A Guide and Comparison of Minecraft’s Diamond Sword
BY Allia Luzong
July 14, 2022
The Diamond Sword has earned a spot as one of the most well known swords in video games due to the popularity of Minecraft, a sandbox game developed by Mojang. In Minecraft, gamers get to duke it out with Pigmen using crafted swords and armor. This lets players use everything from iron swords to TNT to figure out the best way to keep enemies from destroying their bases.
That said, the Diamond Sword remains a favorite for its stats, aesthetic, and lore.
Minecraft Diamond Sword’s Stats and Lore
Minecraft describes the Diamond Sword as the “mark of a true hero and an accomplished adventurer” because of its overall strength and beauty. Like real life diamonds, the sword is noted for its durability and ability to make powerful swings and slashes.
The Diamond Sword is classified as a melee weapon along with the Wooden Sword and Gold Sword, making it an attractive option for players since it means their Herobrine doesn’t have to aim in order to clear mobs in Minecraft dungeons.
The sword can be obtained as a Gear Drop in Creepy Crypt, Pumpkin Pastures, Nether Wastes, and Creeper woods. Alternatively, it can be crafted by going to the crafting table, opening your crafting menu, and placing two diamonds and a stick in the grid.
The Diamond Sword has the following stats:
This means that it packs a decent punch despite its relatively low speed and range, making it comfortable to use in close quarter fights. This sword is best for thrusting and slashing. Players can also increase its damage by 10% if they use the Sharpness enchantment on it.
Other Weapons In the Diamond Weapon Set
Whether you’re playing the XBOX or Pocket edition version of this game, you can’t count your Minecraft experience as complete without first making a complex mechanism out of redstone and collecting all of the Diamond Weapons and Armor.
The Diamond Pickaxe
While you’d think the Diamond Sword has more power, the Diamond Pickaxe deals 2 more damage than its sword counterpart, giving it a higher base attack than the sword version. That said, the Diamond Pickaxe is slower than the Diamond Sword, making it less ideal for combat. It’s still better suited for digging through the earth for ingots and other building material.
The Diamond Ax
The Diamond Ax shares the same base power stats as the Diamond Pickaxe, offering two more damage than the sword. It has 1 Attack Speed and 9 Attack Damage. However, it also requires a longer cooldown, making it difficult to spam attacks and clear mobs quickly before they ruin your house or kill you.
The Diamond Shovel
The Diamond Shovel may not be designed for fighting but it’s still one of the most useful tools you can get in Minecraft because it allows you to make dirt paths and mine Dirt, Sand, and Gravel to use in your builds.
The Diamond Shovel offers a durability of 1,561, making it an ideal long term tool once you consider that shovels in Minecraft lose 1 Durability Point when used on dirt and grass blocks.
The Diamond Hoe
Like the Diamond Shovel, you can use a Diamond Hoe to dig through the dirt and grass blocks. It can be obtained from villagers in the form of a Stone Hoe in exchange for an emerald. You can then upgrade your Stone Hoe into a Diamond Hoe.
The Diamond Armor Set
The Diamond Armor Set is the strongest armor you can get within Minecraft. It includes a Diamond Chestplate, Diamond Leggings, Diamond Boots, and a Diamond Helmet. To complete the set, you will need 24 diamonds in total.
Is the Diamond Sword the Strongest Minecraft Sword?
Though the Diamond Armor Set is the strongest of its kind, the Diamond Sword has long been outclassed by the Netherite Sword. The Netherite Sword was added to the game during the Nether update and it offers a whopping +8 Attack Damage. blowing the Diamond Sword out of the water.
However, your Diamond Sword won’t go to waste since the Netherite sword requires a Diamond Sword to be crafted. You’re just going to need a Netherite ingot to go with it.
Get the Diamond Sword In Real Life
The Diamond Sword takes days of grinding to get in Minecraft, but in real life, it’s as simple as going online. This Diamond Sword replica is the perfect cosplay accessory for anyone dressing up as Herobrine or is just looking for that final piece of merch to make their gaming room complete.
This Diamond Sword Replica is a full 3D copy that keeps the pixelated aesthetic of the in-game sword. It is made up of black and brown squares at the handle to give the appearance of a leather handle. Meanwhile, the rest of the sword is done in dark, light, and pale blue squares to simulate in-game lighting effects.
Length: 68.58 cm
The popularity of Minecraft has made the Diamond Sword among the most beloved weapons in gaming. Though it has been powercrept over the years with the release of newer weapons like the Netherite Sword, it is still an indispensable part of the Diamond Weapons and Armor set, making it a favorite among collectors and cosplayers alike. You can get one in real life without having to grind thanks to this top notch Diamond Sword replica.
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