How to Get a Trident in Minecraft? The Minecraft trident has been in Minecraft Java Edition since the Aquatic update (Java Edition 1.13) as a rare drop from Drowned enemies. The trident is easily one of the best Minecraft weapons as not only can it be utilized in melee and ranged combat, but even its non-enchanted form can deal more damage than a diamond sword, although its attack speed is a bit lower. Plus, if you work on your purpose you can throw a trident up to 80 blocks away.
You cannot craft a Minecraft trident, so you can’t even find a recipe for this underwater weapon. Instead, you’ll have to grab one of these from the cold, dead, soggy hands of a Drowned mob, one of the new zombies introduced with the Aquatic update.
The point that the trident is a mob drop and as powerful as a diamond sword makes it an excellent weapon early into your Minecraft adventure. This is provided you’re strong enough to fight a drowned creature. Beneath we’ll walk you through how to get your own Minecraft trident, as well as what Minecraft enchantments you can upgrade it with.
How To Get The Minecraft Trident
Head underwater and search for zombie mobs called Drowned. Sometimes, these chaps will spawn into the world holding a trident. You just have to defeat them for a chance of a trident dropping, but that chance is very small at 8.5%.
However, if you’re playing in Bedrock or Pocket Edition then there is a slim chance that a trident will fall from Drowned that is not holding a trident. Therefore, it’s worth slaying any Drowned you come across while trying to get your hands on one of these. You can also use Minecraft seeds to make underwater worlds for a chance to spawn Downed zombie mobs.
In Java Edition, only 6.25% of Drowned spawns are carrying a trident, while the chance is slightly higher in Bedrock Edition at 15%. You can boost your options if you have the Looting enchantment, so make sure you head out with that equipped to make your farming more efficient.
Minecraft Trident Repair
Those drop rates mean the Minecraft trident is pretty tough to get hold of and you’ll likely spend hours driving around in search of one. You’ll want to farm a few of these, too, as the unexpected durability means it’s only a matter of time until one break. To repair a trident in Minecraft, simply combine two tridents at an anvil.
The durability of a trident in Minecraft is the same as an iron sword – 250 – and the durability stains by a single point with each use. If you don’t want to spend much time farming for tridents, consider enchanting it with Mending so the durability takes care of itself.
Minecraft Trident Stats for Java Edition
The trident is both a powerful and versatile weapon, with an attack speed of 1.1 and a standard attack dealing nine points of damage. Get a critical hit with the trident and it can do 13 points of damage. The ranged attack deals eight points of harm, which is much more than an uncharged bow shot, but one point less than a fully charged bow shot.
Minecraft Trident Enchantments
The other unique feature of the trident is that it can hold unique enchantments. Here’s the complete list of Minecraft trident witchcraft:
- Loyalty–thrown tridents replace the player after a few seconds
- Channeling – if a thrown trident hits a mob during a storm, a lightning bolt is summoned, dealing heaps of damage.
- Riptide – Using a trident underwater or in rain transports the player, inflicting splash damage
- Impaling – deals additional melee damage and ranged damage to aquatic mobs (not Drowned). In Bedrock Edition, this buff applies to all mobs who are in rain or underwater
- Unbreaking – increases durability
- Mending – when the trident is fitted, any collected XP orbs repair the trident instead of boosting the player’s XP
- Curse of Vanishing – the trident disappears upon death
And there you have it, everything you need to learn to get your very own Minecraft trident, repair it, and enchant it. The trident is definitely one of the most powerful weapons in vanilla Minecraft, so it’s definitely worth adding to your collection. You can also construct and customize a Minecraft shield to use alongside your Minecraft trident to take down enemies, especially if you’re venturing to the Minecraft Nether.