Minecraft: What are the Best Weapons in the Game?

Here are the best weapons in Minecraft

Despite Minecraft being a title that is predominately about building and crafting, there are a number of weapons available in the game – but which are the best?

There are also a number of enemies in the game to use these weapons against, all the way from the low-level characters to the endgame bosses.

Here’s everything you need to know about the best weapons that are available in Minecraft:

There are a number of different types of weapons in Minecraft, with some more suited to doing heavy damage in melee combat and some being better for ranged strikes.

The Trident and Bow are good examples of weapons that are perfect for specific situations where it is easier to attack an enemy from a distance as they would be too OP at close range.

Here are the best weapons in Minecraft

What are the best weapons in Minecraft?

Melee Weapons

The Netherite and Diamond weapons are the ones to get in terms of melee combat. These will deal more damage than other weapons, are far more durable and overall work better than other classes of melee weapons.

Here are the best melee weapons in Minecraft, along with the Damage Stats, how much a single strike deals in terms of hearts and the Damage Per Second (DPS):

  • Netherite Sword 8 (4 hearts) per strike, 12.8 DPS
  • Netherite Axe 10 (5 hearts) per strike, 10 DPS
  • Diamond Sword 7 (3.5 hearts) per strike, 11.2 DPS
  • Diamond Axe 9 (4.5 hearts) per strike, 9 DPS
Here are the best weapons in Minecraft

Ranged Weapons

And here are the best-ranged weapons in Minecraft, Minecraft, along with the Damage Stats, how much a single strike deals in terms of hearts and the Damage Per Second (DPS):

  • Trident 9 (4.5 hearts) per strike, 9.9 DPS
  • Bow 6 (3 hearts) fully charged, per shot approximately 6 DPS
  • Crossbow 6 (3 hearts) per shot, 6 DPS

Critical Hits

Another aspect of weapons in Minecraft is the Critical Hit. Landing a Critical Hit can mean that a weapon does bonus damage.

Melee weapons can only issue a Critical Hit when the player character is falling, increasing damage by 150%.

Ranged weapons can issue a Critical Hit that goes up to 190%, but this occurs on a random chance. It’s fair to say that Ranged combat is better in terms of getting Critical Hits on enemies, as it does not require the player to get into a specific position on the battlefield.

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