The Nether has been absolutely a trend in Minecraft over the past few updates. The newest 20w11a snapshot adds even more to do in this tough environment, from the ability to place redstone on Soul Sand to the new Soul Speed enchantment.
How does Soul Speed work? The enchantment called Soul Speed allows you to walk at increased speed over both Soul Sand and Soul Soil when it is applied to boots. There is a low possibility that your boots will lose durability with each Soul Soil or Soul Sand you walk on when wearing the enchanted boots. The thing means you will have to keep yourself supplied with Soul Speed enchantments. Apparently, Soul Speed I allows you to walk at the normal speed on Soul Sand and Soul Soil, while the second and the third ranks in it allow for even faster movement.
What should you do in order to get Soul Speed? The only method to get the Soul Speed enchantment is to trade with Piglins, which are only found in Nether biomes. Piglins are able to have either the enchanted Soul Speed books or iron boots already enchanted with Soul Speed. It is such a good idea to get more than one enchantment just in case.
How do you get Piglins to trade with you? Keep in mind that Piglins are always hostile, unless you are wearing at least one piece of the gold equipment, specifically one of these following items:
- Golden helmet
- Golden boots
- Golden leggings
- Golden chestplate
For those who do not have one of the above pieces equipped or feel like digging for the gold, you are able to instead slay Piglins in order to get the gold armor. For your information, Piglins will drop the armor they are wearing on death at a small chance. It means you are able to simply farm them if you want to get the armor you have to trade in a hurry.
You are able to trade with Piglins like normal. You are able to apply the Soul Speed enchantment manually at an anvil as with the other kinds of enchantments, or just go on about your adventures if you only get enchanted boots.
The Soul Speed book is such a rare thing. How rare is the Soul Speed book? They are extremely rare and they should not be. These magic books are able to be used to enchant items using an anvil but can be hard to come across. In particular, they are able to be found in the hands of the new Piglin mob. These pig people live in the Nether as of the new update, and will not fight the player so long as they are wearing some golden armor. Talking about the gold, that is what the Piglin used to barter for good, including the Soul Speed enchantment book. There is no guarantee that they will yield the book on the first trade, so you ought to bring a lot of gold ingots with you into the Nether if you want to obtain Soul Speed.