost Walkerfrost_walker 25enchantment.frostwalker


Java Edition
1.915w42aAdded Frost Walker.
15w43aFrost Walker no longer works on flowing water.
15w49aFrost Walker now works when standing on transparent blocks.
15w51aFrost Walker no longer affects water blocks that do not have an air block above.
?Frost Walker no longer behaves differently at very high levels.
1.1016w20aMobs with frost walker boots no longer take damage when walking on the new magma blocks.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha Frost Walker.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU33 1.36 Patch 131.0.1Added Frost Walker.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Added Frost Walker.


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