Note: This guide focuses on the Bedrock version of Minecraft, available on Windows 10, Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and mobile.
Despite its simplicity, Minecraft can be overwhelming, and it's easy to get stuck in the grind of basic survival. If that's how you want to play it, that's fine! But there's a wild world out there; the Nether, the End, building farms, and redstone contraptions all turn Minecraft into another game entirely. Part of surviving long enough to do all that is having good gear that keeps you safe and makes work go more quickly. To do that, you'll have to get into enchantment. Enchantment can be complicated, but with the right set of enchantments, you can stop worrying about creepers, stop spending time hacking away at blocks, and get focused on building and creating.
We've put together guides on how to enchant, what each enchantment means, and which ones to use. Check them out below.
Getting Started with Enchanting
The path to enchanting isn't super obvious, so follow our guide to get the basics in order before you start trying to apply enchantments to your gear.
- Minecraft Guide - How Enchanting Works In Minecraft
Every Minecraft Enchantment Defined
Some enchantments are pretty obvious--Unbreaking makes things harder to break! But what the heck does Silk Touch do? What about Smite? Our guide to enchantment definitions has all the answers.
- Minecraft Guide - Every Enchantment Defined
Making Your Weapons Magical
Looting, Unbreaking, Mending--with the right enchantments, a diamond sword can start to feel like Excalibur. This guide will walk you through which enchantments to put on which weapons.
- Minecraft Guide - All the Best Weapon Enchantments
Feel Invincible In Enchanted Armor
Instead of worrying constantly about creepers killing you when they blow up right behind you, start worrying about them destroying your hard work.
- Minecraft Guide - All the Best Armor Enchantments
Mining Stone Blocks Shouldn't Take Forever
Did you know that Efficiency IV knocks almost half of the mining time off of every block? You're busy, you could be creating instead of digging--use enchanted tools to make your life easier around every turn.
- Minecraft Guide - All The Best Tool Enchantments