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. 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 will deal throwing damage.
Using Riptide does not reduce the durability of the trident unless the trident hits an entity.
- Riptide tridents will not work in biomes where it snows at all altitudes, see