Minecraft: Holding Enchantment [Crafting Guide]

The Holding Enchantment in Minecraft offers you a greater storage space when applied to certain containers. Here is all we know about it.

minecraft enchantment holding cover
minecraft enchantment holding

Minecraft also allows the players to apply various upgrades to various weapons, tools, and armor that the players possess using enchantments. These Enchantments cost the players level points and lapis lazuli blocks and increase the efficiency and power of these items. One of the most valuable enchantments in the game is the “Holding Enchantment.” This enchantment increases the storage capacity of your container blocks, allowing you to store more materials in your stash.

This ability to store larger quantities of items comes really handy, especially in the Nether and the End dimension. You will surely be curious how to get your hands on this Holding Enchantment. So let’s get to it!

Key Takeaways

  • Enchantments in Minecraft are the various upgrades you can apply to your weapons, tools, and armor to make them more powerful.
  • To apply enchantments to the various items, you have first to craft an Enchantment table using obsidian, diamonds, and a book.
  • Accessing your enchantment table, you can apply enchantments to your items by spending lapis lazuli blocks and level points.
  • Holding Enchantment comes with the CoFH Core Minecraft Mod and increases the storage space of the container blocks in Minecraft.
  • This enchantment has four levels, and each subsequent level adds an extra storage capacity of 9 slots and increases the storage capacities of containers by 50 percent of their base.

Enchantments In Minecraft

Once you have the right tools to survive the deadlines of the nights in Minecraft, you will be looking at how you can further level up your game. In their standard form, all these tools have a specific limit to which they can be effective. If you want these tools to be more powerful, you can enchant them using the enchanting table. But first of all, you must craft this enchantment table yourself. Here is how you can do it:

How To Craft An Enchantment Table?

For making an enchantment table, you will need 2 Obsidians, 4 Diamonds, and a Book. So, make sure that you have these items in your inventory. After getting these items, follow these steps:

  • Open the Crafting Menu in the game by pressing the “E” key on your keyboard
  • Place your Obsidian, Diamonds, and Book in the Crafting Table as shown below, and you will get an Enchantment Table.
Crafting an Enchantment Table in Minecraft
Crafting an Enchantment Table in Minecraft

The enchantments that this enchanting table can provide you are of different levels—the higher this level, the better the enchantment. You can simply surround your enchantment table with bookshelves to get a higher level of enchantment.

You can get the maximum enchantment level of 30 when you surround your table with 15 tables. After this, you are ready to enchant your tools using this enchantment table.

The bookshelves you place around the enchanting table must also be crafted. But crafting these is not difficult. Bookshelves can be easily crafted by making planks of books in your inventory in the manner shown below.

Crafting a Bookshelve in Minecraft
Crafting a Bookshelve in Minecraft

How To Apply Enchantments To Your Items?

Once you have crafted the enchantment table, it is time to apply enchantments to your tools, weapons, and armor. For applying enchantments to your items, approach your crafted enchantment table. On approaching the enchantment table, an interface shown below will open:

Enchanting an item using the Enchantment table
Enchanting an item using the Enchantment table

To get an enchantment, you will need two things; a certain number of levels and lapis lazuli blocks. Different enchantments can require different amounts of lapis lazuli blocks ranging from 1 to 3.

On the top left, you will see two slots in the enchantment table interface. The tool you want to enchant goes in the left slot, and lapis lazuli is placed in the right.

Once you have placed your tool and lapis lazuli in the two slots, you will see what enchantments are available for your tool. The number of levels and lapis lazuli blocks required for each enchantment will also be indicated alongside each enchantment. You can apply one of these enchantments if you have the required level and the number of lapis lazuli blocks needed.

Interesting Enchantments In Minecraft

There are dozens of enchantments in Minecraft that you can apply to your tools. But what enchantments will appear as you approach the enchantment table ultimately depends on chance. You can check out all the different enchantments available in Minecraft on the Minecraft Official website here.

You have a wide range of enchantments that you can apply to your weapons, tools, and armor. One of the most valuable enchantments you can use for your items is the Holding Enchantment. Here is all you need to know about this enchantment.

Are you interested in knowing about various cool enchantments in Minecraft? If you have ever dared to enter the End Dimension and lock your head with the Ender Dragon, then you must know that you need to be a master at using your bow. Because to kill the Ender Dragon, you must destroy the pillars at that location using your bow. Usually, this bow can take absurdly long to reload, but thankfully there is an enchantment that can help you here.

When applied to your crossbow, the Quick Charge Enchantment decreases the reload time of the crossbow. Moreover, upgrading its levels can reduce its reload time to 0.5 seconds. To know more about this cool enchantment, why don’t you check out our article on Quick Charge Enchantment in Minecraft?

Holding Enchantment In Minecraft

When stepping into the dark and gloomy horizon of the Nether and the End or even in the Overworld, you will wish to carry as many useful items as possible. There are various container items in Minecraft that help you to store useful items.

But these containers are limited in their capacity to hold a particular item. You must have sometimes wished for a greater storage capacity with these containers.

So thankfully, there is an enchantment in Minecraft that can provide you with this easily. Holding enchantment is an upgrade enchantment that can be applied to various storage items in Minecraft to increase their storage capacity. This enchantment comes with the CoFH Core Mod library package developed by Team CoFH(Cult of the Full Hub).

Items Affected By The Holding Enchantment

Just like any other enchantment, there is a certain group of items to which the Holding enchantment can be applied. According to the developers of CoFH Core Mod, the Holding Enchantment can be applied to the following items:

  • Portable Tank
  • Reservoir
  • Satchel
  • Strongbox
  • Cache
  • Flux Capacitor
  • Energy Cell

Other than increasing the storage capacities of the above container blocks, it can also increase the storage capacity of the Tome of Knowledge to hold more experience. Moreover, these enchantments can also increase the holding capacities of all the powered items that come with other CoFH Core MODs like Thermal Innovation and Redstone Arsenal. Finally, the last item whose storage capacity is affected by this enchantment is the Vanilla+ Satchels.

How To Apply The Holding Enchantment?

To apply the holding enchantment to a container item, you need to follow these simple steps:

  • Approach an enchantment table, and an interface will open
  • In this interface, you will see two empty slots at the top
  • Place the lapis lazuli blocks from your inventory in the right slot
  • Moreover, place the container item on which you want to apply the Holding Enchantment in the left slot.
  • You will see that the Holding Enchantment option appears on the left, as shown below:
A player applying the Holding Enchantment to an Item
A player applying the Holding Enchantment to an Item
  • Click the Holding Enchantment option.
  • Congratulations! You have successfully enchanted your container item, increasing its storage capacity.

While we are discussing the enchantments that can make your life easier in Minecraft. One other enchantment that can really help you while fighting large hostile mobs in the Nether and the End dimension is the Punch Enchantment. It is a two-level enchantment that can be applied to your bow.

At level 1, it can punch back your opponents by three blocks, while six blocks on level 2. To learn more about this awesome enchantment visit our guide on Punch Enchantment In Minecraft


The Holding Enchantment surely comes in handy while surviving the cruel environments of the Nether and the End, where finding the items you want becomes tough. A large storage capacity will always be useful for you in the game. We hope that this guide has been helpful to you. Please tell us your favorite enchantments in Minecraft in the comments below.

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