Is there any reason to ever make a gold pickaxe? Its durability is nearly half that of a wood one, and there are a good many blocks that it can't mine at all. All of the blocks that can't be mined with a gold pickaxe with one exception, obsidian, which is diamond only can be mined with an iron pickaxe. I just found this odd and was wondering if there's an explanation. Superfield , 9 February UTC. Only useful on servers which have a plugin that sets tools as infinite durability, or when inventory editing, giving yourself stacked golden pickaxes
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There is a common misconception in Minecraft that Golden Tools are useless and simply exist to give gold another purpose. However, this is a myth and that in some regards gold tools are more useful than Diamond, Stone, and Iron. If you are too lazy to read the fully analysis and the supporting information golden tools actually break blocks faster than any other type. However, in exchange they have the lowest durability of any other type which might seem odd but it makes sense as well. The wiki breaks down the durability of the various types like this. This is for the shovel. Now as we can see above the Golden Shovel has the least amount of durability of all item types even less than Wood which is consistent across all item types. Now the above table shows that the golden shovel has the fastest break time even beating diamond by.
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