Deflect would be a new treasure enchantment found only in loot chests.
Deflect can be applied to Swords and Shields only, as no other item has blocking capabilities.
Deflect activates whenever the player blocks with the enchanted tool. When blocking, the player will deflect all incoming projectiles at varying speeds, depending on Deflect's charge.
To keep this Enchantment balanced and fair, deflect has its own charge. This charge looks like the cooldown display for Ender Pearls and other items, only green instead of white. How this charge works is, the meter begins filling up as soon as the block is used. When a projectile is blocked, it is sent back at the speed identical to the charge. For example, a deflect at 100% charge will send the projectile back at full power. But, a deflect at 50% charge will only return 50% of the power. This meter fills up at 50% a second. This may not seem like much, but in the heat of battle, 1 second feels like an eternity. However, I am open minded and this value is subject to change.
Arrows, Potions, Fire Charges, Ender Acid Charges, Shulker Arrows (Targets the Shulker that created it.), Wither Skulls, etc. This list was kind of pointless, as every projectile in the game can be deflected.
Guardian beams cannot be deflected. Additionally, potions are hard to deflect as the range is so small, so a deflected potion may still hit you even if deflected. Ghast Charges can be deflected by this enchantment, and I'm not certain what to do with the current glitchy unreliable method of deflecting them. (Possibly it could be removed in favor of this?)
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This looks pretty cool if you ask me, neat idea.
-Not every projectile may be deflected as a projectile may pass through blocks, though.
So how about refraction?
Shield of refraction? Sword of refraction?
"-For example, a deflect at 100% charge will send the projectile back at
full power. But, a deflect at 50% charge will only return 50% of the
power. This meter fills up at 50% a second."
Based on that right there you're deflective shield may have been upgraded to a refractive shield.
Then, why isn't this a refractive enchant instead of deflection? are projectiles actually deflectable?
Projectiles are refractable. and or possibilities, may be.
That which is refractable
Then the shield or sword would almost coulda' had a check and projectiles to be deflected/refracted which would allow for projectiles that go through blocks to travel through the shield and or sword.
May or may not have the charge up thing then.
-Charging things up in the middle of combat gives your opponent the upperhand, since you are standing there with no protective spell or anything.
A refractive sword and shield combo could have the shield absorb magical stuff like ghast fireballs then refract it onto unto the sword, then you'd have a motioned temporary flame sword.