Since Minecraft 1.21 is all about combat and tinkering, everyone wanted a new weapon to be added to the game with this update. And who would’ve guessed it, but it does add a new weapon called the wind charge. It’s a unique projectile that behaves like no other feature in the game. So, in this guide, we’ll be walking you through the process to get and use wind charge in Minecraft. So with that, let’s see what wind charge is in Minecraft 1.21.
What Is a Wind Charge?
Wind charge is a type of projectile weapon. Its appearance resembles a swirling wind ball. But unlike arrows, it is completely functional on its own, as it doesn’t require anything to fire it. This projectile has only a one-time use. Once it’s fired, it’s also consumed.
Luckily, it’s renewable and also stackable up to 64. So, let’s see how you can get the wind charge in Minecraft 1.21.
Where to Get the Wind Charge
If you’re thinking that wind charge seems to be awfully similar to the Breeze’s wind attack, then you couldn’t be more right. Wind charge is a drop from the Breeze. Wow, shocker! Yeah, so to get the wind charge, you’ll need to find a trial chamber structure in Minecraft 1.21.
You can do so by exploring the underground portion of the Overworld, by using commands or third-party websites like Chunk Base (visit).
However, your adventure doesn’t end when you locate this structure. Because it’s now time to fight the Breeze and defeat it. This mob only spawns from specific trial spawners that have chiseled tuff blocks around them. If you’re playing in a single-player world, youw ill be fighting two Breezes at a time and six Breezes in total.
So, make sure you’re geared up and ready to take on the challenge. You can check out our guide on how to defeat the Breeze for some useful tips in this extraordinary battle. Once you manage to kill the Breeze, it is guaranteed to drop 4-6 wind charges.
This drop rate is not affected by the looting enchantment in any way. So yeah, it’s that simple.
After you do away with the Breezes, the trial spawner will go into the cooldown state for 30 minutes. When that’s passed, you can activate it again to spawn and kill more Breezes, effectively farming the wind charges
You do need to be present near the trial spawner for it to trigger, but that does not mean you can’t have any help in the form of iron golem bodyguards.
How to Use Wind Charge in Minecraft 1.21
When you’ve got a few wind charges, you can start using them. All you need to do is equip them and use the right-click or secondary action button to fire the wind charge. And just like arrows, the wind charge has variations when it comes to the exact direction it’ll travel toward.
When it collides with an entity or block, it will create a small area of effect or wind burst. Any nearby entities will get knocked back in the process and possibly damaged if the wind charge hits them directly. Most importantly, this works for flinging the player in the air as well.
Simply fire the wind charge below you and you’re get catapulted in the air. But as you can see from the GIF below, you won’t start taking fall damage if you land on a block that’s at the same height as the block you launched off of or higher. Yes, the fall damage only accumulates below the Y level you collided with the wind burst at.
Wind charge weapon functions similarly to the Breeze’s wind charge attack, but it does provide you a more powerful knockback at the expense of the size of the affected area.
Furthermore, you won’t be able to fire multiple wind charges together at once, as there is a half-second cooldown between each use. As we already pointed out, the wind charge will disappear once you use it, which is not the case in the creative mode.
One more unique feature of this weapon is that its path doesn’t bend like arrows, but it’s a straight line. It also seems to go on literally forever unless it hits something in its path. So, there are various applications the wind charge has.
Also, not only can the player use the wind charge, but you can also use dispensers to fire these wind charges. They seem to ignore the cooldown completely, so they fire as fast as possible.
If another player sends the wind charge toward you, you can always deflect it by hitting it, just like a ghast’s fireball. The wind burst that the wind charge creates also interacts with various blocks, just like Breeze’s attack. These entities include:
- Non-iron doors and trapdoors
- Fence gates
- Chorus flowers
- Decorated pots
- Lit candles
So that’s everything you need to know about the wind charge in Minecraft. It’s such a cool addition to the game that can be mastered and used in so many different ways. So, what are your thoughts on the wind charge? Are you a fan or would like it to be changed? Share your opinions in the comments below!