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Minecraft has a lot of blocks, but what if they had more? Why do we need them? Please don't just add lists of things - these will be marked as spam and removed! Also, no furniture, guns, or vertical/"sideways"/"upright"/"standing" slabs (yes, we see you).

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Emerald armor & weapons (was: Emerald Weapons)

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    Why does this have so many votes? This adds nothing of value, its just another armor no one would use.

    I think it would be way better if it had a bonus of better deals with Villagers or something.

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    Agreed, but with how rare emeralds are compared to the other minerals, I think it would be better to place them at a higher tier. Maybe emerald equipment could have the same mining speed/protection/damage output as gold equipment, but with a durability closer to diamond?

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    I think that given how rare emeralds are, they should perform on a level between iron and diamond

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    The reason the emerald equipment items are so low in stats is because you can trade with Villagers to acquire emeralds in mass amounts.

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    Emeralds are used in this game as currency, and much like gold in real life (when it was still used as currency) it is redundant to use it as anything but currency and decorative reasons. Armour and weapons made of this material should not be undertaken for the sole reason that it is meant only to be currency and decoration

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    I think it shouldn't be that weak, but instead a rival of diamond armor. For example, diamond might provide better strength, but emerald could have better protection. So far, emeralds have no purpose but for villager trading. This would add another aspect to the game that has you decide whats important, like silk touch vs fortune 3.

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    This would add nothing to the game; furthermore it would be a waste of processing space! Sorry to shoot down your idea though :) 

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    We definitely don't need another tier of armor or weapons, especially a gem set. That's just my opinion though.

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    I think Emeralds are too easy to obtain from villagers and it wouldn't add anything to the game. 

    Perhaps if you made an emerald crown that took the helmet slot or belt that took the chest plate slot they offer no protection but could offer you bonuses for example...

    - pointing you to the nearest village (that might be better as an emerald compass)
    - increased chance of refreshing/upgrading a villager after trading
    - increase chance of iron glolem spawning
    - Iron golem follows you (like a sheep does when holding wheat)
    - automatically unlocks the second trade level of villagers without having to trade with them
    - ...

    but emerald weapons, armour and tools are a waste of resources in my opinion.

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    Green being my favorite color, and given how easy the game has come to be, I would definetily wear emerald armor and tools, even if they are worse than diamond, but they should be made out of emerald blocks so you can't get mass amounts of them and or make it so you can only get them through chests, emerald could be to diamond like chainmail is to iron, but let emerald have a little advantage like have better enchantments.
    I really like the idea and you have my vote.

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    Maybe emerald items are much easier to enchant and have stronger enchantments?

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    Maybe only tools but no armor. 

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    This is a bad idea. First of all, they said not to put in stuff that's already in mods. Second of all, emeralds tools, weapons and armor just straight up aren't necessary or practical. The only way to get enough is too excavate entire mountain biomes and trade with villagers endlessly, and emerald just isn't something you would make a tool out of.

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    We can still do the emerald stuff but add a new type of emerald that can only be mined with an efficiency diamond pickaxe. The emerald is Perfect Emerald, found in emerald ores (normal ones) and cannot be traded with villagers.

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    Yea but you CAN just trade with villagers"

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    Nope, to much armors

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    Maybe more damage output?
    But really cool

  • 7
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    i have been wanting this ever since it came out on console, you are the best person ever.

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    Emeralds are only good for currency it would be nice to see some green tools and armor show up in the game.

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    I wish there was a 'downvote' option. Stuff like this is useless in the vanilla game. Seriously people, if you want useless items then install mods.

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    What if emerald weapons increased a beacon's effect or range to add a unique feature that makes sense. And could decrease villager prices?

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    I think emerald armour should be an upgrade for diamond armour, in the same way that Netherite is. It would have the same protection as diamond armour, but add a status effect to the player, such as a Villager trading bonus.

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    I think that, because of the rarity, it should be stronger/ or more durable than diamonds

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    Emerald should stay only money equivalent, IMHO. No support for this one.

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    Its too easy to get emeralds from villagers so I think emerald gear should be not too good.

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    While I would normally send such a suggestion to the depths of the Nether, your idea on how strong it should is quite original. Most of the time, it's just green diamond tools and armor, but this actually makes more sense somehow. It's a rare material that should be used as currency or to power a beacon, so making it as fragile as Minecraft-like diamond tools and armor would be in real life is quite the breath of fresh air that gets this suggestion my vote.

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    Now that the smithing table has an upgrading like function to it, it would be great to upgrade your iron or diamond gear with an emerald to give it something like luck or maybe fortune and looting for your tools and weapons. The smithing table had lots of potential and this is a perfect way to bring in emerald items without them being just another useless set of tools and armor that no one would use.

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    I don't think the emerald armor is such a good idea is dar emerald is a currency in Minecraft.

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    Not sure if damage, damage protection and durability that low for emerald armor would be fair. I think that emerald tools should deal damage between iron and diamond. My reasoning? Since emerald ore is quite rarer than diamond ore and it's a gem like diamond, emerald armor's damage protection and emerald tools' damage dealing should be high but emeralds can be traded for and found easily in loot chests, so making the durability very low like leather would create balance with the armor having 0 armor toughness. A full set of iron armor will absorb 60% (15 defence pts.) of damage and a full set of diamond armor will absorb 80% (20 defence pts.) of damage so emerald armor should absorb 70% with armor points in between diamond and iron, around 17 armor defence points. An iron sword does 6 damage and a diamond sword does 7 so an emerald sword should do 6.5 damage with the other tools having the same rule, damage and speed in between iron and diamond.

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    Maybe as an upgrade to other armor using the smithing table? Maybe you can add it to iron or gold gear to improve its quality or durability or maybe give you an effect while you wear it or something. I don't think that emerald gear should be craftable on its own but I think you should be able to upgrade some of the weaker gear in a way that gives it unique benefits. The armor and tools shouldn't look like they're coated in emerald, but I think that emeralds should still be visible in the texture. Did I explain that well? Does that make any sense?