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|“|| Diamonds are a miner’s best friend, a blue gleam in the darkness that you can use to craft the best stuff. The best stuff. Pickaxes that can hack through obsidian, swords that can hack through wither skeletons, armour that can withstand the force of 1000 spiders. Diamond is the best!
Or is it?
Diamonds are one of the rarest materials in Minecraft.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Mining[edit | edit source]
- See also: Tutorials/Diamonds
Diamond ore mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe will drop a single diamond. If the pickaxe is enchanted with Fortune, it can drop an extra diamond per level of Fortune, allowing for a maximum of 4 with Fortune III. If the ore is mined using a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch, it will drop itself rather than a diamond.
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
Diamonds can be found in 19.2% of nether fortress chests, 6.3% of desert temple chests, 16.3% of village blacksmith chests, 15.5% of jungle temple chests, and 7.4% of stronghold altar chests, all in stacks of 1–3; in 10.5% of chest minecarts in abandoned mineshafts in stacks of 1–2; and in 21.5% of End city chests in stacks of 2–7.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
|Block of Diamond|
Smelting[edit | edit source]
|Diamond Ore +
Usage[edit | edit source]
Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]
|Block of Diamond||Diamond|
|Diamond Axe||Diamond +
|Diamond Hoe||Diamond +
|Diamond Pickaxe||Diamond +
|Diamond Shovel||Diamond +
|Diamond Sword||Diamond +
|Enchantment Table||Book +
|Firework Star||Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Gold Nugget or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
|Up to eight dyes can be added.|
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
|Jukebox||Any Wood Planks +
Trading[edit | edit source]
Villager armorers, tool smiths and weapon smiths buy 3-4 diamonds for one emerald as part of their third tier trades.
Repairing[edit | edit source]
Achievements[edit | edit source]
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
||DIAMONDS!||Acquire diamonds with your iron tools||Pick up a diamond from the ground.||Yes||PS3||Yes||Wii U, Switch||20G||Gold|
||Enchanter||Use a book, obsidian and diamonds to construct an enchantment table||Pick up an enchantment table from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Silver|
||Diamonds to you!||Throw diamonds at another player||Drop a diamond. Another player or a mob must then pick up this diamond.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Wii U, Switch||15G||Bronze|
Advancements[edit | edit source]
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Diamonds!||Acquire diamonds||Isn't It Iron Pick||Get a diamond in your inventory.|
|Cover Me With Diamonds||Diamond armor saves lives||Diamonds!||Get any type of diamond armor in your inventory.|
|Enchanter||Enchant an item at an Enchanting Table||Diamonds!||—|
|Serious Dedication||Completely use up a diamond hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices||A Seedy Place||Use up the final bit of durability on a diamond hoe, so that it breaks.|
Easter Egg: The 'Cover Me With Diamonds' advancement is coded as 'shiny_gear'.
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|0.31||January 29, 2010||Added diamonds. Initially, they were referred to as emeralds.|
|Diamond can be used to craft diamond blocks and diamond swords, shovels, pickaxes and axes.|
|January 30, 2010||Emeralds from the previous version are now referred to as diamonds.|
|February 6, 2010||Diamonds are now used to craft diamond hoes.|
|February 18, 2010||Diamonds are now used to craft diamond helmets, chestplates, leggings and boots.|
|1.0.14||Diamonds are now used to craft jukeboxes.|
|1.8||pre1||Now found in the new mineshaft chests.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre2||Diamond ore could still be smelted into diamond gems, even though there was no silk touch or any way to pick up the ore without mods.|
|Beta 1.9-pre3||Diamonds are now used to craft enchantment tables.|
|Now found in the new stronghold altar chests.|
|1.1||Now found in village blacksmith chests.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Diamonds could at this time be traded to blacksmith villagers in quantities of 3–5 for 1 emerald.|
|Added desert temples, with a hidden chest room and loot containing diamonds.|
|12w21b||Diamond was changed in the game code from emerald to diamond, due to actual emeralds being added. Diamond's original name during Indev, as stated above, was emerald in the code, and was kept this way until this snapshot.|
|12w22a||Added jungle temples, which contain loot chests with diamonds.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Diamonds can be used to craft a firework star with a trail.|
|1.6.1||13w18a||Now found in the new nether fortress chests.|
|1.8||14w02a||Diamonds now can be traded to any black apron villager in quantities of 3–4 for 1 emerald, as their tier III trade.|
|1.9||15w31a||Diamond is now added to end city chests.|
|15w43a||Slightly decreased average yield in nether fortress chests.|
|15w44a||Decreased average yield in desert temple and mineshaft chests.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.3.2||Diamonds can now be collected and used to craft blocks of diamond and diamond axes, pickaxes, swords and shovels.|
|0.4.0||Diamonds are now used to craft diamond hoes.|
|0.5.0||Diamonds are now used to craft nether reactor cores.|
|0.6.0||Diamonds are now used to craft diamond armor.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Diamonds are now used to craft enchanting tables.|
|Diamonds are no longer used to craft nether reactor cores and are instead dropped by it.|
|Diamonds generate in Nether Fortress chests.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Diamonds have a chance to generate in Desert Temple chest.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Now found in minecart with Chest in abandoned mineshafts.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Diamonds can be found in jungle temple chest.|
|1.0||build 1||Diamonds can be found in altar chests in strongholds, dungeon chests and end city chests.|
|build 3||Diamonds now can be found in blacksmith chests in villages.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added diamonds.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Diamond” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In real life, diamond is very fragile in certain directions, so it is not a good material for suits of armor. They are, however, commonly used for industrial purposes, generally as diamond-tipped drill bits and saw blades. They are usually used for cutting stone and other hard materials.