One of the first items crafted in Minecraft is usually either a pickaxe or a sword. The latter is one of the items that no player ever wants to be caught without. While they have been in the game for as long as most players remember, some gamers may not know everything there is to know about swords!
There is nothing more dangerous than a player that knows how to wield his/her sword effectively. After reading the information below, gamers are most likely going to be better swordsmen than they were before!
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Five unknown things about swords in Minecraft
#5 - Weaponsmith
Some players may be unaware that they can receive amazing swords from a master-level weaponsmith for only a few emeralds.
Master-level weaponsmiths will trade enchanted diamond swords for 11-27 emeralds. That is not many emeralds at all, and most mid-game players can easily make this trade.
#4 - Sweep Attack
Most players are aware that the sweep attack exists. However, many don't know all the specifics.
After the recharge bar is at 85% or higher, players can perform the sweeping attack, which allows them to hit multiple enemies nearby. The gamer can only perform this attack if they are sweeping down. If they are looking up at the enemy's head, they will not perform a sweeping attack.
#3 - Damage
In the chart above, players will be able to view how much damage each sword will do, along with other valuable stats.
For those unaware, the lifetime damage inflicted bar represents how much damage the sword will be able to do before it breaks.
#2 - Blocks
Gamers may be unaware that swords are more efficient in breaking the blocks listed below:
- Jack o'Lantern
- Hay Bale
- Bamboo (Java Edition)
#1 - Vex
Most players are utterly unaware that Vexes have a chance to drop their iron sword!
While Vexes usually have a 0% chance to drop their sword, each level of looting on a weapon will increase this percentage by one. So there is a max chance of 3% for a Vex to drop their iron sword.
The sword will never be damaged and has a chance to be enchanted! (Java Edition only)