Minecraft: Best Enchantments [Top 15]

Enchantments enhance your combat, mining and overall experience in Minecraft. Here are 15 of the best ones out there.

Best Enchantments Minecraft
Best Enchantments Minecraft

Enchantments in Minecraft are a great way to increase the performance of different items, such as swords, bows, and armor. In addition, many enchantments also make activities like digging more efficient. Enchantments are usually crafted using different methods. Each enchantment has its unique use and a unique recipe to be crafted. The powerful the enchantment, the rare its crafting, and the requisite ingredients. This guide goes over 15 of the best enchantments in Minecraft.

Key Takeaways

  • Enchantments are the items in Minecraft that enhance a sword, armor, or any other item or tool. 
  • Enchantments have different effects on armor, swords, and tools.
  • Mending, Respiration, Efficiency, and Sharpness are the most widely used enchantments.
  • Fire Aspect, Knockback, Multishot, and Sweeping Edge are some of the best combat enchantments.

The world of Minecraft offers a plethora of enchantments to utilize. While some are meant to increase damage, some focus on armor protection and enhancing tools. Enchantments like Sharpness and Efficiency apply to multiple categories of items. Most enchantments are not solely for swords or armor but for more than one category.

Best Enchantments in Minecraft

After extensive research, we have prepared a list of the top 15 enchantments in Minecraft. These are for tools, swords, bows, and the game overall. Let us go through them one by one:

Best Armor Enchantments

Fire Protection 

The Fire Protection enchantment allows you to stay protected from different types of fire damage. Lava, fire, campfires, and other sources of fire damage can drain HP of your character to a dangerous level.

For that instance, fire Protection is one of the most valuable enchantments, as you often come across fire in the game. Consequently, maneuvering becomes easy, and any hostile fire attack becomes less of a bother.

This enchantment applies to boots, armor, helmet, and leggings. The maximum level for Fire Protection is 4.


Respiration Enchantment
Breathing Underwater with Respiration Enchantment

As the name suggests, the Respiration enchantment allows you to breathe underwater for more extended periods. Naturally, this enchantment applies to helmets only. Respiration’s utility is obvious as it allows you to avoid drowning damage for an extended breathing period. Otherwise, your character starts drowning earlier.

It has a maximum level of 3. At each level, the breathing time improves by 15 seconds. You can get it from the enchantment table using XP and Lapis Lazuli. You can also loot it from chests or by fishing.

Feather Falling 

A boots enchantment, Feather Falling significantly reduces the fall damage in the game. If you’re jumping from a height, having boots with this enchantment will save you from massive fall damage. The speed of falling, however, remains the same.

The maximum level for this is 4. Each level reduces damage by 12%. Like most enchantments, Feather Falling can be found while fishing or using the enchantment table.

Best Tool Enchantments


This enchantment enables you to enhance the durability of an item in exchange for experience orbs—basically, the Mending enchantment repairs various items. So, if you have a problem maintaining your items in complete condition, Mending is your solution. 

You can get this enchantment from chest loots, drops in raids, and engaging in a trade with a librarian. However, contrary to most enchantments, this one cannot be crafted. It’s only obtained through loot and exploration. It has a maximum level of 1.


Used on tools, the Efficiency enchantment improves the working speed of the tool it’s applied on. While you can apply it to many tools, it is primarily used on the pickaxe for increasing the speed of mining blocks. Besides, this enchantment is excellent for making your digging adventures faster.

It has a maximum level of 5. An enchanting table or anvil can be used to apply the efficiency enchantment. 


Next, another excellent enchantment for mining is Fortune, which increases the number of items dropped while digging and the chances of rare drops. The only exception is experience-orbs.

Fortune Enchantment
A Pickaxe with the Fortune Enchantment

It has a maximum level of 3. Though there is no specific enchanted book for this, the enchantment table can be used to obtain the fortune enchantment. One cool feature is that Fortune and Efficiency enchantments can be combined to make a tool very beneficial.

Silk Touch 

The next enchantment, Silk Touch, is an interesting one. Silk Touch lets you dig any mining block itself rather than obtain the dropped item. So, for instance, instead of getting drops from a diamond block, you can mine and obtain the diamond itself. This enchantment can be applied to any shove, pickaxe, axe, or shears.

As with most enchantments, you can apply Silk Touch with an enchantment table or an anvil. The maximum level for this one is level 1.


Unbreaking is a very useful enchantment, similar to the mending enchantment. This enchantment increases the durability of the tool or weapon it is applied to. It stops the reduction in the durability of that item. So, if you have this enchantment, you don’t have to worry about your tools wearing out quickly. 

The maximum attainable level is 3. Like most enchantments, you can get Unbreaking using an anvil, an enchantment table, or a librarian.

Best Sword And Bow Enchantments


Looting is a notable sword enchantment that increases the loot dropped by an enemy killed with the enchanted sword. It also increases the chances of getting a rare item dropped.

Looting Enchantment
A Book with the Looting Enchantment

Its maximum level is 3. You can obtain Looting using an anvil, an enchantment table, or a trade with a librarian.  


Knockback increases the push distance on a melee. Whenever you hit an enemy with a sword, it is “knocked back.” This enchantment increases this push. This makes it a beneficial feature, especially when surrounded by many enemies.

The maximum level is 2. Knockback can be obtained either through an enchantment table or in chests.

Multishot Or Piercing 

Multishot Enchantment
A Bow shooting with Multishot

Multishot is an enchantment for the crossbow in Minecraft. As the name suggests, it allows you to shoot multiple arrows, specifically 3, at once. Another benefit is that you shoot three arrows at the cost of just one arrow.

Naturally, this makes ranged combat easier and seamless. Combining the Quick Charge enchantment with Multishot can make your crossbow a formidable weapon. Here’s a complete guide on the quick charge enchantment Minecraft.

Fire Aspect 

Fire Aspect is a sword enchantment that sets a sword on fire and allows you also to deal fire damage. The more hits you deal to an enemy, the more fire damage keeps building on. Combining this with the Sharpness enchantment can make your sword very powerful. 

Its maximum level is 2. It can be obtained from fishing, looting chests, and the usual enchantment table.


Sharpness Enchantment
Enchantment Table View of Sharpness Enchantment

This is probably one of the most commonly used enchantments out there. Sharpness enhances the melee damage of a melee weapon such as a sword or an axe. To get the sharp enchantment, you need an enchanted book, which can be crafted with a book and Lapis Lazuli.

The maximum attainable level is 5. Each level enhances the damage by 25%.

Sweeping Edge 

The sweeping edge Enchantment enhances the sweeping damage of a sword. In Minecraft, swords also make sweep attacks. This enchantment focuses on increasing the damage of this attack.

The maximum level is 3. It can be obtained by exploring the world or using the anvil or the enchantment table. 


Finally, we have the Infinity enchantment. As the name suggests, the Infinity enchantment makes the bow’s ammo unlimited. Coming at the base level of 1, you can shoot as many regular arrows as you want. Players can utilize the bow without running out of ammo, even if you have one arrow in inventory. This makes it an excellent bow enchantment and a great one to combine with other bow enchantments.

Final Words

To conclude, enchantments have become an essential part of the Minecraft experience. They enhance your combat, defense, mining, and overall gameplay. Most of them are available in chest loots. The enchantment table and the anvil are usually helpful in obtaining these enchantments.

So, in this guide, we have listed 15 of the best enchantments available in Minecraft. The list contains swords, crossbows, mining, and general enchantments. Try each one in the game and see its effect yourself!

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