Best Minecraft Armor Enchantments

Best Minecraft Armor Enchantments

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Wonder what are the best armor enchantments in minecraft for your helmet, chest, gaiters and boots? In this guide, we’ll walk you through our top picks, so you know which ones to focus your time on trying to get, and explain why they’re so useful for exploring the treacherous, block-filled world.

The best enchantments for each piece of armor in Minecraft

There are four different armor slots in Minecraft. These are her helmet, chest, leggings, and boots, with Elytra falling under the ‘Chest’ armor slot. Each one has different enchantments that will be particularly useful, but it should be noted that certain enchantments are listed for each piece of armor due to the fact that they are generally excellent for all of them.

Below are our recommendations and an explanation of what each enchantment does and why you’ll want it on that particular piece of armor. For the likes of Mending, Protection IV, and Unbreaking III, we’ll explain the importance of these in the Helmet section, and leave it there to avoid repetition.

Helmet

  • water affinity
    • Increases underwater mining speed. This is particularly useful for mining resources that can only be found underwater, as mining blocks underwater typically takes five times as long as mining out of water.
  • Mending
    • Repair the item using experience. This is particularly useful for any Diamond or Netherite armor pieces you have, as you won’t need to spend more of these very rare resources to repair them. In fact, we would go so far as to say that Mending is the most important and best Minecraft armor enchantment you can get, hands down.
  • IV Protection
    • Protection increases the damage reduction of armor, with the formula calculated as (4 x armor level)% for each piece of armor. This can stack up to a maximum of 80% and usually just means you’ll take a lot less damage and die less… which is obviously a good thing. It also helps reduce fall damage, which can be particularly useful when navigating cave systems or the Nether.
  • Breath III
    • Breathing extends breathing time underwater and can only be applied to hull armor pieces by 15 seconds per enchantment level, in addition to the default 15 seconds. This means you can have a total of 60 seconds of breathing time underwater in Breathing III before you start to drown. Combined with Aqua Affinity and Depth Strider, Respiration III makes underwater mining much safer, not to mention great protection against any accidental flooding of caves during mining.
  • Unbreakable III
    • Unbreakable gives a piece of armor (or item) a chance to avoid durability reduction, essentially increasing its durability. That means your armor pieces will take more damage and last longer before needing repair. Combining this with Mending essentially means that your armor pieces will remain in nearly pristine condition at all times.

Chest

  • Mending
  • IV Protection
  • Thorns III
    • Thorns is a great protective enchantment that deals damage to any attacker that deals damage to you. The amount of damage you deal will vary between half a heart and two hearts, depending on the number of items Thorn III is carrying. By having this enchantment on both your chest and leggings, you have a less than 30% chance to deal maximum damage to an enemy attacking you, averaging one heart of damage dealt.
  • Unbreakable III

Leggings

  • Mending
  • IV Protection
  • Thorns III
  • Unbreakable III

Boots

  • deep strider – Increases movement speed underwater. This is usually useful if you find yourself doing a lot of underwater mining, or just don’t have (or don’t want to build) a boat to traverse large bodies of water. It also pairs nicely with Aqua Affinity on your helmet.
  • Featherfall IV
    • Reduces fall damage, but does not affect fall speed. Each level of Feather Falling reduces falling damage by 12%, up to a maximum of 48% damage at level IV. Have you fallen too many times while exploring cave systems or in the Nether? Feather Falling can help prevent that. Not a guarantee, but if combined with Protection (which we recommend you do as outlined in this post), it will stack up to a maximum of 80% fall damage reduction.
  • Mending
  • IV Protection
  • soul speed
    • Increases movement speed in soul ground and soul sand. Since these things are found throughout the Nether, it’s worth using Soul Speed ​​on your boots to help you move faster. You never know when a Ghast will float by your side and send you to an untimely (and frustrating) death.
  • Unbreakable III

There you have our picks for the best minecraft armor enchantments for your blocky adventures. For more tips and tricks on the game, be sure to search for Twinfinite or check out more of our coverage below.

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