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

Diamond is a very rare, valuable mineral, 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 armor made from diamond are the most durable and the strongest in the game.

Sources

Diamonds can be obtained by mining Diamond Ore, which does not require smelting unless it is mined using a pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment on it, in which case it'll need to be Smelted on a Furnace/Blast Furnace. This ore usually generates underwater and at Y=12. Diamonds can also be found rarely as dungeon loot in Strongholds, Nether Fortresses, Desert Temples, End Cities, Jungle Temples, Village blacksmith chests, and in Abandoned Mineshafts.

One diamond can be collected from a block of diamond ore when it is mined with an iron (or diamond) pickaxe, unless a player is using a pickaxe with the Fortune Enchantment since it has a chance to make more than one diamond drop from the mined ore. Diamonds can be found in a variety of places, but they tend to generate near underground Lava, because each of these blocks generate in the same layer range.

Armorer, toolsmith, and weaponsmith Villagers will buy diamonds for Emeralds.

Crafting

Tools

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Weapons

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Armor

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Leggings
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Special Items

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Wood Planks
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Enchantment Table
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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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