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Block of Diamond

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Block of Diamond
Block of Diamond JE6 BE3.png
Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

6

Hardness

5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

A block of diamond is a precious mineral block.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Blocks of diamond can be mined with an iron pickaxe or better.

Block Block of Diamond
Hardness 5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 25
Wooden 12.5
Stone 6.25
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Netherite 0.85
Golden 2.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[edit]

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

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diamond

Usage[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, blocks of netherite, and blocks of emerald.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diamond Block of Diamond

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.metal.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.01.216
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.metal.fallNone[sound 1]0.51.2516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.metal.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.7516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.metal.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.01.216
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.metal.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.516

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?Breaking the blockdig.metal? 1.2
?Falling on the block with fall damagefall.metal? ?
?Mining the blockhit.metal? 0.75
?Jumping from the blockjump.metal? ?
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.metal? ?
?Walking on the blockstep.metal? ?
?Placing the blockuse.metal? 1.2

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Block of Diamonddiamond_block block.minecraft.diamond_block

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Block of Diamonddiamond_block 57tile.diamond_block.name

History[edit]

Java Edition Indev
0.3120100129Block of Diamond JE1.png Added blocks of diamond. Initially, they were referred to as "emerald blocks".
20100130Emerald blocks from the previous version are now referred to as diamond blocks.
Diamond blocks are now more expensive, requiring 9 diamonds (3×3) instead of 4 (2×2).
Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0?Block of Diamond JE2 BE1.png The texture application of diamond blocks has changed.
Java Edition Beta
1.2The side and bottom textures of blocks of diamonds have now been removed from terrain.png.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Block of Diamond JE3 BE2.png The texture of diamond blocks is slightly changed. The texture has been given less drastic dark gradients in the top-left and bottom-right corners.
1.4.212w32aDiamond blocks can now be used to activate a beacon.
1.1116w39aDiamond blocks can now 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 JE4.png Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated diamond block texture.
1.1418w43aBlock of Diamond JE4.png The texture of blocks of diamonds has changed.
?Block of Diamond JE5.png The texture of blocks of diamonds has changed.
18w47aBlock of Diamond JE6 BE3.png The texture of blocks of diamonds has changed, once again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0Block of Diamond JE2 BE1.png Added blocks of diamonds.
0.2.0Block of Diamond JE3 BE2.png The texture of diamond blocks has slightly changed. The texture has 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 can now be found in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Block of Diamond JE6 BE3.png The texture of blocks of diamonds has changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.00Patch 11.0.1Block of Diamond JE3 BE2.png Added blocks of diamonds.
TU19CU71.12Blocks of diamonds can now be used to construct beacon pyramids.
1.90Block of Diamond JE6 BE3.png The texture of blocks of diamonds has changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Block of Diamond JE3 BE2.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 4 diamond tools with one or no sticks left over, depending on if players use a sword or a hoe.
  • The block of diamond has the same texture as the block of gold, but tinted blue, even after the Texture Update.