When pieces of armor have 'Mending' enchantment, what XP orbs can it use for mending? I know that XP from killing MOBs will repair the armor, but will XP from diverse tasks such as fishing, smelting, or mining also be used to repair it?
I know fishing mends my Elektra Wings. I have two Unbreaking III Mending I Elektra that were both practically broken. I fished for about 30-45 minutes and repaired them both to almost full. I have a Lure III, Luck of the Sea III, Unbreaking III, Mending I fishing rod that NEVER breaks!
If you are fast enough to switch to a tool when fishing after you catch something, it seems like the XP will mend, say a shovel or pickaxe.
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See my Minecraft world (100% Survival), Dirty Baker City here:
About the only thing I use without Mending is my bow which I would rather have Infinity on. With Unbreaking III it lasts a very long time, and after a few repairs when the cost gets too high, I just fish up another with Infinity and add what other enchants I need to it on the anvil.
If you have one item with mending on (i.e in armour slots, off hand or main hand), the orb will go to that first - if its fully repaired however it goes to the XP bar.
If you have more than one item with mending on, the orb will pick one of the mending items at random, and attempt to repair it; again if its fully repaired however, it goes to the XP bar - that particular orb won't try picking another piece with mending on
So when i want to repair any given item in my XP farm, I only have that item on my person (i.e in armour slots, off hand or main hand as before) which ensures it gets repaired at the fastest rate.