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Frost Walker
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Incompatible with

Depth Strider

Frost Walker is an enchantment to boots that creates frosted ice blocks when walking over water, and causes the wearer to be immune to damage from certain blocks such as campfires and magma blocks when stepped on.


If moving on ground (not falling, jumping, or flying), any still water blocks with air above within a circle radius‌[Java Edition only] or square radius ‌[Bedrock Edition only] of 2 + level around the block being moved to transforms into frosted ice. This works only if the player is on the ground.‌[Java Edition only] The water blocks must also be on the same level as the block being moved to in order to become ice.

Continuous motion is required for ice to remain when light levels would otherwise cause it to melt. When a player stops walking on the ice created by the enchantment, the ice gradually melts from around and under the player (at which point the player falls into the water). In addition, the ice created from Frost Walker lasts longer during the night because there is no sunlight to melt it.

Frost Walker also eliminates all damage from magma blocks and campfires, but not lava. The boots do not take durability damage while on these blocks.

If boots enchanted with Frost Walker are put on an armor stand that is pushed by a piston/slime or honey block onto water,[verify] Frost Walker works as normal on the armor stand.[more information needed]

Also, enchanted boots with Frost Walker can be applied on foxes when held.‌[BE only]


This is a treasure enchantment that can be obtained only from chest loot, fishing, raid drops‌[BE only], or trading for enchanted books.


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

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierTranslation key
Frost Walkerfrost_walkerenchantment.minecraft.frost_walker

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key
Frost Walkerfrost_walker25enchantment.frostwalker


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other platforms
Let It Go!Using the Frost Walker boots, walk on at least 1 block on frozen water on a deep ocean20GBronze


Java Edition
1.915w42aAdded Frost Walker.
15w43aFrost Walker no longer works on flowing water.
15w49aFrost Walker now works when standing on transparent blocks.
15w51aFrost Walker no longer affects water blocks that do not have an air block above.
?Frost Walker no longer behaves differently at high levels.
1.1016w20aMobs with frost walker boots no longer take damage when walking on magma blocks.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha Frost Walker.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU33 1.36 Patch 131.0.1Added Frost Walker.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Added Frost Walker.


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