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For the enchantment in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Smiting.
Smite
Maximum level

V

Primary items

[Bedrock Edition only]

Secondary items

[Java Edition only]

Enchantment weight

5

Incompatible with

Bane of Arthropods, Sharpness, Cleaving[upcoming: JE Combat Tests]

Smite is an enchantment applied to a sword or axe, increasing the damage dealt to undead mobs.

Usage[]

Smite applied to a sword or axe increases damage dealt to skeletons, zombies, zombie villagers, withers, wither skeletons, zombified piglins, skeleton horses, zombie horses, strays, husks, phantoms, drowned, and zoglins.

Each level separately adds 2.5♥ × 1.25 extra damage on each hit to undead mobs.

Damage per hit[]

These tables detail how much damage is done per attack based on the level of enchantment used, assuming the target is not wearing armor and the attack is fully charged.‌[Java Edition only] Critical damage is in parentheses.

Java Edition[]

Swords
Weapon Base damage Smite I Smite II Smite III Smite IV Smite V
Wooden sword 4 (6) 6.5 (8.5) 9 (11) 11.5 (13.5) 14 (16) 16.5 (18.5)
Gold sword 4 (6) 6.5 (8.5) 9 (11) 11.5 (13.5) 14 (16) 16.5 (18.5)
Stone sword 5 (7.5) 7.5 (10) 10 (12.5) 12.5 (15) 15 (17.5) 17.5 (20)
Iron sword 6 (9) 8.5 (11.5) 11 (14) 13.5 (16.5) 16 (19) 18.5 (21.5)
Diamond sword 7 (10.5) 9.5 (13) 12 (15.5) 14.5 (18) 17 (20.5) 19.5 (23)
Netherite sword 8 (12) 10.5 (14.5) 13 (17) 15.5 (19.5) 18 (22) 20.5 (24.5)
Axes
Weapon Base damage Smite I Smite II Smite III Smite IV Smite V
Wooden axe 7 (10.5) 9.5 (13) 12 (15.5) 14.5 (18) 17 (20.5) 19.5 (23)
Gold axe 7 (10.5) 9.5 (13) 12 (15.5) 14.5 (18) 17 (20.5) 19.5 (23)
Stone axe 9 (13.5) 11.5 (16) 14 (18.5) 16.5 (21) 19 (23.5) 21.5 (26)
Iron axe 9 (13.5) 11.5 (16) 14 (18.5) 16.5 (21) 19 (23.5) 21.5 (26)
Diamond axe 9 (13.5) 11.5 (16) 14 (18.5) 16.5 (21) 19 (23.5) 21.5 (26)
Netherite axe 10 (15) 12.5 (17.5) 15 (20) 17.5 (22.5) 20 (25) 22.5 (27.5)

Bedrock Edition[]

Swords
Weapon Base damage Smite I Smite II Smite III Smite IV Smite V
Wooden sword 4 (7.5) 7.5 (10) 10 (12.5) 12.5 (15) 15 (17.5) 17.5 (20)
Gold sword 4 (7.5) 7.5 (10) 10 (12.5) 12.5 (15) 15 (17.5) 17.5 (20)
Stone sword 5 (9) 8.5 (11.5) 11 (14) 13.5 (16.5) 16 (19) 18.5 (21.5)
Iron sword 6 (10.5) 8.5 (13) 11 (15.5) 13.5 (18) 17 (20.5) 19.5 (23)
Diamond sword 7 (12) 10.5 (14.5) 13 (17) 15.5 (19.5) 18 (22) 20.5 (24.5)
Netherite sword 8 (13.5) 11.5 (16) 14 (18.5) 16.5 (21) 19 (23.5) 21.5 (26)
Axes
Weapon Base damage Smite I Smite II Smite III Smite IV Smite V
Wooden axe 3 (6) 6.5 (8.5) 9 (11) 11.5 (13.5) 14 (16) 16.5 (18.5)
Gold axe 3 (6) 6.5 (8.5) 9 (11) 11.5 (13.5) 14 (16) 16.5 (18.5)
Stone axe 4 (7) 7.5 (9.5) 10 (12) 12.5 (14.5) 15 (17) 17.5 (19.5)
Iron axe 5 (9) 8.5 (11.5) 11 (14) 13.5 (16.5) 16 (19) 18.5 (21.5)
Diamond axe 6 (10) 9.5 (12.5) 12 (15) 14.5 (17.5) 17 (20) 19.5 (22.5)
Netherite Axe 7 (12) 10.5 (14.5) 13 (17) 15.5 (19.5) 18 (22) 20.5 (24.5)

Incompatibilities[]

Sharpness, Smite, Cleaving,‌[upcoming: JE Combat Tests] and Bane of Arthropods are mutually exclusive. However, if commands are used to have two or more of these enchantments on the same item, the effects stack.

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationTranslation key
Smitesmiteenchantment.minecraft.smite

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID Translation key
soul walkersmite10enchantment.damage.undead

History[]

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Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Added Smite.
1.4.212w32aAdded zombie villagers, which are affected by Smite.
12w34aAdded withers, which are affected by Smite.
12w36aAdded wither skeletons, which are affected by Smite.
1.6.113w16aAdded skeleton horses and zombie horses, which are affected by Smite.
1.1016w20aAdded husks and strays, which are affected by Smite.
1.1318w10cPhantoms are now affected by Smite.
18w11aAdded drowned, which are affected by Smite.
1.1620w15aZoglins are now affected by Smite.
Upcoming Java Edition
Combat TestsCombat Test 4Smite can now be applied to axes.
Smite is mutually exclusive with new enchantment Chopping.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.12.1build 1Added Smite.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Added Smite.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added Smite.
1.3.12Added withers, which are affected by smite.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Smite" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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