First, you’ll need a few things before you can increase enchantment levels. Below is a list of blocks and tools you’ll need to gather:
- Duplicate enchanted books
- Experience points
How many books do I need?
In order to increase the level, make sure the books have the same enchantment and enchantment level. Otherwise, you won’t be able to combine them.
Below is a chart on how book combinations work to help you calculate just how many books you’ll need:
|Book Input and Output|
|Level 1 + Level 1 = Level 2|
|Level 2 + Level 2 = Level 3|
|Level 3 + Level 3 = Level 4|
|Level 4 + Level 4 = Level 5|
How many experience points do I need?
Keep in mind that combining enchanted books cost experience points.
Below is a chart that shows an example of enchantment cost based on the output level for the Efficiency enchantment:
|Level Output||Enchantment Cost|
After you’ve placed down the anvil, right click to bring up the anvil GUI. As you can see above, the Repair and Name menu is visible, and you can also see all the books in your inventory.
Place a book in each of the first two slots. When you hover over the slot on the left, you’ll see that the output is a level higher version of the enchanted books inputted.
Once you click on the upgraded variation, your experience points are spent, and you can place the book in your inventory. You can now add the higher level enchanted book to your items through the anvil!
Minecraft will automatically set itself to the current version for ease of use, but sometimes you need to revert, especially if your favorite map was created with an earlier version.