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For the enchantment in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Multishot.
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Multishot is an enchantment for crossbows that allow them to shoot three arrows or firework rockets at the cost of one.


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A crossbow with Multishot shoots three arrows on each shot, sending them in different directions (10° apart horizontally), but consumes only one arrow. Only the central arrow can be collected after shooting. In Java Edition, due to damage immunity only one arrow from the same shot can damage the same mob; other arrows that hit that mob are deflected.

Tipped/spectral arrows and firework rockets fired with a Multishot crossbow are duplicated in the same manner.

Crossbows with the Multishot enchantment use three durability points per shot instead of the usual one point.


Multishot and Piercing are mutually exclusive. However, if combined using commands or obtained using glitches, both enchantments function as normal, with the two extra arrows being able to pierce as well.

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Java Edition:

NameResource locationTranslation keyMultishotmultishotenchantment.minecraft.multishot

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID Translation keyMultishotmultishot33enchantment.crossbowMultishot


Java Edition 1.1418w43aAdded Multishot enchantment. Bedrock Edition 1.8.0beta Multishot enchantment.


Issues relating to "Multishot" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • In Java Edition 3D Shareware v1.34 (the 2019 April Fools update), higher levels of Multishot (obtainable through the burning barrels in that version or commands) shoots more arrows. This is the only version to do this; on other versions, crossbows shoot 3 arrows regardless of the level of Multishot.


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