I want to change maximum item’s durability in Minecraft, but without enchantments. I want to use /give command. How can I do this? Is it possible to do?

Here is my first trial:

give @p diamond_pickaxe{Enchantments:[{id:unbreaking,lvl:10}]}
  • When you say "change durability", do you mean "change the maximum durability" or "change how much the item has been used out of its max durability"? Sep 7, 2020 at 18:36
  • I want to change item durability value.
    – Arian
    Sep 7, 2020 at 19:15
  • Just saying "item durability" isn't clear. You either want to change the maximum durability level on an item, or you want to change how much the item has been used out of its max durability. Please choose which one. Sep 7, 2020 at 19:31
  • Change the maximum durability on an item.
    – Arian
    Sep 7, 2020 at 20:28

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You can use the NBT tag, Damage to give you an item with damage on it. Since a diamond pickaxe has 1561 durability, the command /give @p diamond_pickaxe{Damage:50} would give you a diamond pickaxe with 1511 durability left.

If you wish to change the durability of an existing item, you can use /data merge entity @e[type=item,distance=..3,limit=1] {Item:{tag:{Damage:0}}} to set the durability of an item that is dropped on the ground

  • Can I change an item's durability without any damage to item?
    – Arian
    Sep 7, 2020 at 19:23
  • Yes, by using the second method and a but of subtraction, you can change the durability of any item while keeping everything else the same
    – 0mlml
    Sep 7, 2020 at 19:48
  • I want to use /give command
    – Arian
    Sep 7, 2020 at 19:57
  • You can then use the Damage tag how I used it in the first example
    – 0mlml
    Sep 7, 2020 at 20:00
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    There is no way to change the maximum durability of an item in Minecraft, you're stuck with the default tool durabilities
    – 0mlml
    Sep 7, 2020 at 20:50

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