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Damage figures are incorrect[edit]

The chart says that a wood and stone sword do the same damage (2 hearts). This is incorrect as a stone sword will kill a pig or cow in two hits, whereas a wood sword takes three. -- KarlF12 02:40, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

(Revision): You're right about the damage, so I'm changing it to match with the Weapons page. Also, I think that we should just move all the information about damage to the weapons page and put other information, such as durability and the blocks it can destroy quicker, on this page. LTK 70 14:50, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

(Regression): Hover images for the sword show incorrect dmg output. Is it possible that the old information reported above is still referenced by them? --AgentMilkshake1 (talk) 18:15, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Accounting for number of kills[edit]

I'm adding a row to account for the approximate number of mobs you can kill with the weapon (based on the durability divided by the hits per kill). I'm doing this to show that the amount of use you get out of each sword type increases exponentially as you move to better materials.

Not a stub[edit]

Is has a good amount of content. Why is it a stub? MrWii 23:48, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

It lacks trivia, interwiki, references, and is rather concise to be considered a full article. Darkid 01:06, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Sure! I've got one: The sword gives you the upper hand when battling pigs... Theres not much else to add, its a sword ffs not that hard to understand. --Tellan 20:17, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
I totally agree with MrWii and Tellan, this page should not be marked as a stub. Bigbauss 12:36, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Attacking while falling[edit]!/notch/status/75455902018310144

Does anyone know how this works, exactly? (Does a higher fall increase the damage? How high is this bonus?) Streak 02:17, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

In 1.8 pre-release, it seems to double damage. However, a diamond sword still can't kill an aggressive mob in one hit. FatherToast 13:41, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Its a bonus 50% --HexZyle 08:06, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Its a bonus 50% +1 --Atanar
the fall bounus happens when you atack as you hit the ground, this is called a critical hit and it doubles your damage at the least because i atacke a 20 health creeper with a critical hit and with a damage 10 diamond sword and killed it in 1 hit from Leopards2334 pc at 7:48 pm on october 17 2018


Cam anyone give a list of all the speeds for destroying special sword blocks like the lists on the other tools pages? Thanks. -- Assisstion 17:00, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Damage Nerf[edit]

See Talk:Weapons#Nerfed? --HexZyle 08:06, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Dirt, Logs, etc.[edit]

Do swords mine all non-stone blocks faster than by hand? Efficiency enchantments hacked onto swords affect every non-stone block I've tried (efficiency only speeds up stone for picks, wood for axes, etc.). FatherToast 18:15, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Swords do mine most blocks faster than by hand (including dirt and logs, but I think not including stone-type blocks), always using up two uses of the sword. When I updated the article to reflect that my changes were reverted, although when I did update it I hadn't realised there was no difference in stone blocks. -- Carralpha 09:01, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Critical hits[edit]

Looking trought source code for 1.0.0 i found two things: 1. code for critical damage boost:

               i += rand.nextInt(i / 2 + 2);

so actual critical damage can range from non-critical damage to currently listed critical damage.

2. potion effects applied before critical modificator and changes said "i". So potion of Strenght will increase possible critical modificator by 1 (with wooden or iron swords) or 2 (with stone or diamond). Potion of Strenght II wil increase it by 3. So diamond sword with PoS II can deal from ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ on critical hit. — MiiNiPaaT|C 12:05, 4 December 2011 (UTC)


I think that Notch should make a new item for Minecraft. That item: the shield! You see, the shield would do little damage, but would have a high defense level. So, Instead of blocking with just the weapon, you could block with the shield, which could also be crafted with the same materials as the normal tools: there would be a Wood shield, Stone shield, Iron shield, Gold shield, and Diamond shield! Plus, when made, you can use both the tools you have (including swords) and a shield at once! When confronting a Zombie, you can attack and block when needed! Can someone tell Notch about my idea?

