I'm trying to make Blaze armor: I have a command block giving me levitation 253, essentially slow falling while wearing. However, I would like to change the amplifier to 1 (so the player floats up) temporarily as long as the player is holding a blaze rod. But the two commands do not seem to mix; the amplifier of 1 won't overwrite the 255.

Here's what I have now:

If wearing the Blaze armor: /effect @p 25 3600 253 true

If holding the Blaze rod: /effect @p 25 3600 1 true

What am I doing wrong?

  • How are you applying these effects? Some variety of /execute command?
    – Unionhawk
    May 26, 2020 at 17:49
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  • Then how do i delete it? I tried to but it was undeleted several times.
    – Aceplante
    Jun 2, 2020 at 22:16
  • You don't; questions on Stack Exchange websites are not solely intended to help the asker, but instead to help future visitors. Deleting this question would accomplish nothing other than making Arqade an objectively worse source of information.
    – pppery
    Jun 2, 2020 at 22:18

2 Answers 2


This is intended, only stronger effects overwrite weaker ones. You need to clear the stronger one if you want to instantly apply the weaker one.

Also, your command syntax is wrong in the question, but probably not in the game (otherwise you would have gotten an error message). Please copy-paste your commands in the future, instead of manually re-typing them, because errors like this can happen then.

  • @Aceplante Dude, stop. You will not get your edit through just by trying often enough. Various people have clearly decided that your edit does not help and you have not even commented about why you're even try to do that. Jun 3, 2020 at 16:10
  • As I said in the suggestions, he claims my syntax is wrong which is not accurate. Maybe leave the first half of the comment, but not the second.
    – Aceplante
    Jun 4, 2020 at 13:49
  • That's because you edited the question to include totally different commands! Of course that would invalidate existing answers, that's why that is forbidden here. Please read tour and help center so that you at least know the rules here. I also see a lot of edits in the revision history that shouldn't have been done. When a moderator rolls back your edit, you should think about why that was done and definitely not keep doing the same mistake again. Jun 4, 2020 at 18:37
  • Never once did I edit the commands. Im on 1.12 and he gave me 1.13 commands and claimed my syntax was wrong, which is why it needs to be fixed.
    – Aceplante
    Jun 10, 2020 at 14:24

I was trying to make Blaze armor but no one helped so I figured it out myself. While wearing the gear, I had one command block giving me levitation 253, (essentially slow falling while wearing) then while holding a blaze rod, I had to remove the amplifier and add and new amplifier of 1 (so the player floats up). The amplifier of 1 won't overwrite the 255, so you have to remove the 255 and add a completely new effect.

If wearing the Blaze armor: /effect @p 25 3600 253 true

If holding the Blaze rod: /effect @p 25 3600 1 true

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