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Best Trident Enchantments in Minecraft (Ranked)

Best Trident Enchantments in Minecraft (Ranked)

Tridents are an incredibly fun weapon to use in Minecraft. If you’re looking to maximize your potential for combat in Minecraft, you need to know all about enchantments. In this article, we’ve ranked the best Trident enchantments in Minecraft for you.

The best Trident enchantments in Minecraft include Loyalty, Channeling, Impaling, Riptide, and Unbreaking. Enchantments can be excellent for raising your character’s stats, having upgrades to work toward, and making unique builds.


Tridents might not be the most popular weapons for combat in Minecraft, but they’re certainly the coolest. With the right set of enchantments, you can make your Tridents broken. Enchantments can raise the stats of your favorite tridents and give them many new abilities. So let’s check them out!

7. Curse of Vanishing

Curse of Vanishing- Minecraft Enchantment

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


When your character dies, the Curse of Vanishing causes your trident to disappear when you die. This can be a frustrating drawback when you might have just spent a lot of time and energy farming for the materials of a new trident. We do not recommend using the Curse of Vanishing


1The item disappears upon death.

6. Mending

Mending - Minecraft Enchantment

The next enchantment on our list is the Mending enchantment. This enchantment isn’t at all bad, especially when compared to the previous Curse of Vanishing enchantment. Instead Mending is a good enchantment in certain situations and is terrible for your character in others.

The main advantage of the Mending enchantment is that it can restore the durability of your items at the cost of some of your experience. In some instances, where you are nowhere near a level up this can be useful to get your gear durability back. But close to a level up or close to a level down, this cost can be too much.

You’re going to need your weapons, armor, and tools to stay sturdy throughout your time in Minecraft, and the Mending enchantment makes that possible. But the loss of your experience and potential to level up or to keep a level point can be too costly. Especially when there are other better enchantments to use instead.

1Two durability restored from one experience point

5. Unbreaking

Unbreaking - Minecraft Enchantment

The better version of the Mending enchantment is instead the Unbreaking enchantment. This enchantment is next on our list because it provides a similar function to Mending, without costing anything. The Unbreaking enchantment increases the durability of your trident.

The Unbreaking enchantment is great because while you’re using it your favorite trident, made of diamond or netherite, can be used for far longer.


This is great for those of you that struggle with farming rare materials and want to maximize the use of the tools and weapons you already have.

Best of all? The use of Unbreaking does not cost any experience points or other resources, it just flat increases the durability stats. So if you’re thinking about taking up the Mending enchantment, I would implore you to consider Unbreaking instead.

TiersDurability (Netherite Trident)

4. Impaling

Impaling - Minecraft Enchantment

The next enchantment on our list is the Impaling enchantment for the trident. This is an exclusive enchantment that can only be equipped with tridents. Aand is one of the best ones that you can find in Minecraft.

Each level of the Impaling enchantment adds 2.5 hearts worth of damage to your trident. This vastly increases your overall damage output with the trident and can be used to complete many trident-related combat builds.

There is a caveat, however, to keep this enchantment from becoming overpowered in the Java edition, the extra damage through Impaling only applies to aquatic mobs. In the Bedrock edition, you can use it on any mob, so long as that enemy is in contact with water.

Yes, rain counts as contact with water in Minecraft. This makes Impaling niche, yet also incredibly effective as an enchantment.

TiersDamage Increase

3. Riptide

Riptide - Minecraft Enchantment

The next enchantment Riptide, not only acts as a combat enchantment but also adds many exploration utilities. This is why it has been ranked above Impaling; while many others might disagree with this ranking, in my mind, the added utility vastly overshadows the limited damage upgrade of Impaling.

The Riptide enchantment hurls your character toward the direction in which the trident has been thrown. It acts as an impressive gap closer to annoying ranged enemies and can be utilized to get too risky or difficult-to-scale areas. This means Riptide not only improves combat capabilities but movement and traversal as well.


The Riptide’s throw can be used to attack enemies and can be used to get out of range of dangerous enemies. You can also use it to get to the other side of dangerous terrain and can get to the top of unscalable structures with relative ease.

The issue? Riptide can only be used if you are standing in water or submerged in the rain. This limits the number of scenarios where you can use the Riptide enchantment but is a boon t any point during gameplay.

TiersDistance Traveled

2. Channeling


Our second best enchantment for the trident in Minecraft is the Channeling. If you enjoy roleplaying as Zeus the god of thunder then this enchantment is perfect for you. This enchantment lets you produce lightning and smite your enemies into oblivion.

When you use Channeling, it will absorb lightning from the sky and then hurl it at an enemy that you can see within range. To activate this effect, however, there needs to be a thunderstorm, and you must be standing underneath the open sky.

While the amount of times you can use this enchantment is limited, the effect is incredibly powerful. Several difficult and powerful enemies can be instantly removed from the battlefield when you use this ability. While thunderstorms don’t happen too often, when they do, you can turn into an absolute god.

1Produces lightning when thrown at an enemy or lightning rod while a thunderstorm is occurring

1. Loyalty


Our pick for the best and coolest trident enchantment in Minecraft has to be Loyalty. It is another trident-exclusive enchantment. As the name might suggest, it makes your trident so loyal that it returns to you after you throw it. This essentially means it functions like Thor’s Mjolnir or Kratos’ Leviathan Axe.

This enchantment is easily accessible as well, it can be applied through both an enchanting book as well as the enchanting table. The speed at which the Trident returns depends on the specific Tier of your enchantment.


The reason why this is our favorite enchantment for the Trident is that it turns your Trident into a very reliable ranged weapon. You’re also able to combo this ability with other enchantments to boost its destructive effect.

Loyalty enchantment’s added range combat ability can be utilized to fight mobs or enemies that might be annoying to fight while in melee range. You also get to keep your Trident and keep uptime during fights with your attacks, rather than having to lose your ranged weapon, as you would without this enchantment.


There you have it folks, the best trident 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.