What is respiration Minecraft?

In Minecraft, maximizing armor and equipment is a great feat, one that takes a lot of time and effort to achieve.

Each enchantment is meant to assist players in a different aspect of life throughout the Minecraft world: protection, attack, speed and even breathing.

When it comes to maximizing a player’s armor, respiration is one of the few charms hardworking players get for their helmets.

Here’s an overview of what Minecraft’s breathing charms are, what they do, and why players are so compelled to have them in their set of all-powerful armor.

What is respiration in Minecraft?

In essence, Minecraft’s breathing charms serve to help players breathe underwater. Without any enchantment or potion effects, Minecraft players can hold their breath for approximately 15 seconds before running out of air and starting to sink.
The breathing charm served to extend the time the player could remain submerged in water before drowning, and the difference was huge.

What are the levels of respiration enchantments?

Breathing charm in Minecraft is divided into three levels: I, II, and III. Each enchantment level adds 15 seconds for the length of time the player can stay underwater. This means that with Respiration I alone, players can stay underwater for 30 seconds instead of 15 seconds.

Respiration II gives players 45 seconds underwater, and Respiration III gives them a full minute underwater.

The breathing charm can be enhanced by the addition of the aqua affinity charm, which also helps the player breathe underwater. Players can even add this charm to a turtle shell helmet to maximize its effect.

Respiration III can be achieved via enchantment tables, but most players find it easier to level up their armor by combining Respiration I and II books or enchantments.

To combine enchantments together, players must use anvil and combine the two levels of the same enchantment. For example, combining two Respiration I books together will result in the player’s Respiration II. Then, combining the book Respiration II with other books at the same level will achieve the final form of Respiration III.


How important is respiration enchantment?

The charm of breathing in Minecraft is very important for players who want to spend any time in the water. This is useful when searching for shipwrecks, underwater sea temples, collecting blocks when submerged in water, and much more.

Breathing charm becomes a necessity when trying to defeat Pura Laut Wali. During this process, players were completely immersed underwater and forced to attack the barricades of guards apart from the Elder Guards.

Respiration is also very useful for players who need to collect masses of blocks such as gravel, sand, and clay as most of these blocks appear beside or underwater.

Blocks like the prismarine, prismarine ladder, and sponge can only be found underwater, so it’s hard to collect them without these enchantments.

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