I had a level 30 enchantment table setup in the Overworld, but made a blaze xp/rod grinder and moved the entire enchant table and bookshelves to the Nether to enchant there. I was about to enchant a pickaxe, when I saw that the enchantment table was only able to go up to level 20. I checked the bookshelves, and while I do not have the required 16, I have 15, which should get me up to 28.

Do enchanting requirements change in the Nether?

  • Are you sure nothing is blocking the bookshelves? There should be nothing between the enchanting table and the bookshelves including things like torches or carpets. – Kcats Mar 5 '17 at 19:46
  • The structure and space around the bookshelves is as important as the number. – Dova Mar 6 '17 at 4:32
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No. The enchantment requirements stay the same for both the Overworld and the Nether. I did a little testing and the results can be viewed here. I gave myself 150 levels of XP, then created an enchantment station with some bookshelves in each dimension. Both stations in the Overworld and Nether provided level 30 enchantments.

  • Your answer is correct, but your video doesn't show it really, because you generated a set of enchantments in the Nether, then just saw the same set in the Overworld. You didn't generate a new set of enchantments in the Overworld. It would be theoretically possible to differ still, despite looking like that in your video. But it doesn't. – Fabian Röling Sep 12 '18 at 12:21

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