Mining for resources in Minecraft can be very boring when you only get a single diamond for mining every diamond ore. But what if, there’s an enchantment that can increase your chances of getting multiple diamonds from a single ore? Fortune can make this possible! The fortune enchantment in Minecraft can be applied on the tools to increase the chance of multiple drops when mining something. It can be applied to a shovel, pickaxe, ax and hoe.
The most practical use of fortune would be adding it to a pickaxe and a hoe. Fortune on shovel or axe usually don’t make a lot of sense and is rarely used by players. Like I mentioned earlier, having fortune on a tool increase the drop rate when mining a block. A pickaxe with fortune will make an ore drop a few extra minerals, and a hoe with fortune will increase the drops when harvesting leaves or crops. Enchanting a shovel with fortune is useful only for getting flint on mining gravel. But, a better way to get flint is by trading for it from a fletcher. An ax with fortune is the most useless tool ever. Always enchant your ax with silk touch!
How to get Fortune in Minecraft?
There are no special rules to get the fortune enchantment on your tools. Except for soul speed, every enchantment in Minecraft can be obtained through the following ways- Villager trading, Exploring loot chests in structures, Fishing and Enchanting on an enchantment table. For enchantments like fortune, it is better to get it through an enchantment table. Every player uses only one maxed out pickaxe with all the necessary enchantments on it. Hence, going through the effort to find a villager trade for it or exploring for thousands of blocks does not make sense.
With a renewable source of XP, getting fortune through an enchanting table is a piece of cake. You should get it within a couple tries. Pair it with enchantments like unbreaking, efficiency, and mending to have decked out tools. You’ll be tearing through mountains like hot knife on butter. Plus, get more resources and minerals in the process. The 1.18 Minecraft update allows ores like iron and gold to be fortuned for a couple extra pieces. So, it is time for you to take advantage of it and use fortune to make Minecraft a lot easier than it should be!
The maximum level of fortune that can be achieved on a tool is 3. A tool with Fortune 3 in Minecraft will drop the most amount of the ore that is mined. Here are the max possible drop rates for every ore with fortune 3.
Coal ore –4
Lapis lazuli –36
Nether quartz –4
Diamond – 4
Emerald ore – 4
Iron ore – 4
Copper ore – 20
Gold ore – 4
The difference is a lot when compared to the drop rates without the fortune enchantment. So make sure to make the most of it!