What does Bane of Arthropods do in Minecraft?

What does Bane of Arthropods do in Minecraft?

Bane on Arthropods is an enemy damage-focused enchantment. It will cause weapons to deal greater damage towards spider enemies or arthropod mobs. The following enemies fall under the arthropod category.

  • Spiders 
  • Cave Spiders
  • Bees
  • Silverfish
  • Endermites

These enemy types will also be affected by the enchantment, which will cause them to experience slowness IV for a one-second duration. This duration will increase depending on the level of the enchantment.

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Ban of Arthropods, while a useful enchantment, is best used if you are planning to create a spider farm. It will make the following enchantments incompatible with the item it is attached to. 

  • Sharpness
  • Cleaving
  • Smite

These enchantments can do more damage than Ban of Arthropods and are much more useful than Ban of Arthropods. You can still obtain this enchantment through the following ways.

  • Fishing
  • Tablescapes to delight
  • Trading
  • Looting chests

If you start with fishing, you will be able to get enchanted books if your fishing pole is enchanted by luck of the sea or lure enchantments. 

You might be better off attempting to enchant books using an enchanting table or Lapis Lazuli. Other options include looting dungeons and checking out villagers and trading emeralds once they have the book. 

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