Even when you have gotten your hands on the strongest materials and weapons in Minecraft, you are far from done. There is so much more you can add to all of your gear to create the best armor and weapons in the game.

To do this you will need enchanting and for that you will need an enchantment table.

An enchantment table is a block that allows you to upgrade your armor, tools, and weapons, making them stronger and more durable.

In this article we will show you how to craft and use an enchantment table.

Minecraft Enchanting Table Recipe

  • 2 diamond
  • 1 book
  • 3 obsidian blocks

To be able to make an enchanting table you will firstly have to find diamonds and be able to craft a book.

Diamonds can be found in caves and it is a matter of exploring and using different ore mining techniques to find them. To craft a book you will have to know how to craft paper.

To make an enchanting table place your ingredients like this on a crafting table:

How to Make an Enchanting Table Work

Crafting the table is just one step to being able to enchant items.

You will also need to craft a lot of bookshelves too. Bookshelves are what makes an enchanting table stronger and able to give you better enchantments.

Placing an enchanting table down and surrounding it by bookshelves in a square is how you power up and activate an enchanting table.

Make sure to have one block between the bookshelves and the table to get the maximum effect. The more bookshelves you place down the better your enchantments will be.

In total you can put down 15 bookshelves. With 15 bookshelves your enchantments will be at the maximum enchantment level of 30.

How to Enchant Items

Once you’ve put down bookshelves you can start enchanting things. You can start doing so before having all 15 bookshelves placed down, but without them you won’t be able to get the maximum level enchantments.

You can enchant the following items:

  • Swords
  • Fishing Rods
  • Bows
  • Crossbows
  • Tridents
  • Armor
  • Books

Each item that you can enchant can have a different set of enchantments that are specific for it.

To enchant an item go into the enchanting table UI by clicking on it. You will see a slot where you can place your item and another slot for lapis lazuli.

Enchanting will cost you both lapis lazuli and your own player levels which you gain by killing mobs and performing certain actions.

When you place both the lapis and item into the enchanting table you will get a list of enchantments to appear on the left. You can hover over them to read them and then click to choose which enchantments you want.

Through the table an item can have a single enchantment placed on it.

If you want to have multiple enchantments on an item you will have to place your enchantments into books. Then you can combine those enchantments into a single weapon on an anvil.

Enchanting Alternatives

Just like we said, you can only apply a single enchantment to an item through the enchanting table. This means that you will have to find other ways to do multiple enchantments.

You also are able to combine different items with different enchantments and you can apply enchantments from enchanted books onto items.

All of this can be done through an anvil.

This is the way to get most out of enchanting.

Enchanting several books on the enchanting table and then transferring or combining the enchantments on an anvil is the best way to get the best enchantments for armor and any other items.

The anvil is the block where you will be repairing your enchanted items as well.

It’s very important to keep these items from wearing out and breaking, because it is very costly to make new ones and enchant them from scratch again.

What to do Next

Enchanting your items can take time, especially if you want to create the perfect set. With all the different enchantments available in the game it can be hard to pick the best one.

That’s why we’ve made a list of the best sword enchantments to use on your weapon.