Tridents are the only weapon in Minecraft that can serve as both a melee and ranged weapon. This rare drop from the Drowned rivals the power of the most powerful swords in crossbows in the game. Though being a little tricky to get, it guarantees to never disappoint. However, with the right enchantments, you can push the potential of tridents in Minecraft even further.

Check below for the best enchantments for tridents you can find in Minecraft!

Trident Minecraft Steve
The trident will take you to the top of the Minecraft world.

Tridents in Minecraft

The trident is a versatile weapon in Minecraft that can be used as both a melee and ranged weapon. It's particularly among the top strongest melee weapons in the game. It may remind you of Neptune's or Aquaman's Trident because it draws inspiration from mythology.

Minecraft Trident Drowned
A trident only drops from these guys, so get to killing!

The trident is not a craftable item in Minecraft, which means the only way to get one is by looting. It has a small chance of dropping from the Drowned. You can find this mob in the sea with a 15% chance of them spawning with a trident. You will have to kill your way in to get this item.

But be warned, the Drowned will swarm you the moment you get in the water. So be prepared!

How to Use Tridents in Minecraft?

The Trident is a top-tier weapon for both melee and ranged combat.

Trident Minecraft Channeling
Summon a lethal lightning strike from afar.

In melee mode, it does 9 hearts melee damage while consuming 1 durability point per hit. Press and hold a trident in your hand will activate the ranged mode. You can throw it at your enemy to deal 80% of the normal damage, equal to 8 hearts in raw stats. Players can pick up a thrown trident by walking over it. It can be blocked with shields.

Best Enchantments For Tridents In Minecraft

Here are the must-have enchantments for the trident in Minecraft:

Trident Minecraft Enchantments
Feel the wrath of the thunder god!
  • Loyalty: Cause the trident to fly back to the user after throwing.
  • Channeling: Summon lightning to hit anywhere the trident lands. There must be a thunderstorm occurring for this to work.
  • Riptide: Increase movement speed underwater or while using an Elytra.
  • Impaling: Pierce through targets behind the initial hit.
  • Unbreaking: Increase durability.
  • Mending: Consume EXP to repair.
  • Curse of Vanishing: Cause the trident to disappear when dropped. Very good for PvP so that others cannot acquire your OP weapon.

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