Like helmets, turtle shells can be placed in the top armor slot of a player's inventory for activation.
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 () defense points, which is the same amount of defense that golden, chain, and iron helmets offer (however, diamond helmets offer 3 ()). 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.
|Potion of the Turtle Master||Turtle Shell +
Turtle shells can be repaired with scutes using an anvil.
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 will no now longer show particles.|
|1.5||beta 18.104.22.168||Added turtle shells.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU69||1.76||Patch 38||Added turtle shells.|