Enchantments in Minecraft help you break blocks faster, improve equipment durability, and increase your damage. However, two curses exist in Minecraft. One of these is the Curse of Vanishing, which causes your items to disappear upon death. By the end of this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about the Curse of Vanishing enchantment and what it does in Minecraft.
What is the Curse of Vanishing Enchantment in Minecraft?
Curse of Vanishing is an enchantment in Minecraft that causes your tools, armor, weapons and other items to disappear upon death. If you have an item enchanted with Curse of Vanishing, instead of it dropping to the ground upon death, you will lose the item completely. Unlike regular enchantments, you cannot get Curse of Vanishing on your items at an enchanting table. Instead, you must obtain an enchanted book with Curse of Vanishing on it.
There are three main methods to finding Curse of Vanishing on items or in an enchanted book. The first and most common method is in chests. For example, enchanted books have a chance of appearing in desert temples, dungeons, mineshafts, underwater ruins, and woodland mansions. The second method, in rare cases, is finding an enchanted book while fishing. Lastly, if you play on Java Edition, you can trade with librarian villagers for enchanted books that may have Curse of Vanishing.
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One benefit to having Curse of Vanishing on your equipment is in player-versus-player combat and do not want whoever you are fighting to get your items when you die. Rather than the other player getting your equipment and keeping it for themselves, the items will vanish entirely, and no one will be able to get them. However, this also means that you will not recover the item after death.