How to Get and Use Projectile Protection Enchantment in Minecraft?

As you survive in Minecraft, the character will regularly encounter mobs that attack while at a distance. For example, the most common mobs are archer skeletons, which can even attack a group. The list, of course, does not end there. Since there are also gasts and ifrits. But in any case, anyone who fights these mobs has a logical question: how to defend against them?

Of course, you can use a shield or get powerful armor like diamond / netherite. However, over time, this will not be enough. Therefore, the only reliable way to defend yourself is to use the “Protection from projectiles” enchantment. However, these enchantments have their own distinctive features that you should be aware of before you decide to cast them on items.

Projectile Protection Enchantment Minecraft: Overview

What does Projectile Protection do in Minecraft?

A key feature of the Projectile Protection enchantment is that this enchantment significantly reduces the damage the character takes from arrows and any other projectiles.

For example, this list includes not only shells of skeleton archers but also gasts along with ifrits. Moreover, if desired, thanks to the Projectile Protection enchantment, you can reduce the damage taken by as much as 90%. However, this would require that all armor had this level four enchantment applied.


  • Max Level 

The Projectile Protection enchantment, like many other types of defensive enchantments, has five levels. However, if this is not enough, then we recommend using the mods that are presented below and removing the standard restriction on levels. Well, or as a last resort, you can use commands.

  • What items are enchanted in the game? 

The Projectile Protection enchantment is intended for all types of armor in the game. That is, you can cast these spells on any kind of boots, leggings, armor, and helmet. This list also includes a turtle helmet.

  • What enchantments are incompatible with?

The Projectile Protection enchantment is one of the few enchantments that conflicts with other defensive effects. Therefore, they cannot be cast on items that have an enchantment for “Protection”, “Explosion Resistance” or “Fireproof”.

  • Chances of getting enchanted

 The Projectile Protection enchantment has a certain chance of dropping in the enchantment table window. And this probability is equal to 10 units. At the same time, if you do not want to waste time and experience, you can use the mod, which is presented below in the corresponding paragraph.

Projectile Protection Enchantment Mods for Minecraft

Mod “Tool Leveling +” or “Limitless”. Both of these modifications are intended to remove the limitation on enchantment levels. As a result, items can be enchanted even to hundredths of levels. And each of these mods adds its own unique block. The difference between them is that the first project requires nephrite ingots as the main resource for enchantments, although this can be changed in a special file for configurations.

The second mod requires standard resources – experience and lapis lazuli. It also does not change the cost of repairing enchanted equipment. And in addition, enchanted items can be enchanted with it again.

  • Mod “Disenchanting Forge”. With this, it will be possible to use the new forge, which will make it possible to remove any kind of enchantment from objects and move them inside books. These actions consume the accumulated experience of the character, but in return, the items after that are not destroyed and remain intact.
  • Mod «Enchanting Plus». Another extremely useful project, which this time makes it possible to choose the desired enchantments. In other words, the mod bypasses the enchantment drop rate mechanic. To do this, the author added his own table for enchantments, where they can be selected. Enchantments still have a fixed price. Thus, it will be possible to save a large amount of experience and time.
  • Mod “Ensorcellation”, “Colds: Enchants”, or “Enchanting Fever”. You can install any modification of them since they are all created only to diversify the types of enchantments in the vanilla version of Minecraft. Their only differences are the options and the number of added enchantments.
  • Mod “Custom Enchantments”. Well, as an option, we suggest installing a mod that makes changes to the standard spells. The key feature of this mod is that it adds enhanced enchantment variants of the game’s standard enchantments. For this, another new block was also added, where you can create these spells. And to help, the author also took care of the enchantment book, which contains all the existing recipes for new enhanced enchantments.

How to get Enchantment Through The Admin Panel?

You can get the “Projectile Protection” enchantment not only in the usual game way or with the help of mods, but also thanks to the administrator mode with the appropriate commands. The only difference is that the enchantment will already be applied to a certain item, but if desired, the desired item can also be pre-registered.

The main thing before you decide to use the admin panel, make sure that the use of cheats is allowed in the world. Otherwise, nothing will work. As a last resort, if you can’t open the admin panel, just create a new world. Because the instruction does not change and still looks like this:

  • First, open the developer mode (admin panel) using the “T” key (on the English layout), and then in the window that opens, go down below, where the command line is located to use the commands.
  • In the command line, you can write the command “/give @p netherite_chestplate{Enchantments:[{id:projectile_protection,lvl:4}]}” and immediately get enchanted netherite armor to the fifth level of “Projectile protection”.
  • But you can also write another command – “/give @p enchanted_book{Enchantments:[{id:projectile_protection,lvl:4}]}”. In this case, the character will receive a book with a similar enchantment of the same level, which can be used at your own discretion.
  • In this case, all commands should be written without quotes. And they can change not only the item (by changing the item ID), but also the level in the corresponding field to any other.

If the commands still cannot be used for unknown reasons, then we recommend using the capabilities of a tool called “Command Block”. The selected command should be written inside it. And in the future, it will activate by itself, as soon as the command block receives a signal (from the red stone).

Secrets and Tips

The “Protection from projectiles” enchantment protects not only from the arrows of skeleton archers (all types including zimogors), ghasts and ifrits, but also from the attacks of drowned zombies who use tridents as their main weapon.

Alternatively, you can have several types of armor with different protection enchantments. But if suddenly, due to a low chance of appearing, you don’t want to do this, then we strongly recommend using mods that simplify this mechanic as much as possible and make it more accessible to each player.

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