At this point in its life, Minecraft has quite a selection of weapons to choose from as you take on the terrifying mobs that inhabit the world. Introduced in Minecraft 1.13, the Trident is the most unique and versatile weapon you can acquire. As with many other weapons, Tridents have several enchantments you can apply to them. However, unlike other weapons, these enchantments can drastically change your gameplay style, so picking the best one is essential.
Before you can even start messing with enchanting your Trident, you must get one first. As opposed to other weapons, the Trident can’t be crafted. The only way to get it is by heading out into the ocean and killing Drowned until one of them drops the weapon for you.
Once you have your Trident, you can start worrying about enchantments. First things first, get your crucial general enchantments on there. Tridents are a bit of a pain to get, so getting these enchantments on there as soon as possible should guarantee that you don’t need to farm for more of them.
This reliable enchantment can be acquired on anything in Minecraft that has durability. It’s a straightforward enchantment that decreases the chance of using up your weapons’ durability on each use. This keeps your Trident from breaking for as long as possible.
Easily one of the most potent enchantments in the game, this will also help keep your Trident from breaking. Mending allows you to use experience points to repair your items. If you make an experienced farm to go along with this, you can almost guarantee that your Trident will never be destroyed.
Exclusive Trident Enchantments
Now we can get to the fun and exciting enchantments. All of these can only ever be applied to Tridents. However, there is a catch. You can’t put all of these onto the same Trident, so you’ll want to decide which ones fit your play style the best.
Riptide is one of the most fun enchantments in Minecraft and has the added benefit of being a speedy way to travel. With Riptide, any player standing in water can hurl themselves through the sky. This enchantment can be used with any type of water, such as ocean water, rainwater, or water placed down by a bucket. This is an incredibly useful enchantment, but it, unfortunately, conflicts with Loyalty and Channeling.
As you might have guessed by the name, this enchantment makes the Trident loyal to you. It will return to you whenever you throw the Trident at something, similar to a boomerang. Depending on the level of Loyalty you have, the speed of the Trident will fluctuate. This enchantment does conflict with Riptide, but it can be used with Channeling.
Channeling is the most situational of the Trident enchantments; however, it does have its uses. When attacking mobs during a thunderstorm, Channeling will summon a lightning bolt to hit the mob the Trident was thrown at. This enchantment conflicts with Riptide.
Another very straightforward enchantment, impaling, deals extra damage to any aquatic mobs that your Trident is thrown at. This is the only Trident-specific enchantment that doesn’t conflict with any other enchantment. With that in mind, there is no harm in applying this to your Trident to gain the upper hand against aquatic mobs.