Aqua Affinity Minecraft: Everything You need to know

The world of Minecraft is full of wonders, and one of them is mining, using which you can get any block you need to improve. Some of those blocks are found in the overworld, while others are located underground. But there are some valuable items that might be hard to find anywhere but in Ocean Biomes and mining underwater takes longer to get the block. In such situations, Aqua Affinity would be an ideal choice to go with.

Today in this article, the mystery of Aqua Affinity will be revealed, and it is a must-read if you are planning to build an underwater base that requires lots of mining.

Minecraft Aqua Affinity

Aqua Affinity in Minecraft is an enchantment that can only be done on the helmets. We recommend using a turtle shell, a type of helmet that gives you +2 armor points that can be easily crafted by following our guide, in which there is a dedicated section to create one.

The Aqua Affinity is there to increase the mining speed underwater, making it a lot useful for the Ocean Biomes.

But make sure your feet are grounded when you are mining because Aqua Affinity will not work while you are floating.

Minecraft Aqua Affinity: How to Get It

There is only one level of Aqua Affinity Enchantment in Minecraft that you can get by following methods.

Aqua Affinity through Enchantment Table
Enchantment Table is the best bet to get your helmet enchanted as it is one of the best ways to get your desired enchanting. Although it can involve a bit of luck, as you might won’t get your desired enchantment in your first try

The following items are required to enchant your helmet with Aqua Affinity

Aqua Affinity through Anvil
Anvil can be used to enchant when you have the Enchantment books, which are found in buried treasures or chests scattered across the world of Minecraft; however, this requires lots of exploring as the items inside the chests are entirely random.

The enchanting books can also be traded with Librarian, but the trades offered by him are random, which involves luck regarding what you want.

You can learn everything about a Librarian in Minecraft from this guide, where we have a dedicated section just for the Librarian.

Respiration Minecraft

Respiration is yet another Enchantment in Minecraft, which allows you to slow down the oxygen consumption while in water. In simple words, it makes your player last longer underwater without losing the air, which is lost within seconds before you start taking damage and eventually drown.

The tools which are enchanted with Aqua Affinity can further be enchanted using Respiration, and this makes a great combo; I mean, who wouldn’t want almost infinite breathing underwater while working?

There are more ways to breathe underwater that you can follow here.


Q: Aqua Affinity vs. Respiration, which is better?
Both enchantments have different uses, and there is no comparison. For example, Aqua Affinity allows you to mine faster while underwater, and Respiration helps you stay underwater for longer without worrying about air running out.

Q: Can you Enchant pickaxe with Aqua Affinity?
No, the Aqua Affinity can only be used to enchant any helmet in Minecraft, but it does make your pickaxe work underwater the same as it does overworld in terms of mining speed.


Today’s guide was all about the players who love ocean biomes and looking forward to making their underwater base, but it can take lots of time because underwater mining is slow, so we made our helmet enchanted with Aqua Affinity, which allowed us to mine faster and this is must-have enchantment even if you don’t like ocean biomes because you never know what comes next.

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