Finding or making a favorite item in Minecraft is a bittersweet feeling; while it’s great to have it, it won’t last forever. Just about everything in Minecraft has durability, even Netherite Tools. But there are ways to mend beloved items, including the mending enchantment.
Mending is an enchantment that can be on just about any tool or weapon in Minecraft with durability. When an item has Mending, any experience collected will go to repair the item at the rate of 2 durability per experience point. When an item is being repaired, it uses up the experience so Minecraft players won’t receive the experience that is being used to fix it. Mending only repairs items in a player’s hand, off-hand, or armor slots, and not in the player’s inventory.
If a player has several items that have Mending on them, only one is repaired at a time –the experience goes to a randomly chosen one of these. There is not currently a priority system in place for repairing items first, though that may change in future updates of Minecraft.
In order to put a mending enchantment on an item, players have to first come across a mending book. While most Minecraft enchantments can be created using an enchanting table, Mending, unfortunately, cannot. This means that players have to buy, find, or loot these books instead.
- Fishing – Mending enchantment books can be fished up from water sources just like fish in Minecraft. While some consider fishing boring, it is one of the easiest and fastest ways of getting Mending for items.
- Looting Chests – Mending enchantment books can be found in Dungeon Chests, Temples, End Cities, and most other kinds of chests found around the map. If players are already out and about looking for loot, they will most likely find a Mending book or two without any extra effort.
- Trading – Look for a villager who is a librarian and trade with them. Librarians will trade one random enchantment book for an emerald.
- Make a Librarian – If players can’t find a librarian, they can make one. First, lure a villager without a profession away from everyone else, then give them a lectern. They will take up the job, and then players can trade emeralds for books. If the captured villager doesn’t give the Mending book, players can steal back the lectern, then return it to remove and then return the Librarian profession to the villager. Then players will be able to trade with them again and try for a Mending book.
To use the Enchantment Book, Minecraft players will have to make an anvil. Put the item to be enchanted in the first slot of the anvil, and add the Mending Book to the second. If it does not work, players may not have enough experience to enchant the item they have chosen.
Minecraft is available now on Mobile, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.