Instant mining

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Instant mining is a game mechanic allowing to break 1 block per game tick without the delay of 14 of a second. Below are listed the tool tier and the Efficiency and Haste levels necessary to instant-mine a block.

Without commands[edit]

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Tool Enchantments
Haste level
Blocks instantly mined
Diamond Pickaxe Efficiency V
Haste II
Efficiency V
Haste I
Efficiency IV
Efficiency III
Haste II
Efficiency III
Efficiency II
Haste I
Efficiency II
Golden Axe None
Diamond Axe Efficiency V
Haste II
Efficiency V
Efficiency IV
Haste I
Efficiency IV
Efficiency III
Efficiency I
Iron Axe None
Efficiency V
Netherite Shovel Efficiency III
Diamond Shovel Efficiency III
Iron Shovel None
Stone Shovel None
Netherite Hoe Efficiency III
Diamond Hoe Efficiency III
Stone Hoe Efficiency V
Iron Hoe None
Sword None
Shears Efficiency V
None
Hand None

With the help of commands[edit]

Using commands, much higher levels of haste may be applied. Using these (or other mods that allow higher levels), the following blocks are instant-breakable.

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Efficiency Enchantment/Haste Level Blocks instant mined
Golden Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste III

Concrete
Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste IV

Netherite Axe

Efficiency V

Haste IV

Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste VII

Diamond Axe

Efficiency V

Haste VII

Netherite Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste VII

Netherite Axe

Efficiency V

Haste VII

Netherite Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste IX

Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste XVIII[1]

Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste XCV[2]

Ender Chest
Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency VII

Haste CXXVII[3]

  1. 18.
  2. 95.
  3. 127.

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.3.112w18aThe 1⁄4 second (5 tick) delay between block breaking has been removed for players in survival. The player can now rapidly mine blocks in survival simply by holding destroy if conditions are met.
Before this version, blocks that can be instantly mined do break instantly, but delay between block breaking still exists.
12w24aWhile holding a block-breaking tool, breaking a block that can be instantly mined by hand no longer reduces the tool's durability.
1.4.212w32aWith the addition of beacons, the haste status effect can be legitimately accessed in survival, which enables the instant mining of stone using a diamond pickaxe enchanted with Efficiency V, making the acquisition of resources and clearing out a large area/volume much easier.

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