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Instant mining is a game mechanic in which 1 block can be broken per game tick without the delay of 310 of a second (6 ticks). Below are listed the tool tier and the Efficiency and Haste levels necessary to instant-mine a block.

## Without commands

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Tool Efficiency enchantment level
Haste level
Blocks instantly mined Calculation
Diamond Pickaxe Efficiency V
Haste II
(8 + 26)× (1 + 0.4) = 47.6 which is greater than 1.5 × 30 = 45
Efficiency V
Haste I
(8 + 26)× (1 + 0.2) = 40.8 which is greater than 1.25 × 30 = 37.5
Efficiency III
Haste II
(8 + 10)× (1 + 0.4) = 25.2 which is greater than 0.8 × 30 = 24
Efficiency V 8 + 26 = 34 which is greater than 1 × 30 = 30
Efficiency IV 8 + 17 = 25 which is greater than 0.8 × 30 = 24
Efficiency III
Haste I
(8 + 10)× (1 + 0.2) = 21.6 which is greater than 0.6 × 30 = 18
Efficiency II
Haste I
or Efficiency III
(8 + 5)× (1 + 0.2) = 15.6 which is greater than 0.5 × 30 = 15
Efficiency II 8 + 5 = 13 which is greater than 0.4 × 30 = 12
Golden Pickaxe Efficiency V
Haste I
(12 + 26)x (1 + 0.2) = 45.6 which is greater than 1.5 × 30 = 45
Efficiency V 12 + 26 = 38 which is greater than 1.25 × 30 = 37.5
Efficiency II 12 + 5 = 17 which is greater than 0.5 × 30 = 15
None 12 exactly equals to 0.4 × 30 = 12
Diamond Axe Efficiency V
Haste II
(8 + 26)× (1 + 0.4) = 47.6 which is greater than 1.5 × 30 = 45
Efficiency V 8 + 26 = 34 which is greater than 1 × 30 = 30
Efficiency IV 8 + 17 = 25 which is greater than 0.8 × 30 = 24 and
0.6 × 30 = 18
Efficiency III 8 + 10 = 18 which is greater than 0.5 × 30 = 15
Efficiency II 8 + 10 = 18 which is greater than 0.5 × 30 = 15
Efficiency I 8 + 2 = 10 which is greater than 0.3 × 30 = 9
Iron Axe None 6 exactly equals to 0.2 × 30 = 6
Stone Axe None 4 is greater than 0.1 × 30 = 3
Diamond Shovel Efficiency IV 8 + 17 = 25 which is greater than 0.65 × 30 = 19.5 and
0.6 × 30 = 18
Efficiency III 8 + 10 = 18 which is greater than 0.5 × 30 = 15
None 8 is greater than 0.25 × 30 = 7.5
Iron Shovel None 6 exactly equals to 0.2 × 30 = 6
Stone Shovel None 4 is greater than 0.1 × 30 = 3
Diamond Hoe Efficiency V
Haste II
(8 + 26)× (1 + 0.4) = 47.6 which is greater than 1.5 × 30 = 45
Efficiency V 8 + 26 = 34 which is greater than 1 × 30 = 30
Efficiency IV 8 + 17 = 25 which is greater than 0.6 × 30 = 18
Efficiency III 8 + 10 = 18 which is greater than 0.5 × 30 = 15
Iron Hoe None 6 exactly equals to 0.2 × 30 = 6
Stone Hoe None 4 is greater than 0.1 × 30 = 3
Sword None hard-coded
Shears Efficiency V 5 + 26 = 31 which is greater than 0.8 × 30 = 24
Efficiency II 1.5 + 5 = 6.5 which is greater than 0.2 × 30 = 6
None 15 is greater than 0.2 × 30 = 6
(none) None All blocks have the hardness value of 0, hence 0 × 30 = 0, and 1 is greater than 0, meaning that all blocks can be broken instantly regardless of enchantments, status effects, and breaking damage penalties.

## With the help of commands

Using commands, much higher levels of haste may be applied. Using these (or other mods that allow higher levels), the following blocks are instant-breakable.

Tool used, Efficiency Enchantment level and Haste Level Blocks instantly mined Calculation
Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste III

Concrete (8 + 26)× (1 + 0.6) = 54.4 which is greater than 1.8 × 30 = 54
Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste IV

(8 + 26)× (1 + 0.8) = 61.2 which is greater than 2 × 30 = 60
Diamond Axe

Efficiency V

Haste IV

(8 + 26)× (1 + 0.8) = 61.2 which is greater than 2 × 30 = 60
Netherite Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste VI

(9 + 26)× (1 + 1.2) = 77 which is greater than 2.5 × 30 = 75
Netherite Axe

Efficiency V

Haste VI

(9 + 26)× (1 + 1.2) = 77 which is greater than 2.5 × 30 = 75
Netherite Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste VII

Blue Ice (9 + 26)× (1 + 1.4) = 84 which is equal to 2.8 × 30 = 84
Netherite Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste VIII

(9 + 26)× (1 + 1.6) = 91 which is greater than 3 × 30 = 90
Netherite Hoe

Efficiency V

Haste VIII

(9 + 26)× (1 + 1.6) = 91 which is greater than 3 × 30 = 90
Netherite Axe

Efficiency V

Haste VIII

(9 + 26)× (1 + 1.6) = 91 which is greater than 3 × 30 = 90
Netherite Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste X

(9 + 26)× (1 + 2) = 105 which is equal to 3.5 × 30 = 105
Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste XV[1]

All Deepslate Ores (8 + 26)× (1 + 3) = 136 which is greater than 4.5 × 30 = 135
Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste XVIII[2]

(8 + 26)× (1 + 3.6) = 156.4 which is greater than 5 × 30 = 150
Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste XCV[3]

Ender Chest (8 + 26)× (1 + 19) = 680 which is greater than 22.5 × 30 = 675
Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency VI

Haste XCV[4]

Ancient Debris (8 + 37)× (1 + 19) = 900 which is equal to 30 × 30 = 900
Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency VII

Haste CXXV[5]

(8 + 50)× (1 + 25) = 1508 which is greater than 50 × 30 = 1500
1. 15.
2. 18.
3. 95.
4. 95.
5. 125.

## Blocks unaffected by Efficiency

These blocks don't have an assigned tool. However, with commands, they can be instantly broken with the right level of haste. Note that the maximum level of haste is 127, but can be increased with the help of mods.

## History

Java Edition
1.3.112w18aThe 6-tick (310 second) delay between block breaking is now removed if a block takes 1 tick or less to break in Survival. The player can now instantly mine a large amount of blocks in Survival simply by holding destroy if conditions are met.
Before this version, blocks that can be instantly mined do break instantly, but the 6-tick delay between block breaking still exists.
12w24aWhile holding a block-breaking tool, break a block that can be instantly mined by hand no longer reduces the tool's durability.
1.4.212w32aWith the addition of beacons, the haste status effect can be legitimately accessed in survival, which enables the instant mining of stone using a diamond pickaxe enchanted with Efficiency V, making the acquisition of resources and clearing out a large area/volume much easier.