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Tiers refer to the different levels and materials of tools and weapons.


There are currently five (six ‌in Java Edition 1.16 and Bedrock Edition 1.16.0) tiers in the game: wood, stone, iron, diamond, and gold. The netherite tier is introduced ‌In Java Edition 1.16 and Bedrock Edition 1.16.0. The tier of an item determines its mining level, durability, mining speed multiplier, damage multiplier, enchantability, and repair items.

Tier Name Mining Level Durability Mining Speed Multiplier Damage Bonus[n 1] Enchantability Repair Item
Wood 0 59 2 0 15 Planks
Stone 1 131 4 1 5 Cobblestone
Iron 2 250 6 2 14 Iron Ingot
Diamond 3 1561 8 3 10 Diamond
Netherite‌[upcoming: JE 1.16 & BE 1.16.0] 4 2031 9 4 15 Netherite Ingot
Gold 0 32 12 0 22 Gold Ingot
  1. The damage bonus is added to the base attack damage of 1. Most tiered items further modify their attack damage value.

Affected Items[edit]

Axes, hoes, pickaxes, shovels, and swords all use tiers.

Other mechanics[edit]

Other mechanics in the game use these tiers for various purposes.


This section needs more information.
Information requested: When the tiers were added.

See Also[edit]