A Complete Feather Falling Enchantment Guide In Minecraft [2021]

Are you afraid of heights? Or of losing all of the hard-earned items in your inventory by a sudden mishap? Well, fear no more! Feather Fallis exactly what you need to conquer those fears, and become more daring in your adventures! Enchantments can be a true godsend to many players alike, helping us achieve our goals with gusto, efficiency, and relative ease when paired with the right equipment and other compatible Enchantments. Have a burning desire to take your adventures to the next level? Keep on reading and discover the rare wonders behind it in this Feather Falling Enchantment Guide. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

What Does it Do?

Feather Falling is a very rare Enchantment that can allow players to fall from greater heights without taking damage. This does not negate all damage, this merely reduces its impact by from 12 % – 48 %. Each level increase of Feather Falling will reduce the fall damage by 12 %. This Enchantment has 4 levels:

No Enchantment: 0 % fall damage reduction. A fall from 104 blocks will deal 101 damage to the player.
Feather Falling (I): 12 % fall damage reduction. A fall from 104 blocks will deal 88 damage to the player.
Feather Falling (II): 24 % fall damage reduction. A fall from 104 blocks will deal 76 damage to the player.
Feather Falling (III): 36 % fall damage reduction. A fall from 104 blocks will deal 64 damage to the player.
Feather Falling (IV): 48 % fall damage reduction. A fall from 104 blocks will deal 52 damage to the player.
Feather Falling (IV) + Protection (IV): Will do significantly less damage. A fall from 104 blocks will deal 20 damage to the player.

To put this into perspective, a player has 20 base health. Each heart is exactly 2 points of health. The damage taken will also vary from the equipment you are wearing.

Wearing absolutely no gear, with Feather Falling (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal 52 damage to the player.
Wearing all Leather gear, with Feather Falling (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal 49 damage to the player.
Wearing all Chain gear, with Feather Falling (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal 47 damage to the player.
Wearing all Iron gear, with Feather Falling (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal 46 damage to the player.
Wearing all Gold gear, with Feather Falling (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal 47 damage to the player.
Wearing all Diamond gear, with Feather Falling (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal around 37 damage to the player.
Wearing all Netherite gear, with Feather Falling (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal around 32 damage to the player.

In the absolute best case where you have both Feather Falling (IV) as well as Protection (IV):

Wearing absolutely no gear, with Feather Falling (IV) + Protection (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal 20 damage to the player.
Wearing all Leather gear, with Feather Falling (IV) + Protection (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal 19 damage to the player.
Wearing all Chain gear, with Feather Falling (IV) + Protection (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal 18 damage to the player.
Wearing all Iron gear, with Feather Falling (IV) + Protection (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal 16 damage to the player.
Wearing all Gold gear, with Feather Falling (IV) + Protection (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal 18 damage to the player.
Wearing all Diamond gear, with Feather Falling (IV) + Protection (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal 8 damage to the player.
Wearing all Netherite gear, with Feather Falling (IV) + Protection (IV): A fall from 104 blocks will deal 7 damage to the player.

Regardless of what the statistics say about using only Feather Falling (IV), it is worth the time and effort to get it. Furthermore, it may save your life and a lot of time in the future. However, if you are feeling ambitious and up to the task, getting both Feather Falling (IV) as well as Protection (IV) Enchanted on your boots will be the wisest decision you’ve ever made.

Requirements For Feather Falling Enchantment:

Thankfully, for players, Feather Falling is not a Treasure Enchantment. A Treasure Enchantment is a unique Enchantment that can only be found on Treasures. Treasures can refer to special items caught by Fishing. In fact, Feather Falling can be obtained from loot chests, trading, and Enchantment Tables. The use of an Enchantment Table is what we will be discussing as our key method to obtain Feather Falling.

Be aware, however, Feather Falling is one of the rarest enchantments to obtain through using an Enchantment Table. It is so rare, in fact, that you only have a 2.7 % chance to find Feather Falling (IV) on a pair of Diamond Boots.

