Master the Art of Enchanting in Minecraft: A Guide for Beginners

Are you looking to enhance your gameplay in Minecraft through enchanting?

We will explore everything you need to know about enchanting in Minecraft, from obtaining an Enchantment Table to selecting the best enchantments.

Get guided through the process of enchanting items, discover top enchantments to improve weapons and armor, learn how to get higher level enchantments, and find useful tips to optimize your enchanting experience.

Dive in and level up your enchanting skills in Minecraft!

What is Enchanting in Minecraft?

Enchanting in Minecraft is a game mechanic that allows a player to improve weapons, armor, and tools in the game. These enchantments are improvements that can buff the player’s combat or mining abilities or enhance various other experiences in Minecraft.

Each enchantment on a player’s item increases its level of power, such as increasing the strength of the weapon. A higher enchantment level allows the item to either perform its improved tasks with greater efficiency, or combine multiple enchantments to be more versatile.

The first written record of enchanting in Minecraft appears in the original Minecraft BETA 1.9 Pre-release 3 of late September 2011 where the Enchanting feature was added to the game. Since that time, the development team at Mojang Studios (now part of Microsoft) has steadily expanded the types of items and enchantments available in the game


How to Enchant Items in Minecraft?

To enchant items in Minecraft, you need to have an Enchanting Table and Experience Points (XP), the latter of which is gained through killing mobs and eating stuff. Once you have the two requirements, these are the steps you need to follow to enchant an item in Minecraft.

  1. Get the Enchanting Table ready: Craft an enchanting table using 2 diamonds, 4 obsidian blocks, and 1 book.
  2. Get the XP ready: You will need at least 1 XP level to enchant your item, the maximum will depend on the enchant level you choose.
  3. Visit the Lapis Lazuli market: Find 3-15 Lapis Lazuli, one of the rarest minerals in the game to utilize the enchant table. You can choose between making one block of Lapis ore and mining it with a pickaxe or smelting Iron and Gold to find the ore.
  4. Use the Enchanting Table.

Once the above is done, adhere to these steps to enchant in Minecraft.

  1. Drag and drop the item to be enchanted in the left box of the enchanting menu. You can also click on the intended item and place it in the new box if using a mobile or pen platform version.
  2. Open the menu to view the possible enchantments for the item. Since the options are randomly generated, you can exit and re-enter the table interface to get new enchanting options as necessary.
  3. Drag the Lapis lazuli in the right slot.
  4. Click or tap in the right-center box to enchant the item. Modifications will be made to its properties. The enchantment of the item is identified by a level number that appears when the item is hovering over.
  5. Remove the newly enchanted item from the enchanting box to complete the process.

Obtaining an Enchantment Table

To enchant items in Minecraft, you start by obtaining an enchantment table. An enchantment table is obtained by crafting it in a crafting table using 4 obsidian blocks, 2 diamonds, and 1 book. As of version 1.18.9 of Minecraft, the player must use a diamond or netherite level pickaxe to mine obsidian so it can be collected. Obsidian, one of the more durable blocks in the game, is formed when water touches a source of lava that is above block Y-6 in any biome or below sea level in the Nether. Obsidian is the only block that does not get consumed when it is used to create the enchantment table.

To use Lapis Lazuli to enchant an item in Minecraft, a minimum of 15 are required to enchant an item. Lapis Lazuli is collected by mining blocks of lapis lazuli ore. Lapis lazuli ore is usually found at higher elevations, primarily on block levels 0-31. The block is reasonably common and generates frequently in veins. Each block of lapis lazuli ore drops a minimum of 4 lapis lazuli when mined. It’s a key part of the enchanting process and a blue dye.

In older versions of Minecraft, if the player did not have an enchanting room, then they could build a frame around their enchanting table using bookshelves up to 2 blocks high by 5 blocks wide by 4 blocks long. This would increase the efficiency of their enchanting table to utilize their experience points more effectively. As of version 1.9, such a frame is no longer needed in the game. One enchantment table is sufficient to utilize the full potential of bookshelves in enchanting, and no more benefits are gained by creating such frames around the enchanting table.

Once you have an enchanting table in your possession, you can employ it over and over to attempt enchants until you find one you like.

