Minecraft's enchantment system allows for adding special features to certain tools. The enchantment called Efficiency increases the rate at which blocks are mined. How long does it take to mine a stone block with an efficiency V (5) diamond pickaxe?


Okay, so, according to my math, which is probably wrong, it is 0.05 seconds. Equation:

hardness = 1.5 (stone's hardness)
toolSpeed = 8 (diamond's toolspeed)
efficiencyLevel = 5 (level)
efficiencyBonus = efficiencyLevel ^ 2 + 1 = 26 (efficiency bonus speed)
Seconds: ceiling(1 / ((toolSpeed + efficiency bonus) / hardness)) / 20
Seconds: ceiling(1 / ((8 + (5 ^ 2 + 1)) / 1.5)) / 20

Equation info source: https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Breaking#Speed

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    Unfortunately, without Haste II , this is wrong - the cap of 6 ticks is engaged, so it will be 0.3s. – SF. Mar 17 at 9:26
  • @SF. ? Is the source wrong because I double checked the source and the only thing associated with haste does a quick if first; it won't execute if there is no haste meaning nothing changes. What would I add to the equation? – Penguin Mar 18 at 0:52
  • check the paragraph on Instant Breaking. It's phrased somewhat awkwardly, suggesting the delay is applied before next block - no, it's applied to breaking time of current block, as a speed cap. 0.05s is 1/20s so 1gt, that's instamine speed. You can't instamine stone without Haste II. – SF. Mar 18 at 7:56
  • im talking about the code on the bottom not the paragraphs. try it according to the code – Penguin Mar 18 at 17:37
  • Less than a second. WOW!!! – Bloonchipper Apr 16 at 15:40

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