Enchantment tables can be obtained using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.
|Breaking "Punch" redirects here. For the enchantment, see Enchanting#Punch. The Player punches trees and gets wood (click to view animation). Breaking, digging, punching, or mining is one of the most fundamental activities in Minecraft, performed (by time|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
|“||Oh, it`s more magical than that! It automatically opens up and turns towards players who get close to it. When nobody is around, the book is closed and spins slowly.||„|
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An enchantment table Enchantment Table Type Solid Block Requirements None Physics No Transparency Yes Luminance Computer: No Pocket Edition: 12 Blast resistance 6,000 Hardness 5 Tool Renewable No Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No First appearances See History Drops is a block See the various blocks found in Minecraft. For the blocking with shields that reduces damage when performed, see Blocking. All blocks Blocks are the basic units of structure in Minecraft. Contents 1 that allows players to spend their experience point levels to enchant "Flame" redirects here. For the non-solid damage-dealing block, see Fire. “ How does enchanting work in Minecraft? Well, you open a magical book and pick a random spell, not quite sure knowing what it will tools See the in-game items. For program enhancing software, see Programs and Editors. Tools are items used by the player while held to perform actions faster and more efficiently, to gather materials not , books and armor Armor Type Wearable items Durability See Durability Renewable Yes Stackable No Data values See Data values Name See Data values For the armor that can be worn by horses, see Horse Armor. Armor classes. From .
- The enchantment table actually produces the particles emitted from the bookshelves. These particles originate inside the Enchantment table and are relocated to the bookshelf almost immediately, but travel slow enough to be briefly visible. The particle that enters and leaves the bookshelf is always the same "letter", but the ones traveling into the bookshelves are black.
- Enchantment tables are mostly made of obsidian, and thus have a blast resistance of 6,000 and cannot be destroyed by TNT.
- Enchanting tables are midway between slabs and full blocks height-wise, so they could be potentially used as a TNT cannon`s range-amplifier instead of slabs or trapdoors
- When you place a light block (such as glowstone or a lit redstone lamp) and place an enchantment table on it, the light stays.
- When the player is invisible, the enchantment table can still "see" the player and open up.
- On the enchantment screen, captions in the Standard Galactic Alphabet includes several in-jokes:
- On Oct. 1, 2011, Notch tweeted an image of the enchantment screen, with enchantments . The first enchantment translates into "Well Played Internets You Are Good", the second translated into "These Names Will Be Random And Confusing", and the third translates to "Each Spell Costs Experience Levels".
- Three of the possible words for enchantments are "the elder scrolls," likely a joke at Bethesda, creator of "The Elder Scrolls" series and whose parent company, Zenimax, attempted to sue Mojang for the name of their game Scrolls.
- The words "klaatu berata niktu" are a (misspelled) reference to "Klaatu barada nikto", a phrase that originates from the 1951 movie The Day the Earth Stood Still and has been since used as a reference in many other movies, cartoons and games.
- Similarly, "Xyzzy" is a magic spell in the game "Colossal Cave Adventure" and has been used in several other games as an Easter Egg or cheat code.
- The word "embiggen" is a fictional word coined by The Simpsons quote: "A Noble Spirit Embiggens the Smallest Man".
The enchantment table is 3⃢₁₄4 blocks high.
It cannot be moved by pistons Piston Transparency Yes Luminance None Blast resistance 2.5 Tool Any tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No Drops Itself Data values See Data values Pistons are blocks capable of pushing most blocks, depending on . If an enchantment table is placed on ice Ice Transparency PC: Partial (-2 to light) PE: No Luminance No Blast resistance 2.5 Tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No Drops None Data value dec: 79 hex: 4F bin: 1001111 Name ice See , the player will slide on it as though it is an ice block, just like slabs Slab Transparency Double slab: No Single slab: Partial (blocks light) Luminance No Blast resistance Wood: 15 Stone: 30 Tools Renewable Stone: Yes Wood: Yes (except Fake Wood) Cobblestone: Yes Stone Brick: Yes Purpur: Yes Quartz: .
