Channeling in Minecraft: what is it and what is it for?

In Minecraft, there are a large number of enchantments, and among them, there is a very special one, the channeling enchantment. Its use is limited to a single weapon, the trident, and is only useful in stormy weather conditions.

In this case, the channeling enchantment will provoke a lightning bolt at the place where we throw the trident. The attack, therefore, will be by far more lethal. In case there is a block between you and the enemy, the lightning will not reach it.

There are two methods for enchanting a trident, either with an anvil or with an enchantment table. As a previous step, it is necessary to obtain a trident, a weapon that can only be obtained very occasionally by the Drowned. Once you have the trident in your inventory, it is time to enchant it.

How to enchant a trident with an anvil

If you already have an enchanted book of channeling, perform the trident enchantment with an anvil. In case you do not have one, you can see how to make an anvil in this linked article.

On the anvil crafting screen, you must place the following materials:

  • Trident
  • Enchanted channeling book
Trident enchantment with an anvilTrident enchantment with an anvil

The trident will become enchanted without problems.

How to enchant a trident with an enchanting table

From an enchanting table, it is also possible to enchant a trident. If you do not have an enchanting table, you can visit this article to learn about crafting an enchanting table. On the crafting table, you must place the trident and lapis lazuli to enchant the trident. The enchantments that appear are somewhat random, so you will need some luck to get the channeling enchantment.

Trident enchantment on an enchanting tableTrident enchantment on an enchanting table

Remember that if you place several library blocks around the enchantment table, better enchantments will usually appear to apply to your weapon.