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This article is about the enchantment. For the mob, see Strider.
Depth Strider
Maximum level


Primary items

Secondary items


Enchantment weight


Namespaced ID


Incompatible with

Frost Walker

Depth Strider is a boot enchantment that increases underwater movement speed.


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.


Depth Strider and Frost Walker are mutually exclusive. However, if combined using commands, both enchantments function normally.

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Depth Striderdepth_striderenchantment.minecraft.depth_strider

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Depth Striderdepth_strider7enchantment.waterWalker



Java Edition
1.814w25aAdded the Depth Strider enchantment which can be added to boots.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.12.1build 1Added the Depth Strider enchantment.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 31.0.1Added the Depth Strider enchantment.


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