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Best Elytra Enchantments in Minecraft (Ranked)

Best Elytra Enchantments in Minecraft (Ranked)

Elytra are incredibly rare wings found in end ships. In survival mode, Elytra can be used to gain the ability to fly. But if you’re looking to maximize their potential, then you’ll need to use enchantments. In this article, we’ve ranked the best Elytra enchantments in Minecraft for you.

The best Elytra enchantments in Minecraft include Unbreaking and Mending. Enchantments can be excellent for raising your character’s stats and in particular, allowing you to use Elytra for longer and construct unique builds.


Elytra is an incredibly useful and rare wing that vastly increases your mobility in Minecraft. You can optimize their usage through the right set of enchantments. So let’s check them out!

4. Curse of Vanishing

Curse of Vanishing - Minecraft Enchantment

The Curse of Vanishing has to be the worst enchantment you can put into your Elytra. Other enchantments provide some sort of benefit to your character through their equipment, but the Curse of Vanishing enchantment does the opposite. Curse of Vanishing destroys your bow if your character dies.


If it wasn’t obvious already, this is perhaps the worst Elytra enchantment that you can have, and we highly recommend against using it. You will do far better using the many other bow enchantments that we’ll mention later in this list.

1Item disappears upon death.

3. Curse of Binding

Curse of Binding - Minecraft Enchantment

Curse of Binding is one of the Elytra enchantments that you should avoid. This enchantment doesn’t rank high among the best enchantments in Minecraft, nor is it a beloved one. Curse of Binding, once applied to an Elytra, forces you to keep it in their armor slot indefinitely.

Curse of Binding forces the Elytra item to stay equipped to the character until you die or the Elytra breaks. While this can be quite funny if used to prank your friends, otherwise it has absolutely no practical utility for you.


With a maximum enchantment level of one, Curse of Binding doesn’t offer much flexibility or choice to the player. Overall, if you value the ability to freely equip or unequip your Elytra as needed, it’s advisable to steer clear of Curse of Binding.

1Prevents removal of a cursed item from its armor slot

2. Mending

Mending - Minecraft Enchantment

Our next enchantment is Mending! It provides an immense amount of value for anyone looking to maximize the use of their Elytra. This enchantment is probably one of the most sought-after in Minecraft. With Mending you restore the durability of your items by exchanging them for your experience.

This is incredible because it means that your weapons, armor, and tools will never break, so long as you’re getting experience frequently. This means that so long as you keep killing mobs, your Elytra will never break.


One tip I will recommend, however, is that Mending is a “treasure” enchantment, this means you cannot get it from the enchanting table. But you can find Mending enchantments through Village trading instead.

1Two durability restored from one experience point

1. Unbreaking

Unbreaking - Minecraft Enchantment

Our top pick for their Elytra is the Unbreaking Enchantment. While for other items Unbreaking only increases durability, for the Elytra it also increases the total amount of flight time. This is also a significant increase from 14 mins at level 1 to a whopping 28 mins at level 3.

The best thing about the Unbreaking enchantment is that it increases the total durability of the Elytra for no cost at all. You can go from the 432 durability of a base Elytra and can raise it all the way up to 1728 at level 3. This means you can use it for a lot longer, and in far more situations.


With how rare and difficult to find Elytra are in Minecraft, having an enchantment that essentially expands their life span and usefulness is incredible. This is why we think that the best enchantment you can get for your Elytra is Unbreaking.

TiersBow Durability

There you have it folks, the best Elytra enchantments in Minecraft ranked from the worst to the absolute best. Let us know what you think about this, and stick with GameVoyagers for more guides on Minecraft.