Bow Enchantment Guide and Tips

In today’s post, you will learn every single bow enchantment and some tips on which you should pick.

So, Let’s Jump Right Into Bow’s Enchantments

Curse of Vanishing

This enchantment is not for the Bow only. Every single enchantable item can have this enchantment too. 

What this enchantment does is that your item will disappear if you die, instead of floating on the ground. Curse of Vanishing is one of the “curse” enchantment in Minecraft. You can’t get this enchantment from the Enchanting Table. Instead, you need to find it inside a chest.

It only has 1 level and is compatible with other enchantments.

Flame

You can shot flaming arrows to your target. The target who gets shot will be burning for a couple of seconds. You can set other players, mobs, TNT, and even dead campfire on fire.

Infinity

This enchantment is probably the most important for the Bow (must-have). You can shot an unlimited number of arrows to your target. You need at least 1 Arrow in your inventory to make it work. 

But there something you should know:

  • You can’t pick up the arrows that you’ve fired (this is very obvious).
  • You can’t use other types of arrows like spectral and tipped arrows.

This enchantment has only 1 level and incompatible with Mending.

Mending 

Every collected XP will be stored to your Bow to increase its durability. You need to hold your Bow while collecting the XP to make it work. 

Just like the Curse of Vanishing, you can’t get this enchantment directly from the Enchanting Table. 

But there are other ways to find/get it. You can try fishing or trade it from the Librarian. It only has 1 level and incompatible with Infinite.

Power

The second important for Bow with Power, you can increase the damage of your Bow. Power has 1 -5 levels and compatible with other enchantments.

Punch

Unlike the Sword by default, Bow can knock back the target who gets shot. And what this enchantment does is to increase the knockback power for the Bow

So, your target will knock even further when they get shot. It has 1 – 2 levels and compatible with other enchantments.

Unbreaking

This enchantment will make your Bow’s durability stronger. It also can be equipped with other enchantable items. It has levels from 1 – 3 and compatible with other enchantments.

Which Enchantments Should You Pick?

Try to get your Bow like this.

bow enchantmentFlame + Unbreaking + Infinity + Punch + Power (try to get the maximum level of each enchantments). 

Because of it hard to get all those enchantments, here some tips that may help:

  1. Before you enchant your Bow, make sure the Enchanting Table is fully optimized (properly surrounded by bookshelves).
  2. Try to enchant books instead. Books give you many more enchantments and it also more flexible.
  3. Try XP farming (try dungeons). You need a lot of XP to get those enchantments.

Almost every Bow’s enchantments are compatible with each other. Except for Mending and Infinity. 

The must-have enchantments are Infinity, Power, Unbreaking, and Flame.

Infinity is a must for Bow. Try to prioritize it first. You can save a lot of arrows resources. 

Power will increase your damage and make your survival easier. 

Unbreaking makes your Bow in good shape especially, if it has equipped with Infinity.

The Flame is also good, especially when combined with Power. Easy kills.

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