What does Bane of Arthropods Do In Minecraft, I hear you say and what use does it have? The answer is quite interesting as you may find in this guide.

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Bane of Arthropods is a unique enchantment in Minecraft. This is a combat-based enchantment that is somewhat rarely used, hence it is an interesting case because it is very specific in its use and circumstances that the player may require it in. Keep in mind, we also have a guide on What does Fortune do In Minecraft, so check that as well if you want to clear out the confusion.

The enchantment can only be applied to Swords and Axes but you may find some use for this enchantment in this guide. To put it simply BoA is an enchantment that deals extra damage to arthropod mobs ( such examples include spiders, bees, silverfish and etc.).

Note: Any tool with BoA in Minecraft CAN NOT have the Sharpness and/or Smite enchantments on them as these are all mutually exclusive.

Getting the Enchantment

To apply the Bane of Arthropods enchantment you need to first have a basic understanding of Minecraft’s enchanting system and a max level enchanting area to get the best possible enchants. Alongside this, you will need Lapis for the process of enchanting a book or the tool itself.


To get BoA IV on a tool we must first have 30 levels of experience (that green bar that fills up when you slay mobs and mine ores) and at least 3 Lapis Lazuli (although you would need more than that just in case).

This enchantment has V levels to it and a max level enchanting table increases the odds of getting BoA IV on any tool.

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Spider
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Cave Spider

As told at the beginning of the guide, this enchantment is quite conditional as there are very few situations the player might want to use.

This is why the only main reason that can be imagined is quickly getting rid of spiders and collecting string if the player has a Cave-Spider Spawner XP farm (keep an eye out, this guide might be dropping soon).

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Hopefully, this gave you an in-depth idea as to how the Bane of Arthropods enchantment in Minecraft works. Do check out our other guides as they are mighty helpful. You might even learn a few things you never knew about your favourite game like Dark Souls 3, Destiny 2 or Fallout 4.