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Aqua Affinity is a helmet enchantment that increases underwater mining speed.


Usually when the player's head is underwater, mining blocks takes 5 times as long as mining while out of water. Wearing armor with Aqua Affinity causes this penalty to be ignored. All levels have the same effect.

The related but distinct speed decrease for mining while floating also results in a 5 times decrease in mining speed. The penalty for floating is not affected by Aqua Affinity. Mining without Aqua Affinity while floating takes 25 times as long as mining while out of water.

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Java Edition:

NameIdentifierTranslation key
Aqua Affinityaqua_affinityenchantment.minecraft.aqua_affinity

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key
Aqua Affinityaqua_affinity8enchantment.waterWorker


Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Added Aqua Affinity.
1.1318w07aAqua Affinity can now be applied on turtle shells.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.12.1build 1Added Aqua Affinity.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Added Aqua Affinity.


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