I put a beacon on my world did the 9x9 and got the haste 2 effect. On my inventory, It says that I have haste 2 but when I mine, it won't let me do the instamine thing that everyone else has. Is there something that I am missing?

  • are you using the appropriate pickaxe
    – Topcode
    Commented Dec 22, 2020 at 21:18
  • Do you have a high efficiency pick?
    – Penguin
    Commented Dec 22, 2020 at 21:56
  • What is "instamine"? Commented Dec 23, 2020 at 18:04
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    @RayWu breaking blocks at speed on 1 block per gametick, so up to 20 blocks per second. You can for example instamine leaves off a tree using shears. Eff5+Haste2 on diamond or better pick instamines stone.
    – SF.
    Commented Dec 24, 2020 at 11:07

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Instant mining occurs when your mining speed exceeds the hardness of a block by a factor of 30. The equation includes the base speed of the pickaxe, the squared value of your efficiency, and a multiplicative factor based upon your haste.

The Efficiency value is very important. Even with Haste 2, an unenchanted Diamond Pickaxe would be slower than an Efficiency 5 wooden pickaxe.

If you aren’t instant mining and your friends are, it’s likely because you are missing some level of efficiency.

Check out this resource to see what you should be able to instant mine for your given enchantments. It also shows the equations and gives some values for you to work with.


This resource will explain the concept more in-depth with more numbers.



I have done a lot of research. And I have made this list: Wooden Pickaxe : No effects Stone Pickaxe : No effects Iron Pickaxe : No effects Golden Pickaxe : Efficency V on Stone Diamond Pickaxe : Efficency V on Stone Netherite Pickaxe : Efficency V on Stone

If you want to test those pickaxes out with options and the code.. Go check it out!

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