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Lectern Enchanting

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Level 45 : Master Engineer
This is a pack that allows you to place Enchanted Books into lecterns, with some additional utility.

Once you have a book in a lectern, you can add the enchantments from other enchanted books by right clicking a lectern with an enchanted book on it. (see below) This will combine enchantments up to level 10

Additionally if you right click a lectern with an enchanted book on it, with a normal book, you will pull the first enchantment off the book on the lectern. This costs 5 levels and one lapis, you just need to have the lapis in your inventory.

To remove an enchanted book from a lectern, just right click the lectern with anything but a normal or enchanted book.

Cost to combine books
The xp cost to combine books is the total level of all enchantments on the book times 1.5. So for example, if the book on the lectern has sharpness 2 and the book you are adding has sharpness 2 and unbreaking 1, the cost would be ([​sharpness 2+2]3)+([​unbreaking 1]1)=4*1.5=6 this will generally cost more than an anvil, but you can mix levels, so if you have sharpness 1 and 2 it won't override sharpness 1 with 2.

Epilepsy Warning
Due to a thing with interacting with lecterns without a "real" book in them, the screen might flash for a few frames when you interact with an enchanting lectern.
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.17

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12/13/2021 11:50 amhistory
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
Felina_Lain avatar
I wanted to tweak the datapack to allow for duplicate enchanted books, but clicking with an empty book on an enchanted one with a single enchantement will just not work, dunno why... For everything else, this works a charm though, even on 1.18
Nevermind, found it, the lectern had a check for multiple enchantement, I had to tweak that. Now I can be a magic-monk copying books for the great library! XD
06/11/2021 2:13 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Turncoat avatar
datapack not working in 1.17 release version. I think because 'replaceitem' command changed with 1.17 release.
02/06/2021 2:19 amhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
Helpmeimnew avatar
How do i craft the lectern? i put fortune 5 on my pickaxe but it stays fortune 3? how do i fix this
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