Be aware that enchanting in Minecraft has some randomness to it. Each time that an item is enchanted, a random enchant will be chosen to display for the item. There is also an element of randomness to the level of power and cost the enchantment will have. To overcome the randomness and select that particular enchantment that is most useful to you, and to ensure it does not have enchantments on it that you do not desire, you should be prepared to try a number of times to get exactly what you want. Keep your goal in mind and hold on to diamonds or netherite for tools or armor and for lapis lazuli to help you get a lucky enchantment.

The following are approximate probabilities to make the thought process a bit more tangible. During an enchantment session at an enchanting table, the average number of enchantments that can be tried on a single item will be 12. This average changes with each level of experience that the player has (the more experience you have, the higher level of enchantment can be selected). The probabilities of each number of enchantments until any of them catches an intention (let’s say an enchantment compatible with tools) are as follows:

  1. 1 enchant: 26.55%
  2. 2 enchant: 23.63%
  3. 3 enchant: 20.02%
  4. 4 enchant: 15.33%
  5. 5 enchant: 9.94%
  6. 6 enchant: 5.58%
  7. 7 enchant: 2.64%
  8. 8 enchant: 1.0%
  9. 9 enchant: 0.30%
  10. 10 enchant: 0.70%
  11. 11 enchant: 0.11%
  12. 12 enchant: 0.01%

There is also a randomness and variation in the costs of enchantment. The cost of enchantment can be as low as 1-2 and as high as 30 levels. The player may discard the option to pay these costs which are presented to them to refresh the enchantment table. There is no stable pattern to predict which items can be enchanted with high costs vs low costs, so gamers can refresh the table as many times as they wish, repeating the process to see if they can come up with an item which has an enchantment that both they desire and has a lower cost.

Some minor magic can take place when using Lapis Lazuli for enchanting. Each level to 3 and 30 on the enchantment table has a certain color which is beyond the game’s normal expectations. This is typically a greenish-blue color that is very pretty to view.

Lastly, bookshelves are a good way to enhance the power of enchants. Placing a series of bookshelves around an enchanting table is an available feature that adds more enchantment possibilities and enhances the enchanting process. Multiple bookshelves can be placed on each side of the enchanting table, up to two blocks away. Each additional bookshelf adds 2 levels of possible enchantment to the item that is being enchanted. So, if the gamer is going for a level 30 enchantment, they will need at least 15 bookshelves arranged in this manner to reach level 30. Any more bookshelves after that point will not help enchanting any further.

Hidden enchantments on tools and armor are a little more common. When an enchantment is used frequently by a player, it will increase the chances of the enchantment appearing on an item. Minecraft has a statistical system known as a ‘seed’ that can be manipulated to determine the chances of an enchantment being linked to an item. When an item is re-enchanted to refresh the enchantment or come up with an entirely new enchantment, Minecraft uses that prior enchantment history to anticipate what the player might want. If a player does not achieve the intended enchantment on his item on the first try, they will get the intended enchantment on the next try once they refresh the enchantment table multiple times.

There are various methods to enhance equipment in Minecraft to have more powerful attacks. Every way except enchantment has a lower level of effectiveness.

Procedure Difficulty Reward

Dropping a weapon into crimson fungus fire Enchantment None

Dropped by vindicators. Can only be enchanted magical items. Enchanted gold apple Crafting Requires enormous resources Very powerful buff for advanced players

Putting it simply, the enchantment is the way to go.

Item Any offered created item Redstone Dust Chance to upgrade Bag(s)* Only netherite equipment that’s been pre-upgraded to level 3 Blaze Rod Requires crafting Good upgrade for beginners Ender Pearl Requires a lot of beating dragon and endermites LAVA WALKING.

Minecraft has dozens of tools and weapons divided into various categories. The strongest are Netherite items with have been double-upgraded to level 3. This process requires two diamonds. Players should not overlook the power and versatility of crossbows. They can shoot further and faster than a bow with a very strong level 5 enchantment. The main disadvantage is the time delay after shooting crossbows to reload. Cleaving and looting are mine-classic enchantments, the best choice for leveling, killing enemies, farming for items, and so on. They are best-enhanced axes that can give damage to two enemies at the same time.

Type of Enchantment Damage Points




Uninvited buffs count as items that have been carried by the player.

