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5 things players didn't know about swords in Minecraft

A wise monke watching over his territory with an iron fist (Image via Minecraft)
A wise monke watching over his territory with an iron fist (Image via Minecraft)
Joe Greene
ANALYST
Modified 29 Mar 2021
Top 5 / Top 10

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

A player that has a weaponsmith in their base (Image via u/owenkimmler on Reddit)
A player that has a weaponsmith in their base (Image via u/owenkimmler on Reddit)

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.


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#4 - Sweep Attack

A couple of zombies about to get sweeped (Image via Minecraft)
A couple of zombies about to get sweeped (Image via Minecraft)

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.

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#3 - Damage

A useful damage chart for all swords (Image via Minecraft)
A useful damage chart for all swords (Image via Minecraft)
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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

A player who really wishes they had a sword right about now (Image via Minecraft)
A player who really wishes they had a sword right about now (Image via Minecraft)

Gamers may be unaware that swords are more efficient in breaking the blocks listed below:

  • Cobweb
  • Jack o'Lantern
  • Pumpkin
  • Cocoa
  • Leaves
  • Vines
  • Hay Bale
  • Bamboo (Java Edition)

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#1 - Vex

Look at the little guy (Image via Minecraft)
Look at the little guy (Image via Minecraft)

Most players are utterly unaware that Vexes have a chance to drop their iron sword!

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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)

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Published 29 Mar 2021, 10:06 IST
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