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What is Quick Charge in Minecraft?

What is Quick Charge in Minecraft? It is an enchantment in Minecraft for the crossbow weapon. Let’s take a look at exactly what it does!

What is Quick Charge in Minecraft?

While playing Minecraft, you will come across various enchantments that you can apply to your weapons or armor. These enchantments are extremely helpful since they make your character stronger and allow you to deal with enemies easily. One such enchantment that you’ll come across is the Quick Charge. If you are curious to know what it does, this guide will show you what is Quick Charge in Minecraft and how you can obtain it.

What is Quick Charge in Minecraft?

The Quick Charge enchantment in Minecraft is an enchantment that you can use on your crossbows. It will allow you to recharge your arrows or a firework rocket quicker so that you can use them more frequently. 

Quick Charge is a good enchantment that will help you a lot while using your crossbow. Since the normal crossbow takes a long time to recharge before you can fire another arrow, using this enchantment will give you a quicker recharge and you can spend more time in combat. If you want to know where you can get Quick Charge or would like to know more about it, continue reading to find out. With that said, let’s jump straight in and find out what is Quick Charge in Minecraft.

How to Obtain Quick Charge in Minecraft?

What is Quick Charge in Minecraft?

First thing’s first, you’ll want to know where you can get this enchantment. Like most other enchantments, you can obtain Quick Charge in three main ways; trading, enchanting, and finding it in a loot drop. Plus, it can be upgraded to level three which further reduces the amount of time it takes to reload your crossbow. If you find yourself using the crossbow a lot, then this enchantment is certainly worth getting. 

If you want to find Quick Charge in loot chests, you need to look for it in very specific locations. Some of the common areas where you can find it are the library in the Stronghold, Jungle Temple, the altar chest in the Stronghold, and in the storeroom chest in the Stronghold. 

However, that can take quite some time and effort since you’ll have to fight your way to get it. To obtain this enchantment in an easier way, you can trade with a villager. Once you find a villager that is willing to trade you this enchantment, grab it and it will be yours to use. 

Applying Quick Charge

What is Quick Charge in Minecraft?

Now that you have the Quick Charge enchantment, you’ll want to apply it to your crossbow. Keep in mind that this enchantment can only be applied to your crossbow, not the normal bow and arrow. Go to the enchanting table and put your crossbow and the Quick Charge book in it. You’ll see that it’ll apply the enchantment to the crossbow and you will have its benefits. 

If you are lucky, you can find a level 2 or 3 enchantment right off the bat but you will usually get the level 1 enchantment. If you are curious to know how much each level makes a difference, we’ve tested them out and listed down our results. Keep in mind that the normal crossbow takes about 1.25 seconds to reload the arrow. While it doesn’t sound like a long time, it can cause a lot of problems in the heat of the combat. 

Depending on the level of Quick Charge you have, here is how much it helps:

  • Quick Charge I: 1 second reload time
  • Quick Charge II: 0.75 seconds reload time
  • Quick Charge III: 0.5 seconds reload time

Once you have the level 3 Quick Charge, you will load the arrows in your crossbows almost instantly. This allows you to deal a lot of damage while having a low reload time. The best part is that crossbows have a longer range and higher damage. With this enchantment, you will get the benefits of the crossbow while having the reload time of a normal bow and arrow. 

Plus, you can even use fireworks with your crossbow that deal even more damage. The reload time applies to them as well, allowing you to spam fireworks in short succession. With this enchantment, I feel that the crossbow is absolutely worth using instead of the bow and arrow. 

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