Projectile Protection

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Projectile Protection
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Incompatible with

Blast Protection, Fire Protection, Protection[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]

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Projectile Protection is an armor enchantment that reduces damage from projectiles.


Projectile Protection reduces damage from arrows or fire charges from ghasts and blazes.

The formula for damage reduction by projectiles is (8 x level)%, meaning for every additional level another 8% of the damage is absorbed. The highest level (Projectile Protection IV) will absorb 32% (4 x 8%) of the damage inflicted by any projectiles. Theoretically at level 13 and above no damage by projectiles are possible (because it would transcend 100%), but absorbed damage is capped at 80%.

Damage reduction from Protection, Fire Protection, Feather Falling, Blast Protection, and Projectile Protection stacks up to an upper limit cap (see Armor#Enchantments).


Protection, Blast Protection, Fire Protection, and Projectile Protection are mutually exclusive.‌[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only] However, if commands are used to have two or more of these enchantments on the same item, the effects will stack.