Bad Luck Status Effect Wiki Guid

This Minecraft tutorial explains the Bad Luck effect with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.


The Bad Luck effect is a status effect that decreases the chances of getting valuable loot.

There are levels of Bad Luck such as Bad Luck II, Bad Luck III, Bad Luck IV and so on. The higher the level of Bad Luck, the less luck that you will have.


Status Effect Bad Luck
Type Harmful Effect
Description Decreases the chances of getting valuable loot
Effect Icon Bad Luck Status Effect - Wiki Guid 1
Particles Yellowish-brown particle effects appear floating around you
Game Command /effect command

Icon and Particle Effects

When you have the Bad Luck effect, the following icon will appear in the top right corner of your screen:

Bad Luck Status Effect - Wiki Guid 2

You will also see particle effects floating around you. In the latest version of Minecraft, these particle effects will be yellow-brown.

Bad Luck Status Effect - Wiki Guid 3

When the Bad Luck effect wears off, the icon and particle effects will disappear. You will be back to your normal status.


Depending on how you get the effect, the duration of the Bad Luck effect will be different. To see how much time is remaining for the effect, go to your inventory menu.

Bad Luck Status Effect - Wiki Guid 4

In this example, it says 2:35 under Bad Luck so this means that there is 2 minutes and 35 seconds remaining of the Bad Luck effect.

Effect ID and Name

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, Bad Luck has the following effect ID and Name values:

Status Effect
(Minecraft ID Name)
ID Version
Bad Luck
27 1.9
  • Icon is the image that will appear when you have this effect.
  • Status Effect is what the effect is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value used in the /effect command.
  • ID is the Internal number for the effect.
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version is the Minecraft version number that the effect was introduced for the name and ID that is listed.

Effect Command for Bad Luck

Effect Command in Minecraft Java Edition (Current)

Bad Luck:

/effect give @p unluck 99999

Bad Luck II:

/effect give @p unluck 99999 1

Bad Luck (highest level):

/effect give @p unluck 99999 255

To remove all status effects including Bad Luck, you can either drink milk or use the following /effect command:

/effect clear @p

Effect Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.11 and 1.12

Bad Luck:

/effect @p unluck 99999

Bad Luck II:

/effect @p unluck 99999 1

Bad Luck (highest level):

/effect @p unluck 99999 255

To remove all status effects:

/effect @p clear

Other Status Effects

Here are the other status effects in Minecraft such as:


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