How to get the repair enchantment

How to get the repair enchantment
Written by ga_dahmani
How to get the repair enchantment

It may be impossible to argue that Mending isn’t the best enchantment in Minecraft. This enchantment makes players’ tools and weapons nearly indestructible, as when equipped, items will regain two durability for every experience point gained. Since experience can be gained by farming, mining, killing mobs, trading, earning breakthroughs, and just about everything else in the game, players will surely repair their tools faster than they can break them.

Repair is a special type of enchantment known as a treasure enchantment, which means it can No obtain through traditional enchantment. It requires an enchanted book to work, and the book can be applied to any tool or weapon in the game, from netherite swords to pairs of scissors. The only restriction on Mending is that it cannot be applied to a bow that already has the Infinity enchantment.


How to get the repair enchantment in minecraft

chest loot

To enchant a tool or weapon with Mending, players will need to find a Mending enchanted book in the wild. These books can only generate in particular, chests from natural structures, but it is still possible to obtain them in other ways. Repair Books can be found in chests inside all of the following structures:

  • dungeons
  • mine shafts
  • Ancient cities
  • desert temples
  • forest mansions
  • underwater ruins
  • looting posts

Any chest inside any of these structures has a >10% chance of having an enchanted book, however it may not necessarily be Repair. This means that while players can find loads of enchanted books on their travels, Mending is still pretty rare. Underwater Ruins and Desert Temples are both more likely than average to contain books, and Desert Temples are guaranteed to have four chests, making them two great options to search.

The best structures, however, have to be the Ancient Cities. These underground cities are packed with chests, each with a 35.9% chance of containing a book; the best odds of any structure. Ancient cities are very hard to find, they form deep underground in deep, dark caves, and they are incredibly dangerous. Players should be well stocked with wool when they enter, to avoid accidentally summoning a Guardian.

villager trade

Fortunately, random chest loot isn’t the only option when it comes to getting the Mending enchantment, which means players who have depleted all nearby structures aren’t out of luck. Book repair can also be obtained through villager trading. Librarians can offer trades for enchanted books at any level, and it’s completely random what type of enchanted book they’ll offer, meaning it’s still extremely rare for one to offer Mending.

When a villager offers Repair, it will cost between 10 and 38 emeralds, plus a book. This operation can be performed up to 12 times before it is no longer offered. It is possible for the villager to offer the trade again at a higher level, though players will need to make additional trades to increase their level to see. Players can also receive discounts on trades if the villager is a recently healed zombie villager or if the villager was recently saved from a raid.

Fortunately, villagers can be raised infinitely, meaning players can continue to produce new villagers. By using a villager farm to produce baby villagers, these villagers can be forced to become librarians quite easily. Villagers start out as unemployed when they mature and will start looking for work. When they do this, they will try to find an unclaimed “job site block” within a 48 block radius. They must be able to find the way a the block to make it work.

By enclosing the villagers in a small area with a lectern (the Librarian Workstation block), they will eventually accept their role as Librarians. This will also work for villagers who already have jobs, as they will quit their previous jobs if they can’t get to their job site blocks. Each lectern can only be claimed by one villager at a time, so players will have to kill villagers who offer the wrong trades (or just make more lecterns).

Players should be tired of jerks though. Fools are villagers dressed in green who refuse to work. As such, players shouldn’t bother enclosing them with lecterns, as they will never become Librarians.

To fish

If players don’t want to slaughter villagers until luck is on their side, they can opt for the much quieter option of fishing. When fishing, players have a rare chance of catching non-fish treasure, and enchanted books are a possibility. There are three different categories of catchable items when fishing: fish, treasure, and scrap. Treasure is the rarest, it has a 5% chance to occur on any catch.

when the treasure does it get caught, there’s a 1/6 chance that treasure is an enchanted book. When that book is fished, it can be any enchantment except Swift Sneak or Soul Speed, which means there’s a very small, but not impossible, chance that it’s Mending. In general, there is a 0.8% chance of getting an enchanted book, period. This can be increased if players enchant their fishing rods with Luck of the Sea, which increases the rates to:

  • 1.2% for Luck of the Sea I
  • 1.5% for Luck of the Sea II
  • 1.9% for Luck of the Sea III

In general, it will remain a incredibly Rare find, but considering how powerful the enchantment is, that seems fair.

raid drops

Finally, Mending can be obtained from rare drops in villager raids, but only for players playing on Bedrock Edition. Like all of the methods mentioned above, almost any type of book can be removed, so repair is not only not guaranteed, but extremely rare. The two mobs that have a chance of dropping them are Vindicators and Raiders.

Both mobs have a 2/39 chance of dropping an enchanted book, and this is only during the raids. Killing them at their outposts, or at Woodland Mansions, won’t do players any good. This method yields some of the worst odds of getting repair books, however it can be done in conjunction with trading villagers, as defeating raids will give players discounts, and players will have to wait while villagers spawn from anyway.

To trigger a raid, players must enter a village with the Bad Omen effect active. These can be naturally generated or player-created towns, meaning they can be set up near Pillager Outposts for convenience. To create a village, players must ensure that there is at least one villager and one bed, and those villagers must be safe from outside attacks. Then, to trigger a raid, players need to kill a Captain Illager, which spawns at a Pillage Outpost.

Illager Captains are identified by the sinister banners that fly above their heads. After killing one, the player will immediately be hit with Bad Omen, and should quickly run to a village to start a raid. Players will lose their Bad Omen effect if they die or drink milk, or if they wait an hour and 40 minutes.

The number of waves in a raid will depend on player difficulty, so if players are trying to maximize the number of raiders and vindicators, they should play on Hard for at least least the duration of the raid. Hard raids will consist of seven waves that include a total of 33 raiders and vindicators, which means there’s a good chance of receiving an enchanted book in each raid.

Raider will spawn indefinitely inside Raider Outposts, as long as the block they spawn in is level eight or lower. Just like in dungeons, they can even appear when players are inside the outpost. This means that players can theoretically trigger infinite raids with a single Pillager Outpost, allowing them to search for books.

How to use the enchanted book

Once players finally get their hands on a Mending enchanted book, they can apply it to any tool or weapon of their choice using an anvil. Simply place the item on the anvil next to the book, and the player will need to pay an experience fee to add the enchantment to the item. The cost of the fee will depend on what enchantments the item already has.

Minecraft has a maximum fee it can impose before it becomes “too expensive,” and the game won’t allow players to do so. That fee is 39 levels, which can happen if a player tries to attach a repair book to an item that is already adorned with many enchantments. This should not be a problem under normal circumstances. For example, a diamond pickaxe Efficiency V, Unbreaking III, Fortune III costs only nine levels to add Mending, but in extreme cases, items too enchanted May you are not allowed to have the enchantment.

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