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This article is about the enchantment. For repairing items via grindstones or crafting, see Item Repair. For repair via anvils, see Anvil.

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


  • Any items in the player's main hand, off hand, or armor slots that are not at full durability will be repaired by experience orbs collected from any source. The rate of repair is two durability per point of experience contained in the orb.[verify]
  • 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.
    • Mending will ignore items that are already fully repaired. For example, if the player has a fully repaired helmet and a damaged chestplate, leggings, and boots, only the latter 3 are considered in the random chance to be repaired.[more information needed]
  • If no equipped items enchanted with Mending need to be repaired, the experience is added to the player's total experience gauge as normal.


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.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.100beta now repairs only items that are damaged instead of picking items at random.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU33 1.36 Patch 131.0.1Added Mending.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Added Mending.
Education Edition
1.0.18Added Mending.


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