Everything about the Luck of the Sea enchantment

Fishing doesn’t only put fish on the table in Minecraft. There is a variety of of other different items that you can find with a Fishing Rod. The chances of finding specific items while fishing can be increased or decreased using the Luck of the Sea enchantment. Today we are here to see what this enchantment does, how to get it and if you should use it or not. Let’s start!

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What it does

Usually when you fish using a Fishing Rod, if a fish “bites” you have a 5% chance of finding a treasure. The following items are considered treasures in Minecraft:

If you fish with a Luck of the Sea enchanted Fishing Rod, you will have higher chances to find treasures, depending on the enchantment level:

  • Level 1: 7.1% chance
  • Level 2: 9.2% chance
  • Level 3: 11.3% chance

To see instead how you can increase the amount of fish that bites and other useful tips, you can check the following guide on fishing in Minecraft.

How to get it

We already covered how to get every enchantment in the article How to get Silk Touch easily. The methods explained in that article will work for Luck of the Sea as well.

If instead you want to get this enchantment using cheats, you just need to check below.

How to get it – commands

You can enchant a Fishing Rod with the Luck of the Sea enchantment using cheats. To do so, keep that Fishing Rod in your hand, open the commands and type:

/enchant @p luck_of_the_sea 3

If you want to enchant it with Luck of the Sea I or Luck of the Sea II, you just need to change the ‘3’ with ‘1’ or ‘2’.

Should you use it?

Depending on what you want to find when fishing, you may or may not want to use this enchantment. The chances of finding junk items will be lower if you use a Luck of the Sea enchanted Fishing Rod.

The following items are considered junk in Minecraft:

So, if you go fishing looking for junk items you shouldn’t use this enchantment.

The chances to catch fish like Cod, Salmon and Pufferfish, don’t change very much whether or not your Fishing Rod is enchanted with Luck of the Sea. So you can go for edible fish regardless of the enchantments on your Fishing Rod.


Luck of the Sea increases the chances to catch treasure while fishing from 5% to 7.1%, 9.2% or 11.3% depending on the enchantment level. If you go fishing wanting to catch junk items you shouldn’t use this enchantment, since your chances to catch junk items would be lower. Thank you very much for reading the article this far and I hope I’ll see you again around here. See you and take care!

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