Enchantment is a vast and useful item in Minecraft, but not all enchantments offer the same benefits, and some are far more useful than others, depending on the situation.

It’s no different when it comes to weapon enchantments. There are plenty to choose from, and some don’t pack the same punch as others.

Much depends on player preferences and what they prioritize in a weapon. Still, some weapon enchantments are of universally high quality and are considered some of the best.

There’s always room for debate over the quality of enchantment, especially after incremental updates, but many of the top picks have stuck around for quite some time.


Minecraft: Best Weapon Enchantments in Minecraft 1.18

5) Loyalty

Tridents aren't easy to get, but they make great weapons (Image via Mojang)
Tridents aren’t easy to get, but they make great weapons (Image via Mojang)

Although some Minecraft players may prefer the channeling enchantment due to its ability to harness lightning, the enchantment is situational as it can only use that lightning when there is a thunderstorm in progress and when crowds are n is not affected by opaque blocks.

With Loyalty, players don’t have to worry about factors that get in the way of enchantment.

Loyalty works by returning a thrown trident to its users, with increased ranks reducing return time. This makes the trident a useful ranged weapon that players won’t have to sweat to pick up.


4) Sharpness

Sharpness'  the function is direct and straightforward (Image via Mojang)
The sharpening function is direct and precise (Image via Mojang)

Sharpen is one of the oldest and simplest weapon enchantments in Minecraft, which increases the damage of the enchanted weapon. That might not seem like a lot, but it’s just a great enchantment for getting the most out of a player’s weapon of choice.

Damage increases as ranks increase, meaning players can place Sharpness V on a powerful item like a netherite sword and quickly take out most enemies with a few hits.

Sharpness is also a massive help against most bosses, especially the Wither, where every melee hit should count.


3) Infinite

Infinity removes the need for standard ammo (Image via Mojang)
Infinity removes the need for standard ammo (Image via Mojang)

Minecraft players won’t have to worry about dwindling arrow pools with the Infinity Enchantment. Infinity allows players to shoot arrows from their bow without using standard arrows in their inventory.

The bow’s durability still decreases and the enchantment doesn’t apply to special ammo like spiked or spectral arrows, but it’s a great enchantment to have on the bow.

An unlimited supply of arrows in a single enchantment will save players a lot of time gathering flints, feathers, and sticks for arrows.


2) Multiple shot

Multishot contains extra arrows for the price of one (Image via Mojang)
Multishot contains extra arrows for the price of one (Image via Mojang)

A crossbow-only enchantment in Minecraft, Multishot allows players to fire three firework arrows or rockets while subtracting just one from the player’s inventory. This provides excellent ammo economy, and firing multiple firework rockets can essentially convert a crossbow into a shotgun.

This makes Multishot one of the most effective ranged enchantments in the game and is highly recommended for taking on opponents from a distance.


1) Fire Aspect

Fire Aspect deals damage over time to most mobs (Image via Mojang)
Fire Aspect deals damage over time to most mobs (Image via Mojang)

Most Minecraft mobs in the Overworld aren’t big fans of fire, and Fire Aspect allows players to use the power of fire on their swords. After being hit by a Fire Aspect enchanted sword, the opponent will burst into flames immediately if not fire resistant.

This greatly reduces the fire aspect in the Nether, but the enchantment still works on standard skeletons and endermen, even in the Nether.

There aren’t many weapon enchantments that deal damage over time, so equipping a player with the ability to set enemy mobs on fire is a massive boon in melee combat.


Note: This article reflects the views of the author.


Edited by Rupak Kumar Jha

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