Minecraft

The best enchantments you should get on a sword in Minecraft

Minecraft is an open world game where you can roam freely anywhere you like but by doing that you will also encounter different mobs that can try to kill you. For such scenarios you can use a sword which is one of the most useful weapons in Minecraft that can help you to protect yourself by killing mobs while you are in a fight. There are six different swords available that have different attack power and durability which are shown below. Swords are melee weapons because they can only be used in close combat.

Now sometimes the mobs are too strong, or large in number and to kill them quickly to save yourself from their attacks the enchantment comes to the rescue. Enchantment can be used on the sword to provide the additional benefits that it is currently lacking in the basic one.

Specifications of a sword in Minecraft

Now before discussing the enchantment process, it is better to find the basic specifications of the available swords which are mentioned below:

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Sword Attack Durability
Wooden 4 59
Stone 5 131
Golden 4 32
Iron 6 250
Diamond 7 1561
Netherite 8 2031

You can do the enchantment on any sword using an anvil which can be crafted by using the three blocks of irons and four iron ingots and place them in a specific order as shown below.

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Now after that you need two things to enchant a sword, the first one is the sword itself and the second is the enchantment book. The enchantment book depends on the type of enchantment you need to do the enchantment on the sword that you can get from the ‘Librarian’ in the village.There are a variety of enchantments available on a sword each will give you different powers that are discussed below

Bane of Arthropods

This enchantment can be used to increase the sword power against the arthropods which are species like spiders, endermites, and bees. For that, you need to place the sword and its bane of arthropods enchantment book as shown below.

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Fire vanishing

When you perform this enchantment on a sword then this will put the mobs on fire when you attack them. To perform this enchantment, you need to place a sword with the ‘Fire Aspect’ enchantment book in the anvil as shown below.

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Unbreaking

As the name suggests this enchantment makes the sword unbreakable by making it more durable and robust so it won’t break easily and can withstand for a longer period. For this enchantment, you need a sword and ‘Unbreaking enchantment’ book as shown below.

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Sharpness

This enchantment on any sword will increase its damage specifically to other players or the mobs. You can do that by placing a sword along with a ‘Sharpness’ enchantment book.

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I have used a stone sword in this example where its original attack damage was five but after enchanting, it has been increased to seven.

Knockback

This enchantment can be used to push any species backward you are fighting with. For that, you need any sword and ‘Knockback’ enchantment book.

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Conclusion

Minecraft is an open-world game in which you may go wherever you want, but you will also come across many creatures that will try to kill you. In such situations, you can use a sword, which is one of the most effective weapons in Minecraft for defending oneself from being killed by the monsters while fighting. There are six distinct swords, each with a varied strike power and durability. You can step up your game by doing the enchantment on the sword and some of the most useful ones have been discussed in this article.

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Taimoor Mohsin