The trident has a noble lineage, both as a tool of hearty fishermen and vengeful gods of the sea. It’s such a simple design, a spear with a forked edge, but there is a certain beauty in simplicity. Or at least there darn well should be, considering how much you have to go through to net yourself a trident in Minecraft (pun unintended). But even when you finally get that trident, why settle for less when you can have the best? Here are the best trident enchantments in Minecraft.
Obviously, a trident would benefit just as well from the standby set of enchantments that all other tools and weapons can effectively utilize. Unbreaking will reduce the rate at which your trident loses its durability, while Mending will allow you to repair any damage your trident incurs by burning up experience. However, as an aquatic weapon, the trident is privy to a handful of exclusive enchantments that only it can use.
Best Trident Enchantments in Minecraft
Here’s the best Trident Enchantments in Minecraft:
If you prefer to throw your trident instead of poking stuff with it, this enchantment is an absolute must. With Loyalty, after you throw your trident, it’ll automatically return to your hands. Higher-level enchantments will bring it back to you faster. It’s like Thor throwing Mjolnir, except, y’know, with a trident.
Speaking of the god of thunder, if you’re in a particularly vengeful mood, Channeling can provide some cathartic entertainment. If you use a trident enchanted with Channeling during a thunderstorm, any enemy you attack with it is instantly struck by lightning. This only works when you throw the trident, though that’s just as well, as you’d fry yourself if you were standing right next to your target.
If you’d like your trident to offer some practical abilities, why not turn it into a means of travel? Throwing a trident enchanted with Riptide will carry you along with it, allowing you to cover large swaths of ground at once. It even works in the water and snow! Just remember, you can still take falling damage, so try not to lob it off a cliff.
For you aspiring anglers out there, it’s best to try and deal with your underwater prey as quickly as possible so you don’t have to keep holding your breath. If you’re using a trident for underwater hunting, enchanting it with Impaling will increase the damage it deals to aquatic mobs.