Protection in Minecraft (2024)

This Minecraft tutorial explains the Protection enchantment with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

Supported Platforms

The Protection enchantment is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

PlatformSupported (Version*)
Protection in Minecraft (1)Java Edition (PC/Mac)Yes
Protection in Minecraft (2)Pocket Edition (PE)Yes
Protection in Minecraft (3)Xbox 360Yes
Protection in Minecraft (4)Xbox OneYes
Protection in Minecraft (5)PS3Yes
Protection in Minecraft (6)PS4Yes
Protection in Minecraft (7)Wii UYes
Protection in Minecraft (8)Nintendo SwitchYes
Protection in Minecraft (9)Windows 10 EditionYes
Protection in Minecraft (10)Education EditionYes

* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.
NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.

Background

The Protection enchantment is a comprehensive protection against all types of damage such as damage from attacks, fire, lava, and falling.

You can add the Protection enchantment to any piece of armor such as helmets, chestplates, leggings or boots using an enchanting table, anvil, or game command. You will then need to wear the enchanted armor to gain the protection.

The maximum level for the Protection enchantment is Level 4. This means that you can enchant an item with up to Protection IV. The higher the level, the more powerful the enchantment.

TIP: Although the Protection enchantment is less effective than a specific enchantment such as Blast Protection or Projectile Protection, it will provide protection against everything at once.

Enchantment NameProtection
Min LevelLevel 1 (Protection I)
Max LevelLevel 4 (Protection IV)
DescriptionProvides comprehensive protection against all types of damage such as damage from attacks, fire, lava, and falling
Applies ToProtection in Minecraft (11) Helmets
Protection in Minecraft (12) Chestplates
Protection in Minecraft (13) Leggings
Protection in Minecraft (14) Boots
How to add Enchantment1. Enchanting Table
2. Anvil
3. /enchant command

Incompatible Enchantments

In Minecraft, the Protection enchantment can not be combined with the following enchantments:

  • Blast Protection
  • Fire Protection
  • Projectile Protection

Items to Enchant with Protection

In Minecraft, you can enchant the following items with Protection:

How to make an Enchanted BookHow to make a Netherite HelmetHow to make a Netherite ChestplateHow to make Netherite LeggingsHow to make Netherite BootsHow to make a Diamond HelmetHow to make a Diamond ChestplateHow to make Diamond LeggingsHow to make Diamond BootsHow to make a Golden HelmetHow to make a Golden ChestplateHow to make Golden LeggingsHow to make Golden BootsHow to make an Iron HelmetHow to make an Iron Chestplate
How to make Iron LeggingsHow to make Iron BootsHow to make a Leather CapHow to make a Leather TunicHow to make Leather PantsHow to make Leather BootsHow to make a Chain HelmetHow to make a Chain ChestplateHow to make Chain LeggingsHow to make Chain BootsHow to make a Turtle ShellHow to make a Dyed Leather CapHow to make a Dyed Leather TunicHow to make Dyed Leather PantsHow to make Dyed Leather Boots

Wear the Enchanted Armor

Once you have armor enchanted with Protection, you need to wear the enchanted armor. You will not gain the protection until the armor items are worn.

Protection in Minecraft (45)

Move each of the armor items (helmet, chestplate, leggings, boots) with Protection from your inventory to your character's armor boxes.

You will see your character's appearance change as the armor is worn.

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Now that you are wearing the enchanted armor with Protection, the amount of damage that you will take from attacks, fire, lava, and falling will be reduced.

Congratulations, you just learned all about the Protection enchantment in Minecraft.

