How to Get Mending Enchantment in Minecraft

Every weapon in Minecraft has specific durability that describes how many hits that weapon can make on other mobs without breaking. When the weapon loses its durability then it no longer remains effective and you either need to repair that weapon or make a new one and both of these tasks are time-consuming. So what you can do to solve this issue is to apply the mending enchantment on the weapon which will recover the weapon’s durability in exchange for the experience that you will get.

Required Materials to Make the Mending Enchantment

The two main items that are needed for this enchantment are mentioned in the table below.

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Anvil is one of the primary sources that you can use to do the enchantment on any weapon and shield and other than that you can also use it to repair damaged items as well.

How to Make the Anvil

The first item that is needed to make an anvil is an iron ingot and you need 4 of them for this recipe. For this, you need to mine the iron ores either with the stone pickaxe or a higher level of pickaxe by finding blocks of iron ore.

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After mining them you will also need a furnace which you can use to convert these iron ores into iron ingots, and you can make a furnace by gathering 8 cobblestones and then placing them on the crafting table.

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Whereas the second item is the block of iron that you can make by placing 9 iron ingots on the crafting table.

As you need 3 blocks of iron so you need to make 27 iron ingots and an extra 4 as well for this recipe so you need a total of 31 iron ingots for making the anvil.

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How to Find the Meding Enchantment Book

The best way to find this book is to go to any nearby village and find any idle villager that has no job to do. Now you need to place a lectern close to him that will assign him a job as a librarian and his appearance will also change.

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Two items are needed to make a lectern, the first item that you need is the 4 wooden slabs, so if you place 3 wooden planks you will get 6 of these slabs.

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The second item needed is the bookshelf that you can make by placing 6 wooden planks and 3 books on the crafting in the same way as shown below.

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Now place these items in the same order that is displayed in the image below to make a lectern.

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Now you need to right-click on the villager and start trading with him until you find the book of looting. After getting this book you need to place the anvil on the ground when you right-click on it, you will see two empty slots.

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Now in the first slot, you need to place the weapon which you want to enchant and in the second slot on the right side, you need to place this enchantment book.

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Mending is an enchantment in the Minecraft game that is used to enhance the durability of any weapon. Durability rating indicates how many hits it can deal by the mobs and when a weapon’s durability is depleted, it is no longer effective so in such a situation mending enchantment is highly effective.

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