Tridents enchanted with Riptide can be thrown only when a player stands in water, during snowy weather in certain biomes,[note 1] or during rainy weather. In those situations, a thrown trident launches the player with it. Players can reach greater heights by throwing a Riptide trident straight upward, and travel further distances by throwing it from a higher altitude.
The formula for the number of blocks the trident throws the user is (6 × level) + 3 when in rain, snow, or standing in water, and (4 × level) + 3 while underwater.
If the player collides with a mob or another player, the trident deals throwing damage, including critical damage if the player is falling. Throwing a Riptide trident consumes 1 durability[JE only]. Colliding with a mob to deal damage consumes 1 durability regardless of version, which means a collision on Java Edition damages the trident twice. If the Riptide trident is in the offhand, damage is dealt with the item in the main hand.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|1.13||18w07a||Riptide is added alongside the addition of tridents.|
|18w14a||Riptide is no longer compatible with Channeling or Loyalty.|
|1.4.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Added Riptide as part of Experimental Gameplay, able to be applied to the new tridents.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Riptide has been fully implemented and is no longer part of Experimental Gameplay.|
|Tridents are now fully implemented and can now be enchanted with Riptide.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU69||1.76||Patch 38||Riptide is added alongside the addition of tridents.|
- Riptide tridents do not work in biomes where it snows at all altitudes, see