Sharpness – Minecraft Enchantment

Sharpness is an enchantment in Minecraft for a sword or axe that increases the melee damage dealt to a player or creature.

Sharpness Minecraft enchantment
Sharpness Minecraft

Sharpness enchantment features

In Java edition, Sharpness adds 0.5 * level + 0.5 extra damage.

In Bedrock edition, each level of Sharpness adds 1.25 points of extra damage.

The player needs an anvil to apply the level up to Sharpness V to a wooden, stone, iron, diamond, or netherite weapon, although iron and diamond swords with Sharpness V can be generated in the chests of End City and Bastion Remains. Gold weapons can obtain Sharpness V via enchantment.

Incompatibilities of the Sharpness enchantment

Sharpness, Smite, Cleaving, and Bane of Arthropods are mutually exclusive. However, if commands are used to have two or more of these enchantments on the same item, their effects stack.

Aqua AffinityBane of ArthropodsBlast Protection
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FlameFortuneFrost Walker
ImpalingInfinityKnockback
LootingLoyaltyLuck of the Sea
LureMendingMultishot
PiercingPowerProjectile Protection
ProtectionPunchQuick Charge
RespirationRiptideSharpness
Silk TouchSmiteSoul Speed
Sweeping EdgeThornsUnbreaking
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