Enchanting Books in 1.8

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by WayneKramer, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. I'm late to the party here, haven't enchanted anything in 1.8 yet. It appears to me when I try to enchant a book that when I place it into the table it locks into a specific enchant for each of the 3 levels and you can't change it at all? Can anyone explain this to me?
  2. This goes for all items, not just books:

    When you put an item in the enchantment table, you have the option to spend 1, 2, or 3 levels to enchant. You will get a guaranteed enchant - one enchantment is shown and you will get at least that. (You could get multiple enchantments on the same item.)

    That enchant is locked. You will get that same enchant regardless of how many times you replace the item, disconnect, reload Minecraft, etc. However, enchants will cycle eventually. Once you enchant any item, all trades will cycle. If a book is showing an enchant you don't want, trade something else - a pickaxe, chestplate, sword, etc.

    Oh, and enchanting will now take lapis.