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I'm digging into the Minecraft enchantment system, and looking at the wiki, I see the same type of protection can't be on the same armor type – but what about different armors? More importantly to me, can I wear several of the same kind of protection (fire, projectile, blasting) on different pieces and stack the protection effects? Does it follow that wearing 4 pieces of high valued fire protection will make me almost immune to fire damage? Or will I just get the effects of the best one with the rest going to waste?

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I'm only guessing here but wouldn't they each give that part of the body the percentage their single enchantment is. So for instance Blasting. If you have Blasting I on your helmet then only explosion vectors that hit to your head are reduced. That would make sense to me. –  GluedHands Dec 1 '11 at 1:17
    
@Glued Since when do all games make sense? :P (Jokes aside, I highly doubt Minecraft works that way) –  John the Green Dec 1 '11 at 1:33
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@GluedHands Is MC's collision detection that sophisticated? –  fredley Dec 2 '11 at 17:05
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@fredley it isn't. Aside from the Enderdragon, all mobs (players included) have only a single hitbox. –  Raven Dreamer Dec 3 '11 at 6:34

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They definitely stack, I just tested them. You're pretty much immune to fire with two diamond pieces of fire IV if your hunger bar is full.

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Yes, fire protection stacks. To test this, I put on a diamond helmet with Fire Protection I and stood in fire. Then, I put on an entire suit of diamond armor with Fire Protection I and went to stand in the fire again. I took no damage, though my armor took extensive damage.

This is the video I made in the process (I'm not sure I've properly annotated it, but hopefully you can tell what I'm doing. :P):

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Very nice demonstration. +50 reps for you! –  Kevin Y Dec 10 '11 at 3:49
    
@KevinY Thanks. :) –  John the Green Dec 10 '11 at 4:18

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