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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:55 PM

I've heard that gold does more damage than diamond. I just wanted to know if that fact is, or is still true as far as tools go. I do know that obviously, diamond is more durable.

Also, I apologize if this was posted before. I couldn't find it. Thanks.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:06 PM

Yes its true. Gold works faster but dies much faster.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:22 PM

It does. Gold also has the highest enchantability too. That means that you have a better chance of getting a rarer or higher level enchantment.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:31 PM

View PostDaHydroMan, on 24 July 2012 - 09:06 PM, said:

Yes its true. Gold works faster but dies much faster.

View PostPixel8ed, on 24 July 2012 - 09:22 PM, said:

It does. Gold also has the highest enchantability too. That means that you have a better chance of getting a rarer or higher level enchantment.

False, gold does not do more damage than diamond. A gold sword does 2 hearts worth of damage, while a diamond sword will do 3 hearts and half.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:54 PM

Gold is faster when it comes to mining but a lot less durable.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:24 PM

Everyone. So which is it. Gold or Diamond? Or should I make funeral arrangements,  before this debate is decided? LOL



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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:30 PM

It depends on your resources, and the situation.

For starters, a golden sword does not do more damage than a Diamond sword.  Nor does a golden pick mine faster than a diamond pick.  Gold is more common than diamonds, and does not have very many practical uses in vanilla minecraft, save for a handful of recipes.  Golden tools are usually the last resort to consume the resource.  Being more common than diamond (though barely), gold is obviously more plentiful than the former.  However, because of how quickly the tools degrade, you would actually need more gold to achieve the same quantity of effect as you would diamonds, and the supply outweighs the player's demand greatly.

tl;dr: Diamond is better for practicality.  Gold is an aesthetic tool.  Enchantments, obviously, could change this, but I'm going by its raw state.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:32 PM

Gold tools as a rule are faster than diamond, however far less durable. Think instead of 1000 uses for diamond, only 50 for gold.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:33 PM

Diamond is the most effective overall for a sword - It will do the most damage to the enemy and last the longest.

However, if you're talking about tools (pickaxes, shovels etc) a gold tool will be better in the fact that a gold tool will break blocks faster than a diamond tool, but has far less durability.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:42 AM

I believe gold swords used to be the most powerful (but lasted the shortest) but now they have been nerfed and are terrible.
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