The enchanting table`s main purpose is to enchant items. Bookshelves Bookshelf Transparency No Luminance No Blast resistance 7.5 Tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64) Flammable Yes Drops Book (3) Data value dec: 47 hex: 2F bin: 101111 Name bookshelf “ Bookshelves are expensive things to create. But you surrounding the table, with a block of air in between, will increase the maximum enchantment level. The table will enchant all tools, armor and gear except the hoe Hoe Type Tools Durability Wood: 60 Uses Stone: 132 Uses Iron: 251 Uses Golden: 33 Uses Diamond: 1562 Uses Renewable Diamond: No All Others: Yes Stackable No Data values See Data values Name See Data , shears Shears Type Tools Durability 238 Renewable Yes Stackable No First appearances See History Data value dec: 359 hex: 167 bin: 101100111 Name shears Shears are a tool used primarily to shear sheep and mine a few types of , flint and steel Flint and Steel Type Tools Durability 65 Renewable No Stackable No Data value dec: 259 hex: 103 bin: 100000011 Name flint_and_steel The flint and steel is a tool used to light fires. Contents 1 Obtaining 1.1 Crafting 1.2 , carrot on a stick Carrot on a Stick Type Tools Durability 26 Renewable Yes Stackable No First appearances See history Data value dec: 398 hex: 18E bin: 110001110 Name PC: carrot_on_a_stick PE: carrotonastick “ Carrots on sticks! Get on your pig and , shield Shield Type Combat Durability 337 Renewable Yes Stackable No First appearances See History Data value dec: 442 hex: 1BA bin: 110111010 Name shield Shields are tools used for protecting the player against attacks. Contents 1 Obtaining 1.1 Crafting , elytra Elytra Type Transport Durability 431 Renewable No Stackable No First appearances See History Data values PC: dec: 443 hex: 1BB bin: 110111011 PE: dec: 444 hex: 1BC bin: 110111100 Name elytra “ Elytra! Soar through The End on your freshly-minted insectoid , lead Lead Type Tools Durability N/A Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64) First appearances See History Data value dec: 420 hex: 1A4 bin: 110100100 Name lead Leads, also known as leashes, are items used to leash and lead passive mobs. and horse armor Horse Armor Type Armor Durability N/A Renewable No Stackable No First appearances See History Data values See Data values Name See Data values Horse armor is a special type of armor that can be given ; all of those but the lead and horse armor can be enchanted instead with an anvil Anvil Transparency Yes Luminance No Blast resistance 6,000 Tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64), same damage state only Flammable No Drops Itself Data value dec: 145 hex: 91 bin: 10010001 Name anvil See the item and an appropriate enchanted book Enchanted Book Type Manufactured items Durability N/A Renewable Yes Stackable No First appearances See History Data value dec: 403 hex: 193 bin: 110010011 Name enchanted_book An enchanted book is an item which allows players to add enchantments to .
- See also: Enchantment mechanics See the mechanics of Enchanting. Contents 1 Basic Mechanics 2 Bookshelf placement 2.1 Selecting an enchantment level 3 How Enchantments Are Chosen 3.1 Step One - Applying modifiers to the enchantment level
In Pocket Edition, enchantment tables emit a light level of 12.
Standard Galactic Alphabet
The arcane glyphs that float from bookshelves to the enchanting table and the cryptic runes in the enchantment table`s interface are written in the Standard Galactic Alphabet, which is a simple alphabet substitution cipher used in the Commander Keen series of computer games.
The arcane glyphs can only be seen if particles are set above `Minimal`.
