How to not do a sweep attack in Minecraft?
I keep killing too many farm animals (and especially babys) due to sweep attack.
Is there a way to disable them?
I am open to plugins/mods as long as they work on 1.16.5.
According to the wiki:
If the attack recharge meter is 84.8% or above, and the player is standing or moving no faster than walking speed, the sword performs a "sweeping" attack that can hit nearby enemies
So another way to prevent doing sweep attack is by doing a short sprint (by double tapping and holding the forward button) while attacking. I've been doing this to prevent hitting zombie villagers when I want to cure them but they are next to other hostile mobs.
I also just started noticing that doing a jump attack (jumping and then attacking on the way down) does not result in a sweep attack. This is probably because you fall from a jump faster than walking speed. This has the added bonus of doing increased damage to the target mob.