Best Minecraft Enchantments

Although enchantments are an integral part of Minecraft, there are so many that it can be hard to choose the right ones for your tools. There are many enchantments that can be used to enchant any tool: pickaxe, shovel bow, shovel, sword, or other tool. Each one serves a different purpose. It's important to be aware of the best and worst enchantments for Minecraft. These are the best Minecraft enchantments for every tool, weapon, or armor piece.

Best Pickaxe Enchantments

Silk Touch - Allows for you to pick up the exact blocks you mine, rather than the common items they drop. Fortune - Increases the chances of rare items such as flint falling from other blocks.
Mending - This allows you to fix the pickaxe with experience orbs.
Efficiency - Increases the speed of mining.
Unbreaking - Does not require any pickaxe durability for mining.

Best Axe Enchantments

Mending - This allows you to fix the axe with experience orbs.
Efficiency - Increases the speed of mining.
Unbreaking - Does not have to use any of the axes durability while mining.
Silk Touch - Allows to pick up the exact blocks you mine, rather than the usual items they drop.

Best Sword Enchantments

Sharpness - Significantly increases the sword's damage.
Looting - Increasing how many items mobs drop upon death.
Unbreaking - Cannot use any of the sword’s durability when attacking.
Fire Aspect – Adds fire damage and light mobs on fire to normal attacks.

Best Shovel Enchantments

Mending - This allows you to fix the shovel with experience orbs.
Efficiency - Increases the speed of mining.
Unbreaking - Does not require any shovel's durability during mining.
Silk Touch - Allows to pick up the exact blocks you mine, rather than the usual items they drop.

Best Bow Enchantments

Power - Increases damage from arrows
Infinity - You can have infinite arrows as long you have at least one arrow in you inventory.
Flammable - The bow shoots flaming arrows when it is ignited by flame.
Punch - Increases arrow knockback
Mending - This allows you to repair the bow with experience orbs.

Best Crossbow Enchantments

Quick Charge - This reduces the time it takes to reload your crossbow.
Multishot - This allows you to shoot three arrows with one arrow.
Unbreaking - Does not affect the crossbow's durability while firing an arrow.
Mending - This allows you to fix the crossbow with experience orbs.

Best Trident Enchantments

Loyalty – Causes the trident's return to you after it has been thrown.
Riptide – You're pushed forward when you throw a trident in water or rain.
Channeling - Summons lightning strikes when you hit a mob using the trident in a thunderstorm.
Unbreaking - Does not have to use the trident’s durability when attacking.
Mending - This allows you to repair the trident with experience orbs.

Best Shield Enchantments

Unbreaking - Does not allow the shield to sustain damage.
Mending - This allows you to repair the shield with experience orbs.

Best Helmet Enchantments

Protection - Increases helmet's damage reduction.
Respiration – Allows you to breathe underwater for long periods of time.
Aqua Affinity – Allows you to mine underwater much faster.
Thorns - Inflicts damage on any mobs that attack.
Unbreaking - The helmet's durability is not at risk of being broken.
Mending - This allows you to fix the helmet using experience orbs.

Best Chestplate Enchantments

Protection - Increases the damage reduction of the chestplate.
Fire Protection - Reduces the damage caused by fire and lava.
Thorns - Inflicts damage on any mobs that attack.
Unbreaking - Does not have to use the chestplate's durability for taking damage.
Mending - This allows you to fix the chestplate with experience orbs.

Best Leggings Enchantments

Protection - Increases leggings' resistance to damage.
Thorns - Inflicts damage on any mobs that attack.
Unbreaking - Does not have to be concerned about the leggings' durability if they are damaged.
Mending - This allows you to repair leggings with experience orbs.

Best Boots Enchantments

Protection - Increases the boots’ damage reduction
Thorns - Inflicts damage on any mobs that attack.
Unbreaking - Does not affect the boots' durability if they are damaged.
Mending - This allows you to fix the boots with experience orbs.
Feather falling - Reduces fall injury
Frost Walker - Makes ice blocks by walking on water.
Depth Strider – Increases movement speed underwater

Best Elytra Enchantments

Unbreaking - There is a chance that the elytra's durability will not be used.
Mending - Use experience orbs to repair the elytra.

Best Fishing Rod Enchantments

Luck of the Sea – Increases your chances of catching treasure and decreases your chances of catching junk.
Lure - Reduces the time it takes to catch fish.
Unbreaking - There is a chance that the fishing rod's durability will not be used.
Mending - This allows you to repair your fishing rod with experience orbs.