Bane of Arthropods

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Resting place of the Bane of Arthropods Sword

Bane of Arthropods is an enchantment that can be placed on Swords. It deals extra damage to Spiders, Cave Spiders, and Silverfish, and is considered to be the worst possible enchantment on a weapon. mcgamer is notable for using this enchantment name as his battle cry when fighting mobs.

MC received a level 50 Bane of Arthropods V enchant on his Sword at thejims' quad Cave Spider farm during a livestream on May 2012. He started shouting the enchantment's name every time he used the Sword.[1][2][3] The Sword eventually wore down and was buried just before it broke at MC's primary base at the time.[4] His replacement Sword has Smite I Knockback II enchantment and he started saying "sword of smite" as his new battle cry.[5] Eventually he found a Bane of Arthropods Sword at the Enchantment Exchange and exchanged his Pickaxe for it.[6] MC continued to get the Bane of Arhtropods Sword after losing another one in an Ender Pearl accident.[7] MC extended his battle cry to other weapons, including his fists by yelling "bane of arthrofist,"[8] and to other enchantments, including Smite by yelling "bane of arthrosmite,"[9] and often yells out the enchantment's name on anything he attacks.[10]


  1. FunForFreedom (23 May 2012). "MC's Midnight Mindcrack Music, Minecraft and Musings". TwitchTV. <>.
  2. SuperMCGamer (29 May 2012). "Good Morning Mindcrack: 5/29/12 - Oh Dat Redstone!". YouTube. <>.
  3. SuperMCGamer (30 May 2012). "Good Morning Mindcrack: 5/30/12 - Bane of Arthropods!". YouTube. <>.
  4. SuperMCGamer (2 June 2012). "Good Morning Mindcrack: 6/2/12 - Giovanni Radio!?". YouTube. <>.
  5. SuperMCGamer (4 June 2012). "Good Morning Mindcrack: 6/4/12 - Shovel U". YouTube. <>.
  6. SuperMCGamer (17 June 2012). "Good Morning Mindcrack: 6/17/12 - Recorded Live". YouTube. <>.
  7. SuperMCGamer (20 June 2012). "Good Morning Mindcrack: 6/20/12 - More Power!". YouTube. <>.
  8. MillBeeful (24 September 2012). "Orange Wool In Mindcrack - Team Orange Wool Is Born!". YouTube. <>.
  9. SuperMCGamer (6 July 2012). "Good Morning Mindcrack: 7/6/12 - Friendship". YouTube. <>.
  10. MillBeeful (13 November 2012). "Orange Wool In Mindcrack - Accusations!". YouTube. <>.