Minecraft: How to obtain the enchantments of Depth Strider and Respiration
Enchanting your equipment in Minecraft is something you want to start as early as possible. The additional benefits of enchantments such as Unbreaking...
Enchanting your equipment in Minecraft is something you want to start as early as possible. The additional benefits of enchantments such as Unbreaking, Silk Touch, and Mending, among others, can drastically enhance your experience in a new world.
If you ever decide to work underwater, there are two enchantments you definitely want to have: Depth Strider and Respiration. When combined, these enchantments greatly ease the pain of building underwater. Below, we'll take a look at how to obtain the Depth Strider and Respiration enchantments and what they do.
How To Get The Depth Strider Enchantment
The enchantment "Depth Strider" is a relatively rare enchantment that can be applied to boots. This enchantment only appears on boots; you won't be able to get it on any other piece of equipment. Depth Strider has a maximum enchantment level of three.
You can obtain Depth Strider either by enchanting your boots directly at an enchanting table or by using an anvil with an enchanted book containing the "Depth Strider" enchantment.
It's important to note that Depth Strider and Frost Walker cannot be applied simultaneously. If you already have Frost Walker on your boots, you will never see Depth Strider when enchanting. Make sure to either remove Frost Walker or try a different pair of boots.
Depth Strider Effects
Depth Strider increases your movement speed underwater. At level three, you will be just as fast underwater as you are walking on land. Additionally, with Depth Strider, you will be less affected by the current of flowing water, resulting in slower movement.
How To Get The Respiration Enchantment
Respiration is an enchantment that can only be applied to helmets and improves your ability to stay underwater for longer periods. To obtain it, you need to enchant your helmet at an enchanting table. The more bookshelves surrounding your enchanting table, the better.
Since Respiration doesn't have any competing enchantments, you can safely apply it to any helmet and benefit from its advantages.
Instead of enchanting a helmet, you can also find a book enchanted with Breath that you can then apply to your helmet on an anvil. You can also create these books yourself, although it's probably easier to enchant your helmet directly.
For each level of the Breath enchantment, you gain an additional 15 seconds of underwater breathing. This means that at Breath level three, combined with the default underwater time of 15 seconds, you can stay underwater for a full minute without needing to gasp for air.