An enchantment table is a block that allows players to enchant certain tools, and armor. Enchanting works in three stages. Each enchantment costs the player experience levels but in return grants useful enhancements to armor and tools. The sprites and icons of enchanted items have a purple luminescence.Edit
The table will enchant swords, bows, shovels, pickaxes, and axes made of wood, stone, iron, gold, and diamond, as well as all armor. The hoe, bucket, shears, fishing rod and flint and steel cannot be enchanted by the enchantment table and require an anvil and an appropriate enchanted book.
If the table is surrounded by bookshelves, with one block of air in between, arcane glyphs float from the bookshelves into the book (if particles are turned on). Having bookshelves near an enchantment table will increase the potency of enchantments.
The enchantment table is 3⁄4 blocks high.
The ingredients for an enchantment table can also be found in villages. Obsidian and diamonds can be found in village chests, and a book can be obtained by breaking the bookshelves in a library. Collecting these resources from villages may be less time consuming than cultivation and mining, depending on world seed.