We all know how important Diamonds are in Minecraft. You use them to craft Armor, Tools, Weapons, Enchanting Table, etc. It is also needed in making the best equipment in the game, Netherite. Even though it is an important resource, it is rare to find compared to other resource ores like Iron and Gold. But after the 1.18 Update in Minecraft, the Ore Distribution and Generation has been completely changed. Now there are more Diamonds? In today’s guide, I will show you where to find Diamonds as well as where they spawn in Minecraft 1.18.
Where to Find Diamonds in Minecraft 1.18
Like I have mentioned before, Diamonds are a rare resource and are not that easy to find. So, we will have to be smart on how we are going to find them in a Minecraft World. After the revamp to Ore Distribution in the 1.18 update in Minecraft, Diamond has become more abundant and easier to find when compared to before versions of Minecraft. Diamond starts to generate at Y16 and can be found till Bedrock Level. You will find a good amount of Diamonds in between Y-58 and Y-64. Although Diamonds can generate at Y-64, it drastically tapers off as Bedrock starts to generate before Y-64.
Along with the new Ore Distribution changes, there has been a change to how Diamonds generate as a vein. Diamonds can now be in a vein of max size 4 and lower instead of the 8 max size in Minecraft 1.18. So, you will find Diamonds commonly as a 2 ore vein. This seems like a big nerf but in Minecraft 1.18 you will find more Diamonds. The best way of finding Diamonds is to Strip Mine at Y-59. At that level, mine a 3×3 tunnel and you will come across a lot of Diamonds.