What Does Mending Do in Minecraft

What Does Mending Do in Minecraft
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Mending is one of the top-tier enchantments in Minecraft that was added in the 1.9 updates, along with other new combat features. With this new combat system, players have the capability to kill mobs faster. Therefore, mending made it to the game!

What Does Mending Do in Minecraft?

Mending is a powerful enchantment in Minecraft that gives you the ability to repair the tools, weapons, and armor using experience points. The faster you gain experience points, the faster you can repair your items!

When Mending was added to the game, everyone was so happy! If you’re a Minecraft veteran, you know that to craft and enchant your best tool is already challenging, but to keep the durability and repair the items is another story.

With mending, everything is so easy! You don’t need other tools or armor of the same type to repair the item. Or you don’t need to spend a crazy amount of level on the anvil too!

How to Obtain Mending in Minecraft?

Mending can be obtained by looting treasure chests spawned in the dungeons, desert temples, mineshafts, ancient cities, pillager outposts, underwater ruins, and woodland mansions.

Fishing also has a 0.8% to 1.9% chance to give you a random enchanted book, resulting in a much lower rate to obtain a mending book this way.

The best way to get mending in Minecraft so far is to trade with the librarian villagers. They have a high chance to sell a mending book for around 20 emeralds. And if you cured them from the zombification, the price can be lower, down to 1 emerald.

How Does Mending Actually Work?

Whenever an item has a mending enchantment on it and it’s placed in either your main hand, off-hand or any of 4 armor slots, the item will be repaired when you gain experience. Each experience repairs 2 durabilities.

What Tool/Armor Does Mending Affect?

Mending works on armor, weapon, and tools. No matter the material you use to make the items, mending will work the same! In specific, below is the list of items:

  • Armor: helmet, chestplate, leggings, boots, elytra, turtle shell, and shield.
  • Weapon: sword, axe, bow, crossbow, and trident.
  • Tools: pickaxe, shovel, axe, hoe, fishing rod, shears, flint and steel, carrot on a stick, and warped fungus on a stick.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is mending worth it in Minecraft?

Unless you only use your item once or don’t care if it’s being destroyed forever, mending is super worth it!

Does mending last forever in Minecraft?

Yes, mending does last forever on your items. Unless you died and your item disappears, then you of course will lose your mending enchantment!

Do items with mending break?

Yes, items with mending can break normally if you’re using the tool to do actions that yield no experience points. For example, using a mending pickaxe to mine only stone will break it eventually. While using that pickaxe to mine coal and other ores will repair it over time.