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My friends and I are having an argument on how many diamonds a Diamond Ore can drop (on avg. or maximum) without any fortune levels on a pickaxe. My friend says there will always drop only one, but I'm fairly certain that's not true. Tested in singleplayer, I've had a few times where diamond ores have dropped 2 diamonds while having absolutely no modifications installed.

  • Weird. Are you sure there weren't any mods nor enchants ? On normal (PC) edition ? – Ealhad Aug 6 '15 at 19:02
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I hate to break it to you, but your friend is correct here. Without any sort of enchantments or mods, diamond ore only drops 1 diamond. There's a high likelihood that you might have simply miscounted the number of ores you mined in single player.

Note that the average number of diamonds with a Fortune enchantment are 1.33, 1.75, and 2.2 for Fortune I, II, and III respectively.

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Well... Acording to the wiki :

Diamond ore mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe will drop a single diamond.

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Simple answer: Your friend is right, you are wrong.

With no enchantments, a single diamond ore will drop a single diamond, no exceptions.

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A block of diamond ore drops a single diamond without modifications. However, if you enchant your pick with fortune 3, you can get up to 4 diamonds from a single block!

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I think your correct. I was just playing my minwcraft world and found a vein of 8 diamonds. I mined it with no fortune or looting on an iron pickaxe and somehow got 10 diamonds. Alos I play on ps4 so I cant add mods

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