Soul Speed can be acquired via bartering with piglins, who may offer enchanted books and iron boots with a random level of Soul Speed. Piglins may spawn wearing golden boots enchanted with Soul Speed which have a chance to drop when they are killed. Enchanted books and golden boots with a random level of Soul Speed may appear in bastion remnant "other" chests.
Soul Speed is a treasure enchantment, and thus cannot be obtained from enchanting in an enchanting table. Unlike other treasure enchantments, it cannot be obtained from most chest loot (aside from in bastion remnants), fishing or trading.
When walking on soul sand or soul soil, Soul Speed increases the player's speed. When wearing boots with Soul Speed, the player's speed is adjusted by the multiplier
(Soul Speed Level * 0.105) + 1.3. The speed decrease of soul sand has no effect on Soul Speed, meaning that the player can walk on soul sand with the same speed as on soul soil.
While Soul Speed walkways are not as fast as some other means of transit (such as blue ice tracks), Soul Speed boots do not require vehicles such as minecarts or boats in order to apply their speed boost. This makes Soul Speed walkways useful for increasing movement speed across more uneven or varied terrain where vehicles might prove unwieldy.
|Enchantment Level||Speed Increase|
|Soul Speed I||40.5%|
|Soul Speed II||51%|
|Soul Speed III||61.5%|
The durability of worn boots enchanted with Soul Speed has a 4% chance to go down for each compatible block stepped on. This chance can be decreased by 20/27/30 percent by enchanting the boots with Unbreaking I/II/III, respectively.
Soul particles appear when walking on one of the compatible blocks.
soul_speed_blocks tag determines which blocks are compatible with Soul Speed.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Name||Resource location||Translation key|
|Name||Resource location||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|1.16||20w11a||Added Soul Speed.|
|20w12a||Soul speed no longer causes damage on boots in creative.|
|Soul speed books from piglins now can be applied in an anvil.|
|Soul speed now breaks boots instead of creating negative durability.|
|20w13a||Items enchanted with Soul Speed are now slightly more common when bartering.|
|20w16a||Soul Speed enchanted books can now be found in bastion remnant chests.|
|1.16.2||Pre-release 1||The Soul Speed boost is now kept when jumping and when the soul block is covered by non-full blocks, such as slabs.|
|1.16.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Added Soul Speed.|
|1.16.100||beta 126.96.36.199||Soul Speed books are no longer obtainable through raids, loot chests, or fishing. It can now be obtained only from chests in bastion remnants.|
- In Bedrock Edition the particles generated by the enchantment are bright in the darkness because they don't respect light levels.
- Soul Speed works via stomping the souls out of the blocks, hence the particles.
- Resolved as Won't Fix