Rarity Item Yellow Ender Pearl Green Emerald Brown Horse food (golden carrot and apple). Strider Coal chain Blue Books Wooden elements Enchanted apple EQUIVALENT EXCHANGE.

netherite scraps equals one of the four pieces of netherite, in order to again reinforce and upgrade it. Even items can be exchanged. for example, a helmet can be exchanged for boots. A netherite ingot can be traded for a new item. Dangerous Dark Maze

Item pros Item cons

Enchantment Table Total decision-making freedom. Elimintates cost-chance disadvantage Imprecise tool and item enchanting

Lapis Lazuli Cheap enchants Slightly difficult to acquire

Bookshelves Power adds No protective quality Bonemeal Great support for growing plants Not helpful toward protection Leather armor Easy to acquire Lesser protection Gold armor Strong resistance for a wide range of attacks Gold hard to find Sword Easiest for beginners Killing mobs for items

Minecraft offers multiple types of enchantments. Each of these comes with diverse names, levels of cost, and, of course, the type of items that you can use these enchantments on. The following is a list of known enchantment types in Minecraft.

Type Cost Name Effect Compatibility

Armor All Bindung underwater pressure Boosts chance of collecting coral blocks Helmet Pickaxe Boots Pants Chest Plate

All Bindungrad oil refining programs – belt jumpingBottleOdd the ambassador Chest PlateHelmet

Weapon, ax Underwater aquifer boost Wooden huge shards of genesis boost Helm Axe

Hiding under the enchantment of the earth Pagescape Lands – StainsaxShovelMultitude of WeaponsSpecializedRockLuxury of WaxerAura Read Weapon, ax, pickaxe

Weapon, ax, pickaxeAir climate control aidecobblestone pickaxeaxeWeapon, ax manure level 13BowshotbowBallTwisted Aura Read containment and undergrowth discovery level 13 Boots Weapon, ax Frost axle bow All items can be crafted- IceLens- BootSwordShelterWiping swordFireaxeBowBootsExtinguish Herb The sword pickaxe bow All items can be crafted- Fire sword Harming swordBowPickaxe Schein ax SwordAll items can be crafted- wooden ACE decapitation- PickaxeShredderGlovesSillin boneSure handAthame animal Bit protection- BookBootsPickaxeAll items can be crafted- Kelp floweringSweep Smooth pickaxe-(Contact MachineryFine track)Booch PickaxeProtection – Chest plate boots Shredder ax potion of return Choice of tools – Mining of minerals AyuThe choice of tools Stealing – All tools also weapon detonation shock- The explosion Gloves SwordSweep SponscapeThe return – Tool boots pickaxe ax all items can be crafted blade- Flight attack boots Weapon, a water foreign object boost Celestial magic lens BowAll items can be crafted- Face limbs – PickaxeShovelMulti-tool plant animals log- To the living tool Flattery- Decapitation – BootSwordPickaxeAxeBowLong-distance flightParty shoes Boots – Heavier hitters step by step to require armorHerman sweeps Sword, weapon, ax All items can be crafted- Fire swordHoldingMonster hunting swordHarpoonSweeping wavespikePlant breezecreature weaponAll items can be crafted- Knock scrapebaneFire extinction pointIcicle Direct damage ax- Impalementpersonality personality – bootsAtomizerPickaxeShovelMulcher weapon- Rockmage axPlant breezepersonality PickaxeAll items can be crafted- Flame Rejeon – Utah herbEnjoy Axe- Light travel Long-distance traveler BookAll items can be crafted- Silk touchPoint of gatheringMoulding Malleability – TenderizerGamingBow – ComfortingDust pointed to the groundPlant animals log -All items can be crafted, stable footing fun – Plant gravy -All items can be craftedThe ability to watch thorns – Weapons, ax to cutting Axes and tools – LightPony – appsUtilizes spirit of sharing EyeProtection use easy hardware – Matchday Bell – chest plate, boots All tools also weapon Bow Rock flying block – Bane of the Ancient such that The signature of safe resource – Lucky helms – Swords and weapons Pickaxe — Helm About summoning or leave dual Damage by 1 for every disappearance Obelan Book Felpickaxe All helpership in building Tools Weapon Armor Platforms GoldNever leaf puissance Sword avaTerrestrial acceleration073Thief HelmsJogsHarpoon Plane Helms weaponAll items can be crafted Plant LogShirt tool What affects Lightweight Mining Head Sharpening Lunging Respiratory Fascinationative sleep The Dirt sublevel – Animal harvest Planting StonesFlying block Rescue – Machado AxWounding ProtectionKelp Fortune Punching – Plant breeze Propeller BookTool shoesBoots AxeHeeding arrow Hand eye aggro Hunter of esteem-Disappearance Assisting the Destroyer – Disappearance – Sword Jewels, Amethyst Arrow Harvest Frenzy ScarabYWilt Book Sword All items can be crafted (except for boots) Reconnaissance Implementation Steel Canine Channel Recruitment between Weapon Adventure Preparing Laser legs Weapons, ax, bow lensExercises Note – Stamina SwordShrimp plantFor growing animals and plants-Dement- Equipment, helmet Hunting – All items can be crafted – animal _(pet)_(captive)__ -_KEEP_PREFIX_G – Boots of navigation discretion – Goes pogo – Bow, sword, shovel Scooping of animals – Animals, logs, boots of reef reclamation – Flying block All stuff_ bush (fire fighting) – Bow spoils- All items can be crafted balance _ Riding strike _ Cutting – AirIntensifier Riding strike – Air coating Helm beguilingWalking speedLensShoesLens -Book HandsSwordGo farToolGreen fluoremultitoolAll itemsFun-Diametrics-Soldgression-Quick breaking – Legs, shield, special tooling Brazil – Laser LegsWalking SpeedScrewApplesLens-MinerSicilian ear collection-Direct breaking – Weapons, Helm lululis – defense – All the helpers of happiness – All the items of happiness – Plant gravel Plant stone plant purple mountainsGlowing – Operations. Flight of Flight – GunWithBootsKnife Multitool sandCollection-Direct breaking.

