I'm digging into the Minecraft enchantment system, and looking at the wiki, I see the same type of protection can't be on the same armor type – but what about different armors? More importantly to me, can I wear several of the same kind of protection (fire, projectile, blasting) on different pieces and stack the protection effects? Does it follow that wearing 4 pieces of high valued fire protection will make me almost immune to fire damage? Or will I just get the effects of the best one with the rest going to waste?

  • I'm only guessing here but wouldn't they each give that part of the body the percentage their single enchantment is. So for instance Blasting. If you have Blasting I on your helmet then only explosion vectors that hit to your head are reduced. That would make sense to me.
    – GluedHands
    Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 1:17
  • @Glued Since when do all games make sense? :P (Jokes aside, I highly doubt Minecraft works that way) Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 1:33
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    @GluedHands Is MC's collision detection that sophisticated?
    – fredley
    Commented Dec 2, 2011 at 17:05
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    @fredley it isn't. Aside from the Enderdragon, all mobs (players included) have only a single hitbox. Commented Dec 3, 2011 at 6:34
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    Possible duplicate of Which configuration of armor enchantments gives maximum protection?
    – pppery
    Commented Aug 12, 2018 at 21:38

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Yes, fire protection stacks. To test this, I put on a diamond helmet with Fire Protection I and stood in fire. Then, I put on an entire suit of diamond armor with Fire Protection I and went to stand in the fire again. I took no damage, though my armor took extensive damage.

This is the video I made in the process (I'm not sure I've properly annotated it, but hopefully you can tell what I'm doing. :P):

  • Very nice demonstration. +50 reps for you!
    – Kevin Yap
    Commented Dec 10, 2011 at 3:49
  • Is the effect you are seeing from the Fire Protection or from the damage reduction from the diamond armor? Commented Feb 18, 2015 at 18:05
  • @Jim Except KevinY isn't the author of the question, so he can't do that :) Commented Dec 20, 2015 at 21:05
  • Maybe. Here
    – Jim Jones
    Commented Jan 5, 2016 at 2:11

They definitely stack, I just tested them. You're pretty much immune to fire with two diamond pieces of fire IV if your hunger bar is full.

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