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Feather Falling Minecraft Enchantment: All You Need to Know

Reduce damage sustained from falling!

Dying by taking fall damage rages many players and falling in the middle of nowhere is rather unexpected and if you do fall, it’s mostly going to be from a great height but ‘Feather Falling’ Minecraft enchantment is there for a reason. Minecraft players unexpectedly fall into the ravines or they may fall from a high mountain (this got even worse in 1.18 because they decided to increase mountain height with that patch). This has taken one of the basic pieces of advice in Minecraft i.e., to ‘never dig straight down’ to a whole new level.

When falling from great heights, ‘Feather Falling’ Minecraft enchantment comes to the rescue. So, you might ask, ‘How to get feather falling in Minecraft?’

Why Feather Falling Enchantment in Minecraft?

The main purpose of this enchantment is to reduce fall damage. This enchantment is better for newbies, who unexpectedly fall in the ravines or fall from very high mountains and die losing all their items, which they collected mining for hours. Even some good players fall from some places unexpectedly and die. All of this means that this enchantment is worth having for everyone. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. Reduces the damage dealt from falling.
  2. Also reduces the damage you get while teleporting using an Ender Pearl.

If you are on a survival server, and your house is being attacked by other players, Ender Pearl can be used to make an epic escape. It has only one downside, however. You will lose your health if you teleport with Ender Pearls. Usually, players lose only 5 hit-points or 2.5 hearts. Feather Falling boots can counter this by lowering the amount of health you lose while teleporting. That’s a positive point because you can now use the Ender Pearls without worrying.

  1. Increases chances of survival.

If you get pushed by players and fall while dueling, you are most probably going to die, should you have no ‘Feather Falling’ Minecraft enchantment.

You might think that this perk will slow down your fall speed as the name says ‘Feather Falling’ but that is not true at all. Even if you have ‘Feather Falling’, you should not jump from great heights as it cannot reduce 100% of fall damage.

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How Can You Get Feather Falling Enchantment?

As this is a rare enchantment, getting one can be hard and you might need to grind on XP. Also, there are some alternate ways to get this enchantment like trading with villagers or looting chests.

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  • Trading With the Villagers

This is one of the easiest ways to get your hands on ‘Feather Falling’ Minecraft enchantment. By trading with a villager, you can easily get the enchantment book of ‘Feather Falling’. In exchange for emeralds, the villager will hand you a ‘Feather Falling’ enchantment book. How to get emeralds, you ask? You can always get emeralds from chests if you don’t want to go mining. You can also trade some other items for emeralds with the villagers and finally use the emerald to get your enchantment book.

  • Looting Chests

Looting chests is, by far, the best way to get Feather Falling IV enchantment. The only thing difficult about this way is that you might have a hard time finding a properly loaded chest but if you happen to locate a decent one, there is a very high chance that you will get Feather Falling IV enchantment. Good chests are in Mineshafts, Desert Temples, and Dungeons.

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  • Using Your Enchanting Table

The only downside is that you need a max-level Enchanting Table to get ‘Feather Falling’ Minecraft enchantment. You need to use 12 bookshelves (in reference to Bedrock Edition) to get the maximum level Enchanting Table. You will have to harvest leather and paper for books as well as wood for making a bookshelf. Once you have the resources in hand, you need to get as much XP and Lapis as possible.

  • Mixing Two Feather Falling III Books

Mixing two Feather Falling III Books is no rocket science. For this, you need two Feather Falling III Books and for that, I recommend using your max level Enchanting Table to get Feather Falling III enchantment.

  • Using ‘/Enchant’ Command

Using command is the easiest way to get the Feather Falling IV enchantment. The only downside is that you will never get the real survival experience when using commands.

Feather Falling Command: /enchant @p feather_falling 4

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Levels of the Enchantment

The max level of ‘Feather Falling’ Minecraft enchantment is IV. Each level increases the chance of survival by 12% and at level 4, the chances that you will die is only 52%. Initially, with level I ‘Feather Falling’ enchantment turned on, your chance of dying stands at ~90%.

This is why you should not fly off your sky base trying to make a run for it from an attack until you have the max level of Feather Falling enchantment equipped on your boots.

Below, you can know about each level of Feather Falling.

  1. Feather Falling I

Level I is the weakest one as it only increases the survival chance by 12%.

  1. Feather Falling II

This is only a little better than Feather Falling I. It will give you an additional 12% chance of survival taking the chances of survival to a decent ~25%. You can jump off from greater heights with this enchantment.

  1. Feather Falling III

At this level, the real fun starts. This level will give you a whopping 36% chance of survival. You can jump from heights like never before. Using ‘Feather Falling’ Minecraft enchantment level III, you will be able to parry surprise attacks.

  1. Feather Falling IV

The highest level of this enchantment is level IV. Bringing the survival chance to a huge 48%, level IV Feather Falling enchantment is what you need for surviving falls into ravines.


Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers regarding the Feather Falling enchantment in Minecraft:

1. What is the Feather Falling enchantment in Minecraft?

Feather Falling is a boot-specific enchantment that reduces the damage a player takes from falling. It also reduces the damage from ender pearl teleportation.

2. How many levels are there for the Feather Falling enchantment?

Feather Falling has four levels: Feather Falling I, II, III, and IV. Each successive level offers additional protection against fall damage.

3. How do you get the Feather Falling enchantment?

The Feather Falling enchantment can be obtained through an enchanting table, by using an anvil with enchanted books, or finding enchanted armor in the game world.

4. Can you apply Feather Falling to other items besides boots?

No, Feather Falling can only be applied to boots.

5. Is the Feather Falling enchantment compatible with other enchantments?

Yes, Feather Falling can be combined with other enchantments on boots, such as Protection, Blast Protection, Fire Protection, Projectile Protection, Depth Strider, Frost Walker, and Unbreaking.

6. Does Feather Falling protect you from all types of damage?

No, Feather Falling only reduces fall damage. It does not protect against other forms of damage like fire, drowning, or attacks.

7. What is the benefit of having Feather Falling IV over Feather Falling I?

Feather Falling IV significantly reduces more fall damage than Feather Falling I. The exact amount of reduction is 12% per level, so level IV would reduce fall damage by 48%.

8. Does Feather Falling affect fall distance before taking damage?

No, players take damage from any fall over 3 blocks, regardless of the enchantment. What changes with Feather Falling is the amount of damage taken from falling.

9. Can Feather Falling be combined with the Elytra?

Feather Falling enchantment on the boots works independently of the Elytra. If you take fall damage while wearing Elytra (for example, due to a collision or a failed landing), Feather Falling will help reduce that damage.

10. How does the protection of Feather Falling compare to the Protection enchantment?

Feather Falling provides more specific protection against fall damage at a higher percentage than the Protection enchantment. However, the Protection enchantment offers a broader range of defense, mitigating most types of damage to some degree.

Keep in mind that ‘Feather Falling’ enchantment can only be applied to boots.

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