Enchantments are a feature in Minecraft designed to help players have an easier experience when it comes to accomplishing certain tasks. They’re essentially benefits you can add to tools, weapons and armor.
One enchantment we’re going to be addressing here is called Loyalty. Keep reading to find out all the details.
How to obtain the Loyalty enchantment
Minecraft Loyalty is an enchantment that can only be applied to tridents. You can obtain this enchantment like any other enchantment in Minecraft. You can either use an enchanting table to directly place the trident in the hopes of randomly getting Loyalty or you can combine your trident with an enchanted book on an anvil. Enchanted books are found in the wild.
Loyalty is mutually exclusive with Riptide, meaning that you can’t have both enchantments placed on the same trident.
What does the Loyalty enchantment do?
Loyalty makes your trident return to you after throwing it in Minecraft. Specifically, it returns right after it hits an entity or a block, with the time it takes to return decreasing at higher levels of the enchantment.
Interestingly, if you throw a trident with Loyalty into the void in Java Edition, it will never return and you’ll lose the item. However, in Bedrock Edition, the trident will simply return after passing around 15 blocks in the void.
Another cool thing about this enchantment is that when thrown in a different dimension, it won’t be able to return to you if you’re not in the same dimension. However, it’ll stay in place and it’ll come back to you once you re-enter the dimension
Where can you use the Loyalty enchantment?
If you want to use the trident for combat, using the Loyalty enchantment is absolutely necessary. You don’t want to go up to every mob after you’ve hit it just to get the trident back for another throw.
However, since it’s mutually exclusive with Riptide, it might be a hard decision which enchantment to get. Consider whether you prioritize movement or repeated attacks in your combat.
When talking about the Loyalty enchantment, it’s important to remember the following things:
- It is an enchantment that only works on tridents.
- You can get it the same way you can get any other enchantment, through either an enchantment table or an anvil with an enchanted book.
- Loyalty makes your trident return to you after hitting its target. If it goes into the void, in Java Edition, it won’t come back.
- It is a useful enchantment in combat since you don’t have to worry about getting your trident back.