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Arrows shot from a Piercing crossbow can pass through the number of entities equal to the enchantment level (for a total of
level+1 entities damaged). The shot arrows can still be retrieved after piercing a mob, allowing for infinite use of all arrow types, including spectral and tipped arrows. Piercing ignores shields even when they are blocking.
Piercing has no effect on firework rockets fired from a crossbow.
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Namespaced ID|
|Enchanter||Enchant an item at an Enchanting Table||Diamonds!||—|
|Two Birds, One Arrow||Kill two Phantoms with a piercing arrow||Ol' Betsy||Use a crossbow enchanted with Piercing to kill two phantoms.|
|Arbalistic||Kill five unique mobs with one crossbow shot||Ol' Betsy||Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it.|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Minecon 2018||Announced the Piercing enchantment as the "SUPER SECRET ENCHANTMENT".|
|1.14||18w43a||Added Piercing enchantment.|
|1.8.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Added Piercing enchantment.|