Sweeping Edge

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Sweeping Edge
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Sweeping Edge is a sword enchantment that increases sweep attack damage.


Sweeping Edge increases the damage that will be dealt to mobs for each hit from a sweep attack by 50%/67%/75% of the sword's attack damage for levels I/II/III.


The formula for sweep attack damage is: 1 + Attack_Damage * (Sweeping_Edge_Level / (Sweeping_Edge_Level + 1)), rounded down. Here, the Attack_Damage is the sword's damage after applying Sharpness, Smite, and Bane of Arthropods. For example, an iron sword enchanted only with Sweeping Edge I will deal 1 + 6 * (1 / (1 + 1)) = 4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg) damage to each mob hit with a sweep attack. A Diamond Sword enchanted with Sharpness V and Sweeping Edge III will deal 1 + 10 * (3 / (3 + 1)) = 8 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) sweep damage. Any sword without Sweeping Edge will deal 1 + Attack_Damage * (0 / (0 + 1)) = 1 (Half Heart.svg) sweep damage. Extra damage from Smite and Bane of Arthropods will be applied against undead mobs and arthropod mobs, respectively.

Higher levels than Sweeping Edge III (obtainable via the use of commands or third party editors) will be processed following the formula above and the sweep damage will cap beneath 100% of sword's attack damage.