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#1

Power2084

Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

Hello !

I started playing Minecraft about 10 days ago and I love it.

I enchanted an Iron chestplate using 30 of my levels, and I'd like to know how or if
I can add additional enchants to it....and how to do that (with details).

Thanks for your replies and your help !

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#2

Bob Fizzle
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:07 AM

It's possible to get multiple enchantments on an some items just by using the enchanting table, but this is uncommon. The chestplate, however, is not one of them. There are a number of different protection enchantments for the chestplate, but these are all mutually exclusive (i.e., you cannot have blast protection and protection on the same piece).

It is possible to combine enchantments using an anvil. Place two of the same item in the anvil's interface, and provided you have enough levels, you can fuse them into a single item with the enchantments of both.

For instance: if you have an iron sword with sharpness 3, and another iron sword with fire aspect 1, you can use the anvil to make a single sharpness 3 fire aspect 1 sword. Or, if you have 2 iron swords with sharpness 3, you can combine them on the anvil to make a sharpness 4 sword. However, if you have a sword with sharpness 3 and a sword with sharpness 2, the anvil will only produce a sharpness 3 sword.

Also, note that conflicting enchantments cannot be combined with the anvil. For instance, if you had a fortune 3 pickaxe and a silk touch pickaxe, the anvil would not allow you to combine them into a single pickaxe. Likewise, since you can only have 1 of the protection enchantments on a chesplate, if you combine protection and a fire protection chestplates, for instance, you will end up with just protection since that is the more general enchantment.

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#3

Power2084

Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:49 AM

Thanks for the infos !!

Now, can you tell me where the Enchanted Books come into play in all this ?

I don't know much about them....

#4

Bob Fizzle
  • Minecraft: BobFizzle

Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:55 AM

View PostPower2084, on 25 December 2012 - 12:49 AM, said:

Thanks for the infos !!

Now, can you tell me where the Enchanted Books come into play in all this ?

I don't know much about them....

Enchanted books are obtained by enchanting a book in an enchanting table, just like any other tool, weapon, or armor piece. The difference is that enchanted books can receive ANY enchantment, but can only have 1 enchantment. This means that it is possible, for instance, to have a silk touch book, or an unbreaking book, or a feather falling book. Enchanted books do not exhibit properties of the enchantment they carry: i.e., if a book has sharpness 5, it won't do lots of extra damage to a mob if you attack it with the book.

Once you have an enchanted book, you simply use it with the tool, weapon, or armor piece of your choice in an anvil to add the enchantment to the tool, weapon or armor piece. Enchanted books are extremely useful for giving enchantments to things that could not normally receive an enchantment: for instance, unbreaking on a sword or boots, or sharpness on an axe.

(this next bit is an aside) The holy grail of enchanting books is silk touch, which is usually added to shears to gain the ability to get cobweb blocks. Normally, breaking cobweb blocks yields string, but with silk touch, it is possible to get the actual block, and silk touch on shears is the only way to do so.

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#5

Power2084

Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:43 AM

Excellent !

Just another question to verify that I understand the system well, let's say I have a sword with Sharpness 3 + Fire Aspect 1, and I combine it with another sword that has Fire Aspect 1.

Will I get a Sharpness 3 + Fire Aspect 2 sword ?

#6

Bob Fizzle
  • Minecraft: BobFizzle

Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:09 AM

View PostPower2084, on 25 December 2012 - 01:43 AM, said:

Excellent !

Just another question to verify that I understand the system well, let's say I have a sword with Sharpness 3 + Fire Aspect 1, and I combine it with another sword that has Fire Aspect 1.

Will I get a Sharpness 3 + Fire Aspect 2 sword ?

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Except note that there are certain limits that enchantments can reach. For instance you can't have any efficiency better than 5, or sharpness better than 5, or fortune greater than 3, or protection greater than 4. So combining 2 efficiency 5 picks wouldn't get you efficiency 6.

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#7

Power2084

Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:40 PM

My sword was enchanted with Bane of Arthropods 4 + Knockback 2.

I find it unfortunate that I dont have at least Sharpness on it.

Should I enchant another sword and hope for something better, or enchant books ?
What would you do ?

#8

Power2084

Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:05 PM

My sword was enchanted with Bane of Arthropods 4 + Knockback 2.

I find it unfortunate that I dont have at least Sharpness on it.

Should I enchant another sword and hope for something better, or enchant books ?
What would you do ??