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How to Craft a Diamond Pickaxe in Minecraft

Mining in style!

by Shawn Robinson
Minecraft Diamond Pickaxe

One of the most crucial items you can have in your Minecraft world is tools. They’re the direct route to building anything you can dream of, or in the case of a hoe, tilling anything you can dream. The stronger the tool, the better it is at its job but the more expensive it is as well. The second most expensive version of the pickaxe, and easily one of the most valuable tools for progression, might be a little confusing to build if you’re new to the game. Here’s how to craft a diamond pickaxe in Minecraft.

How to Make a Diamond Pickaxe in Minecraft

Minecraft Diamond Pickaxe Crafting Recipe
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First things first, you’re going to need to find some diamonds. These can be found below Y level 15 (the second coordinate in the F3 menu), though, the deeper you go, the easier you’ll be able to find them. Once you’ve done some digging and found three you aren’t using for anything else, head to a crafting table. Once inside, place one diamond in each of the top three boxes. Then, place a stick in the center box, along with one in the bottom middle box. If you’ve done this correctly, the items in the crafting grid should look like a T, with the sticks making the neck and the diamonds making the head.

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Now that you’ve crafted a diamond pickaxe, there are a few things you can now do. Most excitingly, you can mine blocks much faster than you could before, You can also finally mine obsidian, with which you can craft a brand new table and build a portal to the ever-endearing Nether. It’s an important step towards “completing” Minecraft, so congrats on climbing that hurdle! Now you just have about 17 more to go.

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Shawn Robinson

Shawn's been playing games for well over a decade now, dabbling in all sorts of genres but always willing to try new things. Some of his favorite games include first-person shooters like Left 4 Dead and Titanfall, though narrative games like Life is Strange are held near and dear.