The cryptic runes seen in the interface are randomly constructed from the following list of words:
air animal ball beast berata bless cold creature cube curse darkness demon destroy dry earth elder elemental embiggen enchant fiddle fire free fresh galvanize grow hot humanoid ignite imbue inside klaatu light limited mental niktu of other physical range scrolls self shorten shrink snuff sphere spirit stale stretch the towards twist undead water wet xyzzy
Three to five words are chosen from the list and appended to each other, then displayed in the Standard Galactic Alphabet. The words chosen are random and are purely cosmetic: they have no relation to the enchantments that will be applied to the item and are not saved on the enchanted item (meaning they will tell you nothing about what the resulting spell will be), and they are only displayed in the enchantment table. They are just decoration for a choice among random enchantments, for each of which only the cost and one of the enchantments is known.
By default, the GUI of an enchantment table is labeled "Enchant", but this name can be customized by naming it in an anvil Anvil Transparency Yes Luminance No Blast resistance 6,000 Tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64), same damage state only Flammable No Drops Itself Data value dec: 145 hex: 91 bin: 10010001 Name anvil See the item before placing it, or by changing the
CustomName tag using the
- See also: Block entity format Chunks store the terrain and entities within a 16×256×16 area. They also store precomputed lighting, heightmap data for Minecraft s performance, and other meta information. Contents 1 NBT structure 2 Block format 3 Entity format 3.1
An enchanting table has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block. The block`s block entity ID is
Block entity data
- Tags common to all block entities see Template:Nbt inherit/blockentity/template
CustomName: Optional. The name of this container, which will display in its GUI where the default name ordinarily is.
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|Enchanter||Use a book, obsidian and diamonds to construct an enchantment table||Pick up an enchantment table Enchantment Table Type Solid Block Requirements None Physics No Transparency Yes Luminance Computer: No Pocket Edition: 12 Blast resistance 6,000 Hardness 5 Tool Renewable No Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No First appearances See History Drops from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Silver|
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|Enchanter||Enchant an item at an Enchanting Table||Diamonds!||⃢₀ₔ|| |
|1.0.0||Sep. 30, 2011||First mention of the enchantment table.|
|Sep. 30, 2011||According to a picture Notch posted of the enchantment table, they were originally crafted with cobblestone instead of obsidian.|
|Oct. 1, 2011||The first images of the enchantment screen are revealed, with enchantments written in the Standard Galactic Alphabet. The first enchantment translates onto "Well Played Internets You Are Good", the second translated into "These Names Will Be Random And Confusing", and the third translates to "Each Spell Costs Experience Levels". The Standard Galactic Alphabet or SGA was originally created by Tom Hall for use in the Commander Keen series of computer games.|
|Beta 1.9-pre3||Basics of enchanting added, along with the enchanting table. It did not require bookshelves to get maximum enchantments. Many enchantments were not yet in the game. Enchantments were and continue to be labeled in the enchanting table as random words written in the Standard Galactic Alphabet.|
|Beta 1.9-pre4||Fixed a bug where all enchantments would show up as Feather Falling I.|
|Properly enabled enchanting on SMP. Previously, if a player attempted to enchant an item, it appeared enchanted for the client, but updated with the un-enchanted status once the player logged out and then back in again.|
|?||Enchantment tables drop the block only when mined by a pickaxe.|
|1.1||Added four bow enchantments: Power, Flame, Punch, and Infinity.|
|1.2.1||12w05a||Enchanting no longer requires experience in Creative mode.|
|12w06a||Bows and golden swords now have a small chance of being already enchanted when dropped by their respective mobs.|
|1.3.1||12w17a||Ice and glass panes can again be collected with a Silk Touch-enchanted tool.|
|12w22a||The maximum enchantment power was lowered from 50 to 30.|
|Experience is collectable with mining and cooking in furnace.|
