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Breaking sponges slightly faster[edit]

After testing breaking dry sponges by hand, d. pickaxes(E:4), d. axes (no efficiency mod), d. shovels (E:5), iron shears (no mod), and a d. sword (sharpness 4 if it matters), I can say for sure that the diamond sword breaks the block faster than all other methods by maybe 25-30%. I haven't captured footage and examined it frame-by-frame to see the exact speed, but sword is definitely faster if you need to harvest sponges faster, at least if they're dry. I tested this by lining them up in the Nether. --XCryocide (talk) 13:52, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

You could test it more easily in Creative mode in a flat world, giving yourself an array of unenchanted implements and a big row of wet and dry sponges, then switch to Peaceful survival and test. ~ Amatulic (talk) 18:47, 24 February 2020 (UTC)