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Egg damage reduced by armor?[]

Eggs are both listed under things that damage armor and things that don't damage armor. Can someone check which is true? -- 19:28, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Eggs do no damage to either the player, nor the armor while on a singleplayer world. I then logged onto a multiplayer world and spawned in 4 golden chestplates. One of the chestplates was ordinary and unenchanted, another was enchanted with unbreaking III, another one has thorns III, and the final one has thorns CXXVII (127). Each of the chestplates took 1 durability per hit. Now, as you may know thorns usually makes armor take extra damage when hit, and unbreaking usually makes it take less damage when hit. I then decided to try the same with a fishing rod, same thing.--PixelGMS (talk) 13:15, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Once the first snapshot for 1.9 came out I decided I'd do some testing with the arrows, and all arrows, or atleast the 4 I tested, do damage to your armor. I tested the Instant health arrow, the Instant damage arrow, the Spectral arrow, and the Fire resistance arrow. The Insant damage arrow did extra durability damage to the armor.--PixelGMS (talk) 16:11, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Chain Mail[]

Hi ‎TySkyo, about fire and chain mail: on this wiki we're covering only the latest version in the main body of the article, and any historical detail is covered in the History section. (See MCW:UPTODATE)

In the current version, there is no crafting recipe [1] and there is no fire item fire that you can get in your inventory. You can go back and check too, fire was removed in a snapshot for 1.8. No way to hack it in anymore, no way to use commands, anything: the game has a list of things that it allows in item slots (or drops or whatever), and fire isn't on that list anymore. – Sealbudsman (Aaron) SealbudsmanFace T/C 17:04, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

15w44a or 43a[]

Hi Anomie x, I'm pretty sure the nether fortress changes and stronghold library changes happened along with the introduction of the loot table files in 14w43a, not the major rebalance in 44a, is that right? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 19:03, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Hmm. Yeah, you're right, those two changes were 15w43a. Anomie x (talk) 21:10, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Substantial rewrite for 1.9[]

This page may need a substantial rewrite for 1.9, beyond the simple removal of tags and such. I'll leave this to qualified hands. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 16:25, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

From the looks of it, most of the upcoming information is already there, it is just the old information which may or may not need to be removed.
If no one updates it with a few hours, you should be able to mark it with {{needs update}}, then at least readers know it is a bit outdated. KnightMiner t/c 16:45, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Leather Tunic Protection IV VS. Diamond Chestplate[]

So I found a question on Minecraft Noob Test and it seem to be wrong. What is better? 1.Lether Tunic Protection IV 2.Diamond Chestplate 3.??? 4.??? --Nutchapol (talk) 17:06, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

So, what does the Noob Test say, what is actually better in the game, and what does this page lead a person to think? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 17:22, 1 April 2016 (UTC)


Damage reduction enchants[]

How is damage reduced? Is raw damage first reduced by enchants, or first reduced by armor ? In other words:

total damage = [(damage*(1-CappedEPF/25))]*(1-max(defensePoints/5;defensePoints-[damage*(1-cappedEPF/25)]/(2+toughness/4)))25) - enchant reduction before armor reduction


total damage = [damage*(1-max(defensePoints/5;defensePoints-damage/(2+toughness/4))/25)]*(1-CappedEPF/25) - armor reduction before enchant reduction

