Minecraft

The best enchantments you should get on a chest plate in Minecraft

When you go for a hunt in Minecraft then you will come across many different mobs that will try to kill you and in such a situation your defense is as important as the attack. Whether you are in close ranged or a long-ranged combat you need a strong defense armor to protect yourself from the enemies.

Your armor consists of five major parts and one of them is the chest plate and as the name suggests, it is used to protect your upper body. It is one of the most important parts of the defense but sometimes it is not enough to protect you from stronger mobs, and you need something extra to protect yourself. Now this is where enchantment comes to the rescue as it will provide you with some additional benefits that will be discussed in detail in this article.

Specifications of chest plate in Minecraft

First, you need to understand how you can get a chest plate. After that you are able to do the enchantment process. There is total five chest plates available and each one has different level of protection in Minecraft that are mentioned below

Chest Plate Armor Durability
Chainmail 5 240
Iron 6 240
Diamond 8 528
Golden 5 112
Netherite 8 592

As you can see from the above table, ‘Chainmail’ and ‘Golden’ have the weakest armor while ‘Diamond’ and ‘Netherite’ are the strongest one. Other than that Diamond chest plate provides you additional +2 armor toughness and Netherite will provide you +3 armor toughness along with +1 Knockback resistance.

Best enchantments for a chest plate

You need an anvil to do the enchantment on the chest plate and you can craft that by placing three blocks of iron and four iron ingots in a crafting table accordingly as shown below.

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Now you need to equip the anvil from your accessories, place it anywhere on the surface and then right-click on it to do the enchantment.

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Other than that, you also need the enchantment books that you can get from the librarian in the village. Now let’s discuss some of the most useful enchantments available for the chest plate which are as follows.

Protection

Protection reduces the amount of overall damage taken by the player. It protects you against lava and fire, as well as reducing damage from all other attacks in Minecraft. For this enchantment you need to add any chest plate along with a ‘Protection’ enchanted book.

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Blast Protection

This is another great enchantment that can save you from different blasts such as fireworks and explosions occurring in the Minecraft game. For this enchantment, you need to add any chest plate along with a ‘Blast Protection’ enchanted book.

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Fire Protection

This enchantment will greatly reduce the damage caused by the fire and lava. For this enchantment, you need to add any chest plate along with a ‘Fire Protection’ enchanted book.

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Unbreaking

Unbreaking is one of the most common enchantments that can be used on almost everything in the game. It boosts the durability of the chest plate and allows players to get more usage out of it.

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Thorns

This is one of the most unique defensive enchantments where it will not only protect you but also provide damage to other mobs as well when they attack you. For this enchantment, you need to add any chest plate along with a ‘Thorns’ enchanted book.

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Conclusion

In Minecraft, you need strong defense armor to protect yourself from the enemies whether you are in close range or long-ranged combat. In this scenario, you can equip yourself with a chest plate which is one of the most defensive items available to protect your upper body. To improve your gameplay a step further you can also use the enchantment on the chest plate and some of the most useful enchantments have been discussed in this article.

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Taimoor Mohsin