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Best Armor Enchantments in Minecraft

Posted: Oct 22, 2021 in Minecraft

mc head By Kevin Lott


Oh, armor. Protect thine flesh with plates of steel and ore, for in Minecraft the dangerous mobs run about with their terrifying magic. Creepers blow us up, Zombies slap us in the face, Skeletons shoot at us, and Spiders kinda run around funny. All around, there’s a lot to worry about when it comes to survival in Minecraft. That’s why we armor up in an awesome four-piece suit! Although, sometimes that’s not enough. That’s where enchantments come in. Today, we’re going to go over the best armor enchantments and why you should care, so let’s begin!

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Best Armor Enchantments

These are the best enchantments you could ask for in the game, assuming you get to handpick them. These will be in descending order, so the first ones are the best!

Mending – This is an enchantment that restores the durability of an item using experience. Any item enchanted with this is repaired by experience orbs collected from any source, and let me tell you, the rate is super generous. The main reason this enchantment is so effective is because assuming you can apply it to all armor pieces, acquiring XP will restore durability to all of them simultaneously.

Protection IV – Old reliable, as they say. This enchantment increases the armor’s damage reduction and has the added benefit of defending you against other forms of damage that bypasses armor. Although this enchantment prevents you from acquiring Fire, Blast, or Projectile Protection, it is more well rounded and the obvious choice for PvP. This is the safest best when it comes to armor.

Feather Falling IV – This is an enchantment to boots that reduces fall damage. It does not affect falling speed. Normally, this wouldn’t be all that crazy, but the damage reduction this offers is absolutely crazy. With it, falling hundreds of blocks is actually totally viable. This is also incredibly useful for those who fly with Elytra, as landing is often buggy and applies tons of fall damage even if landing safely. Don’t sleep on Feather Falling!

Unbreaking III – This is an enchantment that gives a chance for an item to avoid durability reduction when it is used, effectively increasing the item’s durability. When we say effectively, we really mean it. When combining this enchantment with Mending, it’s a no-brainer. Your gear will never break again. Repairing all four armor pieces becomes expensive and difficult, costing tons of XP and ore. This enchantment helps to avoid that.

Although there shouldn’t be enchantments that are objectively better for every situation, because that would be unbalanced, I just feel that is how Minecraft is. You technically could find a use for Fire Protection, but it just doesn’t feel necessary compared to the incredible defense you get from normal Protection. WHen it comes to this game, there are enchantments which are definitely better than others.

How to obtain enchantments

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There are three ways you can obtain these enchantments. (besides commands) You can enchant a your armor in an Enchanting Table, find an enchanted book, or a villager that is willing to trade it. The Enchanting Table will be your best bet, as you can keep rolling until you get it, instead of just looting chests and villages, as the chances of finding a book or villager willing to trade the ideal enchantments are extremely low. If you do happen to find a book with the enchantment you want, just use an anvil to apply the book to the armor piece.


That’s everything! Enchantments are a funny thing, and armor is even funnier. With this information, you should be able to make an educated decision on what enchantments are best for you and your armor. With that being said, I hope this blog helped you, and have a wonderful day!

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