Minecraft: Here’s How To Change Your Enchantment at Enchanting Table

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Enchantments become more valuable the more you use them. Before getting them, you feel like mining slowly, getting an insufficient number of items, and so much more is just how the game is, but when you get to that first enchantment, it starts to feel like cheating. Once you get familiar with the enchantments, surely there are some enchantments that you would want more than others, so how would one change the available enchantment at the enchanting table in Minecraft?

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Currently, there is no way to reroll your enchantments at no cost in Minecraft.
  • You can use mods to give you the reroll option, but it’ll still come at some form of cost because otherwise, the mechanic would just be overpowered.
  • In vanilla Minecraft, the only way to get new enchantments is to get an enchantment.

How do you get rid of unwanted enchantments in Minecraft?

A lot goes into enchanting in Minecraft, and it mostly relates to numbers and counting your losses and gains. Hence, I want to start with the most important blocks you’ll need for enchanting, disenchanting, and getting those desirable enchantments at a lower price.

You’ll need the grindstone, anvil, and of course, the enchanting table. Let’s first explain what each of these is used for. The enchanting table allows you to buy random enchantments at varying levels. The available levels depend on the number of experience points you have and the number of bookshelves around the enchanting table.

To get max-level enchantments, you need to surround the enchanting table with a total of 15 bookshelves. This way, you’ll unlock the three enchanting options that start at levels 8, 18, and 30. Level 30 enchantments give you the best random enchantments but also cost much more than the first two tiers.

Once you get the enchantment, you’ll end up with a book that you must combine with a tool or weapon to actually equip it with enchantment. This will also cost you experience points, and it’s often the most expensive part of enchanting. I’ll explain how it works later on.

The third block relating to enchanting is the grindstone that’ll help you recover some of the XP you lost if you got an undesirable enchantment and want to ‘reroll’ to get others. The grindstone is essential to enrolling, so you lose the least amount of XP when you do decide to reroll.

Anvil mechanics – make it cheaper

People struggle with anvils once they’ve obtained multiple enchanted books that they then want to add to an item. All items in Minecraft have a stat that’s called anvil uses, and it works in a way that the more anvil uses an item has, the more levels it will take to put it in the anvil so to get cheaper enchantments, you want to make sure that your anvil uses for all items are low.

Let’s look at the anvil interface to explain how you can easily get cheaper enchantments. Anvils work so that the item from the first slot is put onto the item in the second slot. So if you took two looting I enchantments and placed them both into the 2 item slots of the anvil, the first one will be added to the second one. Suppose that you have never used any of these enchantments in the anvil before; the math would look like 1+0=1. The result will be a looting II book that has one anvil use.

If you then took that book, used it again so that it had two anvil uses, and then added it to a 0 anvil uses book, the result would be a one anvil use book, so 2+0 =1. So, when adding books into the anvil, make sure to keep uses minimal and save the last book you’re going to add as a zero anvil use book to get the cheapest enchantment costs possible.

Grindstone – how much XP do you get back?

I won’t bother you too much with the grindstone, but it’s fairly simple, once you get the enchantment and decide to disenchant, the number of XP you get back depends on the enchantment type and its level. So, for example, if you wanted to disenchant a Looting I and a Looting III sword, you would get different XP levels back for both.

The values are calculated using a linear function, and you only get the minimum value of each enchantment. So, for Looting I, the relative enchanting value ranges anywhere from 15-65, so you’ll get the minimum amount. This shouldn’t bother you too much because there’s no way around it, and without the grindstone, you’d be getting no XP back either way.

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Enchantment levels and costs

As you might have already guessed, the most efficient way to get a reroll that doesn’t cost you a lot is to pick up an enchantment from the 1st row of enchantments that costs nine levels. Then, once you’ve enchanted the item, you’ll want to go into the grindstone disenchant the item, and repeat the process of enchanting and disenchanting until you get the desired enchantment.

Depending on what enchantment you’re after, this might take a while and cost you a lot of levels, so it’s best to arm yourself with plenty of XP. The best way to do that would be to create an XP farm, so let’s take a look at some of the simplest XP farms you can make to grind out to the desired level.

How to get more XP fast?

Doing certain things in Minecraft gets you those precious glowing experience orbs. Still, you probably don’t want to take forever to get to a certain level in Minecraft which would happen if you were just to mine coal and kill random mobs that spawn during the night or in caves. The solution is to create an XP farm, so let’s look at a couple of the easiest XP farms to make.

No hard-and-fast rule tells you which XP farms are the easiest to make and which are made with materials that are easy to obtain. Take, for example, a cactus farm that gives you XP when you smelt the cactus and create the green dye. This would be the best option in some of my worlds since a desert was near my spawn point, but in other worlds, I can forget about trying to obtain enough cacti to make the farm.

On the other hand, making a mob XP farm using the monster spawner is a great way to get a lot of XP fast, but you need to find a monster spawner first to consider making the farm. One time I was lucky enough to have a revealed spider spawner right next to a village near my spawn point, so it was only natural that I’d make an XP farm out of it.

The two I mentioned are beginner-friendly farms, but you can create more advanced farms that give you much more XP, like blaze, enderman, or guardian farms. These farms will require a lot more preparation, so if you’re starting, the cactus and a monster spawner farm will do just fine in the beginning.

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