Speedrun is one of the most popular playstyles in Minecraft, with players trying to finish the game by killing the Ender Dragon as fast as possible. In this type of playthrough, most players don't have enough time to build an enchantment table and have to rely on enchantment books that they found in the environment.

If you are a newcomer to this playstyle, besides speedrunning tips for beginners, you should note these best enchantments for speedrunning in Minecraft.

1 - Looting

Looting is an enchantment for swords that can cause mobs to drop more items and increase the chances of rare drops. While you can skip a lot of things in Speedruns, farming Blaze Rods and Ender Pearl to create Eyes of Ender is a must. As time is limited, having looting on your weapon would allow you to get the needed items much faster.

Ender Pearls by themselves are also useful, as they let you teleport to get away from dangerous situations.

Endermen farming
Looting speeds up your Endermen farming.

2 - Feather falling

Death to fall damage is one of the more common causes of death in Speedruns. It is a challenge for even the fastest Minecraft speedrun in the world. As players don't really have time to look around, moving as fast as possible from place to place might cause them to fall to their death suddenly. This enchantment can lessen the damage and allow the run to continue.

Feather falling can also save the player from a failed Ender Pearl teleport as well, which is also pretty commonplace. Each level of Feather Falling reduces fall damage by 12%, up to 48% at level IV, and can stack with Protection for even more damage reduction.

3 - Efficiency

Mining is very important, and in speedruns, you need to mine as fast as possible. Efficiency is one of the best enchantments for tools in the game, which increases the player's mining speed. With Efficiency enchantment on a pickaxe, players would be able to mine and break blocks much faster, which in turn increases the result of the run.

The speed increase applies to all blocks that drop an item when mined. Just remember that this enchantment has no effect if the block is mined with the incorrect tool.

Efficiency Best Pickaxe Enchantments
You can sometimes find a pickaxe with efficiency V in the Nether. This is amongst the best Enchantments For Speedrunning.

4 - Knockback

Knockback is a sword enchantment that increases its ability to knock enemies back. For each level, Knockback adds 3 blocks distance to the base knockback. This can be combined with the knockback effect caused by sprinting for an even better effect.

Overall, a sword with knockback allows you to fend off various dangerous enemies, especially the creeper. You don't have much time to deal with enemies in speedruns anyway, so just knock them back with a hit then move away is a better choice most of the time.

5 - Mending

Mending in Minecraft is an enchantment that restores the durability of an item using experience. Getting mending from a random chest can make your time much easier, as you won't have to worry about repairing one of your tools anymore.

Minecraft Mending Enchantment Guide
Mending allows you to continue playing without wasting time on repairing tools.

This is the end of our Enchantments For Speedrunning guide. Interested in more of our articles related to Minecraft? Please check this post to find out more about the top 5 useful enchantments for exploring the Nether in Minecraft.