Best Minecraft Enchantments

Enchanting your items in Minecraft can add several perks that can help you fight mobs, get more loot, and beat your friends in PvP. But what are the best Minecraft enchantments for each item? Let’s find out!

How to Enchant Items in Minecraft

To enchant items in Minecraft, you’ll either need an enchanting table or an anvil.

Enchanting Table

Enchanting items on an Enchanting Table

Most enchantments can be placed on an item with the help of lapis lazuli and an enchanting table. The more XP you use, the better your enchantments will be. However, some of the best ones, like Mending, cannot be added to an item without an anvil.


To enchant your weapons and armor with an anvil, you’ll need enchanted books, which can add one (or several) enchantments. By using an anvil, you can add your desired enchantments to your item instead of the randomized ones you get when using an enchanting table.

That said, here are some of the best enchantments you can add to each item type in Minecraft.

Best Minecraft Enchantment: Mending

Starting off with the one enchantment you should add to (almost) all your best items, Mending repairs whatever it’s attached to by eating up experience orbs. However, you’ll need to find several Mending books to enchant every piece of armor and weapon.

Thankfully, there’s a fast way to do this. You’ll just need to get access to a librarian villager that trades Mending books.

Best Minecraft Enchantments for Armor

While each piece of armor has some exclusive enchantments, here’s a rundown of the ones that you should have for your whole armor set:

  • Protection IV (bonus damage reduction)
  • Unbreaking III (extra durability)

Additionally, you should opt for the following enchantments for each piece of armor:


  • Respiration III (more underwater breathing time)
  • Aqua Affinity (faster underwater mining)


  • Swift Sneak III (walk more quickly while sneaking)


  • Feather Falling IV (reduces fall damage)
  • Depth Strider III (makes walking underwater faster)

Best Minecraft Enchantments for Weapons


  • Unbreaking III
  • Sharpness V (increases damage)
  • Sweeping Edge III (deals damage to several mobs)
  • Looting III (increases mob drops)
  • Fire Aspect II (sets mobs on fire)
  • Knockback II (increases knockback)


  • Unbreaking III
  • Loyalty III (makes the trident come back to its owner) and Channeling (channels lighting during a thunderstorm) 
  • Impaling V (increases damage to aquatic mobs)

Best Minecraft Enchantments for Tools


  • Unbreaking III
  • Fortune III (increases item drop) or Silk Touch (drops certain blocks instead of the regular drops)
  • Efficiency V (increases mining speed)


  • Unbreaking III
  • Efficiency V
  • Sharpness V
  • Silk Touch


  • Unbreaking III
  • Efficiency V
  • Fortune III


  • Unbreaking III
  • Efficiency V
  • Fortune III

Fishing Rod

  • Unbreaking III
  • Luck of the Sea III (increases luck when fishing)
  • Lure III (decreases the time it takes for the hook bite)

Best Minecraft Enchantments for Bows


  • Infinity (allows for shooting unlimited arrows with just 1 in your inventory; can’t be used alongside Mending)
  • Power V (increases damage)
  • Unbreaking III
  • Flame (shoots flaming arrows)
  • Punch II (increases knockback)


  • Quick Charge III (decreases reload time)
  • Piercing IV (allows for arrows to pass through several entities)
  • Unbreaking III 


These were the best enchantments you can add to every useful item in Minecraft. I can’t wait to see your maxed-out Netherite armor sets over on the Minecraft Forum!