[Top 10] Minecraft Best Sword Enchantments

Minecraft Best Sword Enchantments
Max out your sword with every enchantment

The trusty Minecraft sword is possibly one of the most used tools in the game, your primary defense against all the monsters of the night and the bosses of the game.

This article will take you through the 10 best enchantments to make your sword the best it can be

10. Bane of Arthropods

Bane of Arthropods is an enchantment that lets your sword do bonus damage to spiders

What makes Bane of Arthropods great for swords:

  • Allows you to more easily kill one of the most mobile and jumpy mobs in the game

Allows you to fully one-shot any spider if you also have any other damage enchantments


9. Smite

Smite is an enchantment that allows your sword to do more damage to zombies

What makes Smite good for swords:

  • Allows you to deal more damage to the most common enemy of the game
  • Very useful for taking on dungeons, which most often contain zombie spawners


8. Curse of Vanishing

One of the weirder enchantments, this enchantment causes your sword to disappear completely after death instead of falling to the ground

What makes Curse of Vanishing good for swords:

  • This enchantment is more so useful as a strategy enchantment if your playing against other players, to prevent them from obtaining your powerful sword if they kill you

  • This is also a great enchantment for mapmakers, allowing the mapmaker to manipulate the weapons that the player holds onto


7. Sweeping Edge

Sweeping edge is one of the newest enchantments that increases the damage done by a fully charged sword attack

What makes Sweeping Edge great for swords:

  • Makes the fully charged sword attack even more powerful then it already is
  • Encourages the player to be patient and wait between attacks to maximize damage


6. Unbreaking

Unbreaking is an enchantment that increases the number of hits your sword can do before it breaks

What makes Unbreaking great for swords:

  • Allows you to use your swords more before needing to replace them
  • Is great on more valuable swords, such as diamond swords, so they won’t break as easily and you won’t need to use more diamonds to replace it


5. Fire Aspect

Fire Aspect is an enchantment that sets your target on fire after you hit them


What makes Fire Aspect great for swords:

  • Deals a lot of extra burn damage to any enemies
  • If you kill an animal with this sword, they’ll drop cooked meat so you don’t have to cook it manually


4. Knockback

Knockback is an enchantment that knockbacks any foe that you hit with it

 What makes Knockback great for swords:

  • Really good for fighting hordes of monsters, because the enchantment will knock them all away and prevent them from overwhelming you
  • Knocking back enemies also allows you to reposition yourself during the fight and even run away if it's getting a bit too hairy


3. Looting

Looting is an enchantment that causes any mobs you kill to drop more of its loot than it would normally

What makes Looting great for swords:

  • Doubles the amount of stuff you get from any mobs, and increases the chance of getting more rare loot
  • Doubles the amount of drops you get from animals, so you get double the food


2. Mending

Mending is an enchantment that will automatically repair your sword over time

What makes Mending great for swords:

  • This is basically an upgraded version of Unbreaking, only this one guarantees that your sword can never break
  • This is amazing to put on a tool that is extremely valuable, one that already has a bunch of other enchantments on and is way too good to have break


1. Sharpness

Sharpness is an enchantment that causes your sword to deal more damage to everything

What makes Sharpness great for swords:

  • Allows you to make quick work out of simple mobs like Zombies and Skeletons
  • Is amazing and almost completely necessary for taking on the bosses of the game, like The Wither and the Ender Dragon

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