All You Need to Know About Curse Of Vanishing in Minecraft

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If you’re a game lover like me and love to play the Minecraft game, then you’ve probably heard about the curse of vanishing. 


Minecraft is one of the most popular games out there right now, and none of us are surprised when new mods are added or it gets updated. That’s a great thing. It makes the game more interesting. 

Don’t worry if you are confused about what the curse of vanishing spell does or is (in Minecraft). I will explain everything about it. Before I explain what Curse of Vanishing is, let me tell you that Treasure Enchantments are only obtainable through looting chests, fishing, or trading.

As I promised, now I’m going to explain everything about the curse of vanishing that what is it, how to get it, and how to remove it.

Let’s get started without further ado!

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What is Curse Of Vanishing in Minecraft?

Curse of Vanishing

The curse of vanishing is an enchantment that causes items to disappear when a player dies. 

If the item is cursed with the curse of vanishing, it will not drop. The item will simply disappear when a player dies in Minecraft. When the item is manually dropped or placed in a chest before death, it doesn’t disappear. 

The Curse of Vanishing was added to Minecraft in 1.2.0 for Bedrock Edition and 1.11 for Java Edition. It is a treasure enchantment, so you can’t find it on the enchanting table.

The curse of vanishing works with any item in the game. It is compatible with almost every tool in the game. Level 1 is the level at which it can be applied.

What Does Curse Of Vanishing Do in Minecraft?

When a player dies and has a curse of vanishing on an item in his or her inventory, the item is removed from the game. When a player dies, the item does not drop from them and instead, it disappears completely from the game.


if the player applied the curse on the other player’s tool, then they lose it. The tool will disappear permanently from the game. 

You can use this curse to do good. Additionally, You can apply this curse when you are about to risk your life and have an expensive weapon that you won’t let others have, you can use this curse on that item so your enemies cannot retrieve it.

You can curse any weapon, tool, or armor. In the current version, the maximum level of the vanishing curse enchantment is 1, which means a player can curse items up to the curse of vanishing level 1.

How to Get Curse of Vanishing?

Curse of Vanishing

In most cases, you can usually find cursed books naturally in the Minecraft game. You can find it by good luck or bad luck. 

Trading is the easiest and fastest way to obtain the curse of vanishing. In a Village, you need to place a Lectern and some Bookcases. Then, you will need to find a Librarian Villager who would help you to trade with the cursed book.


You will need to unlock additional trade options as soon as you complete your trade with the Librarian Villager so you can increase your chances of finding the curse enchantment. Instead, you should search the chests for the cursed book in the temples and dungeons (in the game).

How to Remove Curse of Vanishing?

If the curse of vanishing is applied to any tool or item in the game, only limited ways are available to remove it. Once the curse of vanishing is applied, it’s difficult to remove it.

There is no guide process in the game to how to remove the curse of vanishing. But playing games for so long has its advantages and I have found a pretty simple way to remove it from any item.

To remove this enchantment, follow these steps:

  1. In order to remove the curse of vanishing, you need to find another piece of the same item.  Then get to the crafting table and craft the item that is cursed, for example, if it’s a saddle, then craft a saddle.
  1. Put both cursed and non-cursed items in the crafting table. Then, merge both items. This will remove the curse of vanishing from the item added to it.

You can also use a Grindstone to remove enchantments from a weapon or tool. In this case, you can easily remove the curse of vanishing. But this can also remove the other enchantments you have.


Which Items Can Be Cursed with a Curse of Vanishing?

Following is a list of items that the curse of disappearing can be appeared or be applied to:

  • Armor (all types): like elytra, boots, legging, helmet, and chest plates.
  • Weapons: like swords, crossbows, bows, shields, and tridents.
  • Tools: Compass, Axe, shovel, pickaxe, pickaxe, shears, carrot on a stick, a fishing rod, and more.
  • Miscellaneous Items: Mob Heads, Jack O’ Lanterns, and Carved Pumpkins.

Curse Of Vanishing: Is It Good?

Curse of Vanishing

You should only use it if you want to fool any of your playing mates in the game. 

By using the curse of vanishing on your weapons and tools, you could ensure that other players can’t pick up your dropped items if you die before them. The items are immediately removed from the players’ inventory without dropping.

However, the curse of disappearance is an enchantment that you would definitely want to avoid in the game.

In Minecraft, a player who dies might respawn in the game and try to collect the item he dropped before it disappears. However, if you enchant the items with Curse of Vanishing, then those items are lost forever, and you can never get them back up to the game world.


Conclusion | Curse Of Vanishing

Hopefully, you have now understood everything about the curse of vanishing. I know When an enchanted item gets cursed, it would be stressful, but if you follow the rules and you play the game by the book honestly you can get over it unless you die.

I hope that you find this article helpful. If so, please comment below!

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