Punch Enchantment adds a significant boost to the knockback effect of the arrow-ranged attacks.
This enchantment has a maximum of two levels. “Punch I” knocks enemies back three blocks, while Punch II doubles that, knocking them back six blocks.
You can get the punch enchantment via the Enchantment Table or an Anvil.
An Anvil will require enchantment books if you want to enchant any item. These books can be yours by trading with villagers or finding them by looting or fishing.
Method 1: Enchantment Table
Once your enchanting table is ready, place it anywhere that’s convenient. I recommend surrounding the table with bookshelves, as that gives you access to higher-tier enchantments with the table. However, that’s not necessary for the punch enchantment in Minecraft.
Last but not least, you will need Lapuz Lazuli. This is an essential mineral in Minecraft that you need to enchant any item from your inventory. Players can get it by smelting Lapus Lazuli ores or mining their blocks.
Here are the steps you’ll want to take to get the punch enchantment:
Open the enchanting table to bring up the enchanting menu. You’ll see two slots for placing materials there.
Now, select and move your bow from the inventory into the first slot (the left one). Do the same for Lapuz Lazuri, putting it into the slot next to it.
Click on the area on the right with the numbers and strange markings to enchant your bow.
The game will tell you what you’ll get before you click to enchant.
The Punch enchantment is secondary and rare as it is a primary enchantment shown on the table.
If you don’t get the punch enchantment right away, you’ll need to try again till you get it. Of course, this wastes some Lapus Lazuli, but it doesn’t take long to get Punch 1.
The process may be a bit involved, especially if you are a beginner. Still, enchanting is something that even newbies should try to be familiar with.
Once your anvil is ready, you can prepare your enchanting items. However, you’ll need to combine those items with Enchanted books to enchant them.
Of course, you’ll need to find these enchanted books sooner than later. Here’s how you can find them:
I explored dungeons for chests containing enchanted books. I also found them in shipwrecks, desert temples, and specific areas.
You can also open loot chests and locate buried treasures in these areas to find enchanted books. Luck plays a role in getting the specific book you want. You can try to open as many chests as possible and use treasure maps to uncover hidden high-value chests
If you thought looting chests required patience, wait till you try fishing to get enchanted books.
I would not encourage people to spend half an hour fishing just to get the specific enchanted book. Even if the chances are low, it might reward you if you persevere and stay diligent.
Trade With the Librarian
While exploring villages, I came across librarian villagers who sell enchanted books. And one of those Enchanted books is the Punch Enchantment.
You can engage with the librarian, trade items, and level them up through continuous trading to unlock more options. And eventually, get your hands on the Punch Enchantment.
Once that does happen, here are the steps you need to take to upgrade a bow with the punch enchantment.
Pro-Tip:You can increase your chances of getting enchantment books by turning regular villagers into librarians. To do this, you’ll have to snatch a villager from their village and take them to your home base. Craft a lectern and place it in front of the villagers. Trap them around the lectern, and the villager will become a librarian. It’s a bit heinous, but it works.
Open the anvil. Just like the enchanting table, you’ll see your inventory below.
From the inventory, drop your bow into the first box and the punch enchantment book into the second one.
Depending on your enchantment book, you’ll either get Punch Enchantment I or upgrade to Punch Enchantment II.
Like Punch Enchantment, players can craft unstable enchantments to gain explosive character abilities. Here is a complete guide to learning unstable enchantment Minecraft.
My Thoughts On Punch Enchantment
The Punch Enchantment is my favorite because it can be beneficial in The End while fighting the Ender dragon as it soars the skies of the End world.
Knockback effects not only work with dealing with damage but also ensure a unique experience for dealing with the enemies that annoy the most in gameplay.
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