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Loyalty, Channeling

Riptide is an enchantment exclusive to tridents, allowing the player to use the trident as a means of fast transportation.


Tridents enchanted with Riptide can be thrown only when a player stands in water, during snowy weather in certain biomes,[note 1] or during rainy weather. In those situations, a thrown trident launches the player with it. Players can reach greater heights by throwing a Riptide trident straight upward, and travel further distances by throwing it from a higher altitude.

The formula for the number of blocks the trident throws the user is (6 * level) + 3 when in rain, snow, or standing in water, and (4 * level) + 3 while underwater.

If the player collides with a mob or another player, the trident deals throwing damage, including critical damage if the player is falling. Throwing a Riptide trident consumes 1 durability‌[Java Edition only]. Colliding with a mob to deal damage consumes 1 durability regardless of version, which means a collision on Java Edition damages the trident twice.

A thrown Riptide-enchanted trident can hit multiple targets‌[Bedrock Edition only]. It behaves like a regular trident when thrown by a dispenser.


Riptide is mutually exclusive with Loyalty and Channeling (although Loyalty and Channeling may be combined with each other).


SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Trident zooms? ? item.trident.riptide_1subtitles.item.trident.riptide? ? 16
Trident zooms? ? item.trident.riptide_2subtitles.item.trident.riptide? ? 16
Trident zooms? ? item.trident.riptide_3subtitles.item.trident.riptide? ? 16

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Riptideriptide enchantment.minecraft.riptide

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Riptideriptide 30enchantment.tridentRiptide


Java Edition
1.1318w07aRiptide is added alongside the addition of tridents.
18w14aRiptide is no longer compatible with Channeling or Loyalty.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta Riptide as part of Experimental Gameplay, able to be applied to the new tridents.
beta has been fully implemented and is no longer part of Experimental Gameplay.
Tridents are now fully implemented and can now be enchanted with Riptide.
Legacy Console Edition
TU691.76Patch 38Riptide is added alongside the addition of tridents.


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


  1. Riptide tridents do not work in biomes where it snows at all altitudes, see MC-128169