Hello all! Just so you know, Tyler and I are working on a post about 1.3, we couldn’t get it totally finished today…perhaps tomorrow. Instead, we have another tip for you guys. This is all about enchanting and includes all the changes made to enchanting in 1.3. Enjoy!
Before Beta 1.9, a sword was a sword. You couldn’t do anything to make it stronger or last longer. All you could do was use a different mineral. But with the release of 1.9, came the addition of one of the coolest blocks ever: the enchantment table. Using a table, one could make a sword of unbelievable power, a pick with strong mining capabilities, and armor with super protective strength. Minecraft entered a new realm, one where players no longer had to fear the night, and where PvP servers were ruled by those with the best enchantments.
Enchanting is really an easy process, but it can take some time to set up. Let’s start with the basics. First, you need an enchantment table.
Books are also an important part to enchanting. You need one for the recipe, and you need a lot more to power up your table. More on that later.
You pay for enchantments with your experience level. So, killing mobs, mining, smelting, and/or destroying spawners is crucial to enchanting.
Alright, so let’s talk about the details.
You need bookshelves if you hope to get any good enchantments. So, as soon as you start your world you should keep an eye out for sugar cane. Harvest all of it. Make a farm near your home because you are going to need a lot of it. Sugar cane makes paper, paper makes books, books make bookshelves. To make a fully powered enchantment table you need 135 pieces of sugar cane.
Now, you need leather to make books. So, you will need 45 pieces of leather. Go kill some cows.
Finally, to make one bookshelf you need 3 books and 6 wooden planks. So, you need 90 wooden planks.
To summarize, here’s what you need for a fully powered enchantment table:
- 135 pieces of sugar cane
- 45 pieces of leather
- 90 wooden planks
- 1 enchantment table
2. Material Enchantabiilty
Different materials can have a higher or lower likelihood of getting stronger enchantments. As surprising as it may seem, diamond has one of the lowest enchantability levels.
Here is a list of all the possible enchantments.
- Aqua Affinity I- Increases underwater mining rate
- Respiration I, II, III- Will decrease the rate of air loss underwater and increases the time between damage while suffocating.
- Feather Falling I, II, III, IV- Protects against fall damage.
- Protection I, II, III, IV- Protects from all damage.
- Fire Protection I, II, III, IV- Protects against fire. Duh.
- Blast Protection I, II, III, IV- Protects against explosions.
- Projectile Protection I, II, III, IV- Protects against projectiles like arrows and fireballs.
- Sharpness I, II, III, IV, V- Extra damage to all mobs/players.
- Smite I, II, III, IV, V- Extra damage to zombies, zombie pigmen, and skeletons.
- Bane of Arthropods I, II, III, IV, V- Extra damage to spiders, cave spiders, and silverfish.
- Knockback I, II- Increases knockback dealt when attacking mobs and players.
- Fire Aspect I, II- Ignites enemy in lovely fire.
- Looting I, II, III- Increases chance for mobs to drop more loot.
- Power I, II, III, IV, V- Extra damage to all mobs/players.
- Punch I, II- Increases knockback dealt when attacking mobs and players.
- Flame I- Ignites enemy in lovely fire.
- Infinity I- Allows you to shoot an infinite amount of arrows, as long as you have 1 arrow in your inventory.
- Efficiency I, II, III, IV, V- Faster mining/digging/cutting.
- Silk Touch I- Blocks mined drop themselves. For example, if mining stone, you will pick up stone, not cobblestone.
- Unbreaking I, II, III- Increases the chance for the tool to last longer. Could potentially quadruple the duration of the tool.
- Fortune I, II, III- Increases the chance to multiply the drop rate of items from blocks. For example, you could receive more than one diamond when mining diamond ore.
That’s all I have for you on enchanting. Sometime in the near future we may have a tip about experience. Stay tuned for that. Yes, this was a very long post, but I wanted to be sure to cover everything. Thanks for reading and Happy Mining!