Excavation is the ability in McMMO related to using a shovel to dig anything on the soil chart, including exotic materials like Soul Sand. High-level Excavators can produce diamonds from dirt easily. (Like most McMMO abilities, it will only work if McMMO drops can spawn on the blocks, and not if they are funneled into the player's inventory like with some plugins.)

Abilities[edit | edit source]

EXCAVATION HAS NEW ABILITIES. LIST THEM HERE!

Increasing skill level[edit | edit source]

You level up by digging materials that are mined faster with a shovel.

Scouring the entire surface, or at least large hills, is the fastest way to level Excavation.

Another good way is to stock up on shovels and make a trapped snowman. This will allow you to dig the snow underneath it which is constantly refreshed. As the snow is fast to break, it will wear out your tools very quickly, but it will also help you to level very quickly in the comfort of your own home without having to worry about finding stuff to excavate. Keep an iron block nearby and use an iron shovel to clear the snow. When you are running low on durability, just repair the shovel and keep on digging. This method trains up Excavation and Repair at the same time. Stone can also be used at the cost of maintanance and XP. With the right scripting tools and settings, this can be automated as a client-side bot.

You can also use Giga Drill Breaker in bursts to speed up digging, at the expense of extra durability wear on your shovel. To counteract this, use diamond shovels. Past level 350, it is more common than not to get at least 1 diamond from a single Giga Drill Breaker, allowing you to repair the shovel whenever durability starts to drop.

Drops Block Skill Req. XP Rewarded Chance

Dirt.png Dirt

Grass.png Grass

0 40 10000100%.00
Dirt.png Dirt

Mycelium.png Mycelium

0 40 10000100%.00

Dirt.png Dirt

Dirt.png Dirt

0 40 10000100%.00
Snow Snow Layer 0 20 100%

Gravel.png Gravel

Gravel.png Gravel

0 40 09000090%.00

Flint.png Flint

Gravel.png Gravel

0 40 01000010%.00

Sand.png Sand

Sand.png Sand

0 40 10000100%.00

SoulSand.png Soul Sand

SoulSand.png Soul Sand

0 40 10000100%.00

Clay.png Clay (x4)

ClayBlock.png Clay Block

0 40 10000100%.00

Map.png Empty Map

ClayBlock.png Clay Block

25 200 00200002%.00

GlowstoneDust.pngGlowstone Dust

Grass.png Grass

25 80 00500005%.00
GlowstoneDust.pngGlowstone Dust Mycelium.png Mycelium 25 80 00500005%.00

GlowstoneDust.pngGlowstone Dust

Dirt.png Dirt

25 80 00500005%.00

GlowstoneDust.pngGlowstone Dust

Sand.png Sand

25 80 00500005%.00

Gunpowder.png Gunpowder

Gravel.png Gravel

75 30 01000010%.00

Slimeball.png Slimeball

ClayBlock.png Clay block

150 10 00100001%.00
Bone.png Bone 

Gravel.png Gravel

175 30 01000010%.00

Egg.png Egg

Grass.png Grass

250 100 00100001%.00

GoldDisc.png Music Disc (13)

Stoneshovel.png Any

250 3000 00005000.05%

Apple.png Apple

Grass.png Grass

250 100 00010000.1%0

Apple.png Apple

Please add this back

[The previous content

broke the entire chart.]

100 00010000.1%0

SoulSand.png Soul Sand

Sand.png Sand

650 80 00050000.5%0

Cobweb.png Spider web

ClayBlock.png Clay block

750 150 00500005%.00

Cake.png Cake

Stoneshovel.pngAny

750 3000 00005000.05%

Netherrack.png Netherrack

Gravel.png Gravel

850 3000 00050000.5%0

Nether Quartz.png Nether Quartz

Stoneshovel.pngAny 850 3000 0.5%
Block Average XP/block
Dirt 80.33
Gravel 95.account6for \4
*Calculated with assuming you can receive every drop and your excavation level is over 900. XP/block can vary between servers as it's configurable by server admins.

Leveling Table (Theoretical Time)[edit | edit source]

Level

Total Blocks

Total XP

Total Time (seconds)

1

107.5

4300

10

695

27800

500

25

1970

78800

900

50

4290

171600

1400

75

7500

300000

1900

100

11422.5

456900

3000

150

21392.5

855700

3500

175

27445

1097800

9300

250

49860

1994400

16300

350

80537.5

3221500

28100

500

149355

5974200

36100

650

187812.5

7512500

45600

750

224747.5

8989900

78886

850

293855

15260000

64100

1000

350245

19731200

71900

This table does not account for earning bonus items or dirt, or for breaking blocks besides dirt for more XP or different drops. Times may also vary based on the player's focus and efficiency at aiming and mining new blocks continuously, what enchants are used, , on tick lag, block lag, and latency, the player's skill level, and whether or not Giga Drill Breaker is in use continuously.

*It's calculated without receiving drops other than dirt from it. Times may vy depending on the shovel used or other variables, such as aiming

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The 'Giga Drill Breaker' ability is a reference to the move 'Giga Drill Breaker' from the anime "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann".
    • The original name of the move was "Giga Drill Break" but "Giga Drill Breaker" stuck with the public due to Japanese pronunciation of English. It also was not used to harvest materials, instead being relegated to combat.
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