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.
|Sound||Subtitle||Namespaced ID||Subtitle ID||Source||Pitch||Volume||Attenuation distance|
|1.13||18w07a||Riptide is added alongside the addition of tridents.|
|18w14a||Riptide is now no longer compatible with Channeling or Loyalty.|
|1.4.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Added Riptide as part of Experimental Gameplay, able to be applied to the new tridents.|
|beta 126.96.36.199||Riptide 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|
|TU69||1.76||Patch 38||Riptide is added alongside the addition of tridents.|
- Riptide tridents do not work in biomes where it snows at all altitudes, see