To survive in the Minecraft world and its dangerous mobs, players need to equip armor to increase their resistance. But when you already have the best armor, you can still make them stronger by giving them different enchantments. If you are wondering which enchantment you should use then come and check ou tour list of Minecraft best armor enchantments.

Minecraft Best Armor Enchantment
You can make your armor even stronger with various enchantments in Minecraft

1. Minecraft best armor enchantments

Here are the Minecraft best enchantments for armor you can apply to any type of armor in Minecraft including Helmet, Chestplates, Leggings, Boots. You should have all these enchantments on your armor if possible.

Protection IV Enchantment

This enchantment increases the damage reduction rate of your armor. Higher tier Protection enchantments will reduce more damage. The Protection IV enchantment will add a 16% damage reduction. If all of your armor pieces have the Protection IV enchantment, you will have a total of 64% damage reduction.

Mending Enchantment

This enchantment will keep your armor pieces from being broken by repairing them automatically using experience orbs. You will get 2 durabilities for 1 XP. This enchantment keeps the durability of your armor high when you have to fight many mobs continuously.

You can only find this enchantment by looking for mending enchant books, which can be obtained through dungeon chests, fishing, trading,...

Unbreaking III Enchantment

This enchantment gives your armor a chance of not losing durability when taking damage. Higher tier Unbreaking enchantments will give a higher chance. The Unbreaking III enchantment will give a 30% chance of not durability, effectively make your armor last 43% longer.


  • There are other protection enchantments such as Fire Protection IV, Projectile Protection IV, Blast Protection. They are all mutually exclusive so you can only choose one of them. Protection IV is the best option because it can be used in all situations.
  • Thorn III is an enchantment that gives your armor a chance to inflict damage to the attacker. However, this enchantment will reduce the durability of your armor whenever deal damage o the attacker.

What are the best enchantments for helmet?

  • Protection IV, Mending, and Unbreaking III
  • Aqua Affinity - This is a very important enchantment because it will increase your mining speed while you are underwater. Without it, your mining speed will be slowed by 5 times underwater.
Aqua Affinity Minecraft
Aqua Affinity Enchantment in Minecraft can help you mine faster
  • Respiration III - This enchantment helps you breathe underwater for 45 seconds longer, giving you some more time before you have to resurface to get more air.

What are the best enchantments for chestplates and leggings?

  • Protection IV, Mending, and Unbreaking III
  • You don't need to have any other enchantments for these 2 pieces of armor other than the above 3 enchantments.

What are the best enchantments for boots?

  • Protection IV, Mending, and Unbreaking III
  • Feather Falling IV: This enchantment reduces your falling damage by 50%. It stack multiplicity with the damage reduction of Protection IV. When you have both of the enchantments, you can reduce up to 80% falling damage.
  • Depth Strider III or Frost Walker II: You can pick only one of these 2 enchantments to put on your Boots. Depth Strider III helps you swim as fast as you walk on the ground. Frost Walker II allows you to walk on water by turn the water under your feet into ice. This enchantment also prevents you from taking damage when walking on magma blocks and campfires.
Frost Walker Enchantment Minecraft
With the Frost Walker Enchantment, you can walk on water by freezing the water underneath

2. How to enchant in Minecraft

You will first need to make an Enchantment table. To make an Enchantment table, you need 5 Obsidians, 2 Diamonds, 1 Book.

Enchantment Table In Minecraft Full Recipe
Enchantment Table crafting recipe

Right-click the Enchantment table to open it. You will see a menu with 2 spaces to place items, one to place your armor, tools, weapons you want to enchant, and the other to place lapis lazuli to power the Enchantment table. It will also cost you some Level to enchant.

How To Enchant In Minecraft
It will cost you some level to enchant our items

To find better enchantments in the Enchantment table, you need to place more bookshelf around the Enchantment table. Powerful enchantment will require you to be at a higher Level and cost more Level. Also, the enchantment would be hidden and you can't tell what enchantment you will have.

There is a way to guarantee get the enchantment you want you can enchant a book instead and then combine the book with your armor, weapon, tools in the Anvil.

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Enchant a book instead of enchanting the item directly
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You can combine your items with a book with an Enchantment

A way to get a higher enchantment tier is to combine 2 items with the same enchantment tier using the Anvil. For example, if you combine 2 helmets with Protection III, you will get a helmet with Protection IV. This is the best way to get all the Minecraft best armor enchantments.

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