10 Best Minecraft Sword Enchantments To Improve Your Gameplay!

Swords In Minecraft are one of the effective weapons that almost every single player uses but even after being effective and popular it still falls short against tough enemies and that is because it isn’t really strong enough. What if we tell you that there’s a way you can make your Minecraft sword stronger and ... Read more

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Minecraft Sword Enchantments
Minecraft Sword Enchantments

Swords In Minecraft are one of the effective weapons that almost every single player uses but even after being effective and popular it still falls short against tough enemies and that is because it isn’t really strong enough.

What if we tell you that there’s a way you can make your Minecraft sword stronger and much more useful? Yes, you guys now can make your sword powerful by enchanting it and if you’re a regular Minecraft player then you must’ve heard about sword enchantments in Minecraft.

The majority of the sword enchantments can be discovered and achieved using an enchanting table in the game. Today we will be listing down the 10 Greatest Sword Enchantments In Minecraft for you guys, so without wasting any moment let’s get started.

1) Fire Aspect

Fire Aspect
Fire Aspect

The first enchantment on our list is the Fire Aspect which is great if you’re willing to set your enemies ablaze. The Fire Aspect enchantment is also known as one of the most powerful and simplest-to-use enchantments present in the game.

This enchantment has 4 levels and each level adds 4 seconds of fire to the sword, and the damage also increases as the level of your enchantment goes up.

Keep in mind that not every mob will die in a single hit using this enchantment sword but it will significantly damage them. Moreover, if you’re a Bedrock edition player then you can use this sword enchantment to light candles, campfires, and activate the TNTs as well.

Running low on food? This Fire Emblem enchantment makes your sword a lot more powerful so you guys can use it against food-based mobs to get meat.

2. Sweeping Edge

Sweeping Edge
Sweeping Edge

Next up we have Sweeping Edge which is a sword enchantment that is exclusive to Minecraft Java edition, so if you’re a Bedrock edition player then you might wanna skip to the next one.

Well, this enchantment doesn’t really add some special features to your game however like the previous enchantment, but instead, this enchantment actually improves the overall core capabilities of it.

The Sweeping Edge enchantment makes the basic sword do more damage while performing sweep attacks. I recommend you guys use this enchantment in the Nether as fighting multiple mobs at the same time can be a strenuous task but this enchantment will surely help you eliminate them with considerable ease.

Like most of the enchantments, this one also has 3 levels, the first level causes 50% damage, the second one causes 67% and finally the third level causes 75% damage to the enemies. The only downside of this enchantment is that players won’t be able to use any other enchantment along with it.

3. Looting


This enchantment will be the best one if you’re looking for higher loot in the game as when you eliminate mobs using this enchanted sword, they will drop more loot than usual.

One thing that I love about this enchantment is that apart from getting common items, players can also get rare items using this loot-centric enchanted sword.

There are three levels of this sword enchantment as well, where the loot that the enemies drop increases with each added level.

4. Mending


If you have a damaged sword or you haven’t applied unbreaking to your sword then this is where the mending sword enchantment will be your best friend as this sword enchantment will restore all the reduced durability of your sword and will help you deliver a good amount of damage to your opponent.

Even tho it only has one level, it still can deal considerable damage to foes, so much so that some players even consider this enchantment to be more powerful than unbreaking. Well, you guys should definitely use this enchantment, and let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.

5. Unbreaking


This enchantment is known as Unbreaking and players can apply this enchantment on swords as well as any other weapon with durability stats. Unbreakable enchantment increases the overall durability of the swords and as a result your weapons last longer than usual.

This sword enchantment has two levels and with each level, the durability of the weapon increases, allowing players to use a particular weapon of their choice for longer. If you’re looking to increase the durability of your weapons then you should definitely try out this enchantment.

6. Knockback


You might wonder what knockback is. Well, it is a special effect through which the mobs are pushed back once you hit them with a sword or any other weapon in the game.

This enchantment increases the knockback effect by a considerable margin meaning that any of the mobs you hit will be pushed back up to six blocks away in just a single hit. If you’re a Java edition player then you can even knock back armor stands using this enchantment.

7. Sharpness


This enchantment does exactly what its name suggests, it increases the sharpness of the sword. This enchantment basically increases the amount of slashing damage it deals to the opponents.

There are over 5 levels of this enchantment and players can use the enchanted book to apply any level of sharpness to all types of swords in Minecraft.

8. Smite


You guys can consider this enchantment as the counterpart of the sharpness enchantment as it also increases the damage your sword deals to the mobs.

However, keep in mind that the increased damage will only work on undead mobs. To make things clearer, we will list down all the undead mobs for you guys so you won’t face any issues while playing the game:

  • Skeletons
  • Zombies
  • Zombie Villagers
  • Wither
  • Wither Skeletons
  • Zombified Piglins
  • Skeleton Horses
  • Zombie Horses
  • Strays
  • Husks
  • Phantoms
  • Drowned
  • Zoglins

9. Bane of Arthropods

Bane of Arthropods
Bane of Arthropods

You might be wondering what Arthropods are. Well, they’re animals with exoskeletons, and as the name suggests this enchantment increases the amount of damage that the sword does to the arthropod mobs in the game.

We will list down all the arthropod mobs in the game that will be affected by this enchantment.

  • Spiders
  • Cave Spiders
  • Bees
  • Endermites
  • Silverfishes

10. Curse of Vanishing

Curse of Vanishing
Curse of Vanishing

The final enchantment on our list is the Curse of Vanishing and players can exclusively apply this enchantment using the enchanted books.

This enchantment makes your sword disappear when you die. In the game’s default version, your weapon will stay at the same location after you die in-game but through this enchantment, it will make it disappear. This disappearing effect is particularly useful in the game’s multiplayer mode as it will prevent other players from finding your weapon and using it.

Wrapping Up

This was it for our list of the Best enchantments for swords in Minecraft, and we hope you guys now have a better understanding of all the amazing Minecraft Sword Enchantments we’ve mentioned above. These enchantments will not help players accomplish a particular task but they will help make their overall combat-centric gameplay experience much better.

If you guys still have any doubts regarding any of the enchantments mentioned above, then do let us know in the comments down below and our team will surely get back to you as soon as possible. Please coming back to this post occasionally, as we’ll keep updating this post with newer Minecraft sword enchantments, as and when they are available to the public.

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