The enchantment table can be mined with anything, but a pickaxe is fastest.
The player is able to walk though the enchantment table, however, unlike other blocks, it renders on the layer in front of the player rather than behind it.
See the related page for enchanting for details about enchantments and their effects.
The enchantment table gives three options, each usually costing a different level of experience points to obtain, which typically results in better enchantments.
These items can be enchanted using an enchantment table:
The empty bottle can also be enchanted, which turns it into a bottle of enchanting. It can be enchanted with up to ten levels, and is effectively a way of storing XP. This is useful, because when the player dies they only drop half of the XP in their experience bar.
Increasing the Quality of Enchantments
To increase the quality and tier of the enchantments, bookshelves (and/or bookshelf backdrops) may be placed in the area around the enchantment table. The bookshelves must be placed so that the enchantment table is in the middle of the bottom row. The more bookshelves around the table, the more XP levels you can use per enchantment, which results in higher enchantment. It takes 27 bookshelves in order to enchant with 54 levels at once, which is the highest possible tier (therefore, more than 27 bookshelves would be redundant).
|1.25||May 11, 2013||
- 1.28: Renamed items cannot be enchanted
- The code used in the enchantment table can be decoded. It uses the standard galactic alphabet.