|12w23a||Glint (animated glow effect) on enchanted tools and armor is now visible on multiplayer.|
|1.4.2||12w34b||Flame enchanted bows now ignite TNT blocks.|
|12w41a||Enchantments can now be combined using anvils, allowing some high level enchantments to be applied where they were not previously possible.|
|1.4.4||1.4.4-pre||Enchantments can now be applied using |
|You can enchant books to then be used to enchant a tool.|
|12w50a||Added a new armor enchantment: Thorns.|
|You can now add the Silk Touch enchantment to shears and the Unbreaking enchantment to anything that has durability.|
|Efficiency is nerfed a bit so that enchanted tools that don`t match the block you`re breaking will no longer work as quickly as before (e.g. Efficiency V Pickaxes no longer instantly break dirt or wood logs).|
|1.5||Efficiency is completely nerfed when using tools on the wrong block types - they now break the block at the same rate as your bare fists.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Added two fishing rod enchantments: Luck of the Sea and Lure. The fishing rod can now be enchanted without the use of books. Armor can now receive unbreaking without the use of books.|
|1.8||14w02a||Enchanting receives a major overhaul where there is now a secondary cost, which is lapis lazuli.|
|When enchanting an item, one enchantment will now appear in the tooltip when selecting an enchantment (e.g Looting III?...).|
|Levels are hard to obtain again (like pre-1.3 settings.)|
|Level 5 enchants (Sharpness, Power, Smite & Bane of Arthropods) can be applied without the use of an anvil.|
|Villager trading was revamped, causing clerics to no longer enchant items, while black apron villagers will trade enchanted items.|
|14w04a||Looting now gives a 1 percentage point increase per level to the chance of getting rare drops.|
|14w25a||Added a new enchantment for boots: Depth Strider.|
|1.9||15w36a||Reduced benefits for Sharpness and the protection enchantments.|
|15w42a||Added Frost Walker and Mending enchantments.|
|When multiple pieces of Thorns armor are worn, one will now be chosen at random instead of always using the "bottommost" piece.|
|Enchantments with max 1 level will no longer display the level, e.g. "Infinity" rather than "Infinity I".|
|15w43a||Frost Walker no longer works on flowing water.|
|15w43c||Lure no longer affects loot.|
|15w44a||Mending is available at lower enchantment levels.|
|15w47b||Silk Touch may no longer be added to shears Shears Type Tools Durability 238 Renewable Yes Stackable No First appearances See History Data value dec: 359 hex: 167 bin: 101100111 Name shears Shears are a tool used primarily to shear sheep and mine a few types of .|
|15w47c||Silk Touch is no longer required to collect cobwebs.|
|15w49a||Frost Walker now works when standing on transparent blocks.|
|15w51a||Frost Walker no longer affects water blocks that do not have an air block above.|
|1.10||16w20a||Mobs with frost walker boots will not take damage when walking on the new magma.|
|1.11||16w32a||The block entity ID for the enchantment table is changed from |
|16w39a||Added Curse of Binding and Curse of Vanishing.|
|1.11.1||16w50a||Added a new enchantment for swords: Sweeping Edge.|
|Infinity and Mending are now mutually exclusive.|
|1.11.1||Anvils no longer allow enchanted books to apply to items, if no change in enchantments would take effect. This can occur if all enchantments on the book are incompatible with existing enchantments on the item ⃢₀ₓ or if the enchanted book has no enchantments.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.12.1||build 1||Added the enchanting system and enchantment tables.|
|Enchantment tables now emit a light level of 12.|
|Enchantment tables can now be crafted on the stonecutter|
|Added enchantment tables to the Creative mode inventory.|
|build 11||Enchanting tables are now craftable in the crafting table instead of the stonecutter.|
|1.1||build 1||Added Mending and Frost Walker enchantments.|
|TU7||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added the enchanting system and enchanting tables.|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added the Luck of the Sea, Lure and Depth Strider enchantments.|
|Enchanting now consumes Lapis Lazuli.|
|Enchanting has been rebalanced.|
|Enchanted Books can receive multiple enchants at once.|
|TU43||CU33||1.36||Patch 13||Added the Frost Walker and Mending enchantments.|
The GUI of the enchantment table in Pocket Edition (top = no item, bottom = with item hovering on the second line).