A diamond pickaxe is the second strongest pickaxe in Minecraft, it allows you to mine literally any block in the game. And today we will guide you on how to make a diamond pickaxe in Minecraft.
Create a diamond pickaxe in Minecraft
# 1 Collect 2 sticks
Stick is the essential element in Minecraft that plays an important role in many crafting recipes. To make a stick, you will need 2 wooden planks of any type of wood. Then put them on top of each other in 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 only give you 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. Cracking leaves or dead bushes also have a small chance of dropping 0-2 sticks. You can also fight witches for 0-6 sticks (and up to 15 sticks per witch if you have a Pillage III spell).
Finally, you can find 1 to 12 sticks in the bonus chest (which can be found in the spawn location if you enable the bonus chest option when creating a new world). And even the chests in the village facility have a pretty high chance of holding 1-3 sticks!
# 2 Get 3 diamonds
Diamonds are known for their rarity, multiple uses and the luster of water in dark caves. You can get diamonds in Minecraft in 3 ways:
Break up the diamond minerals
After the Minecraft 1.18 update, the chance of finding diamond minerals has been reduced as diamond minerals are rarely exposed to the surface. The best Y level for finding diamond minerals is -59 or -58. So the deeper you go, the more diamonds you can find!
You can use a pickaxe with the Fortune spell for extra diamonds for diamond ore. Normally, each diamond mineral only releases 1 diamond. Note: this amount is increased by 1 for each level of Luck.
Find the diamonds in the chests
You can also find diamonds in chests located in many structures such as mining pits, remains of ramparts, buried treasures, desert temples, final cities, jungle temples, fortresses of the underworld, strongholds, villages and shipwrecks.
For fast diamonds, it is best to look for buried treasure as they have a roughly 60% chance of containing 1-2 diamonds. While the most efficient way is to wander The End, End city. Each chest in the city of End has a pretty low chance (21.2%) but usually spawns with 2-7 diamonds.
Creation from a block of diamond
If you or your friends have any spare diamond blocks, you can place them in the crafting grid to get 9 diamonds.
# 3 Make a diamond pickaxe
When you have 2 sticks and 3 diamonds, right click on a work table and put 3 diamonds in the top row, then put 2 sticks in the middle column to make a diamond pickaxe.
If you don’t want to use diamonds to craft a diamond pickaxe, try looking for spawned chests in the final cities or remnants of ramparts. They have a 13.3% and 6.7-13.6% chance of holding 1 Enchanted Pickaxe.
Additionally, you can exchange 13-35 Emeralds with the Villager Master Blacksmith for 1 Enchanted Pickaxe.
Congratulations! Now you can go and mine the ancient debris to further upgrade your pickaxe!
How do you turn an iron pickaxe into a diamond pickaxe?
You can’t 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 you mine diamonds with gold?
You can mine diamond minerals only with iron, diamond, or a netherite pickaxe. While you can mine diamond minerals with a gold pickaxe, it won’t drop anything.
How to grow diamond picks?
There is no official way to farm diamond picks in Minecraft. But as some resources are renewable, you can easily trade diamond pickaxes with the blacksmith villager. This method requires you to manually trade, so it may not be the best idea.