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Efficiency is an enchantment that increases the speed the player mines.


Efficiency V is available only when using an anvil for diamond and stone tools. Wooden, golden and iron tools can get Efficiency V by enchanting.


The proper tool for a block must be used in order to receive the speed benefit; the enchantment has no effect if the block is mined with the incorrect tool. See Breaking § Speed for details on mining speed.

The speed increase applies to all blocks that drop an item when mined.

Efficiency applied to an axe will increase the chance that the axe may stun a shield, with the base chance being 25% and a 5% increase for each level of efficiency.‌[Java Edition only]


Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Added Efficiency.
1.4.612w50aEfficiency has now been nerfed slightly, so that enchanted tools that do not match the block the player is breaking no longer work as quickly as before (e.g., Efficiency V pickaxes no longer instantly break dirt or logs).
1.5?Efficiency is now useless when using tools on the wrong block types as they now break the block at the same rate as the player's bare fists.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Added Efficiency.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Added Efficiency.

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