Fire Protection is an enchantment in Minecraft for the armor that reduces fire damage. Fire Protection reduces all types of ongoing fire damage, which are not normally absorbed by armor, by (8 × level)%, so that each additional level of Fire Protection adds 8% more protection, up to 32% reduction on a piece of armor.
Fire protection enchantment details
Fire damage reduction stacks with multiple pieces of armor enchanted with Fire protection, up to a maximum of 80% reduction.
In Bedrock Edition, as long as the total of Fire Protection is 7 or more (for example, a breastplate with Fire Protection 4 and a helmet with Fire Protection 3), a player cannot catch fire from normal sources, although they still take damage when standing on fire.
In the Java edition, Fire Protection reduces the burn time when on fire by (15 × level)%. If more than one piece has the enchantment, only the reduction in burn time of the highest level is used. Theoretically, at level 8, the player cannot be set on fire by enchantments of the Fire aspect. The only way to burn is to stand in lava or fire. The initiated burn times (lava: 300, fire: 150) are canceled, and only the time remaining in the fire source is added to the burn time.
You can add the Fire Protection enchantment to any piece of armor, such as a helmet, breastplate, leggings, or boots, using an enchantment table, anvil, or game command. You must then wear the enchanted armor to gain protection from fire.
Incompatibility of the fire protection enchantment
In Minecraft, the Fire Protection enchantment cannot be combined with the following enchantments:
- Blast Protection
- Projectile Protection