When playing Minecraft in survival mode or PVP, one of the best ways to increase your chances of survival is to have armor.
There are multiple types of armor you can make in Minecraft from different materials like leather, iron, or gold, but the best material to make armor from in Minecraft is diamond.
However, because it is the best armor, it is also one of the hardest to make since diamonds are so rare in Minecraft.
To make just 1 whole set of diamond armor in Minecraft, you will need 24 diamonds. This is 5 diamonds for the helmet, 8 diamonds for the chest plate, 7 for the leggings, and 4 for the boots.
For more information on how to make diamond armor and other related information about Minecraft, keep reading to get the information you need!
How To Craft Diamond Armor
To make a full set of diamond armor in Minecraft, you will need the 24 diamonds mentioned earlier and a crafting table. To make a diamond helmet, you will need 5 diamonds on the crafting table.
You want to put diamonds in the top left, top middle, top right, middle left, and middle right positions. If you have arranged the diamonds correctly, you will get a diamond helmet.
For a diamond chest plate, you will need to put 8 diamonds on the crafting table and fill in all the slots available with diamonds with the exception of the top middle slot.
If you want to make diamond leggings in Minecraft, you will need to put 7 diamonds on the crafting table, filling up all spots except the center spot and the bottom middle spot.
And finally, for the boots, you want to put 4 diamonds on the crafting table, in the middle rows of left and right spots and the bottom rows of left and right spots.
If you do not already have a crafting table, you can make one using 4 wooden planks in the crafting slots in your inventory. You get wooden planks by putting any type of wood in the inventory crafting menu, and you get wooden blocks by breaking trees with your hands or an axe.
How Many Diamonds For Diamond Tools?
To make a full set of diamond tools, you will need to have 11 diamonds. This is 2 diamonds for a diamond sword, 3 for a diamond pickaxe, 3 for a diamond axe, 1 for a diamond shovel, and 2 for a diamond hoe.
You will want to make these tools since they are the fastest and most durable tools available, so they will increase your efficiency. A diamond pickaxe is also the only pickaxe that can break obsidian.
To make this set of tools, you will also need 9 sticks. To get sticks, you can craft them by putting 2 wooden planks on top of each other in a crafting menu or find them by breaking leaves.
How To Craft Diamond Tools
To make a diamond sword, you will need to put 2 diamonds in the top middle and center slots and 1 stick in the bottom middle spot. To make a diamond pickaxe, you will need to fill the top row of the crafting table with 3 diamonds and then 2 sticks in the center and the bottom middle position.
To make a diamond axe, you will need to put diamonds in the top left, top middle, and middle left spots and then sticks them in the center and bottom middle position.
To make a diamond shovel, you need to put 1 diamond in the top middle position and 2 sticks in the center and the bottom middle positions.
And finally, to make a diamond hoe, you need to put diamonds in the top left position and the top middle position and then stick them in the center and the bottom middle position.
How To Mine Diamonds
To get diamonds in Minecraft, the best way to do is by mining. If you find a block of diamond ore while mining in Minecraft, you must have at least an iron pickaxe.
To make an iron pickaxe, you will need 2 sicks and 3 iron ingots. To get iron ingots, you will need to mine iron ore and then smelt this using a furnace and fuel to get iron ingots. Once you can mine diamond ore using this, you will be able to get the diamonds you need to make your armor and tools.
You can make other things with diamonds other than armor or tools, like an enchanting table. It is worth noting that diamond ore is usually found mining quite deep, so do not mine close to the surface and try and mine closer to the bedrock.
How To Enchant Armor
One of the best ways to make your armor or tools better in Minecraft is to enchant it and to do this. You will need an enchanting table and levels. You can get levels easily by doing most tasks in Minecraft, like mining ores or killing mobs.
Getting an enchanting table is much harder. To craft an enchanting table, you will need 4 blocks of obsidian, 2 diamonds, and 1 book.
You already know how to get diamonds and will need an iron pickaxe for this.
However, you might not remember that to get the obsidian you need. You will need a diamond pickaxe, so as well as the 2 diamonds for the table, you will also need 3 more to craft the pickaxe needed to get obsidian.
Getting books is not too hard. You can find them in libraries in some villages, but you can craft them quite easily using 1 piece of leather and 6 pages.
You can get leather from killing cows and craft pages using sugar cane. It is worth pointing out that you will get better enchantments from an enchanting table by surrounding it with bookcases a block away from the table.