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What does Bane of Arthropods do in Minecraft?

What does Bane of Arthropods do in Minecraft?
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Enchantments in Minecraft are special buffs that give different bonus properties to weapons, tools, books, or armor. Their peculiarity lies in the fact that almost any weapon and armor can be enchanted, even if there was no enchantment on it before. In Minecraft, there are dozens of them. And in this guide, we will tell you about the Bane of Arthropods in Minecraft.


Bane of Arthropods showcase

The meaning of the word "Bane" is destruction or death. So, the Bane of Arthropods is a destructive power that enlarges the damage capability of weapons in Minecraft. The Bane of Arthropods has an impact on all mobs within the Arthropods class. That class includes insects and bugs like spiders, cave spiders, bees, silverfish, and ender mites.

With each level, the power of the enchantment will increase, getting an increase of 2.5 extra damage per stage. Bane of Arthropods has five stages, each increasing damage by 1.25 hearts. In such a way, you can get up to 6.25 hearts of additional damage for all types of spiders.

After you get this enchantment, arthropods that were hit by this enchantment will have Slowness IV added to them for a random period of time. The time of the effect depends on the enchantment level. The spell can moderate the appropriate adversaries by 1 to 1.5 seconds at level one. The result rises by 0.5 seconds per phase of maximum length, up to a maximum of 3.5 seconds at level five of the enchantment.

How to get Bane of Arthropods in Minecraft?

Enchanting table

Perhaps the easiest way to get the Bane of Arthropods enchantment is to use an enchantment table. To do this, just open the table with the right mouse button and put an item in the left slot, 1-3 lapis lazuli in the right one and select one of the three enchantment options from the list on the right. If the Arthropod Bane enchantment does not appear on the list, then you can enchant some other item or book to update this list. Higher-level enchantments require 30 experience and bookcases around the enchantment table. When using an enchantment table, 1-3 experience levels and 1-3 lapis lazuli are consumed.

An anvil and the required enchantment book

If you have a book with a Bane of Arthropods enchantment in Minecraft, then with the help of an anvil it can be transferred to another item. To do this, just open the anvil (right-click), put an item in the left slot, an enchanted book in the central slot, and from the right slot you can pick up a new item enchanted with the Bane of Arthropods. In the same way, you can combine the enchantment and durability of two identical items. Combining spells of the same level results in a level increase.

It should be noted that when using an anvil, it loses its strength. This can be seen from the cracks that appear. And do not forget that each upgrade of the item on the anvil will require more and more experience.

Also, some enchanted items or books can be fished out with a fishing rod, found in Ender's treasuries, fortresses, or cities. Explore the world to find these treasures. And you can buy an item with this effect from a villager. Also, sometimes mobs can give quite interesting loot after death, which will be beneficial for your future walkthrough.


  • If you use the enchantment Bane of Arthropods 5 with Smite 5, then you can kill spiders with one hit. But such a sword cannot be obtained without the use of cheats and commands.
  • For some reason, you cannot apply this effect to an axe in the enchantment table.
  • This effect is twice as effective as Sharpness. But, as we said before, it only spreads to insects.
  • You can enchant any sword with a 10 per cent chance.
  • This enchantment is best applied directly to a diamond sword because it will last a long time and give the maximum increase in damage.
  • You should not make weapons with all enchantments at once, because it will be impossible or very difficult to repair.

And that’s all you need to know about the "Bane of Arthropods" enchantment in Minecraft. With this enchantment, you are able to succeed more in the dungeons since they are full of spiders. Thus, you will collect more resources. And if you want to get more tips and tricks on Minecraft, take a look at our guide on how to find diamonds, or get ideas for Minecraft castles!