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

Name 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, poison, or hunger.

The formula for damage reduction is (4 × level)%, meaning for every additional level another 4% of damage is absorbed. The highest level (Protection IV) will absorb 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 efficient 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.[until 1.14] However, if commands are used to have two or more of these enchantments on the same item, the effects will stack.