The following is a list of different Boots and their odds of getting the Feather Falling (IV) Enchantment to appear on the Enchantment Table:

  • Leather Boots: 1.6 % chance
  • Chainmail Boots: 1.5 % chance
  • Iron Boots: 2.7 % chance
  • Diamond Boots: 2.7 % chance
  • Gold Boots: 0.5 % chance
  • Netherite Boots: 1.6 % chance

As mentioned earlier, there are a few options to decide between when going for Enchanted Boots containing the Feather Falling (IV) Enchantment:

1. Trading with Villagers:

It is apparently very rare to get Feather Falling (IV) from a Villager, however, receiving Feather Falling (III) seems as it’s more in the realm of possibility. Furthermore, by getting x2 Feather Falling (III) you may use an Anvil to merge the two Enchantment Books and create a Feather Falling (IV) Enchantment Book. After getting the book you may continue to use the Anvil to Enchant your Boots with the newly crafted Enchantment Book. (Or you may choose to use an Enchantment Table. Both methods are explained below.)

Tip: You may take a Villager that currently possesses no profession, and during the day cycle, you may set his profession with a lectern. This may be repeated until he offers you a Feather Falling Enchantment book.

2. Obtaining From a Loot Chest:

The Feather Falling Enchantment can be found as an Enchanted Book or on gear that has been Enchanted with it.

In both Java Edition 1.17.0 and Bedrock Edition, 1.17.0 Enchanted Books found this way can carry virtually any Enchantments of any level, except for Soul Speed.

Note: Feather Fall can appear on Chestplates when looted! And it does work effectively.

3. Using an Anvil:

When attempting to get Enchant Boots of Feather Falling (IV) with an Anvil, you will need:

  • x1 Enchanted Book (Containing Feather Falling IV)
  • x1 Anvil
  • x1 Boots of Any Kind

First, assuming you have everything necessary, you will want to place the Anvil. This can be done by adding the Anvil to your Hotbar, so it becomes easily accessible. Aim your cursor toward the block you wish to place your Anvil on. The block will be outlined/highlighted so that you know the block you are focused on. Then click the game control needed to place it down like a block. (The button you press for this varies for different platforms).

When the Anvil has been placed in an area that you like, you will need to use the Anvil. This can be achieved by standing in front of it, aiming your cursor at it, and hitting the game control to interact with the Anvil. (The button you press for this varies for different platforms).

You’ll next see the Anvil menu. It will say at the top, “Repair & Name”. Next, you will want to Enchant your Boots.

To Enchant your Boots, you will need the pair of Boots you wanted to enchant, as well as the Enchanted Book of Feather Falling (IV) mentioned above. You will want to place them in the two slots at the top, separated by the + symbol.

In the third slot, you will see the completed item, your Boots of Feather Falling (IV). Drag them from the third slot and place them in your inventory. To confirm they are Enchanted, look for a tinted purple hue on the item, including hovering over the item to reveal its Enchantments and modified stats.

That’s it!

However, if you don’t have an Enchanted Book Containing Feather Falling (IV), there is another way to get one through the use of an Anvil. You will need:

  • x2 Enchanted Book (Containing Feather Falling III)
  • x1 Anvil

In a nutshell, we are going to merge the 2 Enchanted Books, creating the Enchanted Book we want.

You may follow the same steps above, but instead of putting an Enchanted Book (Containing Feather Falling IV) and the pair of Boots in the 2 slots separated by the + symbol, you’ll place x1 Enchanted Book (Containing Feather Falling III) in both of those slots.

After filling the 2 slots, you will see the third book in the third slot appear. This book will be an Enchanted Book (Containing Feather Falling IV). Drag it from the third slot and place it into your inventory.

That’s all there is to it!

Now you may follow the steps before this one to create your Enchanted Boots of Feather Falling (IV).

4. Using a Command:

If you are taking a more casual approach to the game and would like to instantly acquire your own pair of Diamond or Netherite Boots with the Feather Falling (IV) Enchantment, you can enter a command! Note: Make sure that you have “Cheats” enabled in your world.

The Enchant Command in Java Edition:

/enchant playername enchantment level

The /enchant part of the command is what you’re trying to achieve with your command: to enchant something. In the player name part of the command, you’ll want to enter “your in-game name” there to specify, that it is “you” and the item “you’re holding” that you wish to Enchant. It may also be another player’s name who is logged into your world. The enchantment part of the command is the specific enchantment you want to have on the item you’re holding: in this case the Feather Falling Enchantment. Finally, the level section of the command is to determine what level of enchantment you want to be applied to the item you are holding. If the level isn’t specified, the Enchantment will automatically be set to level 1.