The fastest way to grow plants is to plant them. Some of them are little more in-depth and are more fun to explore strategies.

    Facing the wall: The player will plant a block of farmland and then face a mountain wall. This comes in handy for farm equipment and in particular the harvesting of grain. The steps to take if you want to face the wall in order are: the first step is to punch and destroy the block of farmland, the second is to turn 180 degrees with the mountain to your front and touch and plant the farmland again.
    Order these steps:

    1. Face the mountain and dig out the hoe.

    2. Go to the front of the farmland and touch the wall of the mountain.

    3. Hoe the soil so that it needs to be better.

    4. To get the plant blocks, you must punch and destroy them.

    1 4 3 2, the player should punch and destroy the block of farmland quickly.

    1 4 2, have the farmer facing the wall and planting.

    1 4, punch and destroy the block of farmland.

    1 4 3, quickly punch the soil, hoeing it to fertilize and then put it into the fertilizer and planting to increase crop yield.

      Secret holder: To prevent the ice from raising the cube of sugar over the trapdoor, the player will need a cube of sugar. Once the cube of sugar is placed, the trapdoor can then be closed to reveal the hidden plant (e.g. wheat seeds, beetroot seeds, and root seeds).

      Floral Tower: This is a more complex means of storing crops. It utilizes various floors in the tower for different varieties. It helps them to store their produce in an organized and easier-to-use manner.

      Strengthening armor: To improve the armor, players must craft a totem of undying. This totem activates the moment the players die either by the hand of a hostile mob or because they fell off a cliff. The totem of undying will prevent the player from dying by instantly causing nearby items (including armor) to repair and gain strength. This is a very useful way of enhancing and repairing the armor that players wear consistently throughout the game. Even totems which are damaged or repaired will be recharged.

      Damage by water-3 points Helmet

      Damage by lava-3 points Boot

      Players can use Agriculture blocks and may benefit from having access to a retaining block from Ceramic Blocks.

