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The Best Enchantments for Elytra in Minecraft

Posted: Jul 24, 2023 in Minecraft

mc head By Kevin Lott


Oh, Elytra. Soar through the sky with your whimsical wings of phantom membrane flesh. Travel vast distances across bountiful lands. Oh, wait, it broke. In Minecraft, Elytra are really cool items, but unfortunately they have lots of downsides. That’s where enchantments come in. Today, we’re going to go over the best enchantments for elytra and why you should care, so let’s begin!

Acquiring Elytra

Hold up. Most players in Minecraft have never even acquired an elytra, so before we move on to the best enchantments, we should go over Elytra and how to acquire them. Elytra are rare wings obtained in Survival Mode that allow players to glide and fly in Minecraft. If you’d like to learn more about how to properly use Elytra and fly with them efficiently, you can read more here.

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To find Elytra, players must venture to the End after defeating the Ender Dragon. End Cities, randomly generated structures in the End, house Shulkers and sometimes contain a single Elytra. Players need to explore the End City, defeat the Shulkers, and locate the floating ship within. If the ship is present, the Elytra can typically be found inside an item frame next to a Brewing Stand. Once acquired, players can equip the Elytra and glide their way back home.

Best Elytra Enchantments

Unlike armor, there aren’t really many enchantments you need. But because of how quickly the durability of the Elytra break, these two are more important than anything else you’ll seek out in your Minecraft career!

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.

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.

By combining these two enchantments, your Elytra should manage to stay repaired no matter how much you abuse them! As long as you aren’t soaring thousands of blocks on the daily, you should never outpace the durability restored from Mending.


That’s all! Elytra in Minecraft are fascinating wings that allow players to glide and fly, but their limited durability can be a major drawback. However, by applying the right enchantments, players can significantly enhance the lifespan and effectiveness of their Elytra. The two most important enchantments to prioritize are Mending and Unbreaking III. So, embrace the power of enchantments and enjoy the freedom of soaring through the Minecraft skies with your Elytra!

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