5. Enchanting your Gear With an Enchantment Table:

In the case where you would like to Enchant your equipment with an Enchantment Table there are a couple of things you should keep in mind before doing so:

  1. The only equipment that you can Enchant with Feather Falling 1 – 4 is Boots. The type of Boots doesn’t particularly matter. They can be Leather, Diamond, or even Netherite!
  2. While you may find Enchanted Chestpieces with Feather Falling (IV) as loot, you may not get them by any other means.
  3. Contrary to popular belief, the best level to Enchant your Boots for Feather Falling (IV) is level 26. However, Enchanting gear at level 26 makes it far more probable that you will miss out on other top-tier Enchantments.
  4. It’s important to note that there is only a 2.7 % chance to get Feather Falling (IV) to appear on an Enchantment table for Diamond Boots. There is even less of a chance to get it on Netherite Boots, as it’s only a 1.6 % chance. It is still worth the wait, however.

With all of that said, let’s begin!

What you will need:

  • One Pair of Boots (Any kind)
  • Three Lapis Lazuli
  • One Enchanting Table

How to Obtain Required Materials:

Boots

Leather Boots – You need x4 Leather to craft Leather Boots on the Crafting TableLeather may be obtained as “junk” from fishing, or through killing cows, mules, horses, donkeys, mushrooms, and llamas — which may drop x0 – x2 leather. Hoglins may drop x0 – x1 leather when killed.

When you have the desired crafting materials, open your Crafting Table. In the bottom two slots of the first column place x1 Leather in each slot. On the bottom two slots of the third column place x1 Leather in each slot. This will result in a pair of Leather Boots appearing in the single slot to the right of the Crafting window. Drag and drop them into your inventory.

Chainmail Boots

You cannot craft Chainmail Boots. Chainmail Boots may be purchased from Village Armorers or be acquired as a random drop from Armored Mobs.

Iron Boots

You need x4 Iron Ingots to craft Iron Boots on the Crafting Table.

When you have the desired crafting materials, open your Crafting Table. In the bottom two slots of the first column place x1 Iron Ingot in each slot. On the bottom two slots of the third column place x1 Iron Ingot in each slot. This will result in a pair of Iron Boots appearing in the single slot to the right of the Crafting window. Drag and drop them into your inventory.

Gold Boots

You need x4 Gold Ingots to craft Golden Boots on the Crafting Table.

When you have the desired crafting materials, open your Crafting Table. In the bottom two slots of the first column place x1 Gold Ingot in each slot. On the bottom two slots of the third column place x1 Gold Ingot in each slot. This will result in a pair of Gold Boots appearing in the single slot to the right of the Crafting window. Drag and drop them into your inventory.

Diamond Boots

You need x4 Diamonds to craft Diamond Boots on the Crafting Table.

When you have the desired crafting materials, open your Crafting Table. In the bottom two slots of the first column place x1 Diamond in each slot. On the bottom two slots of the third column place x1 Diamond in each slot. This will result in a pair of Diamond Boots appearing in the single slot to the right of the Crafting window. Drag and drop them into your inventory.

Netherite Boots

You need x1 Pair of Diamond Boots and x1 Netherite Ingot to upgrade to Netherite Boots on the Smithing Table.

When you have the desired crafting materials, open your Smithing Table. In the Smithing window, you will see two slots separated by a + symbol (where it says, “Upgrade Gear”). Place your x1 Diamond Boots in one slot, and your x1 Netherite Ingot in the other. This will result in a pair of Netherite Boots appearing in the single slot to the right of the Smithing window. Drag and drop them into your inventory.

Lapis Lazuli

You may find Lapis Lazuli in mountains and caves in the form of ore. Upon generating your world, they spawn anywhere from 11 – 27 blocks below the ground. If you wish to obtain Lapis Lazuli upon sighting it, you will need at bare minimum x1 Stone Pickaxe. Iron, Diamond, and Netherite Pickaxes will also do the trick. Keeping chipping at the ore with one of these pickaxes until it is destroyed. Upon breaking the ore, you will obtain some Lapis Lazuli. If you decide to use any other pickaxe such as Wood or Gold upon destroying the ore, you will not obtain any Lapis Lazuli. (Lapiz Lazuli may also be obtained from crafting it from a Lapis Lazuli Block, or by smelting it from a Lapis Lazuli Ore).

