Mining is a skill focused around mining stone and ore. A notable perk of this skill is the higher potential yield from each ore, increased even further when using an active skill. Mining also adds new functionality to TNT, by allowing remote detonation. Mining is a parent skill of Smelting.

Special Abilities[edit | edit source]

Super Breaker[edit | edit source]

unlocked by reaching level 50.

Speed + Triple drop chance

Super Breaker (activated by right-clicking with a pickaxe in hand), will temporarily add 5 Efficiency levels to the held pickaxe, triple the double drop rate, and replace normal-rate double drops with triple drops. In other words, Super Breaker stacks with fortune 3 enhancements.

The duration of the skill starts at 2 seconds, and increases by 1 second every 50 levels. There is no maximum duration. Like all skills, its default cooldown time is 240 seconds. The effects and duration of this Super Move can be altered in the server config, along with other information on this page. Unequipping the pickaxe will cause the remaining time with the ability to be wasted and cooldown time to start sooner.

Double Drops[edit | edit source]

Double the normal loot

Double drops is a passive skill that allows the player to gain two items instead of the usual one when mining any naturally generated block found in the experience table below. The odds of this happening increase by 0.1% per level to a maximum of 100% at level 1000. It does not stack with the Fortune enchantment, but does work with Silk Touch.

Blast Mining[edit | edit source]

Bonuses to mining with TNT
Locked until level 125 mining

Instead of using a pickaxe to break blocks, Blast Mining utilizes TNT to destroy and mine blocks. It is activated by using a flint & steel outside of the standard ignition range (shift and right-click the air between yourself and the TNT). Unlike ignition in vanilla, the TNT explodes instantly.

With Blast Mining, the range at which the TNT ignites is extended. Higher Mining levels will yield more ores and less debris. By default, TNT drops 30% of what is blown up, and is increased further with each level.

Bigger Bombs[edit | edit source]

Increases TNT explosion radius
Locked until level 375 mining

The Bigger Bombs ability increases the explosive range of TNT ignited with Blast Mining. At level 375, it adds 2 to the radius of the explosion. At level 625, this bonus is increased to 3. And at level 875, the radius gains its maximum bonus of 4.

Demolitions Expertise[edit | edit source]

Decreases damage from TNT explosions

Locked until level 500 mining

Demolitions expertise is a passive ability that reduces the damage done by TNT with Blast Mining by 25%. At level 750, the damage is decreased by 50%. At level 1000, damage reduction is 100%.

Note that TNT ignited through standard means still causes harm, and only when ignited through Blast Mining is the damage negated.

Techniques[edit | edit source]

Usage[edit | edit source]

  • The double drops ability does not stack with the fortune enchantment. To circumvent this, use a silk touch pickaxe to obtain the additional ores, place them back on the ground, and then mine with a fortune pickaxe for the maximum possible yield.
  • When mining, leave any ore blocks behind and continue exploring. When the area is clear and the ores are more exposed, activate super breaker for a chance at triple drops.

Leveling[edit | edit source]

  • Collect all the ores that you can find while mining, including coal.
  • Due to its low hardness value, netherrack is among the fastest blocks to mine. Go to the nether with an Efficiency II or more diamond pickaxe and mine netherrack for quick leveling, though be wary of lava pockets.
  • The Haste II buff (obtainable via potion or beacon), combined with an Efficiency V diamond pickaxe, allows stone to be instantly broken.
  • Endstone gives the second-highest exp for non-ore blocks. Mining in The End with an Efficiency pickaxe is a very fast method to level this skill.
  • End City blocks give high amounts of XP (200-250) and can be instantly mined with Haste II and Efficiency V. Wearing Elytra will prevent falling. Since End Cities can be very large, it is the fastest way to level Mining.

Experience Table[edit | edit source]

Please note that the values listed below are the default values, and may be different on servers with custom configurations.

Block Name Experience
M hardened clay.png Hard Clay 30
M cobblestone mossy.png Mossy Cobblestone 30
M netherrack.png Netherrack 30
M sandstone normal.png Sandstone 30
M stone.png Stone 30
M ice packed.png Packed Ice 50
M hardened clay stained lime.png Stained Clay 50
M prismarine bricks.png Prismarine 70
M coal ore.png Coal Ore 100
M red sandstone normal.png Red Sandstone 100
M quartz ore.png Quartz Ore 100
M redstone ore.png Redstone Ore 150
M end stone.png End Stone 150
M obsidian.png Obsidian 150
Purpur 200
M iron ore.png Iron Ore 250
M gold ore.png Gold Ore 350
M lapis ore.png Lapis Ore 400
M diamond ore.png Diamond Ore 750
M emerald ore.png Emerald Ore 1000

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Super Breaker is likely based on the name Giga Drill Breaker because stone is harder to break than dirt.
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