-- 20:00, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

This is not true.
damage = damage * ( 1 - max( defensePoints / 5, defensePoints - damage / (2 + (toughness / 4) ) ) / 25 )
damage = 100 * ( 1 - max( 55 / 5, 55 - 100 / (2 + (8 / 4) ) ) / 25 )
damage = 100 * ( 1 - max( 55 / 5, 55 - 100 / (2 + (2) ) ) / 25 )
damage = 100 * ( 1 - max( 55 / 5, 55 - 100 / (4) ) / 25 )
damage = 100 * ( 1 - max( 55 / 5, 55 - 25 ) / 25 )
damage = 100 * ( 1 - max( 11, 30 ) / 25 )
damage = 100 * ( 1 - 30 / 25 )
damage = 100 * ( 1 - 1.2 )
damage = 100 * ( -0.2 ) ???
damage = -20 ??? Meaning you ABSORB damage? Wat.
These are just using numbers I was playing around with, but if this formula is true then at a certain damage/armor/toughness level you would actually gain health by being hit. I simply don't believe it and unless anyone can confirm it, please elaborate either how my math was wrong here? Or, if the formula is wrong please remove the table until someone can give us a definitive answer on what the freak "Armour Toughness" actually does. (My guess is that it affects durability, nothing else?..) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Xexorian (talkcontribs) at 13:05, 18 June 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
There's a "min(20, ...)" in the formula that wasn't mentioned, because getting that level of defensePoints requires cheats. Anomie x (talk) 13:35, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
It would be nice to have the actual formula for this for those of us who are modding for RPG servers like myself. The information is crucial when we're playing around with custom mobs, custom items, etc. Does anyone have a complete formula or table describing dmg vs armor and a toughness 'slider' that we can scale the graph to, it would be nice to have this at a glance as an informative table, but that is a bit beyond my skills without spending a lot of hours researching how to even make aforementioned table/graph. Thank you. --20:06, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
The correct formula is already in the article. You can apply it in whatever program you like to make all the graphs you want. Anomie x (talk) 23:15, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Firstly, defensePoints cannot exceed 20. Secondly, figuring out what toughness does is as easy as looking at how it affects the equation; as toughness increases, the divisor for the "damage" variable increases; this means that the more toughness someone has, the less high-damage attacks will reduce the % protection provided by armor. For example, with no toughness, a person with full iron armor (15 defensePoints) will take 16 damage from a 20-damage attack (you can do the math yourself); but a person with the same number of defensePoints and 4 toughness points (diamond helmet and boots, chain chest and legs) will only take 13.3333 damage from a 20-damage attack. This is because the toughness has lessened the defensePoint reduction of the damage dealt. Logicalpencils (talk) 15:22, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

In response to the most recent request for a table/graph, I can't personally provide the whole set of tables for you, but the Armor page already has a Damage vs Armor table; it only goes up to 20 damage, doesn't include fractional damage values, and ignores toughness, but it's very useful for quick reference. If you don't want to deal with trying to figure out damage based on three variables, then I do also have a trick you can use: if you set the toughness value of a piece of armor very, very high, then you can approximate the old armor system -- that is, each armor point always protects a full 4% of incoming damage, regardless of how strong the attack is. Logicalpencils (talk) 22:07, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Merge back?[]

It looks weird to have this and associated Helmet, Chestplate, Leggings and Boots articles being as they are now: each of associated pages duplicate information at the main page and vice versa. I’m skeptical of the idea of splitting the article at all; even if this may give some technical benefits (mainly regarding the {{Crafting}} template, I suppose), this is not of much benefit for readers. So I propose getting rid of these satellite articles and move whatever information that isn’t duplicated (if exist) from them to here. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 16:15, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

I do see there's a fair bit of duplication; one thing from the satellites that would go over is the list of what can be enchanted with what. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 20:02, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
Reading through Minecraft_Wiki_talk:Community_portal/Archive_15#Armor_Page_Split, it seems that the original intent was to put piece-specific information in their respective pages, and leave information relating to all armor in its page. It actually looks like it's mostly still that way, but with almost total overlap in the Obtaining section. And from piece to piece, there's a lot of overlap: Helmet page looks like Leggings page, and so on. I think there's room for improvement. Would you be able to create a mockup? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 21:01, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
I’m currently working on stuff on the Russian wiki, so the mockup wouldn’t be soon. If will ever be, since I’m not interested in making it. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 17:03, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
 Agree These pages are basically the same subject. The only difference is the amount of defense points (which can be put in the same table) and the obtaining methods. The pages can easily be merged and readers can easily find the information. The BlobsPaper 02:07, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
 Agree I think that they should be merged back as all the different types of potions don't get a separate page. They are basically the same subject. Cherryblossom000 (talk) 02:51, 16 December 2016 (UTC)
The history parts could be rewritten to make the individual pages more different. The list of enchantments is good to have separated. / 11:46, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
I  Oppose, because although the individual pages are very similar and there is duplicate information, the different armour pieces do have distinct differences that should be on their own page. Like for Helmet, there is now a Turtle Shell which has a lot of unique stuff about it. I think the Armor page should be more simplified and duplicate less info with the individual pieces. At some point minecraft could get e.g. a specific type of boots that don't have chestplate/helmet/leggings counterparts, and merging all that info on this page will be a mess. Nothing tells us that all armour pieces in the game will always have all the pieces available, or that all pieces share the same recipes, obtainings and usages, and the Turtle Shell is proof of that as of yet. Work needs to be done, but merging back is not the way to go here in my opinion. – Jack McKalling [ Talk Contrib ] 15:57, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
 Oppose per Jack McKalling. -BDJP (t|c) 19:18, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
 Oppose I couldn't agree more with Jack McKalling. Now I'm editing item page, and I hope the individual armor page to be separated. BSkyWcloud (talk) 16:34, 8 April 2019 (UTC)BSkyWcloud
 Oppose. If you're going to stem out Enchantments into different pages, why do the opposite for Armor? You people lack consistency. 20:20, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
 Agree. The changes are basically synchonized and having a table for all the armor is still nice.--Arthur200000 (talk) 10:25, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

