I was wondering if unenchanted armor reduces the amount of fall damage you take. I know that if you wear Feather Falling or Protection your fall damage is reduced. However, does wearing diamond armor with no enchants help prevent fall damage?
Unenchanted armor cannot reduce fall damage. I tested this out with an experiment:
First I jumped of an 11 block high tower with no armor:
The same amount of damage was taken with full leather armor. I then tested it with a protection 2 enchanted helmet on instead, and the result was:
Half a heart of damage was reduced only if the armor was enchanted.
I tested this with iron armor also and the results were the same!