My friend and I are arguing about how many blocks a diamond pickaxe will be able to break without it breaking itself. Do you know how much?

  • "hits" as in how many blocks can it destroy before breaking?
    – SirBenet
    Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 18:39
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    If you are on the PC version, you can execute a keystroke that will enable you to see the durability of any tool. See this answer Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 20:13

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Unenchanted Diamond Pickaxe has durability of 1562.

Here's the durability of various pickaxes visualized: Durability visualized

  • I believe that the gold pickaxe is capable of mining more than 33 cobblestones. Let me test though. Edit: Nope, it can only mine 33 cobblestones.
    – ave
    Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 19:14
  • Let's add each level of Unbreaking adds a chance the breaking the block won't consume durability so unb 1 means 50% chance, unb. 2 33.3%, unb 3 25% chance the durability will be consumed, essentially doubling, tripling or quadrupling the durability (albeit with a randomness-based imprecision) - Unbreaking 3 diamond pickaxe can on average break 6248 blocks.
    – SF.
    Commented Jul 16, 2020 at 10:52

1562 for diamond,for the new netherite pickaxe, 2031

  • Hi and welcome to Arqade! Think you could provide a source for your answer? Commented Jul 16, 2020 at 22:13

Diamond Pickaxe has a durability of 1561. You can click F3+H to see the durability of all tools.



You can check the durability of a tool by simply pressing Fn-F3-H and hovering your cursor over the item in your inventory. THe number represented there will tell you how many blocks you can break with that tool.

Specifically, a diamond pickaxe can break one-thousand five-hundred sixty-two (1562) blocks.


Depends on the material. If it is used for wood, that is a different story.

But, it is 1562 on stone.

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