For some reason, the Slash Kill command makes armor take damage[]

Well, something strange happened, I was playing in minecraft 1.7.10 and got stuck in a trap, so I had to use /kill to get myself out. But when I collected my items, it seems that my armor has taken damage. Do you have any ideas if this is a glitch or not? If you do, feel free to reply.

It’s possible that the way /kill works has been changed, instead of it killing you with the void(as seen when you die).

Add Shields to Armor Page?[]

Shields should definitely still have their own page, obviously. And even though they are officially tools, there should at least some mention of them on the armor page as they are obviously used in the function to reduce incoming damage, appear graphically on the player, and have a designated armor slot in the player's inventory. A basic description of how they work and a link to their page should be added to the armor page.–Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

 Strong Oppose First off, when pages are merged, the other page redirects to the combined page.
Secondly, shields are just another way of protecting the player; they do not give armor points, and they are used by holding. In general, they are a completely different item, and they really have just one notable similarity. The BlobsPaper 19:00, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
Actually, it can be done using a See also section, which I have added. The BlobsPaper 23:20, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Coloring leather[]

How do you color a leather armor to an arbitrary RGB value with dyes? It's nowhere to be found in the article. Fabian42 (talk) 19:45, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

In computer edition, it is dyed by crafting with dye. In pocket edition, it is dyed by coloring the water in a cauldron. I am not sure how it is done in console edition, but you can check the dyeing page. You are right, these do need to be included. The BlobsPaper 22:18, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
Well, I didn't even notice that that was missing. :D What I meant is: What dying steps do you need to make e.g. leather armour with colour code #123456? Fabian42 (talk) 22:57, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
I've been mulling this over. At Dye#Dyeing_armor, the procedure for what happens when you apply a dye is written out. You'd need to invert that, I think. I couldn't tell you how to start, but in case you do, there it is. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 04:05, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Armor Smelting[]

I would like to mention that I play pocket edition and armor smelting is not a thing yet despite what the page says. I seem to be unable to edit the page so could someone else do so until the feature is added? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by My wither (talkcontribs) at 20:27, 17 May 2017 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

It's slated for a release with version 1.1. I've modified the furnace recipe box to reflect that. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 22:55, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Remove turtle shells[]

In my opinion turtle shells do not seem to be armor. This is because one, it's only 1 piece rather than a full set, and 2, more importantly, they do not provide the player any type of protection that armor does, they just give the player the Water Breathing effect. I know they can be a equipped in the helmet armor slot, but so can pumpkins, and they're not considered to be armor. So, I don't see any reason why turtle shells should be considered to be armor, but I would like to see what the community thinks of this before making any final decision.--Orange Glazed TerracottaMadminecrafter12TalkContributions 13:30, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

I recently discovered that turtle shells do, in fact, provide a little bit of protection. However, everything else is still true.--Orange Glazed TerracottaMadminecrafter12TalkContributions 14:19, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
I strongly disagree with this opinion and think that they are a cool addition, if you can’t make a water breathing potion or can’t get a helmet, you can make this.– Unsigned comment added by Rain is awesomes Alt (talkcontribs) at 11:37, 7 June 2021 (UTC). Sign comments with ~~~~

Damage Reduction formula is hard to read, possibly wrong[]

For one, the formula is pretty convoluted/hard to read. The original formula is this:

damage = damage * ( 1 - min( 20, max( defensePoints / 5, defensePoints - damage / ( toughness / 4 + 2 ) ) ) / 25 )

There's no reason to divide toughness by 4+2 instead of just 6. And there's no reason to divide by toughness/6; multiplication is easier to read imo. I think the below format is better:

damage_reduction_multiplier = min(20, max(defensePoints / 5, 6 * (defensePoints - damage) / toughness)) / 25

damage = damage * (1 - damage_reduction_multiplier)

Splitting the formula lets you drop a parentheses as well.