Enchantment ID and Name

  • Java
  • PE
  • Xbox
  • PS
  • Nintendo
  • Win10
  • Edu

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, Protection has the following enchantment ID and Name values:

Enchantment
(Minecraft ID Name)
Max LevelMinecraft IDPlatformVersion
Protection
(minecraft:protection)
IV0Protection in Minecraft (47)Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft, Protection has the following enchantment ID and Name values:

Enchantment
(Minecraft ID Name)
Max LevelMinecraft IDPlatformVersion
Protection
(minecraft:protection)
IV0Protection in Minecraft (48)Pocket Edition (PE)0.16.0

Minecraft Xbox One

In Minecraft, Protection has the following enchantment ID and Name values:

Enchantment
(Minecraft ID Name)
Max LevelMinecraft IDPlatformVersion
Protection
(minecraft:protection)
IV0Protection in Minecraft (49)Xbox One1.4.0

Minecraft PS4

In Minecraft, Protection has the following enchantment ID and Name values:

Enchantment
(Minecraft ID Name)
Max LevelMinecraft IDPlatformVersion
Protection
(minecraft:protection)
IV0Protection in Minecraft (50)PS41.14.0

Minecraft Nintendo Switch

In Minecraft, Protection has the following enchantment ID and Name values:

Enchantment
(Minecraft ID Name)
Max LevelMinecraft IDPlatformVersion
Protection
(minecraft:protection)
IV0Protection in Minecraft (51)Nintendo Switch1.5.0

Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft, Protection has the following enchantment ID and Name values:

Enchantment
(Minecraft ID Name)
Max LevelMinecraft IDPlatformVersion
Protection
(minecraft:protection)
IV0Protection in Minecraft (52)Windows 10 Edition0.16.0

Minecraft Education Edition

In Minecraft, Protection has the following enchantment ID and Name values:

Enchantment
(Minecraft ID Name)
Max LevelMinecraft IDPlatformVersion
Protection
(minecraft:protection)
IV0Protection in Minecraft (53)Education Edition1.0

Definitions

  • Enchantment is what the enchantment is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value used in the /enchant command.
  • Max Level is the maximum level that you can apply for this enchantment.
  • Minecraft ID is the Internal number for the enchantment.
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version is the Minecraft version number that the enchantment was introduced for the name and ID, if applicable.

See a complete list of Minecraft Enchantments that is interactive and searchable.

See Also
Looting

Enchant Command for Protection

  • Java
  • PE
  • Xbox
  • PS
  • Nintendo
  • Win10
  • Edu

Enchant Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Protection I:

/enchant @p protection 1

Protection II:

/enchant @p protection 2

Protection III:

/enchant @p protection 3

Protection IV:

/enchant @p protection 4

See more examples of how to use the /enchant command.

Enchant Command in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

Protection I:

/enchant @p protection 1

Protection II:

/enchant @p protection 2

Protection III:

/enchant @p protection 3

Protection IV:

/enchant @p protection 4

See more examples of how to use the /enchant command.

Enchant Command in Minecraft Xbox One Edition

Protection I:

/enchant @p protection 1

Protection II:

/enchant @p protection 2

Protection III:

/enchant @p protection 3

Protection IV:

/enchant @p protection 4

See more examples of how to use the /enchant command.

Enchant Command in Minecraft PS4 Edition

Protection I:

/enchant @p protection 1

Protection II:

/enchant @p protection 2

Protection III:

/enchant @p protection 3

Protection IV:

/enchant @p protection 4

See more examples of how to use the /enchant command.

Enchant Command in Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition

Protection I:

/enchant @p protection 1

Protection II:

/enchant @p protection 2

Protection III:

/enchant @p protection 3

Protection IV:

/enchant @p protection 4

See more examples of how to use the /enchant command.

Enchant Command in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

Protection I:

/enchant @p protection 1

Protection II:

/enchant @p protection 2

Protection III:

/enchant @p protection 3

Protection IV:

/enchant @p protection 4

See more examples of how to use the /enchant command.

Enchant Command in Minecraft Education Edition

Protection I:

/enchant @p protection 1

Protection II:

/enchant @p protection 2

Protection III:

/enchant @p protection 3

Protection IV:

/enchant @p protection 4

See more examples of how to use the /enchant command.

Protection in Minecraft (2024)
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