|— Duncan Geere|
|Damaged Turtle Shell||The durability of the two turtle shells is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.|
If a player is wearing a turtle shell in their helmet slot while out of water or in a bubble column, they receive the Water Breathing status effect for 10 seconds. In Bedrock Edition, Water Breathing is only given while in air, not in bubble columns. This effect starts counting down when the player goes underwater, effectively gives the player 10 extra seconds of breath underwater for a total of 25 seconds. Combined with the Respiration enchantment, this time can be increased to 70 seconds.
Equipping with a turtle shell also provides the player with 2 () defense points, the same amount of defense that golden, chain, and iron helmets offer. This means that for damage done to the player while wearing a turtle shell, 8% of the damage is absorbed by the turtle shell.
Turtle shells have 276 durability, which is more than any type of armor except for diamond.
|Potion of the Turtle Master||Turtle Shell +
The Turtle Shell is capable of being enchanted with the following enchantments:
- Blast Protection[note 1]
- Fire Protection[note 1]
- Projectile Protection[note 1]
- Protection[note 1]
- Aqua Affinity
- Thorns[note 2]
- Curse of Binding[note 2]
- Curse of Vanishing[note 2]
- Mending[note 2]
|1.13||18w07a||Added turtle shells.|
|18w16a||Water Breathing from turtle shells no longer show particles.|
|1.5.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Added turtle shells.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU69||1.76||Patch 38||Added turtle shells.|
- "Taking Inventory: Turtle Shell" by Duncan Geere. Minecraft.net, October 26, 2018