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Tiers refer to the different levels and materials of tools and weapons.
There are currently six tiers in the game: wood, stone, iron, diamond, netherite, and gold. The tier of an item determines its mining level, durability, mining speed multiplier, damage multiplier, enchantability, and repair item .
|Tier name||Mining level||Durability||Mining speed multiplier||Damage bonus[a]||Enchantability||Repair item|
- The damage bonus is added to the base attack damage of 1. Most tiered items further modify their attack damage value.
Other mechanics in the game use these tiers for various purposes.
- Ancient debris, blocks of netherite, crying obsidian, obsidian, respawn anchors require a pickaxe to have a mining level of 3 or better.
- Blocks of diamond, diamond ore, blocks of emerald, emerald ore, blocks of gold, gold ore, and redstone ore require a pickaxe to have a mining level of 2 or better.
- Blocks of iron, iron ore, lapis lazuli blocks, and lapis lazuli ore require a pickaxe to have a mining level of 1 or better.
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|Java Edition Indev|
|0.31||20100201-2||Tier system for wooden, stone, iron, diamond, and gold tools added. Before this update, blocks and ores can be broken by hand.|
|1.16||20w06a||Netherite tools added to tier system.|