In Minecraft, armor can be enchanted to increase various resistances or grant new abilities. Things like Feather Falling and Aqua Affinity will make your adventure through the dimensions of Minecraft easier, while also allowing for some impressive feats. To cast a spell, you simply need an enchanted table, which is made from four obsidians, two diamonds and one book.
You will also need Lapis Lazuli for the enchantment. To enhance the charms, surround the enchanting table with bookshelves to upgrade to the highest levels. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at the best armor charms in Minecraft.
Updated on June 29, 2023 by Stephen LaGioia: With many updates over time and new challenges and strategies to consider with each, the usefulness of certain armor enchantments has changed. Additionally, many players will likely want to delve into Minecraft’s expansive, cube-like biomes following the release of Trails & Tales, which adds the new Cherry Grove biome along with other elements.
These include carved bookshelves that hold up to six enchanted books. That’s why we’ve updated and improved this list, highlighting the best, more useful armor charms, along with some details on their properties and perks.
13 The speed of the soul
Soul Speed increases your movement speed when walking on soul sand or soul earth. It doesn’t sound very useful, but it actually has viable applications, such as creating paths in the Nether from soul sand so that you can easily reach distant places. Similarly, it can also be used for mob arenas or boss fight areas.
Soul Speed has three levels of enchantment, with each successive level giving a greater speed effect than the previous one. Soul Speed has very limited use, but it still proves its worth when traversing the Overworld or Nether.
12 Aqua Affinity
Aqua Affinity allows the user to mine at increased speed underwater, which is extremely useful when exploring the murky depths of underwater caves. This is a great piece of magic to have on hand when you’re about to embark on an underwater excavation.
It doesn’t have combat effectiveness or any traversal bonuses, which warrants a lower spot on the list. Be sure you are armed with Aqua Affinity when you’re trying to make that underwater base you’ve always wanted.
11 Depth Strider
Depth Strider is great for crossing potential oceans and rivers to reach your destination without wasting time. This magic increases movement speed underwater. It is great for ocean monuments as well as underwater caves.
In combination with breathing, will make any water area easier. The Depth Strider is also very useful for ascending and descending water lifts, allowing for rapid vertical movement.
Breathing is another water magic that allows you to when you submerge in water, you retain more oxygen. It’s great for underwater mining trips where you may have accidentally wandered into an underwater cave and lost your way, and will give you extra time to find your way back to safety.
Plus, it can save you from having to come back to the surface for air so often. Works great in conjunction with Depth Strider, that turn you into a graceful sea creature — just like that Glow Squid.
If you have Unbreaking on your armor, you can slows down or even prevents increased stamina damage, making it more viable in the long run. Unbreaking provides a great solution where increased stamina damage would normally put you off.
While less flashy and more subtle in terms of tangible results, Unbreaking can be handy for survivalists and those who prefer to be resourceful over time.
8 Swift Sneak
Introduced in the 1.19 ‘Wild Update’ in mid-2022, Swift Sneak has become a true magic for those who want to use stealth and move faster, while also mitigating some aggressive heat. While they can only be used for leggings, they can be very effective, especially if you use the third level upgrade, which can really turn you into a speed killer.
It’s definitely useful when exploring at night or looting the depths of enemy caves for resources.
7 Frost Walker
While it doesn’t exactly help in terms of power or killing mobs, the Frost Walker is a great way to get around more comfortably while offering quick escape routes when trouble arises. Specifically, this witchcraft instantly freezes water near you, creating a safe, icy path to cross.
Not only that, but it also allows you to walk on normally deadly blocks of magma without taking any damage. This makes traveling to the Nether and the Deep Caverns a bit safer and more efficient. But as you might have guessed – this can only be used for boots.
Thorns are a great charm, because reflects the portion of damage returned to the attacker, making it great for crowd control. The main weakness is that it will be your armor causing more damage to his stamina in exchange for reflecting damage.
Still, Thorns is a great enchantment if you have the materials needed to repair armor at all times. It’s very useful when venturing at night or into particularly dangerous biomes like The Nether, as it brings an extra layer of protection against pursuing mobs.
5 Projectile protection
Some would argue that missile defense is far more useful than its position on this list. However, skeletons are the only mobs that can deal ranged damage, making this enchantment very situational.
However, it can come in handy at times, especially when swarming enemies or dealing with Skelly Farm. It can also help when you don’t have a bow handy and need to rush a skeleton with only an iron sword and a dream. It also works great against skeletons with enchanted bows, which can deal massive damage.
4 Falling feathers
Falling feathers is extremely useful when accidentally jumping too far down a ravine or just falling from too high in general. Falling feathers reduces the damage you will take from falling, as you may have guessed. It has a maximum level of four, with each level becoming progressively more effective at preventing a fall.
It’s a great way to protect yourself if you’re clumsy. Also a Totem of Immortality is always a viable option for falling from a great height. But since they are hard to come by, Feather Falling is a better option.
Protection is a great spell due to the four% reduction in most forms of damage. Each level of enchantment further strengthens it, for a total of four levels and a 16% damage reduction.
It goes well with something similar Projectile protection as it covers both routes while also affecting other forms of damage. Shielding unfortunately doesn’t affect fire or lava, so be careful when venturing through the Nether. It also doesn’t work on explosions, so Creepers are as deadly as ever.
2 Fire protection
As the Nether is a barren wasteland of fire, lava, and flames, fire protection is invaluable to any adventurer. This reduces the amount of fire damage it also reduces the amount of time you spend burning.
This is a great spell to have if you’re going against skeletons with fire enchantments on their bows or in PvP where enemies can have the aspect of fire on their swords. Fire Protection is among the most universally sought-after enchantments precisely because of its versatile use and practicality.
1 Explosion protection
Blast Protection is by far the most useful enchantment available for armor. Introduce him to Protection, and it will be one of the strongest armors available to you. Enchantment also eliminates the risk of being killed by a single Creeper blast. This is definitely useful, as Creepers are plentiful, dangerous, and can sneak up on you more easily than other mobs.
It also reduces how far explosions throw you back, saving you from being accidentally knocked off a mountain by a block of TNT placed by a friend. It has four levels, each of which further reduces damage and hits.
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