Enchanting Table

To craft an Enchanting Table, you will need to use a Crafting Table. This means you will need: x1 Book, x2 Diamonds, and x4 Obsidian. What you need to do first, is open your Crafting Table, revealing the 3×3 crafting grid. On the bottom 3 slots of the third row, you will want to place x1 Obsidian in each slot. Next, in the second row, you will want to place x1 Diamond, x1 Obsidian, and x1 Diamond. Finally, in the top row, you will want to place x1 Book in the second slot. Your Enchanting Table should appear in the box to the right of the Crafting Grid.

Tip: Since we want Feather Falling (IV) to be on our pair of Boots we must have an Enchantment Table that can Enchant things of the required level. This is directly affected due to the number of Bookshelves in close proximity to the Enchantment Table. To put level 30 Enchantments on the equipment you want to be Enchanted you will need 15 Bookshelves.

First, you will want to place your Enchanting Table in an open area that makes you happy. Next, you will want to place your x15 Bookshelves around the Enchanting Table. The first 15 Bookshelves placed around the Enchanting Table are the ones affecting it. You may change the layout as you wish, however, here is the most common layout that people tend to use:

How to Enchant Your Boots:

Assuming by this step, you have:

1. Got your x3 Lapis Lazuli
2. Got your x1 Pair of Boots (Any kind)
3. Got your x1 Enchantment Table
4. Got your x15 Bookshelves

Then you’re ready!

1. Firstly, you’ll want to head over to your Enchantment Table and open it. The Enchantment window should look like this:

2. Next, you’ll need to place the required items in the two slots. The x1 Pair of Boots in the first slot, and the x3 Lapis Lazuli in the second slot:

3. After you have successfully placed the required items in the two slots, you will notice that the Enchantments light up in the 3 boxes to the right. The green numbers in the bottom right of each box indicate how many levels of experience are required to view and unlock the Enchantment. In most cases, the higher the level is required to view and unlock the Enchantment, the better the Enchantment is.

Note: The cost of applying the Enchantment can be found by hovering over the Enchantment.

For the Enchantment: Feather Falling IV, we need 3 Lapis Lazuli and 3 Enchantment Levels to get our Enchanted Boots.

Note: This took me very close to 100 rerolls to finally see Feather Falling IV on my Enchanting Table. Patience is key!

4. Once you have successfully applied the Enchantment to your Boot, the 3 Lapis Lazuli, and 3 Enchantment Levels will be consumed. Your Enchanted Boots will appear, with the desired Enchantment and you can now drag it back into your inventory. Congratulations!

FAQs

Question: Can you get Feather Falling from Enchanting?

Answer: Yes, you can obtain Feather Falling from an Enchantment Table. It is completely random, however, as are all Enchantments that appear on an Enchanting Table. The chance to get Feather Falling (IV) through an Enchantment Table is 2.7 %. Alternatives to obtaining Feather Falling on an Enchanting Table include Trading, Looting, Commands, and using an Anvil.

Question: How do you Activate Feather Falling?

Answer: Feather Falling activates passively on two conditions: The first condition is that you are wearing the piece of gear that has Feather Falling Enchanted on it. The second condition is that you fall from anywhere you would normally take damage.

Question: How Many Blocks Can You Fall with Feather Falling?

Answer: The maximum amount of falling damage that can be reduced with Feather Falling is 80 % — resulting in 103 blocks. To meet this condition, however, you need not only Feather Falling (IV), but Protection (IV) as well.

Question: Can you get Feather Falling 4 on a Book?

Answer: You can get a Feather Falling (IV) Enchantment Book in one of two ways: The first way is through Trade. The second way is through combining x2 Feather Falling (III) Enchantment Books on an Anvil.

Question: Is Feather Falling Good?

Answer: Feather Falling is a great Enchantment to have on Boots, however, it is rare. If you want to maximize the capabilities of Feather Falling as an Enchantment, it is highly recommended that not only do you get Feather Falling (IV) but that you also get Protection (IV) as well. This reduces damage taken by a significant amount.

Conclusion

Now you know the capabilities of Feather Fall and even more so, why it is a rare Enchantment. There are tons of fun things you may decide to do when you acquire this Enchantment, as it can even be paired with 4 pieces of gear that are all Enchanted with Protection (IV). This ultimately reduces a ton of damage and can help save you a lot of heartache from losing precious items. As a beginner, you may choose to return to this article in the future for guidance, and hopefully, for those veteran players, this may have taught you something new!

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