In Minecraft, you have the ability to enchant most of your armor, weapons, and tools. To add enchantments, you'll need to gather enough XP and construct an enchanting room.

Enchanting your gear in Minecraft offers various benefits such as increased survivability, utility, speed, and durability. Many players opt to create impressive libraries to house their enchanting tables since bookcases are required for enchanting.

While specific enchantments may be more suitable for particular scenarios, you can refer to our recommended list for the top enchantments overall in Minecraft.

1. Fortune III / Silk Touch

Choose either Fortune III or Silk Touch for your pickaxe; you can't have both. Fortune III is usually the superior choice since it boosts mining drops (diamonds, redstone dust, lapis lazuli, emeralds, etc.). However, note that Fortune doesn't affect blocks like ancient debris and netherite. On the other hand, Silk Touch lets you mine stone blocks directly instead of obtaining cobblestone, which can be handy for constructing structures such as castles.

Minecraft Fortune

2. Mending

Mending is the second most commonly used enchantment in Minecraft. It allows you to repair any equipped item by collecting experience orbs. Whether you are wearing the item or have it in your main hand or off hand, it can be repaired using this enchantment.

How To Get Mending In Minecraft

Furthermore, Mending can be applied to multiple items simultaneously. The game randomly selects an item that requires repair and automatically fixes it using the experience orbs. However, if none of the equipped items need repairing, the experience orbs are added to the player's experience instead. Additionally, if the randomly selected item is already at full durability and doesn't need repairs, the experience orbs contribute to the player's experience bar.

3. Sharpness

In Minecraft, you have the option to enchant both swords and axes with this particular enchantment. When applied, it amplifies the damage inflicted by these weapons. A sharper sword or axe allows for quicker and more efficient elimination of mobs. Additionally, a sharpened axe enables faster woodcutting.


In the Bedrock edition, each level of Sharpness increases the damage by an additional 1.25 points. In the Java edition, the damage is increased by "0.5xlevel + 0.5". To obtain Sharpness 5, you can only acquire it through the use of an Anvil within the game.

4. Feather Falling

Don't be misled by the name of this enchantment in Minecraft, as it doesn't affect the speed of your descent. Instead, it significantly reduces the damage taken from falling. This enchantment can be upgraded up to four levels, with each level providing a 12% reduction in fall damage. To apply it, you'll need to use an Enchantment table on your boots.

Feather Falling Enchantment
Feather Falling

Feather Falling is among the rarest enchantments obtainable through the Enchantment table. However, it's important to note that it doesn't make you invulnerable to death. Without additional protection, even with Feather Falling 4, a fall from a height of 55 blocks can still be lethal.

5. Piercing IV / Multishot

You must choose between Piercing IV or Multishot when enchanting a crossbow in Minecraft, as you can only have one of these enchants. Multishot enables you to fire three arrows while consuming only one. On the other hand, Piercing IV allows your arrows to penetrate entities, hitting multiple enemies simultaneously. In most cases, Piercing is considered the superior enchantment for crossbows.

Crossbow Minecraft Piercing
Piercing IV

6. Infinity

Infinity is highly beneficial for both snipers and battle archers. Snipers often occupy secluded positions, where even slight movements can alert enemies, making it difficult to resupply arrows. Infinity addresses this issue by enabling the use of a single arrow to continuously shoot the bow until it wears out.

Minecraft Every Bow Enchantment

However, it's important to note that Infinity does not work with Tipped Arrows, which will still be consumed normally without the enchantment.

7. Efficiency

Efficiency is an essential enchantment that greatly enhances the mining and exploration experience in Minecraft, making it an indispensable addition to any list of top enchantments. It significantly boosts the speed of mining, breaking, and digging tasks. This enchantment can be applied to various tools including pickaxes, shovels, axes, hoes, and shears. It offers a total of five levels, providing a maximum speed increase of 45%.

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However, it's crucial to remember that the Efficiency enchantment is effective only when using the appropriate tool for the corresponding block. Using a shovel to break iron, for example, will not yield faster results. Efficiency only functions when the correct tool is used to break a compatible block.

8. Fire Protection

When venturing into the perilous Nether realm, the fire protection enchantment becomes an invaluable asset, quite literally saving your life. It can be applied to pants, chest plates, helmets, and boots. Once added, this enchantment completely negates any fire damage inflicted upon the player. With a total of four levels available, each level grants an additional 8% protection against fire.

Fire Protection will protect players from lava damage

This means that even with a single fully enchanted piece of armor, you can achieve up to 32% fire protection. The level of protection increases even further when multiple armor pieces with this enchantment are worn simultaneously.

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