Minecraft diamonds: How to find and mine diamonds in Minecraft 1.18 without dying

If you are looking to get some diamonds to weapons and armour in Minecraft 1.18, then check out this easy guide for finding and mining diamonds.

Diamonds are some of the most important resources in Minecraft. They are required to craft durable tools, weapons, and armour that can be used in high-level content. However, it’s impossible to mine diamonds in the game if you don’t know where to look for them. In Minecraft 1.18, developer Mojang made some changes to where diamonds spawn in the game. Mining diamonds can also be a bit risky as you might come across lava that kills you quickly and burns all of your stuff. That being said, here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to safely find/ mine diamonds in Minecraft 1.18 without dying and losing your belongings:

Minecraft 1.18 diamond level

In Minecraft 1.18 or later, you will begin finding diamonds below level 16. The density of diamond ores keeps increasing as you continue digging to the bedrock. So, you need to keep digging deeper to find more diamonds. The best level to find diamonds in Minecraft 1.18 is -63. In older versions of Minecraft, the same amount of diamond ores would appear on each layer below layer 16, which is now changed to encourage players to explore the depths of the Minecraft world.

How to mine diamonds in Minecraft 1.18 without dying

While mining diamond ores, you need to look out for lava. As you continue digging deeper, you will encounter puddles of lava that may flow towards you and quickly kill your character. So, you need to keep buckets of water with you to pour on oncoming lava. Along with these, you need to carry a lot of torches to light the tunnels in order to prevent mobs from spawning. Minecraft mobs will spawn in dark tunnels if you don’t light them up with torches. If you have those things covered, here’s how you can mine diamonds in Minecraft 1.18:

  • Dig down to level -57 or below
  • Start digging a tunnel that is 2 blocks tall in any direction
  • Mine light blue-coloured diamond ores that you find in the tunnel
  • You will also find diamond ores on the ceiling and floor of a tunnel
  • Go two levels deeper and repeat the process

Those were the steps to mine diamonds in Minecraft 1.18. However, you will need an iron or diamond pickaxe to mine diamond ore. If you use any other tool to mine the diamond ore, then it won’t drop anything. Each diamond ore will drop exactly one diamond, which makes the process of mining diamonds quite time-consuming.

To make the process a bit faster, you can enchant your iron or diamond pickaxe to get one additional diamond drop while mining diamond ores. You need to apply the Fortune enchantment to get the additional diamond drop. You can learn more about enchanting your pickaxe in this helpful guide for Minecraft enchantments. If you are looking to get a diamond ore block, then you need a pickaxe with Silk Touch enchantment. The enchanted pickaxe will give you the diamond ore block instead of a diamond.

You can check your current level by pressing F3 to open the debug console. The middle number in the XYZ section will show you the current level.

How to find diamonds in Minecraft 1.18 without mining

If you don’t want to mine diamond ores for diamonds, you can take your chances with treasures and loot chests in Minecraft 1.18. It should be noted that you may not always find diamonds in chests, but it can be an adventure. Here are Minecraft treasure chests that may contain diamonds:

  • Village chests
  • Shipwreck treasure
  • Stronghold altar chests
  • Jungle temple chests
  • Fortress chests
  • Mineshafts
  • Desert temple chests
  • End city chests
  • Buried treasure

What can you do with diamonds in Minecraft 1.18?

Minecraft diamonds can be used to craft weapons, armour, and tools necessary for high tier content in the game. Diamonds are also required to craft an enchanting table that enhances your tools and weapons. Here’s what you can craft using Minecraft diamonds:

  • Diamond axe
  • Diamond hoe
  • Diamond helmet
  • Diamond pickaxe
  • Diamond chestplate
  • Diamond leggings
  • Diamond boots
  • Diamond sword
  • Enchantment table
  • Jukebox
  • Firework star
  • Diamond shovel
  • Diamond block