How to Disenchant in Minecraft

You can enchant items in Minecraft using an anvil but in the same manner, if you want to disenchant any item in Minecraft then you will either need a Grindstone or the crafting table. This is super useful as not every enchantment is made equal in the game.

Some are more powerful than others so if you want to upgrade your items then it is required to remove the enchantment that you have already done and then apply the improved enchantment again. So this article will provide you with detailed guidelines as to how you can enchant any item in Minecraft

You can disenchant different tools in Minecraft using two different methods as mentioned below

Disenchant Items using the Grindstone

Grindstone is specifically designed to repair and disenchant items in the Minecraft game. All you need to do is to place this block on the ground and right-click on it where you will see two slots. On the first slot, you need to place the enchanted item that you want to disenchant and then you will see its output on the right side. For example, if you have placed the enchanted sword on the grindstone then it will disenchant that sword that you can collect from the slot on the right side as shown below.

This is not limited to items like swords only, but you can also disenchant armor such as a chest plate or a helmet.

If you are thinking that whether you can disenchant the mining tool such as a pickaxe or an axe then you can do that too by following the same method.

If you are interested in how you can make the grindstone then you can follow this detailed guide.

You can also use a grindstone for repairing items as well by placing two same damaged items inside it as shown below:

If you are finding trouble getting all the items needed to make the grindstone then you can find this block in the village biome as well mostly in the blacksmith building.

Disenchanting Items using a Crafting Table

This method is not as good compared to the grindstone as you require to have two same enchanted tools to disenchant but still it can do the job. So, you can disenchant by placing two same enchanted items together on the crafting table as shown in the image below.

Similarly, you can disenchant other items as well just as we have explained in the grindstone section.

If you are interested in what else a crafting table can do for you then you can get more details on that by reading this article.


Enchanting is one of the best method levels up your game as it gives you additional benefits that you are lacking before. But sometimes it is difficult to choose the right enchantment as there are so many available that might not fit your needs. So, if you have already enchanted an item and want to try a different enchantment then the best way of doing that is to disenchant it first which we have discussed in detail in this article.

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