The diamond level of enchantment will do more for your tools, but at a much higher cost than the best iron gear. If you’re on a budget, stick with iron.
Iron tools have nearly double the durability points as diamond (6000 vs 3200). This means that you’ll need to craft four times as many iron tools to sustain your crafting needs or one third fewer of the costly diamonds versions over comparable time periods.
If you don’t mind waiting two+ minutes for cobblestone blocks to collect in your inventory and each block takes up 1 space, then go ahead and use something other than lower-tiered materials because it’s not worth it when time is considered.
It is more difficult to get around with the lack of invisibility. When a player cannot stand on water, they can use lava or some other fluid block and walk on it. On the edges of “deep” water, where you are able to see underneath itself, you will not be able to see an invisible player standing underwater and shooting arrows at you – but if all your armor is enchanted and prevents knockback from creepers when they explode near to ye, then I think minecraft has a lot more potential in actual combat than other games like TF2 for example because usually people snipe.
It’s worth it to use a piercing enchantment as long as you don’t have the Thorns or Blast Protection enchantment.
The piercing enchant deals damage that scales with the defense level of your target so are very beneficial for taking down those high-defense targets but only if you can get past their armor and stay relatively safe from harm when shooting at them first. What this means is, in general, a Piercing enchant will increase your damage output by more than 50% against any enemy skinned using leather or plant fiber armor because they each only possess 1 defense point, while an enchanted bow – like Blaze Rods – which deals 5 fire damage will inflict 8 points of damage total meaning 49.5% is lost before even reaching the default armor of leather armor, which is 2 defense points on the “head” and chest pieces.
If you’re using diamond or iron armor then it’s a different story though because they inherently possess an additional 3 defense points (totaling 4 and 5 respectively). So while a Blaze Rods enchanted with Looting III can deal up to 10 fire damage (5 for the blaze rod, 5 for Looting) it would only inflict 12 damage total – 2 of which is lost to your opponent’s default armor rating. However if you had a bow enchanted with Piercing IV you’d get the full 10 points of damage because the 6 remaining defense points on diamond or iron armor can’t block out any more damage.
Yes, absolutely. It’s worth it for every class in the game because of how different you are able to play with that enchantment.
The piercing enchantment is one of the most powerful enchantments an arrow can have next to just using diamond-tipped arrows. You can attack snarling wolves with a smooth shot at your leisure even from fifty meters away, which is not something many other players would agree with doing without some sort of crafting method or overcharged bow. Carrying coal and leather scraps on your minecart all day just doesn’t make sense if you want to be efficient and clean when there are better options available!
Yes, it is worth it.
Piercing enchantments work on the principle of applying an “area of effect” to each projectile as it is fired. Essentially, if the player uses a piercing enchantment and shoots at an opponent in front of them from three blocks away- all three rounds that were shot would hit their target. This gives players an added advantage when facing multiple opponents because they only need either one or two good hits to take down their targets with this enchantment!
Additionally, piercing enchantments persist through walls and other obstructions that might normally slow projectiles such as fireballs or arrows. No fear hitting allies even though they’re hiding behind sandstone! Be careful of your aim, because any shots within line of sight will be able to pierce through your foes.
If you’re not planning on playing the game online; this enchantment should still prove useful for slaying creepers, or dragons that are hiding around a corner or behind any obstructions! This is also an excellent enchantment for end-game bosses like The Wither, Ender Dragon, and even the occasional Evoker.
For survival mode, it’s always helpful to have an extra edge in battle to survive even the toughest of boss battles! Piercing enchantments allow you to take out your opponent quickly and safely once you’ve closed in on them. This is definitely a great enchantment for players who want to play on Hardcore mode as well; since this enchantment will definitely help players to survive against mass mobs of opponents- especially if they don’t have the time to collect the materials needed for the armor protection enchantments.
For any players who are not yet level 30 in Enchanting, this is also a good enchantment to try out even if you’re just using it on yourself! It might take some time to find the right materials for this enchantment; but it’s definitely worth it in the end- especially since this is one of the first enchantments that players can get their hands on at such an early point in the game.
It’s really up to you. The enchantment has advantages and disadvantages, so it’s entirely up to your discretion whether or not to use it. Some people prefer the unarmed damage that they can receive a critical hit, others might like the extra mana regeneration, so it’s about personal preference in this case. Of course, the important caveat is that piercing weapons don’t work against mobs with armor (except for zombies). Apparently these mob types don’t have any nerve endings where the weapon pierces through their body–pretty lucky of them!
Don’t even bother with Piercing enchantment. What the piercing enchant actually does is slow the game down really badly, exponentially more than a simple 10% of how much it can already get slowed down.
Yes. Potions of levitation will give you the ability to go higher and farther than a player without them, which is worth it for exploring new areas with more potential loot or just taking in a beautiful view.
The only downside is that potions of levitation don’t stack with each other, so you might not want to use them if you know you’ll need to repeatedly take long flights upwards while playing Minecraft.
The piercing enchantment is quite low on the priority list for anyone with an end-game to worry about in Minecraft.
The piercing enchantment is quite low on the priority list for anyone with an end-game to worry about in Minecraft, as it contributes only a tiny bit to damage dealt and doesn’t synergize well at all with other abilities or enchantments.