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For other diamond-related objects found in Minecraft, see Diamond (disambiguation).

Diamonds are very rare, valuable minerals, found in caverns and chests, used to craft Tools, Armor, Enchantment Tables, Jukeboxes, and Blocks of Diamond. Diamonds, like Creepers, have become iconic to Minecraft and are considered one of the most valuable items in the game, due to their rarity and usefulness as a hard crafting material. Tools and armour made from diamond are the most durable and the strongest in the game.

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Mining

Diamond Ore drops a single diamond if mined with an unenhanced diamond or iron pickaxe. Amount of diamonds dropped increases by one extra diamond per fortune level. The ore is always found in layers 16 or lower, most commonly between 5 and 12. It is advised to look for diamonds in layer 11, since it's right above the lava pools.

Natural generation

Diamonds can be found in Shipwreck treasure chests, Stronghold altar chests, Village toolsmith and weaponsmith chests, Nether Fortress chests, Jungle Temple chests, Desert Temple chests, chest minecarts in Abandoned Mineshafts, Buried Treasure chests, and in End City chests. They're rare loot in all chests except Buried Treasure chests.

In Bedrock Edition, they can be found in Stronghold altar chests, Jungle Temple chests and Buried Treasure chests. Again, they're rare loot in all chests except Buried Treasure chests.

Crafting

Tools

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Weapons

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Armour

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Leggings
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Boots
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Special Items

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Wood Planks
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Enchantment Table
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Obsidian
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Trivia

  • In the source code for Minecraft's Indev stage, diamonds were titled "emerald". When Emerald itself was added to Minecraft, the name was changed to "diamond".
  • Endermen used to drop diamonds in the earlier versions of Minecraft.
  • Gold tools mine faster than diamond tools. However, the latter can mine a bigger variety of blocks, and last considerably longer.
  • Diamond is the third hardest mineral in Minecraft, and the second-rarest (the rarest mineral being emerald since it can only be found in the Extreme Hills Biomes).
  • Despite diamond itself being non-renewable, many diamond tools are renewable, because they are obtainable through villager trading.
  • During Minecraft's Indev stage, diamond tools were very weak.
    • Also, in earlier versions of the Indev stage, most diamonds could be found on the upper cave systems, rather than lower cave systems.

Gallery

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