In Minecraft, you can almost use anything as a weapon.
You can even kill a mob using a Fishing Rod or just by punching.
Although killing a mob using random blocks can actually work, this is not an effective way to play the game.
There are different blocks designed to hurt mobs and kill them.
Almost every craftable tool such as a pickaxe, an axe, or even a hoe can damage monsters.
But none is more effective than swords.
One of the most powerful items in the Minecraft game is a Diamond Sword.
Without enchantment, a Diamond Sword can be used for a total of 1562 times before breaking. It also causes 7 HP damage to mobs, which is one of the highest damages in the game.
The durability can be extended by repairing the sword in an Anvil or via enchantments.
The Best Sword Enchantments In Minecraft
There are three main reasons why enchanting a sword is very advantageous for Minecraft players.
First, depending on the enchantment, you’ll get enhancement in your weapon that can be useful in certain situations.
Second, an enchanted sword is more efficient in killing mobs, which reduces the chances of the player being damaged.
And last but not the least, sword enchantments allow players to fight the biggest mobs in the game.
Here are the enchantments in Minecraft which can be used with swords.
10. Curse of Vanishing (Highest level: I)
The Curse of Vanishing is an enchantment that makes an item disappear when the player who wields it dies in-game.
Items with this enchantment will completely vanish instead of being dropped after death.
Although this might not be useful in Survival, this enchantment is good if you’re in a PvP server so enemies cannot take your items.
9. Bane of Arthropods (Highest level: V)
Swords enchanted with the Bane of Arthropods enchantment are effective in killing the “arthropods” mobs in the game.
These mobs are mainly spiders, cave spiders, silverfish, or endermites.
If you have an XP farm with cave spiders or spiders spawners, you can kill the spawned monsters easier.
Endermites are usually found on The End while Silverfish generates in the strongholds.
8. Sweeping Edge (Highest level: III)
Sweeping Edge adds damage in your sweep attacks, which might or might not be useful depending on the situation.
Sweep attacks happen when you attacked while you’re standing and the attack recharge meeter is more than 84.8%.
This enchantment is only available in the Java version of the game.
7. Fire Aspect (Highest level: II)
Fire Aspect is a very interesting enchantment in the game.
It can only be applied to swords, and swords with this enchantment set its target on fire.
Because of this effect, each animal mob killed with this sword is instantly cooked, saving on fuel resources.
However, if you’re fighting against other players or hostile mobs, you can accidentally set yourself on fire.
Fire Aspect Swords will not have any effect on mobs that can be found in the Nether but will still work on skeletons and endermen in the Overworld.
6. Smite (Highest level: V)
Are you planning to fight the Wither?
You might want to use a sword enchanted with Smite.
Smite increases the damage against undead mobs such as skeletons and zombies.
This enchantment is also great if you have skeletons and zombie XP farms. If you’re into a multipurpose sword (swords that can efficiently kill other mobs beside undead mobs), Sharpness is a better enchantment for you.
5. Knockback (Highest level: II)
Knockback is an enchantment that can only be used on swords.
It adds an additional three blocks to the default knockback base. You can achieve the same effect on arrows through the Punch enchantment applied in a bow.
It is useful in cases when you’re surrounded by a horde of zombies and you need space to survive.
This might not be the case for PvP because it actually helps the enemy escape by giving more distance.
4. Sharpness (Highest level: V)
Sharpness can be applied to both sword and axe weapons.
It increases the damage dealt by melee attacks by 1.25 damage per level.
Only golden tools and books can get Sharpness V from using an Enchantment Table.
In order to use it on swords or axes, you need to combine the weapon with a Sharpness V book using an Anvil.
This is incompatible with the Bane of Arthropods and Smite.
3. Looting (Highest Level: III)
Looting is the equivalent of the Fortune enchantment which can be used on pickaxes and shovels.
But instead of mining, looting will add the number of drops from the mobs killed by the player, with XP orbs unaffected.
This enchantment does not only increase the drops of items from mobs, but it also raises the chance for rare drops to appear.
Looting is very helpful when you’re hunting for items such as the eye of ender or wither skeleton skulls.
2. Unbreaking Highest Level: III)
Probably one of the most important enchantments in the game, Unbreaking is always a must if you want your items to last.
It can be used on tools such as shears, fishing rod, armors, and weapons.
With Unbreaking, for each item usage, there is a chance that the durability will not decrease, The chance of this happening is (100+(level+1)).
Although Unbreaking will help you prolong your weapons, this does not mean that your weapons will not be damaged anymore.
Mending is considered by a lot of people as the best enchantment in the game, for the reason that it helps in the overall longevity of items. What it does is it restores durability using XP orbs.
If you have XPs farms, you can repair any of your items that have this enchantment at your convenience.
This enchantment can be used on swords and other items that use some sort of “durability”.
However, Mending will not work with arrows that have Infinity enchantments.