One of the most sought-after materials in Minecraft is Diamond, thanks to its high versatility in crafting. It is the second strongest resource in the game, behind Obsidian, but for gameplay purposes, Diamonds are the best a player can craft with. As with any other rare block, diamonds are extremely difficult to find in any world. However, we do have a few ways to ensure that you are able to find diamonds on any mining expeditions.
What levels are Diamonds found in?
The question any player wonders when attempting to find diamonds is what level they are found in the most. Minecraft is set up with different levels, which increase by one every time you go down a block.
You will want to be searching in the 5-12 level range for diamonds. This is where they are most commonly found, although you can also find them at level 16 and beyond. Of course, there are many ways to search every level, with each one a little different from the last.
Tunneling around the world at each level from 5-12 is, of course, the most common method. Eventually, you will come across some Diamond veins with this method, but you’ll need tons of torches. You will also need to be wary of the lava that exists from level 11 and beyond.
Another effective, yet less popular, method of mining for diamonds is exploring caves. You can find caves throughout any world, yet hold some dangerous enemies in monsters. However, caves are already pre-mined to an extent so it will save you resources.
How to mine the Diamonds
You will need an Iron Pickaxe or stronger once you find a diamond ore vein to receive any Diamonds. It is recommended you use Iron since it doesn’t use up a ton of costly materials. However, if you want to take it a step further, you can use the Fortune III Enchantment to enchant your pickaxe, which can double or triple your Diamond intake.
If you do manage to find a good amount of diamonds, then you are all set to start crafting armor, weapons, and other useful tools for your Minecraft adventure. If you do want a full diamond set, which includes tools and armor, you will need to obtain 35 diamonds.