Fawful117: I HAVE CHORTLES! 00:32, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

On main page there is links to: Minecraft forums, Get Satisfaction, Reddit. All of that places have section/completely devoted to suggestions/discussions. Wiki is place for documenting and discussion about already existing things. — MiiNiPaaT|C 12:27, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Critical Hits and Enchantments[edit]

Do Enchantments stack with critical hits aswell? EG: Diamond Sword with Smite 5 can crit up to 41? 17:07, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

"some blocks faster than any other tool"?[edit]

Is this statement still valid:

Swords can also destroy certain blocks more quickly than any other tool (such as cobwebs).

? 07:39, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes. See this table: Sword#Sword digging times. Currently it's only cobweb and melon. See also: Tools#Best tools and Digging#Blocks by hardness. --mgr 08:30, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
And in upcoming 1.14 Village and Pillage, Update, it should be noted they're like "machetes" vs. Bamboo. I.e. , best tool /weapon, instant breaking /clearing. 18:09, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Iron and Diamond are not renewable[edit]

The chart says that Iron Swords and Diamond Swords are renewable. A quick check with the renewable resources page confirms that that they are not renewable. 19:43, 30 May 2013 (UTC) 2:42 30 May 2013

Iron swords: rare drop from Zombies. Diamond swords: Trading. That makes them renewable. --GreenStone (0x54; 0x43) 19:48, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

data values[edit]

what about the data values of the swords –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:14, 4 June 2013‎(UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

What about them? They're all in the infobox on the page. -- Orthotope talk 18:36, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Collecting Cobwebs[edit]

Would it be worth it to note that a silk touch sword can collect spider webs, instead of producing string when you destroy it? Since you can only obtain one in in creative or with commands it has little point, but it might be useful for some map makers. KnightMiner (talk) 03:28, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Anything enchanted with Silk Touch can collect cobwebs. Kanegasi C 09:05, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Only the "proper" tool works, try using a silk touch pick or a silk touch potato to collect cobwebs and it does not work, but silk touch shears or silk touch sword works. KnightMiner (talk) 13:37, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
I actually tried it with a wooden sword, wooden pick, shears, and a potato. I stand corrected. Kanegasi C 06:52, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

How far can I sword reach? reach hacks?[edit]

I'm having an argument with a friend of weather this is reach or not, count the block in between me and the other player. Anyone else think thats reach? I even have the video _ -- 22:48, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Infobox attack damage wrong[edit]

The hovers over the items in the infobox doesn't match the data in the Damage section
Infobox damage: 4, 7, 5, 4, 6
Damage section: 4, 4, 5, 6, 7
Buckosoft (talk) 17:28, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Should Netherite sword have its own page?[edit]

I have an idea. Right now all the swords are in one wiki page, but netherite sword is so different form others, so wouldn't it ne smarter to give it its own page? --Jdfrg (talk) 08:34, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

I fail to see anything that is so special about it to makes it stand out enough. Lê Duy Quang (Make some words | Contributions) at 9h02:50 – 5 | 27/2/2020 (UTC)
Explain what is so different about it? - User-12316399 (talk) 09:03, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

Inaccuracies in the "Taking Inventory: Sword" article by Duncan Geere[edit]

This article by Duncan Geere (and others of his) contains inaccuracies. It is currently quoted at the top of the Sword page's History section, and it claims that the Sword was added in January 2010. That is not correct. The Sword was actually first added in the 31 December 2009 Indev release, which Notch announced on his blog. This Sword page should be updated in some way to no longer suggest that the Sword was first added in January 2010 (specifically in the quote at the top of the page's History section). Vistabuntu (talk) 21:30, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure the wiki came to a consensus to just delete quotes from the tops of pages entirely, but I can't remember exactly where. - User-12316399 (talk) 21:47, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
I've removed the quote and looks like others have updated the actual history section. And yes I recall such a discussion as well, although I can't seem to find it.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 22:35, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Inaccurate breaking times table[edit]

I noticed that, when compared to the breaking times of each of the blocks in the articles about those blocks themselves, some of the breaking times are inaccurate. However, I don't know how to change these myself, as the table seems to be pulling these values automatically from somewhere else.

As a side note, some of the preferred (most optimal) tools to break certain blocks also need to be updated on this page, as hoes have become that tool for some blocks, such as hay bales. Milo359 (talk) 18:55, 3 August 2020 (UTC)