Looking for more information on the Minecraft enchantment Sweeping Edge? In this article we breakdown everything you need to know about the enchantment & how to get it.
What Is a Sweep Attack?
Sweep attacks & the Sweeping Edge enchantment are currently only available in the Java edition of Minecraft
A sweep attack occurs when the attack recharge meter is above 84.8% and the player is standing still or moving slower than walking speed.
When you land a sweep attack you damage the mob in front of you & deal additional splash damage to other mobs within the attack radius.
You will also knock back mobs closest to the one you have landed damage on.
This is helpful for defeating larger groups of mobs in a tight space.
What Does the Sweeping Edge Enchantment Do?
The Sweeping Edge is a Minecraft enchantment for swords that activates when you land a sweep attack.
The enchantment does more damage depending on what level you have it upgraded to. The max level you can upgrade to is level 3.
- Level 1 – Increases sweep attack damage by 50%
- Level 2 – Increases sweep attack damage by 67%
- Level 3 – Increases sweep attack damage by 75%
This enchantment does not increase knock back based on the level. It only increases damage of the sword.
As we mentioned earlier sweep attacks & the Sweeping Edge enchantment are only available in the Java version of Minecraft.
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