How to make an enchantment table in Minecraft?

Learn how to make an enchantment table in Minecraft and learn how to differentiate it from a common work table used in the game.


What is enchantment table in Minecraft?

Enchantment tables in Minecraft are items with which you can enchant weapons, books, armor, and tools, that is, assign special effects to these items. Minecraft allows you to create several tables and benches for different tasks. The first thing the user must create is usually the workbench — which is used to develop tools and other useful items. The enchantment table is different and comes later, for example, functioning as a resource to modify weapons and armor, making them magical. The idea is to know the correct order to assemble yours.

How to make The enchantment table?

To create an enchantment table in Minecraft, you must first have created a workbench. To complete the process, the player will need the following items:

These are not easily accessible items. Obsidians are obtained by mixing lava and water. Diamonds are mined in nature, but rare. Books can be looted in cities or crafted with three papers and a hide. You must have all the items on hand. Once you have these items, create the enchantment table and leave it wherever you want. The enchantment table gives powers to weapons, armor, and equipment, giving these items various magical properties. A sword, for example, can have its duration extended. A pickaxe can collect more items when mining.

How to use an Enchantment Table?

After crafting the Enchantment Table, position it in the desired location and, around it, insert 15 Bookshelves, with 1 block away from the Table, as shown in the example below:


If you prefer, you can stack the Bookshelves as long as they are all 1 block away from the Enchantment Table. It is not necessary to follow the model above. Bookshelves increase the levels of enchantments available on the Table. To craft them, you need 6 Boards (any type) and 3 Books and combine them like this:


Then, to use the Enchantment Table, simply right-click on it and then insert the item you want to enchant and a variable amount of lapis lazuli. When you do this, three random enchantment options will appear. There is no way to choose enchantments that will appear. The most that can be done is to modify this random set to a new one. The ways to do this are:

  • changing the item type and material;
  • changing the enchantment level (by changing the number of shelves);
  • enchanting an item (this generates a new random group).

No other actions will change the list of available enchantments. If a new Table is built with the same conditions as the first, the result will be the same.

A good method to have more control over the results is to perform enchantments on Books. This generates an Enchanted Book, which “keeps” the enchantment itself and can pass on the effect to other items through the Anvil. Therefore, a good way to rotate the random set of available enchantments is to enchant Books until the desired effect appears and only then enchant weapons, armor, tools, etc.

What is a workbench?

Bench (or work table) is the name given to a Minecraft item that is required when developing more complex objects. Typically, an item that cannot be created with just the character’s hands by any player. Torches, for example, can be created with just your hands and the necessary items. A Crossbow, the weapon that shoots darts, requires a workbench. To create the bench, it’s very simple: you just need four boards of any wood. Wood, in turn, is obtained from trees.

Other tables

Minecraft also has other tables, diverse, and always with unique objectives.

  • The blacksmithing bench creates weapons and armor with unique items and can be found in villages;
  • The cartography bench generates or modifies maps to find treasures;
  • The archery bench, as the name suggests, creates and modifies weapons of this type.

Complete list of enchantments in Minecraft

  • Durability: increases the Durability of items.
  • Judgment: Increases damage to the undead.
  • Range: Increases the range of the enchanted item.
  • Thorns: Reflects part of the damage received by the attacker.
  • Aquatic Affinity: increases mining speed underwater.
  • Icy Steps: Turn the water immediately beneath the player into ice.
  • Impale: deals more damage to ocean creatures.
  • Infinity: infinite arrows.
  • Arthropod Bane: Increases damage to all arthropods.
  • Protection against Explosions: takes less damage and knockback from explosions.
  • Channeling: Summons lightning using a Trident.
  • Curse of Binding: The item cannot be removed.
  • Vanishing Curse: upon death, the enchanted item disappears from the inventory.
  • Deep Steps: increases speed in the water.
  • Efficiency: increases the speed of breaking blocks.
  • Penalty Weight: Take less damage from attacks.
  • Flaming Aspect: Sets the target on fire.
  • Fire Protection: takes less damage from fire and reduces burning persistence.
  • Flame: arrows set the target on fire.
  • Fortune: increases the chances of block drops.
  • Knockback: The enchanted item causes more knockback.
  • Loot: increases the number of items that can be dropped.
  • Loyalty: the Trident item is returned to the player.
  • Luck at Sea: increases the chance of obtaining items while fishing.
  • Bait: increases the frequency with which fish take the bait.
  • Patch: restores item durability.
  • Multi Shot: fires 3 arrows instead of 1.
  • Piercing: arrows pass through a creature and hit those behind it.
  • Protection against Projectiles: takes less damage from projectiles.
  • Protection: Take less damage from all sources.
  • Impact: arrows knock enemies back (same as the Repulsion enchantment).
  • Quick Charge: reduces the time needed to recharge Arcs.
  • Breathing: increases breathing time underwater.
  • Current: when throwing a Trident, the player follows the trajectory.
  • Sharpening: increases item damage.
  • Soft Touch: causes mined blocks to drop similar ones.