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These features have appeared in development versions, but the full update containing these features has not been released yet.
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 2 () defense points. 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 +
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]
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.13||18w07a||Added turtle shells.|
|18w16a||Turtle Shells will no longer make you invulnerable.|
|Water Breathing from Turtle Shells will no longer show particles.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.5||beta 18.104.22.168||Added Turtle Shells.|