Instant mining

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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[edit]

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
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 IV 8 + 17 = 25 which is greater than 0.8 × 30 = 24
Efficiency III
Haste II
(8 + 10)×(1 + 0.4) = 25.2 which is greater than 0.8 × 30 = 24
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) = 45.6 which is greater than 1.5 × 30 = 45
Efficiency II 12 + 5 = 17 which is greater than 0.5 × 30 = 15
None 12 exactly equals to 0.4 × 30 = 12
Golden Axe 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
Haste I
(8 + 17)×(1 + 0.4) = 35 which is greater than 1 × 30 = 30
Efficiency IV 8 + 17 = 25 which is greater than 0.8 × 30 = 24
Efficiency III 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
Efficiency V 6 + 26 = 32 which is greater than 1 × 30 = 30
Netherite Shovel Efficiency III 9 + 10 = 19 which is greater than 0.6 × 30 = 18
Diamond Shovel Efficiency III 8 + 10 = 18 which is greater than 0.5 × 30 = 15
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
Netherite Hoe Efficiency III 9 + 10 = 19 which is greater than 0.6 × 30 = 18
Diamond Hoe Efficiency III 8 + 10 = 18 which is greater than 0.5 × 30 = 15
Stone Hoe Efficiency V 4 + 26 = 30 which exactly equals to 1 × 30 = 30
Iron Hoe None 6 exactly equals to 0.2 × 30 = 6
Sword None
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Shears Efficiency IV
Haste I
(5 + 17)×(1 + 0.2) = 26.4 which is greater than 0.8 × 30 = 24
None 15 is greater than 0.2 × 30 = 6
Hand None 1 is greater than 0 × 30 = 0

With the help of commands[edit]

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.

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
Tool used, Efficiency Enchantment level and Haste Level Blocks instantly mined
Golden Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste III

Concrete
Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste IV

Netherite Axe

Efficiency V

Haste IV

Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste VII

Diamond Axe

Efficiency V

Haste VII

Netherite Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste VII

Netherite Axe

Efficiency V

Haste VII

Netherite Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste IX

Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste XVIII[1]

Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency V

Haste XCV[2]

Ender Chest
Diamond Pickaxe

Efficiency VII

Haste CXXVII[3]

  1. 18.
  2. 95.
  3. 127.

Blocks unaffected by Haste[edit]

Unbreakable
Unaffected by Haste

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.3.112w18aThe 310 second (6 ticks) delay between block breaking has been removed for players in survival. The player can now rapidly mine blocks in survival simply by holding destroy if conditions are met.
Before this version, blocks that can be instantly mined do break instantly, but delay between block breaking still exists.
12w24aWhile holding a block-breaking tool, breaking 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.

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