Enchantments are powerful boons that players can add to their favorite tools and weapons in Minecraft. There’s an enchantment exclusive to swords called “Sweeping Edge,” and it’s a powerful enchantment to have, especially if you like to take on multiple enemies at once. Today, we’ll answer the burning question: what does the Sweeping Edge enchantment do in Minecraft?

What does the Sweeping Edge Enchantment do?

Sweeping Edge is an enchantment that can only be applied to swords, and it increases the amount of damage a sword’s sweep attack does. To perform a sweep attack, equip a sword, wait for your attack recharge meter to fill up, then attack while standing still or walking. Sweep attacks cannot be executed while running.

Sweeping Edge has three levels to it, with each level increasing the amount of damage the sweep attack does. You can get Sweeping Edge on a sword by using it with an Enchanting Table. Each level increases damage by the following:

  • Sweeping Edge I: 50% more damage
  • Sweeping Edge II: 67% more damage
  • Sweeping Edge III: 75% more damage

Sweeping Edge can also be applied to the same sword that also has other damage increasing enchantments, like Sharpness and Smite. A sword with both Sweeping Edge and Sharpness on it can cut through groups of enemies like butter!

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For the Java Edition of Minecraft, sweep attacks are planning to undergo some changes as part of the future “Combat” update. We’ll update this article accordingly if there are any significant changes.

And that’s all there is to know about the Sweeping Edge enchantment. If you have any other questions, please let us know in the comments below!

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