I'm trying to figure out how to get blocks by breaking them using commands. Say I'm breaking a diamond ore block and tile drops are turned off so other players can't steal your blocks.

Is there a command to give me that diamond ore block when I break it?

2 Answers 2


You could turn on gamerule doTileDrops whenever the player is near that block.

You could use /loot to give yourself the block, but that only works before it is mined:

loot give @s mine <coordinates>

You could just simply /give the block to the player, if you already know what it is.

You could /kill the drop whenever a different player is nearby.

You could /clear the item out of other players' inventories.

You could use spawn protection on a server and /op yourself so that you can still place and mine inside the spawn protection area.

You could put other players into Adventure mode when they are nearby.



If you have a list of ores/other blocks you want this to work on use these 4 commands:

/scoreboard objectives add DiamondOre minecraft.mined:minecraft.diamond_ore

Then have a repeating command block with:

execute if score DiamondOre matches 1 run scoreboard players remove (YourNameHereI) DiamondOre 1

Then place a chain command block set to conditional with the line:

give (YourNameHere) diamond

Then you need to turn of tile drops using:

/gamerule doTileDrops false

  • Why doesn't it work in Creative Mode?
    – One 2 Many
    Commented Aug 15, 2020 at 23:21
  • In creative, I suspect that breaking blocks does not count as mining the block
    – Name_Hr3
    Commented Sep 4, 2020 at 22:20

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