How to Make a Diamond Sword in Minecraft

In Short
  • To make the diamond sword in Minecraft, you'll need a crafting table, one stick, and two diamonds.
  • Interact with the crafting table and place the stick in any slot in the bottom row. Add two diamonds in the two slots above, and that's it.
  • Diamond sword attack damage is 7 on Java and 8 on Bedrock. It can have 9 different enchantments.

Out of all the weapons in Minecraft, the sword is the most commonly used. Despite being fairly simple, it can be very deadly. The best sword you can make is the netherite one, though you cannot do it without the diamond sword, which is almost perfect all on its own. Want to learn how to craft this deadly weapon? Well, keep reading as we show you how to make a diamon sword in Minecraft.

Resources You Need to Make a Minecraft Diamond Sword

First, the resources you need to make a diamond sword are fairly apparent if you’ve also made previous swords. Those are:

  • 2 Diamonds
  • 1 Stick
  • Crafting table

Diamonds are precious items you get from various structures’ chests or by mining diamond ores. Our guide on the best level to find diamonds will show you the exact Y coordinates you should look for these blue-green beauties.

The stick is made by combining two planks vertically in the crafting grid. Finally, the Minecraft crafting table is made by combining four planks in the 2×2 crafting grid.

How to Make a Minecraft Diamond Sword

When you get yourself some diamonds, let’s make a diamond sword. Follow the steps below to do so:

  • Place the crafting table and open its interface by right-clicking.
  • Now, place one stick in any slot in the bottom row.
  • After that, take the two diamonds and fill the two vertical slots right above the stick.
  • Once you do that, you’ll see a sword icon appear on the right. Click on it to craft the diamond sword in Minecraft.
Crafting recipe for the diamond sword in Minecraft

Minecraft Diamond Sword Stats and Enchantments

The diamond sword with no enchantments deals 7 attack damage on Java and 8 attack damage on the Bedrock edition. Its attack speed on Java is 1.6, and the reset time is 0.625 seconds to reset. The weapon’s durability is 1560 on both editions.

Besides the curse of vanishing, there are nine enchantments you can have on the sword. Those are:

  • Sharpness
  • Sweeping edge (Java edition only)
  • Looting
  • Knockback
  • Smite
  • Bane of arthropods
  • Fire aspect
  • Unbreaking
  • Mending

Sharpness, sweeping edge, smite, bane of arthropods, and fire aspect all increase the sword’s damage in certain ways. Looting grants greater chances of mobs dropping items, while knockback pushes attacked mobs away from you.

Most of the sword enchantments

Unbreaking and mending affect the durability of the diamond sword and make it last longer. Moreover, not all these enchantments can go on the same sword, as some are mutually exclusive. If you’re a bit stuck, you should learn about the best Minecraft sword enchantments to amp up your sword further.

With that, we hope you now know how to make a diamond sword in Minecraft. So, don’t waste any more time and make your diamond sword now.

How do I enchant my sword?

You can enchant the diamond sword inside the enchanting table with the help of bookshelves around it, as well as XP level and lapis lazuli. You can also combine enchanted books with the sword in an anvil.

How do you get a diamond sword using commands?

The command for giving yourself a diamond sword is: /give @p minecraft:diamond_sword

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