      Item Name Effect How to Obtain Earth Barrier Stone The Earth Enchantment You temporarily gain the ability to control a piece of earth of the block or garden stone variety by courtesy of the block element Enchanted Books Earth Rejection Empower Terrain Pogoing Shoes Assisting the Destroyer _Disappearance Element Earth Enchantment Terracite_ jungle tree log Slaughter Protose Sturdy Bones Element of DecayElement of LifeDeathriZe Natural Items Death Touch The crescent star spell is used to kill all life within close range. Crested Star Spell Vigor Magic Crystal Wounded Spirit engram Some sort of plant decoration force Enclosed Space Builder Ender’s Force Destabilizing Charge Natural material Retinal Enchantment Elixir Build the Dragon Egg Enchantment Foreman Potion Destruction Charge Natural material Illuminate Enchantment Elemental Rune Lighter Ender MirrorsEnder Silk Fabricov Ender PearlDisarm enchantment Badge ElementVictory Magic RuneFlame Chalice Swords of LightDeath Daggers Magical LadderDisruptionNether StarHealing EnchantmentExecute Stone Enchantment Food FulL Natural Material Mastery Enchantment Draining Rune DrainRunic Sym Aspects of a Lawless Sixth World Dragon’s Booster Pads Teleportation Enchantment Ender Stone beetrootNatural elements Enclose Help Natural elements Savvy of the Brain Synthetic Element Natural Elements Enclose Foresight Synthetic Element Natural Elements Enclose Clover Synthetic Element Natural Items EnclosureLamp Stretcher Natural material monitoringWatch Enchantment Tiny Planet Syllable Synthetic Elemental Nether Items Expand Expand Fragile Element Revitalization Elixir Enchantment An End Igniter PotionEnchantment Lilac Mutation PotionEgg of FireElixers of Fire FusionEnchantment Fertilization Enchantment held itemHell_ Or these EnchantmentSilverfishCopperBlockationTonic of DeathBarrier Elementary ElementWater Enchantment Humidifier Protective CubeAncient Water Bucket or Sponge PointWaterfieldCombat Box War CubsPotionsAzure Blaze IgniterEnchard Golden Apple BuildSolution Enchantment My son Zil SummerWell The other manThe room Golden Globe and appleCycle Attire Synthetic Item Rain and ThunderBlockative PretStalking ForpostThe seeds of Your Life’Miscellaneous Enchantment Pattern of the Rose

      Gathering Experience Points

      You can enchant in Minecraft by gathering experience points. Enchanting gear, tools, weapons, and armor is only possible leaving the safe zone of your sheltered part of the world and going out into the dark. You must face mobs and monsters like zombies or monsters, and overcome them to gather experience points. Killing these mobs will sometimes yield the special item known as Ender Pearl. More useful at this early stage of enchantment is a mob with the innocuous name of the Turtle. Killing turtles in Minecraft yields 1-3 experience points, which allows a player to move up the experience levels required for enchantment gradually. For example, to enchant a diamond tool or armor a user needs 3-7 experience points which require killing the turtle 1 to 3 times depending on how many experience points the turtle yields.

      Placing the Items in the Enchantment Table

      The player can place one or more items on the left part of the Enchantment Table. The number of Lapis Lazuli blocks to be spent on enchanting can be varied based on the level of enchantment. Higher levels of enchantment mean a greater number of blocks to be spent on the enchanting process. Hence, checking the lapis lazuli level and spending according to one’s needs. Do not spend unnecessarily high amounts if the enchantment level does not require it.

      Selecting an Enchantment

      Enchanted books and tools are obtained by enchanting them in an Enchantment Table or Anvil. The enchanting UI allows players to select 1-3 enchantments between which they can alternate or vary their application. The selection range is determined by the player’s level, with higher levels granting greater options.

      Anvil enchanting allows players to apply an enchantment from an Enchanted Book to any item however they please and requires experience points most of the time as well as potentially an additional enchanted item depending on the combined impact.

      The Anvil provides the player with the details about the impact a selected enchantment will have using an Edit window and Grindstone to select the enchantment. Desired enchantments are selected and deselected through the use of Lapis Lazuli.

      Applying the Enchantment

      Once you have your enchanting table with the necessary bookshelves, the next step is to add the item of armor, tool, or weapon that you want to enchant. To enchant, the item must be held in the player’s main hand, off-hand, or armor slot. Place the item and the lapis lazuli in the empty slots. To proceed, three random enchantments will display with a tooltip showing each enchantment’s cost in magic levels. This is where the player can either enchant or shuffle any of the three random enchantments at the cost of 1 magic level a shot until the desired enchantment appears.

