Trident is a hybrid melee and ranged weapon in Minecraft. Unlike any other weapon items, trident in Minecraft can’t be crafted. Instead, you need to kill a drowned for a chance to drop a trident.

Trident is stronger than the diamond sword but has durability like the iron sword. In today’s post, I will try to explain every single trident enchantment this weapon can use and tips which enchantment should you pick.

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


This enchantment is super cool. What this does is struck a lighting blot, right to the target mob (It only works during a thunderstorm, and the target mob must on outside and not in the water). You must use ranged attack (throw) to make it work.

You can easily get mobs head by striking lighting into a creeper and let charged creeper explode near zombies or skeletons.

Certain mobs will “change” whenever they get struck by lighting for example, if a villager struck by lighting it will become a witch. This enchantment incompatible with riptide and it only has 1 level.

Curse of Vanishing

This enchantment is not design for weapon items. Instead, every enchantable item have this enchantment.

Unlike any other enchantment, you can’t get this enchantment from the enchanting table instead, you only can find it inside a chest. This enchantment has a negative effect or “curse” for your items.

What it does is that your items will disappear, instead of dropping on the ground if you die. It only has one level.


This enchantment has a “different” effect based on your edition of Minecraft.

If you’re using java edition then it will increase your trident’s damage (melee and ranged) to any aquatic mobs such as dolphins, guardians, elder guardians, squid, turtles, and any type of fishes.

On the other hand, if you use a bedrock edition of Minecraft, the damage of your trident (melee and ranged) will increase to any mobs in water or during rain. This enchantment has levels 1 -5 and it’s compatible with any other enchantments.


This enchantment will make your trident return to you after being thrown. So you don’t have to pick up your trident anymore. This enchantment is incompatible with riptide and it has levels 1 – 3.


Repair your items with experience (XP), that what this enchantment does. This enchantment works for every enchantable item and it only can be found on chest, fishing, or trading. This enchantment is incompatible with infinity (bow’s enchantment) and It only has one level.


What this enchantment does is launch you in the direction when you throw the trident. This enchantment only works during rain or underwater.

You can “fly” during rain by launching yourself to the air (but be careful, cause it can be dangerous). It also can be used for fast transportation underwater. It incompatible with loyalty and channeling, and it has levels 1 – 3.


This enchantment will increase the durability of an item. It has levels from 1 – 3. This enchantment is compatible with any other enchantments.

Trident Enchantment Tips

My enchantment suggestion would be:

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channeling + loyalty + impaling + unbreaking + mending (at the maximum level of each enchantment).

The hardest part is to find individual enchantment at a high level. It’s hard and requires a lot of XP. So here are my tips:

1. Before you enchant the trident make sure the enchanting table is optimized (properly surrounded by bookshelves).
2. Try to enchant books. You can get multiple enchantments, and sometimes it could be the one you need.
3. Try XP farming (use monster spawner). Because you need tons of XP to get better enchantments.

You don’t need riptide for most cases, the most important enchantments are unbreaking, loyalty, and impaling.

With loyalty, you can efficiently kill a bunch of mobs, increase your trident flexibility, and saving your time.

Unbreaking and mending are also good since trident durability is the same as the iron sword and the damage is greater than the diamond sword, you should make sure that your trident is in good shape after the long-run.

Impaling is important too. Especially if you use the bedrock edition of Minecraft, you can almost kill every mob with a single hit during the rain with an impaling level at 5. You will be so powerful with it.

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