Fly using trident in Minecraft
Are you worried about how to fly using a trident in Minecraft this post is going to explain what is needed to fly with the trident and how flying works with a Trident?
Getting a trident
The trident is a weapon in Minecraft that can only be acquired by killing the drowned. In the java edition, it is a 6.25% chance of a drowned spawning with a trident and an 8.5% chance that it will drop a trident when killed.
The looting which increases the drops at level 3 looting this can be increased to 11.5% chance of getting a trident from a drowned.
Once you have the trident there are two ways of using it as a weapon: one is as a melee weapon and the other is as a ranged weapon throwing it at mobs.
However, the riptide enchantment allows you to throw yourself when you throw the trident. In order to do this, the player must be standing in water, it must be raining, or snowing in a snowy biome.
The maximum level of the riptide enchantment is level 3. The higher the enchantment level, the higher you will be thrown. The formula is (6 x enchantment) the level in brackets plus 3. At level 3 riptide it would be about 21 blocks that you will be thrown.
The riptide enchantment is incompatible with both loyalty and channeling enchantments. Loyalty returns the trident when the player throws it and the channeling enchantment summons a lightning bolt when thrown during a thunderstorm.
If you put riptide on the trident it still can be used but it wont have the same weapon enchantments for the trident and specifically for ranged attacks.
Flying with trident
How flying works with the riptide trident is you can use it to propel yourself into the air in rain or snow you can continue to propel yourself in the air while you are falling. The one thing to keep in mind is that you will still take fall damage.
Feather falling enchantment (fly using trident)
So using riptide then falling on blocks with no feather falling boots will kill you.
Feather falling on your boots will reduce fall damage by 12% at level 1 and up to 48% at level 4. It can also be stacked with the protection 4 enchantment to reduce the fall damage even more with feather falling 4 boots it would take a fall of 42 blocks to kill you. To fly with the trident you will need to have it be raining, snowing, and have to avoid falling from too high.
Using elytra and the trident
One way to prevent this is by wearing elytra. Elytra can be found on end ships in the treasure room behind a shulker guard in an item frame.
The elytra can cause the player to glide allowing them to fly. Normally with elytra, you need firework rockets to increase the altitude and speed when flying.
If it is raining you could use a riptide trident to gain altitude also by standing in water you can propel yourself in the air then start to glide with the elytra.
A trident could be used to reduce the number of firework rockets that you use also because elytra allow you to glide it can reduce taking fall damage.
I would say it is possible to use a riptide trident to fly but a riptide trident is more useful and fun to use with elytra especially when used when raining or snowing.