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Fire Protection
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Secondary items


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Incompatible with

Blast Protection, Projectile Protection, Protection

Fire Protection is an armor enchantment that reduces damage from fire.


Fire Protection reduces all kinds of ongoing fire damage, which is normally not absorbed by armor, by (8 × level)%, so every additional level of Fire Protection adds an extra 8% of protection, up to 32% reduction on one piece of armor. The reduction stacks with multiple pieces of armor enchanted with Fire Protection, up to a max of 80% reduction.

In Bedrock Edition, as long as the Fire Protection total adds up to 7 or higher (for example, a chestplate with Fire Protection 4 and a helmet with Fire Protection 3), a player cannot catch fire through normal sources, although damage is still taken when standing on fire.

In Java Edition, Fire Protection reduces burn time when set on fire by (15 × level)%. If multiple pieces have the enchantment, only the highest level's burn time reduction is used. Theoretically at level 8, the player cannot be lit on fire through Fire Aspect enchantments. The only way to burn is standing in lava or fire. The initiated fire-ticks (lava: 300, fire: 150) are canceled, and only the remaining time in the fire source is added to the fire-tick timer.

Damage reduction from Protection, Fire Protection, Feather Falling, Blast Protection, and Projectile Protection stacks up to an upper limit cap (see armor enchantments).


Protection, Blast Protection, and Projectile Protection are mutually exclusive with Fire Protection. However, if commands are used to have two or more of these enchantments on the same item, the effects stack.

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierTranslation key
Fire Protectionfire_protectionenchantment.minecraft.fire_protection

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key
Fire Protectionfire_protection1enchantment.protect.fire


Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Added Fire Protection.
1.1419w02aProtection enchantments are no longer mutually exclusive.
1.14.3Pre-Release 2Protection enchantments are again mutually exclusive.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.12.1build 1Added Fire Protection.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Added Fire Protection.


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