Every level reduces the amount water slows the player by ⅓, including reducing the speed at which flowing water pushes the player when standing still. An armor stand carrying armor enchanted with Depth Strider also moves more slowly when being pushed by water.
Level 3 lets the player swim as fast as walking on land. Any higher level has no effect on speed. Also at level 3, a speed potion affects the player's swimming the same as walking.
Depth Strider can normally be applied only to boots. However, using commands, the enchantment still works if applied to other types of armor (such as a helmet). In Java Edition, Depth Strider can be applied to horse armor in Creative mode and works when worn by a horse.
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|1.8||14w25a||Added the Depth Strider enchantment which can be added to boots.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.12.1||build 1||Added the Depth Strider enchantment.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||1.0.1||Added the Depth Strider enchantment.|