In today’s post, you will learn about Chestplate Enchantments, what they do, and which should you pick. 

You can use the Table of Contents above to navigate quickly.

So, here are the Chestplate Enchantments

Blast Protection

Blast Protection Chestplate Enchantment

Chestplate Blast Protection.

Blast Protection reduces the damage you get from an explosion. You usually get it from Creeper, Ghast, TNT, and Wither Boss.

Helmet (including Turtle Helmet), Leggings, and Boots can also have this Enchantment.

Blast Protection has levels from 1 – 4 and incompatible with Fire Protection, Projectile Protection, and Protection.

Curse of Binding 

Curse of Binding Chestplate Enchantment

Chestplate Curse of Binding.

You can’t take off your Chestplate. You need to die or use it until it breaks. 

The items include Helmet, Chestplate, Leggings, Boots, Elytra, Carved Pumpkin, Mob Heads, and Turtle Helmet.

You don’t want this Enchantment.

Curse of Binding is considered as “Curse” Enchantment because of its negative effect. You can’t only find this Enchantment inside a Chest.

Curse of Binding only has 1 level and compatible with other Enchantments.

Curse of Vanishing

Curse of Vanishing Chestplate Enchantment

Chestplate Curse of Vanishing.

It is another “Curse” Enchantment you don’t want to have. It makes your item disappear if you die, instead of dropping on the ground.

Any other enchantable items can have this Enchantment.

Just like the Curse of Binding, you can’t get this Enchantment from the Enchanting Table, you only can find it inside a chest.

It has only 1 level and compatible with other Enchantments.

Fire Protection

Fire Protection Chestplate Enchantment

Chestplate Fire Protection.

Fire Protection reduces the damage you get from fire, and it also reduces the burn time. But this doesn’t mean you can swim freely in hot lava though. 

You can effectively fight inside the Nether using this Enchantment.

Helmet (including Turtle Helmet), Leggings, and Boots can also have this Enchantment.

Fire Protection has levels from 1 – 4 and incompatible with Blast Protection, Projectile Protection, and Protection.

Mending

Mending Chestplate Enchantment

Chestplate Mending.

Mending increases the durability of an item using XP.

You need to hold/wear the item while collecting the XP to make it work.

Other enchantable items can have this Enchantment too.

Mending considered a “Treasure” Enchantment, the opposite of a “Curse” Enchantment.

Just like the Curse of Vanishing, you can’t get directly from the Enchanting Table. But you got other options: you can get it from Chest, fishing, or trade from the Librarian.

Mending has only 1 level and incompatible with Infinity (Bow’s Enchantment).

Projectile Protection

Projectile Protection Chestplate Enchantment

Chestplate Projectile Protection.

Projectile Protection reduces the damage you get from projectile attacks. The most common mobs that attack using projectile are Skeletons, Strays, and Ghasts.

Helmet (including Turtle Helmet), Leggings, and Boots can also have this Enchantment.

Projectile Protection has levels from 1 – 4 and incompatible with Blast Protection, Fire Protection, and Protection.

Protection

Protection Chestplate Enchantment

Chestplate Protection.

Protection reduces most of the damage you get, whether it’s from the projectile, explosion, fire attacks, or basic damage you usually get.

Although Protection covers up those damages, the actual Enchantment for those individual damage performs better/more effective than Protection.

Helmet (including Turtle Helmet), Leggings, and Boots can also have Protection.

Protection has levels from 1 – 4 and incompatible with Blast Protection, Fire Protection, and Projectile Protection.

Thorns

Thorns Chestplate Enchantment

Chestplate Thorns.

Thorns damages attacker who attacks you. But, there is a drawback, the enchanted Thorn items durability is affected by this. The item’s durability is reduced whenever Thorns performs.

Helmet (including Turtle Helmet), Leggings, and Boots can also have Thorns but only from Enchanted Book. It’s because Thorns is mainly for Chestplates.

Thorns have levels from 1 – 3 and compatible with other Enchantments.

Unbreaking

Unbreaking Chestplate Enchantment

Chestplate Unbreaking.

Unbreaking increases the item’s durability. Any other enchantable item can also have Unbreaking. 

Unbreaking has levels from 1 – 3 and compatible with other Enchantments.

Which Chestplate Enchantments Should You Pick?

All Chestplate Enchantments

Chestplate Enchantments.

Well, choosing the Enchantment for a Chestplate is a bit complicated than choosing Enchantments for tools or weapons. The reason for this is because a Chestplate is part of an Armor, and 1 set of an Armor consists of Helmet, Chestplate itself, Leggings, and Boots.

And the problem is that Helmet, Chestplate, Leggings, and Boots can have all of those Enchantments.

Let’s start with the Blast Protection, Fire Protection, Projectile Protection, and Protection. All those Enchantments aren’t compatible with each other.

You can try to use them separately, For example, Blast Protection for Helmet, Fire Protection for Chestplate, Projectile Protection for Leggings, and Protection for Boots. But this is more complicated and harder to get.

In my opinion, use Protection for all your Armor sets. Even though it doesn’t perform better than the individual Enchantments, it still can perform very well when you use it for all your Armor sets. 

And now for the rest Enchantments, Thorns, Mending, and Unbreaking.

Do not use Thorns. Even though it attacks the attacker, using Thorns also means sacrificing durability when you get hit. It makes your Armor not durable. Btw, attacking mobs in Minecraft isn’t that hard.

Having both Mending (If you don’t mind give XP for your Armor) and Unbreaking is a great idea. It’s 100% recommended. 

So, this is my recommended Chestplate (and other Armor sets) Enchantments:

Protection + Unbreaking Mending (at maximum level).

Well, finding those Enchantments might be hard for you, so here are my tips:

  1. Before you enchant your Chestplate, make sure the Enchanting Table is fully optimized (properly surrounded by Bookshelves).
  2. Try to enchant books instead. Books give you more Enchantments to choose from.
  3. Try XP farming in Dungeon or Nether Fortress. 
  4. Try Mine Nether Quartz. It has many XP compared to ore blocks.

Keep in mind, that all this just my suggestion to pick Enchantments that I think great for Chestplate. You can still select Chestplate Enchantments the way you want. It’s up to you.

I hope this post helps you to understand about Chestplate Enchantments. You can learn other Enchantments, right here.

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