Sweeping Edge Enchantment in Minecraft

Hey miners! Doesn’t it suck when you are trying to mine peacefully at night but get hoarded by zombies and skeletons? Or do you just like to seek for a bunch of skeletons, creepers, and zombies rushing towards you so that you can kill them and gain EXP and Loot? So here you go! In this article, we will check out the sweeping edge enchantment in Minecraft which will help you to overcome these challenges and slaughter these mobs with ease.

In this article, we will let you know how to get sweeping edge enchantment in Minecraft and how to use it.

Sweeping Edge Enchantment in Minecraft

Sweeping edge enchantment in Minecraft:


The Sweeping Edge enchantment in Minecraft is one of the many enchantments available in the game for us. It is particularly useful when you are fending off swarms of enemies. This is a pretty offensive enchantment that can only be applied on a sword. 

Before we move towards the sweeping enchantment, first we will have a look at the supported and non-supporting versions for a sweeping enchantment.

Supporting versions;

  • Java edition (1.11.1)

Non supporting versions:

  • Pocket edition
  • Ps3
  • Ps4
  • Xbox one
  • Xbox 360
  • Wii u
  • Nintendo switch
  • Windows 10 edition
  • Education edition

Now, let us move towards sweeping edge enchantment in Minecraft. 

How to get a sweeping edge enchantment in Minecraft: 

If you are having access to an enchanting table or an anvil, you can get a sweeping edge as you would have any other enchantment.

Another option is that You can also explore the world and find a book that contains the enchantment. 

The fourth and probably the easiest way to get your hands on this enchantment is by trading with the Librarian.

Here is a full article teaching you how to trade with a Librarian.

Use of sweeping edge enchantment in Minecraft:

The use of the Sweeping edge enhancement is that it will increase the damage caused to the mob when you attack it and will also increase the surface area where your sword can attack with a sweeping edge enchantment on it. 

The damage caused by the sweeping edge enchantment depends upon its level:

Sweeping edge Level 1: damage increased up to 50%

The sweeping edge Level 2: damaged increased up to 67%

Sweeping edge Level 3: damaged increased up to 75%

use sweeping edge enchantment in Minecraft

How to use sweeping edge enchantment in Minecraft:

Using a sweeping edge enchantment is an easy thing. All you have to do is to give a sweep attack like you normally do with your sword. You can do this by standing still or another option is to walk at a fast pace other than the normal, and whenever your charge level will get up to the 84.8%, you can perform a sweep attack which will deal more damage than the normal and will push back the enemies. The additional damage given by the sweep attack will last as long as the weapon is used by you. It should be noted that the damage granted will only work for the tool that is enchanted with sweeping edge effects.

Is sweeping edge enchantment worth it?

Sweeping edge enchantment is very useful at the time when you are being chased by swarms of enemies, and as you already know how quickly these mobs can multiply at night when you’re trying to stay in the open at night. 

Some people believe that the Sweeping enchantment is exactly like Sharpness. Some people even think that Sharpness is better than Sweeping since it has more damage potential than the sweeping edge, but you’re forgetting that with one blow of a sword enchanted with the Sweeping effect you can damage more enemies which in return adds up to total damage that is more than the sword with sharpness effect. Since Sharpness deals more damage but to a comparatively less number of mobs.

So with Sweeping edge, you are getting rid of multiple mobs at the same time.

Here is a video comparing Sweeping edge III with Sharpness V Netherite Sword

Items to enchant with a sweeping edge:

The sweeping edge enchantment can only be applied on swords, Any type of sword.

  • A diamond sword.
  • A golden sword.
  • An iron sword.
  • A stone sword.
  • A wooden sword.
  • Netherite sword.


To conclude, like many other enchantments, Sweeping enchantment is a really useful spell. You can use it whenever you are standing still and fending out zombies. The only version supporting the enchantment is the java edition (1.11.1), besides that no other version supports this enchantment at this time. You can get a sweeping edge enchantment pretty easily by trading with a librarian. Another option is that you can also search for it around the world in different monuments but that is kinda hectic and tiring and it also has fewer chances. You can use this enchantment to do more damage to big hordes of enemies. The higher the level of the enchantment will get the more damage it will cause. Using the sweeping edge enchantment is very easy, all you need to do is press the attack button once which will cause your protagonist to swing their sword and due to that one blow you will strike a lot of enemies at once and push them away from you

So miners! If you are using the java edition go for it now, Because now you have learned how to knock out mobs back with this amazing trick. And as for the other version users, maybe you have to wait for this sweeping attack.

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