But the bigger issue is that the formula seems to imply that with 0 toughness, you'd either be dividing by 0 or automatically receive a damage reduction multiplier of 20%. That doesn't match the table, so something is wrong, unless I made a mistake (which is likely).

Can someone review my thought process/work? Thanks. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Danielcb114 (talkcontribs) at 22:40, 01 January 2019 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Remember order of operations: division happens before addition. It could equivalently be written as ...damage / (2 + toughness/4)... , if that makes more sense. -- Orthotopetalk 23:41, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Villager Zombies vs Zombie Villagers[]

How come the section about what can spawn wearing armor has Zombie Villagers listed as Villager Zombies? It's not what they're officially called in-game. Should I change it? Thedarkcave (talk) 20:55, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Armor drop durability[]

The actual minimum durability for armor dropped from mobs is 0, due to a bug. But the wiki doesn't list bugs. So should the sentence be changed to "ranges from 0 to full", stay at 1 or be reworded to not include a number at all? Fabian42 (talk) 20:18, 14 February 2020 (UTC)


How about the difference of the two sentences: "Getting struck by lightning" and "Standing next to where lightning strikes". 08:05, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Armor damage distribution and Value of different Enchantments[]

How is damage assigned to armor? Is it randomly distributed between pieces, or are some pieces more likely to be hit than others? Obviously, arrows lodge in the body show that hits can happen anywhere...

Moreover, does enchantment of armor to protect provide broad protection (i.e. put a different type of protection on each piece of armor), or singular (fire protecting boots will only protect my boots, for example)-- 22:03, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

From Armor#Durability: "Any hit from a damage source that can be blocked by armor removes one point of durability from each piece of armor worn for every 4 of incoming damage". This means that durability goes down equally for all pieces, even though some pieces absorb more damage than others.
If you have a different enchantment on each piece of armor, you get the benefit of all enchantments, up to a limit; see Armor#Enchantments. ~ Amatulic (talk) 17:45, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

Make this page about the mechanics only[]

Currently, this page is about both the mechanics and the whole collection of items. The items already got their separate Helmet, Chestplate, Leggings, Boots and Turtle Shell pages, making all the info on this page basically duplicate info.

The same is currently the case with Dye and that's also suggested to be refactored on the corresponding talk page.

Opinions? FVbico (talk) 12:37, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

I  Support that idea. Everything that is duplicated shouldn't unless is important, and we already are documenting that info. So if there is missing something on the respective Helmet, Chestplate, Leggings, Boots and Turtle Shell pages, one can just add it to those pages. About mechanics, yes, I find that the mechanics should be general and basic, and that they should be listed here. Supeika (talk) 13:09, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

graph for armor damage reduction[]

we should add a graph for damage reduction--VICTOR VON DIRK (talk) 17:07, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

@VICTOR VON DIRK: There are already such graphs in the article. Scroll down and you'll see them. Amatulic (talk) 18:08, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

Armor wearing out[]

Does armor give less protection as it wears out, or does it give full protection until it totally disappears? Looked and I couldn't find it. – Unsigned comment added by (talk) at 14:23, 9 April 2021‎ (UTC). Sign comments with ~~~~

It gives full protection until it breaks. Supeika (talk) 14:44, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

How many hearts do you in theory have when you wear full protection 4 netherite armour?[]

How many hearts do you in theory have when you wear full protection 4 netherite armour? – Unsigned comment added by Rain Is awesomes alt (talkcontribs) at 11:37, 7 June 2021 (UTC). Sign comments with ~~~~

Gold/Leather armor effects on gameplay[]

Piglins are not initially aggroed to players wearing golden armor. Also, any leather armor piece protects against freezing in powdered snow. This information is included in other articles, so should it be included here too for consistency? CompUcomp (talk) 17:37, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Why isn’t this a thing?[]

Netherite Armor Complaint Meme Thing

Correct me if I’m wrong, but why doesn’t full netherite armor make you fireproof?

– Unsigned comment added by YellowPikminProductions269 (talkcontribs) at 19:56, 30 June 2021 (UTC)‎ (UTC). Sign comments with ~~~~

Because no suit of armor ever made throughout history provides a perfect seal against intrusion from lava or flame, obviously. There are spaces between the armor parts. Armor doesn't isolate you from the surrounding environment. The netherite itself may be fireproof, but you are not. Any medieval knight would tell you that any armor has vulnerable spots. Amatulic (talk) 20:12, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

Knockback resistance in Java Edition[]

So a goat usually deals 9 blocks of knockback, assuming the player does not wear netherite armor. If wearing a full set of netherite armor, they only receive 3 blocks of knockback instead.

