Update by [Mojang] Mega_Spud (Jay Wells):
Renaming an item using an anvil increases the prior work penalty, it should not. It should only add a single level, plus any prior penalty.
Renaming always costs a single level, in addition to any Prior Work penalty. Renaming will not increase the prior work penalty.
- Obtain sufficient XP
- Switch to Survival
- Rename a new sword in an anvil
- Notice the XP cost
- Rename it several more times, and notice the exponential increase in cost
The costs doubles each time it's renamed. In Survival, the item will become 'too expensive' to upgrade, rename, or repair.
Renaming should only cost one level each time, and should not add to the prior work penalty.
Yes (YouTube link)
According to wiki page "Anvil mechanics", renaming items should NOT increase the prior work penalty(Java Edition 1.13.1 works well).
Affects Platforms: iOS, WIN10
Video Link: https://youtu.be/eTEXjjQltlI