The Trident is a rare item that can be used for both melee and ranged attacks in Minecraft. It can also be enchanted with magical abilities, like returning to the player when thrown and moving the player faster in water. Unfortunately, however, the Trident is a rare item that cannot be crafted with any materials. For this reason the Trident is rather difficult to obtain. So how do you get it?
How to get a Trident in Minecraft
As previously stated, you must kill Drowned enemies that are holding tridents to get one yourself. But where are these undead mobs hiding?
Drowned mobs naturally spawn in ocean biomes and rivers. Because rivers are smaller bodies of water, your chances of spawning a Drowned are greater in rivers than attempting to find a Drowned in an ocean biome. In order for a drowned mob to spawn, the ocean and rivers must be at light level of 7 or less. Within ocean biomes, Drowned can also be found in ocean ruins.
Tridents don’t have a great drop rate, but you can manipulate those odds. Enchanting your sword with Looting will increase your odds of receiving a Trident. Your odds increase by 1% for each level Looting increases.
Below, you can find what enchantments the Trident can receive, with descriptions provided: