Heres my problem: i have a diamond sword with Smite IV and i tried to combine it with a book that has Smite I to give me Smite V but the output gives me Smite IV. so i try using the book on an unenchanted sword and try combining both swords and it still gives me Smite IV. i cant even combine a Smite I and a Smite II book to make Smite III, it just gives me Smite II.
Is getting Smite V in survival even possible??? i looked everywhere and nowhere does it say that Smite V is only achievable by console commands. whats going on?? i managed to combine an axe with Looting II with a Looting II book to get Looting III but for some reason its not working with Smite. please help!
Enchantments aren't following normal calculations, unfortunately.
What do you find abnormal about this? Not everything in life is additive. Arguably even less so in video games, where a great many things tend to have diminishing returns via exponential increases in required materials/experience/currency/whatever.