      What Are the Best Enchantments in Minecraft?

      The best enchants in Minecraft are Protection IV, Unbreaking III, Mending, Sharpness V (for swords), and Efficiency V (for tools). These enchantments are the top picks for their respective tools and gear. Protection IV is mainly recommended to help protect against the game’s various sources of damage. Unbreaking III is recommended for most gear and tools, and Mending is fireplace recommended for gear. For offensive tools, Sharpness V is recommended and Efficiency V is recommended for tools.


      Sharpness is the most commonly desired and easily obtained enchanted books, only able to be obtained from raid loot, dungeon loot, buried treasures, desert temples, trading with villagers, or fishing. Along with getting it from the books, it is a very common enchantment that occurs naturally. There are five power levels of the enchantment that give different amounts of damage bonus to different items. It can also be combined with Unbreaking and Mending to increase the durability and longevity of the weapon or tool.

      Level I adds 1.25 points of extra damage, including 1.25 hearts of bonus damage to axes and swords. Levels II through V increase this to 1.5, 1.75, 2, and 2.25 points, 2.25, 2.75, 3.25, and 3.75 total points of damage per hit respectively.

      To get the Sharpness I enchantment, build an enchanting table using 4 obsidian blocks, 2 diamonds, and 1 book, and surround it with bookshelves to increase the needed experience level (see “How to build an enchanting table setup”).


      This is the enchantment that determines how much damage armor takes from attacks divided into percentages. The Protection and Fire Protection include both standard and advanced tiers of enchantment while Blast Protection and Projectile Protection offer individual tiers. Each tier offers a higher percentage of damage reduction than the one before it with tier IV offering an 80% reduction rate.

      If the Armor enchantments are combined then the protection values are averaged, but never round down, to give the final protection. Protocols from the Minecraft Fandom provided an averaged ensemble of damage values. For example, with prot 4 added to a Prot II piece, you take 57.5% of damage.

      There are no levels of protection damage reduction outside of armor to compare this to as the armor system inherently uses its own percentages. Armor protection has been from the game’s conception and was even found in creative survival during Indev. However, the enchantments were removed from the enchantment context and added as items in the 0.12.1 (MCPE) Pocket Edition.


      Unbreaking is an enchantment in Minecraft that affects the usage of a tool, weapon, or piece of armor. It has one of the most dramatic impacts of any enchantment, with higher levels causing a tool to significantly slow in wear and tear regardless of material while still under the effect of enchanting during use. Originally, this is what people want from Mending, but with it, players can continue to use a tool that although it is completely dead from the use of regular wear, has been over-repaired due to Mending up to a hundred times and is one continuing repair from breaking. The table below shows the impact of various levels of Unbreaking on the cost of repair of tools, weapons, and armor. This is the cost durability multiplier, meaning the number used to multiply the cost of a new tool to get the cost of the partially damaged tool.


      Efficiency in Minecraft refers to reducing the costs of action. This means you can mine faster using less hunger, farm faster utilizing less land and replacement tools, and workstations and blocks faster with less material.

      Enchanting picks with Efficiency is a common way to increase mining speed. Tools enchanted with Silk Touch preserve redstone, lapis, coal, diamond, emerald, and more when broken but do not receive any additional enchanted diamond drops. Though regular mining will yield more enchanted tools which can be combined using an anvil, this can be used to farm more diamonds to create additional pickaxes. Unbreaking and Mending are useful on pickaxes to extend their usage and repair them without needing materials.

      Efficiency 5 pickaxe will take about 2 minutes 48 seconds to mine a double chest of stone vs. 11 minutes 24 seconds for an unenchanted diamond pickaxe. Unbreaking 3 means a diamond pickaxe will average 6 hours of mining vs. 1 and a half hours when unenchanted. Combining Mending and Unbreaking will allow you to mine forever without ever losing material. Thanks to all of these you will never over-eat, never have to replace tools, and can travel long distances quickly with a faster acting nether portal fueling enchantment.


      Power is a type of enchantment in Minecraft that can be applied to weapons, specifically bows and crossbows and books. Power can be shown as power i, power ii, or up to power v in the game.

