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Unbreaking is an enchantment that gives a chance for an item's durability not to be reduced when it is used, effectively increasing the item's durability.


For most items, there is a [100 ÷ (level+1)]% chance that using the item reduces durability. On average, tools last level+1 times as long.

For armor, {60 + [40 ÷ (level+1) ] }% chance a use reduces durability, meaning each durability hit against "unbreaking" armor has a 20%/27%/30% chance of being ignored. On average, armor lasts 25%/36%/43% longer.

When durability is reduced by multiple points, as when hooking a mob with fishing rods or getting blown up with TNT, Unbreaking is applied for each point of reduction.

Max level for Unbreaking is level III.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Unbreakingunbreaking enchantment.minecraft.unbreaking

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Unbreakingunbreaking 17enchantment.durability


Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Added Unbreaking.
1.4.612w50a The player can now add the Unbreaking enchantment to anything that has durability.
1.7.213w36aArmor can now receive unbreaking without the use of books.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Added Unbreaking.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Added Unbreaking.