With a command block I am able to provide sharpness and smite to the same weapon. Do the effects of this stack?

  • Yes I know that the two damage types can not be put on a weapon naturally. – Vethor Jun 6 '16 at 17:49
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    @JustAGuest No, you cannot. – Skylinerw Jun 6 '16 at 20:04

Yes, the damage stacks.

To test this I gave myself 4 weapons:
Sword 1: No enchantments
Sword 2: Sharpness V
Sword 3: Smite V
Sword 4: Sharpness V and Smite V

I then added an objective to track the damage I have dealt:

/scoreboard objectives add damageDealt stat.damageDealt

And summoned a skeleton with a lot of health:

/summon Skeleton ~ ~ ~ {Attributes:[{Name:generic.maxHealth,Base:3000}],Health:3000}

Against the skeleton, for each weapon, the damageDealt statistics would consistently show:

Sword 1: 70 damage
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Sword 2: 100 damage
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Sword 3: 195 damage
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Sword 4: 225 damage
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So the Sharpness V adds 30 damage (1.5 hearts), the Smite V adds 125 damage (6.25 hearts) and both together add 155 damage (7.75), which is 30 + 125.

Therefore, it appears as though extra damages simply add with each other.

  • This is the correct answer. For technical details, I have a post here describing how the source combines all the Sharpness-like enchantments together into the same modifier. – Skylinerw Jun 6 '16 at 20:13
  • Just wondering if this is still true, wiki says they're mutually exclusive. – Cestarian Feb 27 '17 at 5:24
  • @Cestarian The wiki likely means you can't normally put them both on the same weapon. – SirBenet Feb 27 '17 at 9:07
  • Ah that's right. – Cestarian Feb 27 '17 at 12:52

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