Best Minecraft Enchantments for the Trident

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The Trident is easily one of the best weapons in Minecraft, especially once you’ve Enchanted it. It was added with the Minecraft 1.13 Aquatic Update, and makes a great addition to the game.

The Trident comes with a lot of special enchantments, which make it a very interesting weapon. Some of the abilities added are very unique, such as allowing you to fly, cause a bolt of lightning to hit an enemy or have the Trident fly back to you after throwing it.

Throwing a Trident

In this post, we’re going to list some of the best enchantments for Minecraft’s Trident. If you want to check out some more Minecraft guides and best-of content, you can view all our Minecraft Articles, or take a look at some more Minecraft Enchantments

Best Trident Enchantments

Below, you can see our list of the best Enchantments available for the Trident in Minecraft. In brackets, you can also see the maximum level for the given enchantment, with a description of what it does. Remember that this list is based on our own opinion, and you may have different choices.

  1. Loyalty (III): After being thrown, the Trident will return to the players hand so it can be thrown again. The higher the loyalty level, the quicker the Trident will return to the player.
  2. Riptide (III): When throwing a Trident, it will also launch the player along with it. However, this effect only works when either standing in water blocks or during rain. 
  3. Channeling (I): The Trident will channel a bolt of lightning towards an enemy. However this effect will only happen during thunderstorms, which are relatively rare.
  4. Mending (I): When picking up experience in Minecraft, it will repair the Trident instead of adding to your player level.
  5. Impaling (V): The Trident will deal additional damage to any mobs that naturally spawn in the ocean such as Squid, Drowned etc. It will also deal extra damage to other players. 
  6. Unbreaking (III): Increases item durability so that the weapon lasts longer before breaking.
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Adding Enchantments

When inside an Enchanting Table, you can hover over Enchantments on the right hand side to see what you will obtain. Only one Enchantment is visible, but chances are that you’ll receive multiple. Remember to also do any Enchanting at level 30, to obtain the best possible Enchantments.

Enchantment Breakdown

Firstly, Loyalty is going to be one of the best enchantments to get for the Trident. You’ll feel like Thor and Mjolnir when throwing the Trident, watching as it flies back towards your hand. Obviously this enchantment is also great because it means you don’t have to go running after a Trident, making it a great primary weapon to use in Minecraft.

Getting the Riptide enchantment is also great. It’s only useful when travelling on water or during rain, but it feels great to use. Holding down right click will essentially allow you to fly, as throwing the trident will also launch the player with it. Just make sure you have some boots of feather falling!

Next up is Channeling, which is another unique enchantment. It’s only usable during thunderstorms though, which don’t happen very often in Minecraft. Throwing your Trident during a storm will cause a bolt of lightning to drop from the sky, striking the enemy you’re throwing the Trident at. Note that if you cast this on Creepers, they will become super-charged!

With your Trident upgraded, getting the Mending enchantment can make sure you never lose it. Instead of XP going towards your player level, it will instead go towards any weapon or armor piece that carries the Mending enchantment. However, you can’t get this enchantment from an enchantment table. Instead, it can be found on villagers and inside loot chests. 

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Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!