A diamond is a rare mineral obtained from diamond ore or loot chests. They are amongst the highest tier of materials in Minecraft and can be used for a lot of things. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 5 best uses for Diamonds in Minecraft 1.18.

1. Creating diamond tools and equipment

This is probably the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to diamond. They are for crafting high-tier armor and equipment, which in turn are also used in making netherite armor and equipment. Diamond is the second highest tier of gear in the game, providing the best bonuses in all parameters.

Minecraft Diamond Armor Set
Diamond armor

The tier of an item determines its mining level, durability, mining speed multiplier, damage bonus, enchantability, and repair item.

2. Add extra effects to fireworks

Firework stars are items for determining the color, effect, and shape of firework rockets. If players want to create the best looking firework possible, using a diamond in the recipe is a must. With it added, your firework will leave a trail when fired.

3. Trading with villagers

If players can farm diamonds, they can pawn them off to villagers to get emeralds for trading.

Trading With Cleric Villagers Of Expert Level
Trading with villagers

In Java Edition, journeyman-level armorer villagers have a 40% chance of offering to buy one diamond for one emerald. Expert-level toolsmith villagers have a 2/3 chance of offering to buy one diamond for one emerald. Expert-level weaponsmith villagers always offer to buy one diamond for one emerald. In Bedrock Edition, expert-level armorer, weaponsmith, and toolsmith villagers buy one diamond for an emerald as part of their trades.

4. Repair items

Diamonds are the repair items for the diamond tier and armor material. Because of that, players can use it to repair their diamond gears when needed. This is why securing a source of diamonds is needed in the long term, as you might also need diamond to craft more netherite gears.

5. Create a Jukebox

A jukebox is a block used to play music discs. To create a jukebox, players need 8 of any planks and one diamond.

Jukebox Minecraft

Using a music disc on a jukebox inserts the disc and plays music corresponding to the type of music disc used. Pressing use on the jukebox again ejects the disc and stops any music playing. Music discs play only once. Players need to re-insert the disk to play it again.

In Bedrock Edition, note particles emit out the top when sound is playing. The sound from the jukebox travels roughly 65 blocks in all directions. It supports all available music discs in the game.

6. Create an enchanting table

An enchanting table is a block that allows players to spend their experience point levels to enchant tools, weapons, books, armor, and certain other items. Players need 2 piece of diamonds, a book, and 4 blocks of obsidian to create one.

Enchanting Table
Craft enchanting tables from obsidian.

It is a vital item to have in Minecraft's early games so that players can get useful enchantments and speed up their expansions.

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