How can I create a diamond pickaxe in Minecraft?

How can I create a diamond pickaxe in Minecraft?
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How can I create a diamond pickaxe in Minecraft?

A diamond pickaxe is the second strongest pickaxe in Minecraft, it allows you to literally mine any block in the game. And today, we will guide you on how to craft a diamond pickaxe in minecraft.

Making a diamond pickaxe in Minecraft

#1 Pick up 2 sticks

Stick is the essential item in Minecraft that plays an important role in many crafting recipes. To craft a stick, you will need 2 wooden planks of any type of wood. Then place them on top of each other on the crafting grid to get 4 sticks.

Bamboo is another material for making sticks, but they are not very efficient compared to planks. Two bamboos will give you only 1 stick.

There are many other ways to get sticks naturally. For example, you can go fishing with a 0.2-0.5% chance of getting a stick. Broken leaves or dead bushes also have a small chance to drop 0-2 sticks. You can also fight witches for 0-6 suits (and up to 15 suits per witch if you have a Looting III enchantment).

Finally, you can find 1-12 suits in the bonus chest (which can be found at the spawn location if you enable the bonus chest option when creating a new world). And the chests in the village structure also have a pretty high chance of containing 1-3 sticks!

#2 Get 3 Diamonds

Diamonds are known for their rarity, multiple uses, and the sparkle of water in dark caves. You can get diamonds in Minecraft in 3 ways:

breaking diamond minerals

After the Minecraft 1.18 update, the chance of finding diamond ores has been reduced as diamond ores are rarely exposed to the surface. The best Y layer to find diamond ores is -59 or -58. So the deeper you go, the more diamonds you can find!

You can use a pickaxe with the Fortune enchantment to get additional diamonds per diamond ore. Normally each diamond ore only drops 1 diamond. Note: this amount increases by 1 for each level of Fortune.

Find diamonds in chests

You can also find diamonds in chests located in many structures, such as mine shafts, bastion remains, buried treasure, desert temples, end cities, jungle temples, nether fortresses, fortresses, towns, and shipwrecks.

For quick diamonds, it’s best to search for buried treasure, as they have a ~60% chance of containing 1 or 2 diamonds. While the most efficient way is to go through The End, End city. Each chest in the final city has a fairly low chance (21.2%), but they usually spawn with 2-7 diamonds.

Crafting from a block of diamonds

If you or your friends have spare diamond blocks, you can place them on the crafting grid to get 9 diamonds.

#3 Create a diamond pickaxe

When you have 2 sticks and 3 diamonds, right-click on a crafting table and place 3 diamonds on the top row, then place 2 sticks on the middle column to craft a diamond pickaxe.

If you don’t want to use diamonds to craft a diamond pickaxe, try looking for spawned chests in end cities or stronghold wreckage. They have a 13.3% chance and a 6.7-13.6% chance to contain 1 enchanted pickaxe.

In addition, you can exchange between 13 and 35 emeralds with the master blacksmith villager for 1 enchanted pickaxe.

Congratulations! Now you can go and mine the ancient debris to further upgrade your pickaxe!

Frequent questions

How to turn an iron pickaxe into a diamond pickaxe?

You cannot turn an iron pickaxe into a diamond pickaxe in Minecraft. The only solution here is to create a new one. Also, you can only upgrade your diamond pickaxe to a netherite pickaxe by using a netherite ingot.

Can diamonds be mined with gold?

You can only mine diamond ores with iron, diamond, or a netherite pickaxe. Although you can mine diamond ores with a golden pickaxe, it won’t drop anything.

How do you farm diamond pickaxes?

There is no official way to farm diamond pickaxes in Minecraft. But since some resources are renewable, you can easily trade diamond pickaxes with the blacksmith villager. This method requires you to trade manually, so it may not be the best idea.

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