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Emerald armor & weapons (was: Emerald Weapons)

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    Owen Zenner commented
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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?

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    I don´t like this idea, emeralds should just be the coin of the game

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    mitchel3535 commented
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    I think it should have the strength of iron and the tools have increased efficiency, however it should have like leather/wood durability.

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    natenickmo123 commented
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    What are we gonna do with EMROLDS if we just trade with VILLAGERS they trade bad stuff

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    Cazer1 commented
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    a lot of people in the comments think emerald armor and tools should be better than diamond because they're hard to find in caves, but it shouldn't be very good because you can easily find a village and get enough emeralds, this should be about as good as iron but with low durability, or high durability with low protection, it should maybe slightly lower villager trade prices.

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    Would make sense in the material system. But, should be higher tier because of rarity

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    BossBunny922 commented
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    I don't think this is that great of an idea being how rare emeralds are. Sure it would be good if emeralds were less rare but only good as you said the emerald weapons strength would be in the middle of wood and gold. The weapon strength of wood and gold are the exact same.

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    theTNTArrow commented
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    I do not think that this is a good idea for three reasons:

    1: village and pillage made emeralds a very useful material that can be used to get diamonds

    2: 1.16 added a new tier of weapon and we don’t need another

    3: it’s nice to have some ores that aren’t for weapons and armour like lapis lazuli and Redstone and I hope we get more of this in a cave update

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    Joseph Rorrer commented
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    I don't think this adds a lot of value (besides cool looking armor and gear I guess) and emeralds are pretty easy to get. You can turn crops, fish, stone, paper, etc etc into emeralds. By the same method you can turn emeralds into enchanted iron and eventually diamond gear so it's hard to know where its correct placement would be in terms of its tier.

    It would look cool tho

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    Rather than having thier own armor; I feel that emeralds, gold, even redstone, lapis, diamonds etc should be able to be "etched" onto armor providing a unique buff.

    Armors made with more pliable materials (leather, iron, gold) should be able to accept more buffs or a higher tiered effect.  So a golden armor could be etched with all the above or have a higher effect of one.

    for example: Emeralds etched into armor could provide the "looting" effect. (maybe for farming? or possibly better trades in general?)

    This would be separate / stack with enchantments.   The trade off being lower tiered armors provide less base protection but by adding some etching it can be useful still.  IE farming, 

     

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    Tigerclaw1025 commented
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    I say it should be in between Diamond and Netherite

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    I also think more armour and tools would be good for minecraft. But not emerald tools and armour, emeralds are meant to be a currency and it would be totally unbalanced if you could make armour and tools with it since there are so many ways to exploit villagers.

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    Emeralds act as the currency of villagers, so this would be like making clothes out of bank notes. I think emeralds are best left how they are.

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    Chloemh2006 commented
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    I have been waiting for this for a while, but it still hasn't been announced!

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    I think the Emerald equipments should go like this: 

    Lower tier than diamond, equal to iron, but with extremely high enchantability and have enchanting bonuses (like less xp requirements, consumption and lower lapis cost) as well as repairing bonus (less xp cost, high benefits from mending)

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    probably in-between diamond and netherite

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    I think it would be in the middle of iron and diamond but yes I would be cool.

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    LoyalSwan commented
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    No way. Emeralds are the currency of villagers and making them into armor defeats the purpose of them. They are for villager trading only. Emeralds are also super common and really easy to get, via villager trading. 

    Also, the armor would look terrible.

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    Make armor, weapons and tools "rare" to get. Like how Emeralds are harder to find.