Best Enchantments For Tridents In Minecraft

Best Enchantments For Tridents In Minecraft

In the 1.13 Aquatic Update from way back in 2018, tridents were added. They are among the most powerful weapons to use because they can cause both physical and magical damage, plus they can be thrown. They can be used to activate buttons, plates, etc.

They are also not slowed down when passing through water. Additionally, when it comes to melee attacks, they can deal 9 points of damage(4.5 hearts). Frankly, some players actually favor using them over swords because they’re so good!

How many enchantments are there?

In total, you can put 7 enchantments on your trident. Only one of them is bad, so we’ll talk about them all and explain how they work, why you should wear them, and which one is ultimately the best.

What Are The Best Enchantments For Trident In Minecraft

Curse of Vanishing

Thanks to this extremely useful enchantment, your trident will disappear from your inventory as soon as you die. It’s garbage and you should not be putting it on your trident unless it’s your friend’s…

The maximum level of Curse of Vanishing enchantment is I. 


Unbreaking Enchantments For Trident

Unbreaking causes your trident to have extra durability. It’s useful, as it will allow you to fight off multiple mobs for prolonged periods of time. We will also mention by how many points exactly this enchantment improves the durability of a trident:

The basic durability – 250 points

Unbreaking I – 500 points of durability

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Unbreaking II – 750 points of durability

Unbreaking III – 1000 points of durability

The maximum level of this enchantment is III. 


Impaling Enchantments For Tridents

The purpose of Impaling enchantment is to increase damage against aquatic enemies. Although this enchantment may not seem very useful at first, it becomes pretty OP when exploring ocean monuments, which are filled with hostile creatures. Here’s a list of hostile/neutral/passive mobs that you can use this enchantment against:

  • Tadpole
  • Tropical
  • Fish
  • Turtle
  • Dolphin
  • Elder Guardian
  • Glow Squid
  • Guardian
  • Pufferfish
  • Salmon
  • Squid

It’s also worth noting that back in the good old days, this enchantment worked on ALL mobs, which pretty much made this one of the most imbalanced weapons in the game. The NERF hammer was sadly dropped, and the trident suffered a slight degradation.

The maximum level of this enchantment is V. 


Your trident will push you in the direction that you’re facing but only when you’re in the water or if it’s raining. It drastically cuts down on your travel time and even lets you fly a little bit in the rain. You ought to try attaching Riptide to your trident because it’s quite fun!

The maximum level of this enchantment is III. 


One of the rarest enchantments to get on your trident, as it can be only found throughout the world, meaning it won’t be obtainable from the enchanting table. Fishing is the quickest way to acquire Mending enchantment, with a 1.9% chance of doing so when using a fishing rod that has the Luck of the Sea III enchantment. 

The maximum level of this enchantment is I. 


When you throw your trident, it will summon up a lightning strike where it lands. Keep in mind that this effect will only be possible to pull off during thunderstorms. It deals 5 points of damage in total and it can also transform specific mobs, such as:

  • Pigs into Piglins
  • Villagers into Witches
  • Mooshrooms into Brown Mooshrooms
  • Creepers into Charged Creepers
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Channeling is a pretty useful enchantment if you’re looking to deal extra damage to mobs, set stuff on fire, or just transform mobs. 

The maximum level for this enchantment is I.


The simplest and the most useful enchantment is Loyalty. It causes your trident to return to you like a boomerang after throwing it. Of course, if you throw the trident into the void in the End dimension, it won’t come back. If you throw it inside of the Nether, then teleport out, it won’t come back until you get back into the Nether dimension. Without this enchantment, tridents are easy to lose, so it’s crucial to get it right away!

The maximum level of this enchantment is III.

Frequently asked questions about tridents

Can you craft the trident?

No, you can’t. You can only get it from the Drowned, there’s a 15% chance per mob.

Can I put both Loyalty and Riptide on my trident?

Unfortunately, you cannot. You can only put one of these enchantments on your trident!

Swords or tridents?

Tridents tend to deal more physical damage, plus they can be thrown, while swords can strike multiple foes at once and have more enchantments. The tridents also give you some mobility, as well as accessibility. They’re both good in their own ways, it’s up to you!

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