What Does Smite Do in Minecraft?

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In a game like Minecraft, resources are the key to winning the game. The player can use these resources to enchant, craft the equipment, and many more.


Enchantments are one of the best ways to level up the player’s equipment.

What is Smite in Minecraft?

There are dozens of enchantments in Minecraft. While some of them have easy-to-recognize names, others have confusing names like ‘Smite.’

Smite is an enchantment in Minecraft that gives the player extra power against undead enemies like zombies. The player can use this enchantment on axes and swords. Smite enchantment comes with different levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 being the highest. 

When the player uses the Smite enchantment, the attacking power of the weapons increases; however, the catch of this enchantment is that it works only on undead enemies like zombies but not on normal enemies.

When a player has Smite level 5 enchantment, he can kill the undead enemies with 2 hits. Sometimes the undead enemies can be killed even with one critical hit. One of the best pieces of advice to kill such enemies is to carry level 5 enchantment and sharpness 5 enchantment.


How to Use Smite in Minecraft?

As discussed above, Smite can be applied only to axes and swords. To craft this enchantment in Minecraft table, the player needs to use 4 blocks of obsidian, a book, and 2 diamonds. You will get better enchantments based on the level in the game. The higher the level, the higher enchantments you will get access to.

Now, put the bookstore next to the enchantment table with a gap of one block. To reach the best delights, you need to build a bookshelf boundary with at least 15 books.

  • Right-click on the enchantment table to open the enchantment screen.
  • Now, you can see the screen with a menu to place items and also 3 buttons (as shown in the image below).
What Does Smite Do in Minecraft
  • Now, select the axe or sword that needs to be enchanted.
  • Now, power up the enchantment table using lapis lazuli.
What Does Smite Do in Minecraft
  • On the right of the GUI, you can find randomized options. They do not affect the enchantment but give you the option to apply one enchantment.

What Are All Enemies Affected by Smite?

The following enemies are considered to be undead as per Minecraft:

  • Chicken Jockeys
  • Husk zombies
  • Drowned zombies
  • Phantoms
  • Skeletons
  • Skeleton Horsemen
  • Skeleton Horses
  • Stray skeletons
  • Spider Jockeys
  • Wither Skeletons
  • Withers
  • Zombies
  • Zoglins
  • Zombie Villagers
  • Zombie Horses
  • Zombified Piglins

Damage in Each Hit (For Swords)

WeaponBase damageSmite ISmite IISmite IIISmite IVSmite V
Wooden sword4 (6)6.5 (8.5)9 (11)11.5 (13.5)14 (16)16.5 (18.5)
Gold sword4 (6)6.5 (8.5)9 (11)11.5 (13.5)14 (16)16.5 (18.5)
Stone sword5 (7.5)7.5 (10)10 (12.5)12.5 (15)15 (17.5)17.5 (20)
Iron sword6 (9)8.5 (11.5)11 (14)13.5 (16.5)16 (19)18.5 (21.5)
Diamond sword7 (10.5)9.5 (13)12 (15.5)14.5 (18)17 (20.5)19.5 (23)
Netherite sword8 (12)10.5 (14.5)13 (17)15.5 (19.5)18 (22)20.5 (24.5)

Damage in Each Hit (For Axes)

WeaponBase damageSmite ISmite IISmite IIISmite IVSmite V
Wooden axe7 (10.5)9.5 (13)12 (15.5)14.5 (18)17 (20.5)19.5 (23)
Gold axe7 (10.5)9.5 (13)12 (15.5)14.5 (18)17 (20.5)19.5 (23)
Stone axe9 (13.5)11.5 (16)14 (18.5)16.5 (21)19 (23.5)21.5 (26)
Iron axe9 (13.5)11.5 (16)14 (18.5)16.5 (21)19 (23.5)21.5 (26)
Diamond axe9 (13.5)11.5 (16)14 (18.5)16.5 (21)19 (23.5)21.5 (26)
Netherite axe10 (15)12.5 (17.5)15 (20)17.5 (22.5)20 (25)22.5 (27.5)


We hope this article has provided you with clear insights into what Smite does and how to enchant it in Minecraft. Make sure to use it only against the undead enemies and not the normal ones.

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