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 arrows 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!||Insert an item in an enchantment table, then apply an enchantment.|
|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 18.104.22.168||Added Piercing enchantment.|