How to get diamond armour/tools without crafting? It would sound good to exist another way to get diamond equipment than crafting, both because digging diamonds is a bit too dangerous and that they might get rarer and rarer as I mine them. So, how can I get diamond equipment without having to mine?

  • 1
    If your diamonds have run out, you must have explored a hell of a lot of the world. How did you end up going through approximately 28 trillion diamonds anyway? Feb 18 '16 at 9:22
  • I said "if diamonds were to run out" not "diamonds ran out", so it's indeed fictional. And anyway, it may be safer to have a direct source instead of digging deep into the ground. @angussidney
    – John
    Feb 18 '16 at 9:26
  • 2
    This question seems strained, and isn't something that can actually happen. You'd be better off just asking what alternate methods there are of acquiring diamonds.
    – Frank
    Feb 18 '16 at 13:10
  • Right, on it. @Frank
    – John
    Feb 18 '16 at 16:53
  • 1
    Go to an end city. That's much safer than digging deep...
    – BRHSM
    Feb 18 '16 at 21:24

You have 2 options for this:

  • First, you can trade with villagers to get helmets, chestplates, swords, axes, shovels (spades) or pickaxes.
  • Second, you can collect armour from Zombies and Skeletons, though the chances for it are small, initially 0.02% for diamond material, combined with the chances for full sets.

    The only diamond tool you can't buy or loot are hoes. (But who needs diamond hoes, anyway?)


You could also use commands, and set them on a slow clock to fill a certain area with diamond ore for a certain amount of time, whether you use a fast clock or a slow clock to set off the command block.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.