Turtle Shell

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Turtle Shell
Turtle Shell.png

Type

Wearable items

Durability

276

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

No

First appearances

See History

Name

turtle_helmet

Turtle shells, referred to as turtle helmets in the game’s code, are items that are used for brewing or as a helmet to give the player the Water Breathing status effect.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Scute











Usage[edit]

Like helmets, turtle shells can be placed in the top armor slot of a player's inventory for activation.

Equipping[edit]

A player wearing a turtle shell. You can see the Water Breathing particles around the player.

If a player is wearing a turtle shell in their helmet slot while out of water or in a bubble column, they will receive Water Breathing for 10 seconds. This effect won't start counting down until the player goes underwater. This essentially gives the player 10 extra seconds of breath underwater.

Equipping a turtle shell will also provide the player with 2 (Armor.svg) defense points, which is the same amount of defense that golden, chain, and iron helmets offer (however, diamond helmets offer 3 (Armor.svgHalf Armor.svg)). This means that for damage done to the player while wearing a turtle shell, 8% of the damage will be absorbed by the turtle shell.

Turtle shells have 276 durability, which is more than any type of armor except for diamond.

Brewing ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Potion of the Turtle Master Turtle Shell +
Awkward Potion







Repairing[edit]

Turtle shells can be repaired with scutes using an anvil.

Enchantments[edit]

The Turtle Shell is capable of being enchanted with the following enchantments:

  1. a b c d Fire Protection, Blast Protection, Projectile Protection and Protection are mutually exclusive
  2. a b c d Only available using enchanted books and an anvil

History[edit]

Official release
1.13 18w07a Added turtle shells.
18w16a Water Breathing from turtle shells will no now longer show particles.
Bedrock Edition
1.5 beta 1.5.0.4 Added turtle shells.
Legacy Console Edition
TU69 1.76 Patch 38 Added turtle shells.

Issues[edit]

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