What does Smite do in Minecraft?
Minecraft offers players a variety of ways to improve their strength, including crafting new weapons and armor, producing potions, and using enchants. Enchantments, for example, allow players to specialize against certain hazards, which can be of great benefit to players who know exactly what they’re getting into. The Smite enchantment is an example of this as it is incredibly precise yet extremely strong in its use. Players who don’t know what it does or how to obtain it should look no further, as applying high-level Smite enchantments to weapons is really quite simple.
What are Smites in Minecraft really?
Smite is a weapon enchant, meaning it only works on swords and axes. Smite increases a weapon’s damage by 2.5 (or 1.25 hearts) for each level it has, though this damage is only applied when fighting a mob of undead. It’s usually not a horrible compromise because there are so many of them in Minecraft.
For comparison, the Sharpness enchantment increases all damage by 1.5 with each level, so Smite is definitely a bit better when it comes to dealing with undead. Skeletons, Zombies, Zombie Villagers, Withers, Skeleton Withers, Zombified Piglins, Skeleton Horses, Zombie Horses, Strays, Pods, Ghosts, Drowned, and Zoglins are all affected by this enchantment.
The Smite enchantment can be upgraded to level 5, and Smite V adds an additional 12.25 damage to undead monsters when applied to a weapon. For comparison, a wooden sword enchanted with Smite V will do more damage to undead than a Netherite sword without any enchantment. It’s simple to see how this enchantment can be beneficial from there. It’s essential to remember that Smite and Sharpness cannot be combined on the same blade or ax because weapon damage enchantments are mutually incompatible.
The Smite enchantment can be obtained by enchanting a sword or an ax at the enchantment table. This will require spending the player’s levels as well as some Lapis Lazuli, and even then the accessible enchantments will be randomly determined. If a player completely surrounds their enchantment table with shelves, they may be able to obtain Smite V directly from the enchantment table.
How do you use Smites in Minecraft?
To enchant a weapon with Smite, players must first create an enchantment table, which requires collecting many items, including 4 Obsidian Blocks, 2 Diamonds, and a Book. After creating the enchantment table, players can use it to enchant any item by right clicking on it.
The player will then be sent to the enchantment screen, where they must first select the weapon they wish to enchant with Smite, then fuel the process with a Lapis Lazuli. After that, the player just needs to add the special powers to their weapon using the Smite Enchantment book.