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Incompatible with

Bane of Arthropods, Smite

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Sharpness is an enchantment applied to a sword or axe that increases melee damage.


In Java and Legacy Console editions, Sharpness adds 1♥ extra damage for the first level, and 0.5 damage for each additional level.

In Bedrock Edition, Sharpness adds 1.25 damage for each level.

An anvil is required to apply Sharpness V to wooden, stone, iron, and diamond tools. Golden tools and books can get Sharpness V through enchanting.

Sharpness extra damage
Edition I II III IV V
In Java and Legacy Console editions 1♥ 1.5♥ 2♥ 2.5♥♥ 3♥♥
In Bedrock Edition 1.25♥ 2.5♥♥ 3.75♥♥ 5♥♥♥ 6.25♥♥♥♥


Sharpness, Smite, and Bane of Arthropods are mutually exclusive. However, if commands are used to have two or more of these enchantments on the same item, their effects will stack.‌[Java Edition only]