Piercing

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Piercing
Maximum level

IV

Primary items

Secondary items

None

Enchantment weight

30

Incompatible with

Multishot

Namespaced ID
piercing
Numeric ID

34

Piercing is an enchantment applied to a crossbow.

Usage[edit]

Arrows shot from a Piercing crossbow can pass through level + 1 entities. 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.

Incompatibilities[edit]

Piercing and Multishot are mutually exclusive. However, if combined using commands, both enchantments function as normal.

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.1418w07aAdded Piercing enchantment.
Bedrock Edition
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.10Added Piercing enchantment.