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This article is about tiers of tools and weapons. For materials of armor, see Armor materials. For materials of blocks, see Materials.
Tiers refer to the different levels and materials of tools and weapons.
There are currently six tiers in the game: wood, stone, iron, diamond, netherite, and gold. The tier of an item determines its mining level, durability, mining speed multiplier, damage bonus, enchantability, and repair item.
|Tier name||Mining level||Durability||Mining speed multiplier||Damage bonus[a]||Enchantability||Repair item|
- ↑ The damage bonus is added to the base attack damage of 1. Most tiered items further modify their attack damage value.
- ↑ The nether planks work only in Java Edition. See MCPE-82395
- ↑ MCPE-71859
Swords, axes, pickaxes, shovels, and hoes all use tiers.
Other mechanics in the game use these tiers for various purposes.
- Ancient debris, blocks of netherite, crying obsidian, obsidian, and respawn anchors require a pickaxe to have a mining level of 3 or better.
- Blocks of amethyst, blocks of diamond, diamond ore, blocks of emerald, emerald ore, blocks of gold, gold ore, and redstone ore require a pickaxe to have a mining level of 2 or better.
- Blocks of copper, copper ore, blocks of iron, iron ore, lapis lazuli blocks, lapis lazuli ore, and lightning rods require a pickaxe to have a mining level of 1 or better.
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|Java Edition Indev|
|0.31||20100131||Tier system for wooden, stone, iron, diamond, and gold tools added. Each tier has a different mining speed multiplier and durability. Swords also have a different damage bonus.|
|20100201-2||Added mining levels. Before this update, blocks and ores could be broken by hand.|
|20100202-4||All tools can now be used to hit mobs. Damage bonuses apply to all tools instead of just swords.|
|20100206||Added hoes. Since they did not mine any block types faster, the only differences between each tier were their durability and their damage bonus.|
|Java Edition Infdev|
|20100313||The durability of diamond-tier items has been increased from 257 to 513.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|?||The durability of diamond-tier items has been increased to 1025.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.2||The durability of wood, stone, iron, and diamond tier items have been increased to about twice the previous value.|
|The mining speed multiplier of gold-tier items has been increased to 12.[more information needed]|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3||Added the enchanting system. Each tier has a different level of enchantability.|
|1.4.2||12w41a||Added the ability to repair items in an anvil. Each tier requires a different material to be used.|
|1.9||15w35a||Damage bonuses no longer apply to hoes.|
|1.13.1||18w30b||The durability of all tiers has been decreased by one due to the fix of MC-120664.|
|1.16||20w06a||Netherite tools added to tier system.|
|20w09a||Hoes can now break certain block types more quickly, making them affected by mining speed multipliers.|
|20w22a||Blackstone can now be used to repair stone-tier items.|
|1.16.2||20w29a||Tools are now sorted based on their tier in the creative inventory.|
|1.17||21w07a||Grimstone (now called Deepslate) can now be used to repair stone-tier items.|
|21w08a||Cobbled deepslate is now used to repair stone-tier items instead of regular deepslate.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.2.0||Added stone-tier items. They have infinite durability.|
|v0.3.0||Added wooden-tier items. They have 11 durability.|
|Stone-tier items' durability has been decreased to 132 uses.|
|v0.3.2||Added diamond, gold, and iron tier items.|
|v0.3.3||The durabilities of all tiers have been increased to match Java Edition. The durability of gold tools was not increased, but they were given a speed boost.|
|v0.4.0||Added hoes. Since they did not mine any block types faster, the only differences between each tier were their durability and their damage bonus.|
|v0.12.1||build 1||Added the ability to repair items in an anvil. Each tier requires a different material to be used.|
|Added the enchanting system. Each tier has a different level of enchantability.|
|1.16.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Netherite tools added to tier system.|
|1.17.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Cobblestone and cobbled deepslate can now be used to repair stone-tier items.|
|Stone can no longer be used to repair stone-tier items.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Tier system for wooden, stone, iron, diamond, and gold tools added.|