Protection

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Protection
Maximum level

IV

Primary items

Secondary items

None

Enchantment weight

10

Incompatible with

Blast Protection, Fire Protection, Projectile Protection

Namespaced ID
protection
Numeric ID

0

Protection is an enchantment applied to armor that increases the armor's damage reduction.

Usage[edit]

Protection has no effect on damage from the Void, the /kill command, or hunger. In Bedrock Edition, protection does not reduce damage from status effects like poison.

The formula for damage reduction is (4 × level)% for each armor point. The highest level (full Protection IV) absorbs +16% (4 × 4%) of damage. Theoretically at level 25 no damage is possible (because it would transcend 100%), but because the damage to be absorbed is capped at 80%, the maximum effective level would be 20.

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

Incompatibilities[edit]

Protection, Blast Protection, Fire Protection, and Projectile Protection are mutually exclusive. However, if commands are used to have two or more of these enchantments on the same item, the effects stack.

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Added Protection.
1.9?Protection enchantments have been nerfed; their bonuses are now linear instead of quadratic.
1.1419w02aProtection enchantments are no longer mutually exclusive.
1.14.3Pre-Release 3Protection enchantments are now once again mutually exclusive.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Added Protection.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Added Protection.