How to Fly With a Trident in Minecraft


The Trident is an amazing new weapon in Minecraft. It offers a few unique enchantments which allow you to treat it like Thor’s hammer where it will fly back towards you, use it to summon lightning from the sky or even allow you to fly..

Now the flying mechanism doesn’t work like how it does in creative mode. Instead, throwing your Trident will cause the Trident to actually carry you with it as it goes. You can essentially fly vertically upwards or just cross the map if you’re quick enough.

Below, we’ve put together a quick and short guide containing the details and how to fly with a Trident in Minecraft. For more guides and best-of lists including seeds and resource packs, view our dedicated area here

Flying with a Trident

To fly with a Trident, you will need to get the ‘Riptide’ Enchantment from the Enchanting Table. It has a maximum enchantment level of 3, and the chance of receiving it from the table are completely random so it may take a few attempts. 

What you need to know about Riptide is that it only works in water. So you need to either be in a body of water such as lake, ocean or pond. Otherwise, you can use it in the rain. You can use the command /weather rain to set rain in your game world.

Hold right click to charge the Trident and let go to throw it (on PC). You will be thrown along with the Trident and land at quite a high speed, so it’s recommended you have boots of feather falling to prevent fall damage. You can also charge the Trident again whilst you are mid-air to either keep climbing upwards or forwards.

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