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Mending is an enchantment which restores durability of an item using experience.


  • When a damaged item with this enchantment is equipped (in the main or secondary hand, or on the armor slots for armor pieces), the collected XP orbs will repair the item at a rate of 2 durability points per XP orb, instead of being added to the player's total experience gauge.
  • If multiple equipped items have the enchantment and need to be repaired, one is randomly selected for each XP orb collected. (No item or location has priority for repair).
  • If no equipped items need to be repaired, the experience is added to the player's total experience gauge as normal.
  • Experience gained by fishing with a fishing rod.
  • Experience earned from removing a smelted item from a furnace.
  • Experience collected from killing a mob. An XP farm can be used to restore any damaged item that is enchanted by Mending.


Mending counts as a treasure enchantment; it can be obtained from chest loot, fishing, raids or trading. It cannot be obtained from an enchanting table.


Mending and Infinity are mutually exclusive, meaning that only one enchantment can be granted on a given item in a survival based world. However, if combined using commands, both enchantments function as normal.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Mendingmending enchantment.minecraft.mending

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Mendingmending 26enchantment.mending


Java Edition
1.915w42aAdded Mending.
15w44aMending is now available at lower enchantment levels.
1.11.116w50aInfinity and Mending are now mutually exclusive.
1.1620w06aMending now repairs only items that are damaged instead of picking items at random.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha Mending.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU331.36Patch 131.0.1Added Mending.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Added Mending.
Education Edition
1.0.18Added Mending.


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