Diamond edge tools

I wanted to add another tier of tools/weapons (beyond iron) to the game for a long time, but I could not decide what kind of tools it should be. I though about bronze, steel or titanium but they all had problems. Bronze would require adding tin, which is uninteresting on its own and looks just like iron. Steel would look like iron as well, plus there wouldn’t be any new minerals to find. Titanium is “too techy” and it doesn’t look any different either. So I was undecided, until someone suggested adding diamonds and using them to create diamond edge tools! I think this is the best idea so far and I decided to quickly put it in 1.12 as a bonus feature.

So you have diamond ore, which is hardest to find of all the minerals and you have to dig very deep to get it.

Diamond ore drops diamonds when mined with iron tools only.

Diamonds can be used to create diamond edge tools by taking iron tools and surrounding them with 3 diamonds. Diamond tools are only slightly more powerful than iron tools, but they are much more durable.

I plan to submit Alpha 1.12 later today.


  1. momo6913
    Posted June 1, 2012 at 21:15 | Permalink | Reply

    I cant wait for the wolves :P just a question can you add a function that when a animal (cows, bulls) is between 2 fences, he always rest her… Because i wanna do a farm :)

  2. kenny
    Posted June 1, 2012 at 21:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank god kalus I was losing dought but not anymore you should also put in a sword for a bonus as well also can u put in diamond blocks and change the stack amount plz thx

  3. Posted June 1, 2012 at 21:25 | Permalink | Reply

    NICE! I can see where you said they aren’t much stronger (i.e. don’t mine much faster) but are more durable (lasts longer) I love the idea!

  4. Posted June 1, 2012 at 21:27 | Permalink | Reply

    going to have to update the texture pack again :P lol

  5. TribalInstincts
    Posted June 1, 2012 at 21:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome. A question about ore creation. In minecraft once you load an area it decides every block. Is that the case here? If so, will my established mine be void of all diamonds?

    as a separate thought, I love the idea of the wolves but will there be any visual clues of my impending death? I play with the sound off 90% of the time due to where I’m playing and the idea of seemingly random maulings isn’t ideal lol what about deaf people??

    • nosyrbllewe
      Posted June 1, 2012 at 21:49 | Permalink | Reply

      In Minecraft, the only way to know if you will be killed by a creeper is “Ssssssss”. Just make sure you are in a bright area. =)

      • TribalInstincts
        Posted June 2, 2012 at 04:28 | Permalink | Reply

        Yeea.. I guess.. I play minecraft on my desktop with sound
        .. Not in the bathrooms at work ^_^

        any response to the ore creation question though? Will it be pointless to mine anywhere near my area?

    • Posted June 2, 2012 at 13:28 | Permalink | Reply

      just like all others, the new ore will not appear within I think it is 16 blocks of anything pre-altered, so digging right by your fort/home/castle you won’t find it, you have to be a good distance away for it to show.

  6. hunter
    Posted June 1, 2012 at 21:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice, but if you take a nearly broken iron tool and attach diamonds to it will the tool be back a t full health

  7. bob
    Posted June 1, 2012 at 21:55 | Permalink | Reply

    yaay it was my idea. :)

  8. epic2015
    Posted June 1, 2012 at 22:11 | Permalink | Reply


  9. bob
    Posted June 1, 2012 at 22:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Do the tools look different when they are diamond edged.

  10. Duxk
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 01:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Too bad you didn’t use bronze but that’s understandable when you factor in the need to also include tin.

    I really think you need to add in a tool that specializes in melee combat like sword now that we have dangerous creatures.

    Otherwise we don’t have any short range weapons.

    • Posted June 2, 2012 at 13:29 | Permalink | Reply

      you can use an axe to fight, I have killed a boar or two with an axe.

      • Duxk
        Posted June 3, 2012 at 00:48 | Permalink | Reply

        Yeah at the moment the shovel is my close range weapon of choice.

        But I’d still like to see something specialized for close range combat.

        • DUCK ZUES
          Posted June 3, 2012 at 01:14 | Permalink

          Me too I’m tired of using axes to kill… I suggest some weapon similar to a sword, or just an actual sword…

  11. tay
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 08:47 | Permalink | Reply

    you could of used oil to make sum kind of strong plastic there are alot that are stronger than iorn not sure if they are as tough as dimond but still its diffrent

    Posted June 2, 2012 at 18:29 | Permalink | Reply

    So cool

  13. CATZ RULE!!!
    Posted June 3, 2012 at 03:22 | Permalink | Reply

    I use axez to kill also beacuse in real life an axe is very deadly.

  14. singh
    Posted June 29, 2012 at 00:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Why is the game broken its like glitches arm can’t even see anything

    • Posted June 29, 2012 at 18:46 | Permalink | Reply

      Do you see everything apart from the terrain? If so, please reboot your phone. Also see the FAQ.

  15. remy
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 03:07 | Permalink | Reply

    nice info.

  16. slade
    Posted July 6, 2013 at 06:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Diamonds shatter when i use a shovel, hand, wooden pick etc. Is this a bug?

  17. Posted August 31, 2014 at 11:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I think you should add something like titanium because it will make the game more differrent than mc because I hate hearing people say that survival craft is the same as minecraft when its not also it might make the game more interesting. Add a new weapon like a brand new sword that hits harder than the machete????

    • Posted June 7, 2017 at 12:39 | Permalink | Reply

      Its like saying call of duty is like battlefield. Which is untrue. They are just the same genre with same mechanics. But totally a diffirent game. Same is the case with minecraft vs survivalcraft.

      However i like survivalcraft more

  18. Posted June 7, 2017 at 12:38 | Permalink | Reply

    I suggest that this be introduced as a new game mode like “Hard challenging”

    I’d like the regular challenge mode to stay as it is.

    There are very few players who play challenging. And only they will understand how bad the level system would be.

    It is already hard to acquire diamonds in challenging. (to those who say its easy, i request them to stop giving themselves diamonds in creative and then switching to challenging and then saying “Oh diamonds are easy to acquire”)

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