On Alinea, nearly all enchantments can go beyond their Vanilla Minecraft level limitations. This is only possible by combining enchanted books in an anvil. When an enchantment goes beyond its normal level contraints, it will turn unstable. Unstable enchantments have to be polished before they can be applied to tools, armour and equipment.
On this page you can find an overview of the unstable enchantment system.
Unstable Enchanted Books
When two enchanted books of an enchantment are combined in an anvil in a way that the enchantment would surpass its normal enchantment limit, the enchanted book will turn unstable. Unstable enchanted books cannot be used on equiment, and need to be turned into polished enchanted books first.
Not every enchantment can turn unstable.
Crafting unstable enchanted books can be a very expensive endervour, and they are typically considered end-game items. Below is a table showing how many level I books are needed to create a book of every level. At what level the book will turn unstable depends on the enchantment on the book.
|Enchantment level||Number of level I books|
Unstable enchantments can go up to level XX, but not every enchantment can be made unstable. Below is a list of all enchantments and their levels maximum level.
|Enchantment||Max. Stable Level||Max. Unstable Level|
|Bane of Arthropods||V||XX|
|Charged Silk Touch||I|
|Curse of Binding||I|
|Curse of Fragility||I|
|Curse of Immutability||I|
|Curse of Inexperience||I|
|Curse of Vanishing||I|
|Luck of the Sea||III|
Enchantment polish is used to polish unstable enchantmented books, turning them into polished enchanted books.
Crafting empty vial
Crafting vial of enchantment polish
Polished Enchanted Book
Polished enchanted book
A polished enchanted book can be obtained by applying enchantment polish to an unstable enchanted book in an anvil. Unlike its unstable variant, a polished enchanted book can be applied to tools, armour, and other equipment. For every level that an unstable enchanted book has above the stable enchantment limit, you will need one enchantment polish. For example, an Efficiency VII, Stone Grafter XV book will need 7 enchantment polish.
Crafting Polished Enchanted Book