If you were the kind of person who began with Minecraft way back in 2011, you will be shocked to see how far it has come. Now with over 140 million people playing the popular video game, there is so much more to do than just using blocks to build stuff.
Not only that, there are a bunch of game modes, characters, things to do – and even easter eggs. No wonder it has a massive following still, which is looking set to continue.
Speaking of things to do, you may have noticed that there is something called the impaling enchantment. While there are already over 30 enchantments available, you might be wondering what this can do for you.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what impaling does in Minecraft.
What Is Impaling In Minecraft?
You would have noticed the impaling enchantment in the 1.13 update in the Java and 1.4.0 Bedrock editions. The Legacy Consoles had it featured in the TU69 update.
The impaling enchantment appeared alongside the introduction of tridents. It basically means that if you add impaling to the trident, you can achieve extra points when it comes to the damage that is dealt while you are underwater.
You could think of it as if you are underwater with a sharp spear-like weapon, stabbing at those enemies and fish.
How Much Damage Does The Impaling Do In Minecraft?
The damage it can do is quite significant. In fact, it can do 2.5 damage, which is around 11/4 hearts within the game. That is a lot of damage, making this enchantment worthwhile.
However, while more recently, this can be used to damage players and mobs when under the water, in contact with water, in rain, and under flowing water, this actually was not always the way it worked.
There are still restrictions, though. If you have the Java edition, you can only give aquatic mobs extra damage per hit. This also includes creatures such as guardians, dolphins (why would you?!), squid, glow squid, axolotls, turtles, and other fish-like creatures.
How Can You Activate The Impaling Enchantment In Minecraft?
The really cool thing about the impaling enchantment is that you can keep adding damage to it (see below). This means that you can deal 21.5 worth of damage if you have a fully enchanted trident at level 5.
To enchant the trident, you will need to do it the exact same way you would other enchantments. Head to an enchanting table and add the impaling enchantment.
Another option is to use the anvil that has an impaling enchantment book. It really is as simple as that. Through the enchantment table, you can add the enchantment to your trident.
What Is The Negative To Adding An Impaling Enchantment In Minecraft?
Yes, there is a negative, but fortunately, only one. You can only ever add this enchantment to a trident. It would be great if you could add it to other weapons and tools.
If you don’t have a trident and would like to make the most of this enchantment, you can’t. However, you could try and get one that has been dropped by a bad guy. In fact, there is a 6.2% chance that they might drop one.
However, as you can see by the percentage, it is quite rare. However, to up the percentage to 11.5%, you will need to use a looting three sword to kill the bad guy. You never know. You just might get one this way.
How Many Levels Does Impaling Have In Minecraft?
The impaling enchantment has a final level of 5. You can get these from enchanting your trident within the enchanting table.
However, you can also combine an enchanted trident with the impaling book or even use a different trident along with the enchantment.
For every level that you go up, the impaling will deal 2.5 more damage. This means you can reach up to 21.5 worth of damage to aquatic mobs.
Can Impaling Work On Drowned In Minecraft?
Unfortunately, you cannot use impaling on drowned. At first, you might think that they count as an aquatic mob because they are under the water – easily done.
However, they are actually classed as just regular undead mob. So, if you are using a trident that has been stocked up with the impaling enchantment, do not feel annoyed if you find that it is not dealing the damage that you had hoped for.
Stick to the likes of guardians, dolphins, squid, glow squid, axolotls, turtles, and so on.
Can You Use Impaling Along With Riptide In Minecraft?
If you have a riptide enchantment on your trident, you can also add the impaling enchantment. There is actually no reason why you cannot have the impaling enchantment along with other enchantments on the trident.
Can You Hurt Other Players With Impaling In Minecraft?
While the impaling enchantment does not hurt other players on the Java edition because they are not classed as an aquatic mob, it may hurt the player if they are standing in water.
However, the latter is only true in the Bedrock version. You are quite safe in the Java version and should not be affected by the impaling enchantment no matter what. However, if you are hit by a trident, you will receive damage.
If you have recently updated your Minecraft, or are new to the popular video game, then you might wonder what the impaling enchantment does.
It is something that is added to a trident to deal more damage to aquatic mobs. However, don’t be fooled. While you can use it to deal damage to other players in Bedrock and aquatic creatures, you cannot use it on drowned.
Hopefully, you will have fun using the impaling enchantment!