The Best Chestplate Enchantments In Minecraft
Battles are tough in Minecraft, and mobs hit hard. A trusty chestplate can save your life, but what about enchantments? Read on to discover some of the best for your chestplate.
What Are The Best Chestplate Enchantments In Minecraft?
The best chestplate enchantments in Minecraft are:
- Protection (Fire, Blast and Projectile)
- Curse of Binding
These enchantments in Minecraft are not exclusive to the chestplate, and can be applied to other pieces or armor (which can usually be stacked)
Thorns is one of the best enchantments for a chestplate in Minecraft. If you want protection that has a bite, thorns is the armor enchantment for you as thorns inflicts damage on aggressors to the player, helping to protect players from hostile mobs.
The thorns enchantment has three levels and the damage caused to enemies increases with each level:
Thorns at max level (Thorns III) can deal quite a bit of damage (ranging between half a heart - 2 hearts worth) to any attacker to the player, whether the incoming attack is melee damage or ranged (such as arrows or thrown tridents).
Thorns however does come with a penalty: when a chestplate with the thorns enchantment is dealing damage, it’s also losing durability.
Each time thorns causes damage to an attacker, the chestplate will lose two durability points.
How To Find The Thorns Enchantment
Thorns is found either in an enchantment table (thorns I & thorns II), by finding enchanted books as mob loot, via fishing, trading with librarian villagers or in chest loot.
Thorns III is a rarer find, so using two thorns II armor pieces in an anvil can give you thorns III.
Thorns III can also be found as a rare trade with villagers, or in these specific locations as chest loot:
- Ocean Ruins
- Desert/Jungle Pyramids
- Jungle temples
- Pillager outposts
- Woodland mansions
The unbreaking enchantment is a chestplate enchantment worth going out to find.
The reason this is one of the best Minecraft armor enchantments is because it will repair any chest plates enchanted with it, by giving the chest plate a chance to avoid durability reduction when it’s used.
Practically, this means a golden chestplate with maximum enchantment level (unbreaking III) has a 160% chance to avoid durability when used:
The chance to avoid damage increases with each level of unbreaking, so on chest plates this makes unbreaking very useful (think about where on your player’s body most shots hit) and makes it one of the best armor enchantments for chest plates all round.
How To Find The Unbreaking Enchantment
Unbreaking at all levels of enchantment can be found in the usual ways:
- By trading with librarian villagers
- By fishing
- From dungeon chests
- From an enchanting table
The protection enchantment is an interesting one, particularly when used with chest plates.
While a chestplate enchanted with protection is not able to be enchanted with any of the other protection enchantments (unless forced via commands), its total damage reduction can stack with other pieces of armor enchanted with other enchantments, up to a total of 80%.
Protection has 4 levels (protection I - protection IV) and is one of the best armor enchantments in the game, as it can hugely lessen any damage taken from a wide variety of sources:
- Fall damage
- Wither (Java edition only)
- Mob Attacks
- Drowning and suffocation
The protection enchantment is not effective against:
- The Kill command
- The Void
- The warden’s sonic attack
It can also reduce damage from sources a normal chest plate wouldn't.
For example, a chest plate enchanted with protection IV can reduce damage up to 20%:
This effect also brings the armor type into consideration, so for example a diamond armor piece (the chest plate) will already have 8 points of defense ( reduces damage 32% unenchanted) so you end up having much higher defense against damage with protection IV.
This is even more pronounced if you enchant and equip a full set of armor.
Fire Protection, Blast Protection And Projectile Protection
These three armor enchantments (fire protection IV, blast protection IV and projectile protection IV) are all available to use on your chest plate.
While they are similar to the protection IV armor enchantment in that they decrease damage taken by the player while wearing enchanted armor, they only do so to specific sources of damage:
There are specific differences to these chestplate enchantments between Minecraft Java edition and Bedrock edition:
The blast protection armor enchantment in Java reduces explosion knockback by 15 X the enchantment level as a percentage.
How To Find The Protection Enchantments
The protection enchantments are treasure enchantments, so are found via:
- Enchantment tables
- Fishing loot
- Trading with librarian villagers
Protection IV chestplate enchantments can also be found via combining two chestplates with protection III enchantments in an anvil.
The mending armor enchantment is a solid enchantment choice for those wanting to protect their favorite chestplate.
Mending is one of the best Minecraft enchantments in general as it repairs an item's durability using experience points.
For two points of durability repaired with mending, one point of experience is taken from the exp orb (that can come from any source).
Mending only has one level (mending I) and while it is a universal enchantment, applying it to a chestplate can ensure your favorite piece of armor is always being repaired.
How To Find The Mending Enchantment
The mending enchantment is a treasure enchantment, so is found in the following ways:
- Enchanting tables
- Fishing loot
- Trading with librarian villagers
The Curse Of Binding Enchantment
The curse of binding enchantment is a strange addition to this list, but a worthy one.
The curse of binding has one level, and is exclusive to armor pieces in Minecraft.
This enchantment causes the item enchanted to be non-removable unless in creative mode,the player dies or the item breaks.
For items without any durability, they are only removable on death.
This curse cannot be removed via a grindstone or a crafting table, and is only activated once the chest plate is actively equipped.
How To Find The Curse Of Binding Enchantment
This armor enchantment is classed as a treasure enchantment, and is found via:
- Chest loot
- Librarian trading