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Riptide is an enchantment to a trident, 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, or during snowy weather in certain biomes,[note 1] or during rainy weather. In those situations, a thrown trident launches the player with it. Higher levels allow for traveling greater distances. Players can also reach higher heights by throwing a Riptide trident straight upwards.

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], but colliding with a mob to damage it consumes 1 durability regardless of version. This means that a collision on Java Edition will damage the trident twice.

A thrown trident can hit multiple targets,‌[Bedrock Edition only] but 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).


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance

Trident zooms item.trident.riptide_1
subtitles.item.trident.riptide ? ? ? 16


Java Edition
1.1318w07aRiptide is added alongside the addition of tridents.
18w14aRiptide is now 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 now 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.


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