Best Trident Enchantments in Minecraft

Become God of the Sea.

The Trident is a three-pronged spear in Minecraft, used in both melee and ranged combat. It’s non-craftable and only available via rare drop from a Drowned — a common underwater zombie variant that spawn in water, or when land zombies drown. Luckily, Tridents are enchantable, resulting in some cool added abilities.

Enchanting is a mechanic that augments armor, tools, weapons, and various other game items. It can be accomplished via an Enchanting Table, or through an Anvil — combining an Enchanted Book with an item. If you’re playing in Creative Mode, simply navigate to your Inventory, and look in the Combat section to find all of the in-game Enchantment Books. From there, place an Anvil on the ground and right-click on it, and let the enchanting begin. Here are our top Trident Enchantments in Minecraft, considering usefulness and unique ability.

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Channel your inner Zeus with this enchantment. Whenever you target an enemy and throw your spear at them during a thunderstorm, a bolt of lightning strikes down upon them, as long as the Trident makes contact. Thunderstorms are a relatively rare occurrence in Minecraft, so you’ll have to be patient with this one.


Impaling V increases attack damage against aquatic mobs, which is ideal for underwater excursions with the aim of hunting underwater mobs, fish, or various other sea creatures. This enchantment is Trident exclusive.


Here’s a must-have for weapon-throwing enthusiasts, saving a ton of time and effort. Whenever you hurl your spear with Loyalty III enchanted, it returns right back into your hand, just like a boomerang.


Upon throwing a Trident, Riptide III propels your character forward, in either the water, rain, or in some snowy weather Biomes. This enchantment is exclusive to Tridents, beneficial for a means of speedy transportation.


Increases the durability of items, which is always an essential perk to implement into any armor or weapon piece. Enchanting all weapons with Unbreaking III a good habit to get into.