So, 9 - 3 = 6 blocks of knockback resisted, and 6 / 9 is only 66.67% total knockback resisted.


Clearly, it doesn’t. Each piece of Netherite armor provides 10% knockback resistance in Java, allowing for up to 40% with a full set.
For example:
  • No Netherite armor equipped equals 9 blocks
  • One piece equipped equals 8.1 blocks
  • Two pieces equipped equals 7.2 blocks
  • Three pieces equipped equals 6.3 blocks
  • Full set equipped equals 5.4 blocks
BDJP (t|c) 21:53, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

Knockback resistance in Bedrock Edition[]

I played Bedrock Edition 1.16.20 and found out that it feels like I resist up to 40% knockback even though the page says 90% with full set, anyone have evidence when this change took place, or is it true that a full set of netherite armor resists 40% knockback? 21:11, 10 August 2021 (UTC)

Please retest using the latest version, in the case 1.17.11. BDJP (t|c) 22:29, 10 August 2021 (UTC)

Armor does not reduce fire and campfire damage[]

I tested touching fire, lava, magma and a campfire but damage from fire and campfires are not reduced even with armor on, does armor reduce fire and campfire damage in Bedrock Edition? 19:22, 11 August 2021 (UTC)

The article already says armor doesn't protect you from touching a campfire block, and does not protect you if you are already burning from stepping in lava. Armor protects you from damage from initially touching the lava. Amatulic (talk) 22:02, 11 August 2021 (UTC)

Do armor is tools?[]

"A tool is an item used by the player while held to perform actions faster and more efficiently, to gather materials not obtainable by hand, to gain information, or to perform completely new actions." I don't think armor is tools because it don't mine blocks faster, don't give you any materials, don't gain information, and don't perform any actions. Moreover, in creative inventory tab, any armor (except Elytra, which is on "Transportation" tab) are in the "Combat" tab, not "Tools" tab.Brain180 (talk) 15:00, 24 August 2022 (UTC)

I don't understand your problem. The article doesn't say anything about armor being tools. Amatulic (talk) 17:55, 22 October 2022 (UTC)

The "cloth" problem[]

I had post this in the painting page. But is time it's in armor page. I want to know: Before cloth recipe been replace with leather, does it must need to use light gray cloth to craft rather than any cloth. If yes, what does the version they change to any cloth (or wool)? If no, does the cloth need to be matching? Please answer those questions above. Brain Coral Block (texture) JE2 BE1 Brain180 "click here to talk" 12:37, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

I don't know, but there is no need for this information. It's enough for the History section to say that cloth armor was changed to leather armor, and it does that. The rest of the article should describe the current version of the game, not outdated versions. Amatulic (talk) 17:59, 22 October 2022 (UTC)

armor value history[]

the update that changed the value of armor from being based on durability to being based on tiers should be in the history section – Unsigned comment added by HashbrownsAreDaBest (talkcontribs) at 12:08, 21 October 2022‎ (UTC). Sign comments with ~~~~

Strongest Armor[]

The page claims that the strongest armor material is netherite but which enchantment?

Third place will be any Unbreaking enchantment. It helps the armor last but not protect you. Second place will be the enchantments Protection 1-3. The bigger then number, the better the protection so first place will be Protection 4. So the strongest is: Netherite Protection 4


Studded armor IDs[]

In a few versions of indev the studded armor set was added as items (along with the quiver). Which were the IDs for the studded armor set?

Damage protection[]

Simply put, as toughness increases, the amount of defense reduction done by high-damaging attacks is diminished, and as toughness approaches a high value (through commands), the defense reduction caused by high-damaging attacks becomes negligible. The final damage reduction value of the armor is capped at a minimum of 0.8% damage reduction per armor point, and to a maximum of 80% total. If armor is cheated in so that the min cap is larger than the max cap, the min cap is ignored. An illustration of the armor reduction is given below

If armor is cheated in so that the min cap is larger than the max cap, the min cap is ignored. An illustration of the armor reduction is given below
I understand the other part, but I don't understand this part. Give me an example.
Minimum maximum for what?Nada1212 (talk) 06:43, 7 May 2023 (UTC)