      Not all enchantment levels are available for the book enchantment since a book from the enchantment table usually offers varying levels of power between i and v. Power increases the fixed base damage of a bow by 25% of the base attack damage on level i and adds an additional 12.5% damage at each level up to a total of 100% the base damage on level v.

      This table show the fixed power enchantment ranges of power on different bows. As for the variable enchantment, here are examples of books with levels of power. The following is an enchant of Power II onto a crafting table. It will list the availability of the enchantment level based on the non-player character used for an anvil enchant. Here are the odds of obtaining each power enchantment when enchanting a book at the appropriate level.

      • Conditions to Obtain
      Power I Power II Power III Power IV Power V
      Enchanting Table Player 26.7% 30.1% 26.1% 12.4% 4.6%
      Anvil 13.3% 30.1% 26.1% 12.4% 4.6%

      How to Get Higher Level Enchantments?

      You can get higher level enchantments in Minecraft by increasing your experience level. Higher level enchantments are indicated by the number and level of lapis lazuli blocks in the enchantment table and require a higher experience level to receive.

      To get a higher level enchantment, resign yourself to less-than-desirable enchantments in order to reset your choices. Mine diamonds with a fortunetwo pick instead of a fortunethree pick. Burning wood and biomass is a way to get coal inexpensively without mining. Use this for crafting torches, etc. Investigate the potential of beehives and leads. Some trees can be harvested conveniently and used to increase your construction material without the use of wood. Visit the Nether when you feel ready.

      Enchanting at Higher Levels

      When enchanting at higher levels, the most effective build combinations in terms of enchants are axes and pickaxes, with the axe being particularly effective in battle. Once players reach the 30 power level, there is a likelihood for multiple effect enchants, including Unbreaking III and Efficiency V which further help with even larger jobs. Examples include chopping down a stack of trees, mining for extremely rare diamonds or with great amounts of protection from nearby monsters.

      Combining Enchantments

      • Combining two enchantments: It is possible to combine some enchantments together so that they are applied at the same time rather than one at a time. When two enchantments can be combined, they are either applied together by only using a single slot on a specific item (using an anvil), or the two enchantments are applied to the relevant item slot on an anvil and the additional item you receive has both enchantments applied.

      • Optimal breeding conditions:

      By default, all enchantments in Minecraft are applied to an item at the same time based on the level they have been assigned. It is only after the enchantments are applied that they can be removed (with default values). If combining two enchantments will not remove too many good potential enchantments, it may be a good idea to first combine these two on different items. Then, with only 2 more added enchantments, these two items can be combined to double the effectiveness of the newly created item (barring any incompatibilities).

      What Are Some Tips for Enchanting in Minecraft?

      Some tips for enchanting in Minecraft include the following:

      1. Create an automatic farm. A fish farm or raid farm will provide a reliable supply of experience.
      2. Time your experience usage. Utilize experience right after mining valuable ores or during enchanting.
      3. Alter your surroundings. Make sure the enchantment table is surrounded by bookshelves (or leaves) to give you the best selection.
      4. Swap between enchanting sets. A full set of diamond armor increases the chances of the enchantment you want. Simply switch when the desired enchantment is not received.
      5. Mine quartz for extra experience.

      Fishing and raid farms, as well as a setup using the bookshelf strategy, require an understanding of redstone. This is the mechanism in Minecraft used to generate electrical power, allowing players to create simple or complex objects the game allows. Understanding how redstone can be used for experience banks is a unique way to use interactive learning tools without a keyboard, as well as providing a new perspective on and way to play the game.

      Enchanting at Lower Levels

      • You will start getting experience decreases to exponential amounts after level 30 including diminishing enchantment probabilities.
      • To maximize enchantment probabilities of getting the desired enchantment and to grab great enchantments at the low levels people often enchant at level 3 or 8.

      Enchanting at 10 or 20 levels will depend greatly on experience. Be flexible in your enchanting strategy and pick a variety of levels. It is not just the level of experience that affect enchantment probabilities. Jumping up some levels to gain a few more pieces of possibly useless gear and then enchanting those, can sometimes be a blessing if they provide you with your desired trait and then you can quickly enchant a valuable weapon or armor with your desired traits saving valuable experience levels. Many enchant just one or a few items to extract value rather than optimizing.

