Curse of Vanishing is an enchantment that causes the item to disappear on death.
When the player dies while an item enchanted with Curse of Vanishing is in their inventory, it does not drop on the ground, but is removed from the world entirely. The item does not vanish if it is dropped manually, or if it is placed in a chest before death.
Curse of Vanishing cannot be removed by a grindstone or a crafting table. However, if the cursed item is a pumpkin or mob head, placing and breaking the head removes the curse.
If an item dropped by a mob (such as a zombie or skeleton wearing armor) has Curse of Vanishing, the enchantment's effect works as normal.
Of all enchantments in the game, Curse of Vanishing is compatible with the greatest number of different item types. It can be added to any type of item which can be enchanted at all, including Compass, Carved Pumpkin and Jack o'Lantern.
The effect is irrelevant in single-player hardcore difficulty because death is permanent, so no items can be retrieved after dying.
If Gamerule keepInventory is set to true, the item does not get removed from inventory.
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Curse of Vanishing|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Curse of Vanishing|
|1.11||16w39a||Added Curse of Vanishing.|
|Currently can be applied to any item.|
|release||Curse of Vanishing can now be applied only to equipment.|
|1.15||19w35a||Curse of Vanishing can now be applied to carved pumpkins and no longer be applied to regular pumpkins.|
|1.16||20w06a||Curse of Vanishing can no longer be removed by combining it with another item in a crafting interface.|
|20w14a||Compasses can now be enchanted with Curse of Vanishing.|
|1.2.13||beta 220.127.116.11||Added Curse of Vanishing.|
|Curse of Vanishing is obtainable only via trading with librarian villagers.|
|1.4.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Enchanted books with Curse of Vanishing are no longer obtainable from trading with librarians.|
|1.16.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Curse of Vanishing has been implemented.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU54||CU44||1.52||Patch 24||1.0.4||Added Curse of Vanishing.|