Block of Diamond

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Block of Diamond
Block of Diamond.png
Transparent

No

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

30

Tool

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 57 hex: 39 bin: 111001

Namespaced ID

diamond_block

A block of diamond is a precious mineral block.

Natural generation[edit]

Diamond blocks spawn as the cores of "obsidian rooms" and "lava rooms" in woodland mansions.

Obtaining[edit]

Blocks of diamond can only be mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe.

Block Block of Diamond
Hardness 5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 25
Wooden 12.5
Stone 6.25
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Golden 2.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diamond

Usage[edit]

Storage[edit]

Blocks of diamond can be used to store diamonds in a compact fashion.

Beacons[edit]

Blocks of diamond can be used to "power" a beacon. The beacon can be powered by a 3×3 square of diamond blocks underneath it, and can optionally also include a 5×5, 7×7 and 9×9 layer in the shape of a pyramid under the original layer to increase the effects from the beacon. The layers do not have to be entirely diamond blocks, as they may also contain blocks of iron, blocks of gold, and blocks of emerald.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diamond Block of Diamond

History[edit]

Java Edition Indev
0.312010-01-29Block of Diamond Revision 1.png Added blocks of diamond. Initially, it was referred to as emerald blocks.
2010-01-30Emerald blocks from the previous version is now referred to as diamond blocks.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0?Block of Diamond Revision 2.png Texture application changed.
Java Edition Beta
1.2The unused sides removed from terrain.png.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Block of Diamond Revision 3.png Texture slightly changed; was given less drastic dark gradients in the top-left and bottom-right corners.
1.3.112w22aInventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing to Block of Diamond Revision 3.png.
1.4.212w32aDiamond blocks can now be used to activate a beacon.
1.1116w39aDiamond blocks now can be found in woodland mansions.
July 19, 2017Block of Diamond (Texture Update pre-release 1).png Jeb tweets image of new obsidian and diamond block textures.
July 20, 2017Block of Diamond (Texture Update pre-release 2).png Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated diamond block texture.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 57.
July 11, 2018Block of Diamond TextureUpdate Revision 1.png Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated diamond block texture.
1.1418w43aBlock of Diamond TextureUpdate Revision 1.png Changed the texture of blocks of diamonds.
?Block of Diamond TextureUpdate Revision 2 idk.png This texture was used under unknown circumstances.
18w47aBlock of Diamond.png Changed the texture of blocks of diamonds again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0Block of Diamond Revision 2.png Added blocks of diamonds.
0.2.0Block of Diamond Revision 3.png Texture slightly changed; was given less drastic dark gradients in the top-left and bottom-right corners.
0.16.0?Blocks of diamonds are now used to activate beacons.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Diamond blocks now can be found in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Block of Diamond.png Changed the texture of blocks of diamonds.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.00Patch 1Block of Diamond Revision 3.png Added blocks of diamonds.
TU19CU71.12Now can be used to construct beacon pyramids.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Block of Diamond.png Changed the texture of blocks of diamonds.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Block of Diamond Revision 3.png Added blocks of diamonds.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Block of Diamond" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • One block of diamond and one log is exactly enough to create an 80% set of diamond tools with one or no sticks left over, depending on if players use a sword or a hoe.