Best Minecraft Helmet Enchantments

Here's what we consider some of the best helmet enchantments in Minecraft.

If you are looking for some good enchantments, possibly even the best for helmets in Minecraft, we would recommend starting with respiration. respiration is a unique enchantment that allows players to breathe underwater. It can also only be placed on helmets, and with high levels of of enchantment, the longer it can allow players to breathe underwater.

For those reasons, is why it is the best and first enchantment, we recommend always placing on your helmets in the game. After respiration, the next best or ones you should consider as well is the following three enchantments.

  • Blast Protection
  • Projectile Protection
  • Protection 

Starting with blast protection, it is an enchantment that can help protect you from explosive blasts that certain enemies have in the game. So for that reason, it's always a good one to have in case a creeper sneaks up on you. 

However, if you had to choose, we would recommend both projectile and protection in either of their level variations. The reason why is that you will face projectiles and general melee damage more than explosives. In the best scenario, we would recommend having all three to cover all three damage groups.

Another one you slap on to it would be fire protection; as the name suggests, it will help protect from fire damage. This one can be useful if you fall in lava and hopefully give you enough time to get out of it before you die and lose all of your stuff.

Beyond on all of these enchantments, here are two that are always useful to place on any type of gear but are not exclusive to one type of item.


Mending is a useful enchantment that will allow you to use orbs of experience to repair your item. Overall, we highly recommend adding it to any tool or item you have, as it it's just really useful, even more so when combined with unbreaking. 


Unbreaking is a wondrous enchantment for any item, as it increases durability and will help you keep using whatever item it's on. For that reason, we recommend placing it if you want to make your helmets last longer in the game.

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