In Minecraft I have a Blast Protection 4 on a diamond chest plate and another diamond chest plate with Protection 3. Which one is better? By the way this armor is going to be used Battling the Wither, the Ender dragon, and the Elder guardian.

  • i think this answer may help you since the underlining reason for your question is trying to get the best protection
    – Memor-X
    Jan 2, 2015 at 4:15

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I don't think you can compare the two directly. One reduces all damage, whereas the other only reduces blast damage and knockback.

If you're asking specifically "Which one is best for which boss", it depends on what kind of damage they deal.

  • The Wither deals mainly blast damage, therefore Blast protection would be best.
  • The Ender dragon deals basic damage, so Protection would be better, because there is no explosions.

Your best bet is honestly combining the two.


There is really no way in which to say which is better. The simple idea is Blast Protection does the following:

  • Protects you from Blast damage
  • Reduces Knockback from blasts

Protection on the other hand, does this:

  • Protects you from most forms of damage (Including Blast Damage)
  • However, not damage from the Void or /kill

In conclusion, if you were taking on those bosses, Normal Protection will be your best bet as it would protect you from all of their attacks. Except the Wither's poison.

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