Piercing in Minecraft

In this tutorial you will acknowledge in full details and explanation about the Piercing enchantment in Minecraft with the help of step wise instructions.

The Piercing enchantment in Minecraft is used to allow the arrow being fired from a crossbow to pierce through the different multiple entities. You can also choose to add the Piercing enchantment in Minecraft to any of the crossbow using an enchanting table or anvil or either the game command and also the at most level for the Piercing enchantment in Minecraft is Level 4.

Piercing Supported Platforms in Minecraft

The Piercing enchantment in Minecraft is available in the following different versions:

Platform                                 Supported (Version*)

Java Edition (PC/Mac)                                   Yes (1.14)

Pocket Edition (PE)                                        Yes (1.10.0)

Xbox 360                                                       No

Xbox One                                                       Yes (1.10.0)

PS3 PS3                                                          No

PS4 PS4                                                          Yes (1.90)

Wii U                                                               No

Nintendo Switch                                             Yes (1.10.0)

Windows 10 Edition                                         Yes (1.10.0)

Education Edition                                            Yes (1.12.0)

Piercing Background in Minecraft

The Piercing enchantment is something that allows the arrow being fired from a crossbow to pierce through different multiple entities. Here you can choose to add the Piercing enchantment to any of the crossbow using an enchanting table or anvil or using any other game command where you can choose to use the enchanted crossbow to fight.

This is as simple as to line up all your enemies and then shoot out the fire arrow through them all. The maximum level here for the Piercing enchantment is considered to Level 4 which means that you can enchant a crossbow to up to Piercing IV. The higher the level, the more powerful the enchantment would be.

  • Enchantment Name                    Piercing
  • Min Level                                     Level 1 (Piercing I)
  • Max Level                                    Level 4 (Piercing IV)
  • Description                                 Allows the arrow fired from a crossbow to

                                                   pierce   through multiple entities

  • Applies to                                    Crossbows
  • How to add Enchantment          1. Enchanting Table

                                                  2. Anvil

                                                  3. /enchant command

Incompatible Enchantments

The Piercing enchantment cannot be combined with the following given enchantments in Minecraft:

  • Multishot

Items to Enchant with Piercing in Minecraft:

You can choose to enchant Piercing in Minecraft with the following different items given below:

  • enchanted book        -How to make an Enchanted Book
  • crossbow                   -How to make a Crossbow

Hold the Enchanted Crossbow

Once you get yourself a crossbow enchanted with Piercing, then there you need to hold the enchanted crossbow in your hand to be used. The moment when you attack with this enchanted crossbow, the arrows will start appearing when fired from the crossbow that will pierce through more than one entity.

Let’s us now see what happens when attacked 2 creepers at a time (lined up) with a crossbow, enchanted with Piercing.

It will pass through as soon the arrow strikes the first entity and then strike the next object just behind it. In this example tutorial, the arrow fired from the crossbow will pierced through the first appearing creeper and would kill the creeper behind it.

Hence this is all about the Piercing enchantment in Minecraft.

Other Enchantments

Given below are some other enchantments in Minecraft listed here:

  • Enchantments
  • Aqua Affinity
  • Bane of Arthropods
  • Blast Protection
  • Channeling
  • Curse of Binding
  • Curse of Vanishing
  • Depth Strider
  • Efficiency
  • Feather Falling
  • Fire Aspect
  • Fire Protection
  • Flame
  • Fortune
  • Frost Walker
  • Impaling
  • Infinity
  • Knockback
  • Looting
  • Loyalty
  • Luck of the Sea
  • Lure
  • Mending
  • Multi shot
  • Power
  • Projectile Protection
  • Protection
  • Punch
  • Respiration
  • Quick Charge
  • Riptide
  • Sharpness
  • Silk Touch
  • Smite
  • Soul Speed
  • Sweeping Edge
  • Thorns
  • Unbreaking

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