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Best Minecraft Trident Enchantments

Here are the best Minecraft Trident enchantments.

Tridents are a weapon that can potentially rival Netherite Swords with the proper enchantments. In this guide, I'll go over the best enchantments for tridents in Minecraft and how they work.

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Best General Enchantments for Tridents in Minecraft

These enchantments can be used on any gear in Minecraft and work very well with tridents. They can be used in combination with any of the Trident-Specific Enchantments.


Mending allows gear to repair itself by absorbing experience points. It's perfect for weapons like the Trident because killing enemies will help restore the Trident to full durability. If you're looking to deck out a Trident and use it forever, Mending is a necessity.

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Unbreaking III

Unbreaking allows a piece of gear to avoid losing durability whenever it is used. Adding Unbreaking I will double the gear's durability, while Unbreaking II will triple it and Unbreaking III will quadruple it. In combination with Mending, a Trident with Unbreaking III can essentially be used forever.

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Best Trident-Specific Enchantments for Tridents in Minecraft

These Enchantments were made specifically for Tridents. Some of them do cancel each other out, so you'll want to choose carefully or carry two Tridents.

Impaling V

Impaling allows a Trident to deal more damage, but how it does is determined by the version you are playing. In Java Edition, Impaling does more damage to aquatic mobs. In Bedrock Edition, it does more damage against any mobs that are in water, including rain. Each level of Impaling adds an extra 2.5 damage to each hit with Impaling V adding a total of 12.5 extra damage.

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Channeling allows a Trident to summon a lightning bolt when thrown at a mob or a lightning rod during a thunderstorm. Keep in mind that the Channeling enchantment can not be used in combination with Riptide. A Trident with Channeling can be used for turning Creepers into Charged Creepers, Pigs into Zombified Piglins, and Villagers into Witches.

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Loyalty is a handy enchantment that causes the Trident to return to its holder after being thrown. The speed at which it returns depends on how high the level of the enchantment is. Like Channeling, Loyalty cannot be used alongside Riptide.

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Riptide allows players to get thrown in the direction that they throw their Trident so long as they are wet. It cannot be used in combination with either Channeling or Loyalty. When using a Trident with Riptide and an Elytra in rainy weather, players can travel almost four times faster than using an Elytra with rockets alone.

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