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Quick Charge

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Quick Charge
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Quick Charge is an enchantment for quickly reloading a crossbow.


Quick Charge reduces the time to load a crossbow with either an arrow or a firework rocket.

Loading time decreases by 0.25 seconds with each higher enchantment level up to a maximum of 0.75 seconds (I-III).

With Quick Charge III, the reload time for a crossbow is comparable to a bow.

If commands are used to increase the enchantment level to level 5,‌[Java Edition only] the crossbow loads instantly when used. Beyond level 5‌[Java Edition only] or 4,‌[Bedrock Edition only] the crossbow does not load at all.

Quick Charge I and Quick Charge II can be acquired using an enchanting table and by fishing. Quick Charge III can be acquired through an anvil by merging two crossbows/books that both have Quick Charge II on them, by trading it with a librarian villager, or finding it in a chest in an abandoned mineshaft or desert pyramid.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Quick Chargequick_charge enchantment.minecraft.quick_charge

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Quick Chargequick_charge 35enchantment.crossbowQuickCharge


Java Edition
1.1418w43aAdded the Quick Charge enchantment.
Bedrock Edition
1.8.0beta the Quick Charge enchantment.


Issues relating to "Quick Charge" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Quick Charge if granted in a crossbow through command with the level higher than V (VI and above) make the charge time of the crossbow become a negative value. When charging, the value will decrease continuously until it extend over the INT_MIN limit and return back to the original value. Because of that reason, it costs approximately 69,4 years in real life to charge a Quick Charge VI crossbow.