Hey. I was reading some comments on a video yesterday and a lot of people were advising the YouTuber to add more bookshelves to their enchantment table (Even though it is already at level 30)
I immediately shot this down and told commenters that they were misinformed, however it made me think since people were so adamant.
Does adding ADDITIONAL Bookshelves increase the likely hood of getting more AND/OR better enchantments?
To clear up potential confusion, I'm talking about adding extra bookshelves AFTER Reaching level 30 enchantments.
So to reach level 30 you only need 15 bookshelves, but is it worth adding more? Or even the maximum you can fit (being 32), and is it beneficial?
I ran some tests and these were my personal results:
After enchanting around 180 diamond swords,
~90 with 15 bookshelves and
~90 with 32 bookshelves,
these are the results:
15 BOOKSHELVES GOT:
26 with 1 enchantment.
42 with 2 enchantments.
18 with 3 enchantments.
2 with 4 enchantments.
+ 1 enchanted sword with 3 other enchantments Also had Bane of Arthropods level 5
32 BOOKSHELVES GOT:
27 with 1 enchantment.
36 with 2 enchantments.
22 with 3 enchantments.
3 with 4 enchantments.
+ 2 enchanted swords that had Bane of Arthropods 5 (On their own)
+ 1 enchanted sword that had Smite 5 alongside 2 other enchantments.
If we sum up the averages, I'd say they were about the same?
I'm genuinely curious, I haven't been able to find proof that adding additional bookshelves is beneficial for enchants, so I'd like to know what other people think. I still believe that it doesn't make a different, but I could be wrong, and if it does make a difference, how MUCH of a difference does it make?
Reading about the Enchanting table on the wiki does not say anything about it, if anything it inadvertently debunks it: http://prntscr.com/p4bqhu If you could add more bookshelves, surely it would be stated here?