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  1. Minecraft: Java Edition
  2. MC-122763

Renaming an item in an anvil has an inconsistent renaming cost that scales with the enchantments on the item



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: Minecraft 1.12.2, Minecraft 17w45b, Minecraft 17w46a, Minecraft 17w47a, Minecraft 17w47b, Minecraft 17w48a, Minecraft 17w49a, Minecraft 17w49b, Minecraft 18w01a, Minecraft 18w02a, Minecraft 18w03b, Minecraft 18w05a, Minecraft 18w06a, Minecraft 18w07a, Minecraft 18w10c, Minecraft 18w10d, Minecraft 18w11a, Minecraft 18w14a, Minecraft 18w14b, Minecraft 18w16a, Minecraft 18w19a, Minecraft 18w20a, Minecraft 18w21b, Minecraft 1.13-pre1, Minecraft 1.13-pre2, Minecraft 1.13-pre5, Minecraft 1.13-pre8, Minecraft 1.13, Minecraft 18w30b, Minecraft 18w31a, Minecraft 1.13.1, Minecraft 1.13.2-pre1, Minecraft 1.13.2, Minecraft 18w43b, Minecraft 18w43c, Minecraft 18w48a, Minecraft 18w48b, Minecraft 18w49a, Minecraft 19w03b, Minecraft 19w03c, Minecraft 19w08b, Minecraft 19w09a, Minecraft 1.14 Pre-Release 2, Minecraft 1.14 Pre-Release 3, Minecraft 1.14 Pre-Release 5, Minecraft 1.14, Minecraft 1.14.1, Minecraft 1.14.2 Pre-Release 2, Minecraft 1.14.2 Pre-Release 3, Minecraft 1.14.3, Minecraft 1.14.4 Pre-Release 2, Minecraft 1.14.4 Pre-Release 4, Minecraft 1.14.4 Pre-Release 5, 1.14.4, 19w34a, 19w35a, 19w37a, 19w38b, 19w39a, 19w41a, 19w42a, 19w44a, 1.15 Pre-release 6, 1.15, 1.15.1, 1.15.1 Pre-release 1, 20w06a
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      The bug

      The experience level cost to rename an item in an anvil scales with the enchantments on an item.

      This results in weapons and tools having their renaming costs rise depending on the enchantments on the tool or weapon. Eventually this cost will top out at 39 levels just to rename a single item.

      Renaming typically costs only 1 level when you also repair an item or put on the enchantment. Therefore it is a bug that only renaming the item has a cost dependent on the enchantments of the tool.

      How to reproduce

      1. Enchant an item in an anvil
      2. Observe that after enchanting, renaming cost has changed based upon the enchants put upon the tools or weapon

      This effectively punishes the player for obtaining good enchantments, is inconsistent and thus should be considered a bug. The rename should either always cost 1 level or cost the same to rename regardless of whether a enchantment (or repair) is added or not. This can be seen in the set of images attached.

      Image explanations

      The first image shows that renaming an unenchanted item costs 1 level.
      The second images shows the cost of the sword when you only enchant it (21 levels)
      The third images shows the cost of the Sword when adding the enchantment(21 levels) and the enchantment (1 level) for a total of 22 levels of cost.
      The fourth images shows that if you rename an item but do not enchant (or repair) it, you will be charged 16 levels to rename the item.

      The problem lies in the final two images.

      Either the repair cost in image 3 should be 21 (for the enchant) + 16 (for the rename seen in 4 at that level of enchantment) = 37 total levels


      In image 4 the cost to rename should be 1 level (as it can be seen to be in image 3)

      Only one of these interpretations is correct (although I suspect it is the latter) but either way there is definitely a bug here.


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                cubfan135 Jeremy
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