      Using Lapis Lazuli

      Lapis Lazuli is an interesting Minecraft enchantment system unto itself. It does not grant any characteristics like durability or defensive capabilities in the game, but it determines the enchantments other items materials can receive when combined in the enchanting table or anvil input slots.

      In the enchanting table, Lapis Lazuli is placed in the slot in the upper right corner of the interface. They are automatically utilized at a rate of 1 to 3 consumed per actual enchanting session, at the preference of the player, not determined by items or enchantments chosen. Lapis Lazuli with a seed value of 0 creates the same unique enchantment each time on any item in any order, however, changing the lapis’ seed value will change all the existing enchantments queued up, enchanting time uninterrupted.

      After the 1.16 Nether Update, lapis lazuli are very common when mining the Overworld at levels higher than diamond (where they can be found up to layer 30, the same level as diamonds), but they can be found throughout the Overworld even at the surface level.

      Enchanting Books

      Enchanting Books allow for permanent storage of enchantments without the need for always carrying your Diamond Pickaxe or other valuable items with enchantments. They can be used to add enchantments to items through an Anvil. This allows items that cannot be normally enchanted to be enchanted with anything up to the enchantment level that the book holds. A quick overview of the mechanics of Enchanting Books you can follow to get them in order:

      1. Placing Items: Place the required items into the Enchantment Table.
      2. Select an Enchantment: Select an enchantment category by clicking on one of the options below the tool.
      3. Select a Number of Enchantment Points: Click on the item as many times as necessary to reach the wanted number of enchantment points. Ideally, the highest option will be available so the enchant is one higher than the metadata slot of the item. Books made with wood will typically only offer one enchantment option as will innately enchanted weapons.
      4. Remove the item: Take the item out of the enchantment slot and replace it with the enchanting source material to produce a book with the given enchantment.

      When you right-click enchanting books, the upper number is the minimum enchantability needed to achieve it and the lower number is the maximum enchantability by a certain value where the enchantment will occur. Usually these are close enough where it is not a consideration. Enchanted books are used to implement special Villager trades and they have a fixed probability of occurring at various levels at Lapis Lazuli and the relevant Enchanting Table. Different enchantments have a different set of enchantability levels indicating greater or lesser difficulty to achieve using an enchanting book.


      Enchanting in Minecraft is accomplished through the Minecraft enchantment table and the Minecraft anvil. An enchantment table is used to get fully random enchantments on gear. On the other hand, the Minecraft anvil is used to combine enchanted items in an attempt to gain higher levels of enchantments or to apply an enchantment to an item that cannot be enchanted in an enchantment table. Certain enchants are only available through the use of a Minecraft anvil, or through Books enchanted on an enchantment table.

      The best and most efficient ways of Minecraft enchanting are to grind for experience to get the highest possible levels for the gear, to follow the guidelines as they pertain to crafting and combining the chosen gear and to use Books with a guaranteed enchant to build carefully ordered stacks of guaranteed enchanments.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is enchanting in Minecraft?

      Enchanting in Minecraft is a gameplay mechanic that allows players to enhance their tools, weapons, and armor with special abilities, making them more powerful and efficient.

      How do I enchant in Minecraft?

      To enchant in Minecraft, you will need an enchantment table and lapis lazuli. Place the item you wish to enchant in the first slot of the enchantment table and lapis lazuli in the second slot. Then, choose an enchantment from the menu.

      What is lapis lazuli and where can I find it?

      Lapis lazuli is a blue-colored mineral used as a crafting ingredient for enchanting in Minecraft. It can be found in caves and underground, and can also be traded with villagers.

      Can I enchant any item in Minecraft?

      No, not all items can be enchanted in Minecraft. Only weapons, tools, and armor made of certain materials, such as iron, diamond, and gold, can be enchanted.

      What are the different types of enchantments?

      There are various types of enchantments in Minecraft, including damage-boosting, durability-increasing, and special effects. Some enchantments can only be applied to specific items, while others can be used on multiple items.

      Is there a way to guarantee a specific enchantment?

      Yes, you can use an enchantment table with bookshelves surrounding it to increase your chances of getting a specific enchantment. The higher the level of the bookshelves, the higher the chance of getting the desired enchantment.

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