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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! Also, no furniture, guns, or vertical/"sideways" slabs.

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Emerald armor & weapons (was: Emerald Weapons)

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

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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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    miner0828 commented
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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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    Nox cgt commented
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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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    mrPuNcH18 commented
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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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    wizkid744 commented
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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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    Yea but you CAN just trade with villagers"

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    TravelByTrain commented
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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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    AlesDvran commented
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    Nope, to much armors

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

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    PizzaPro5575 commented
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    Maybe more damage output?
    But really cool

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    Unbiunium commented
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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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    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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    Robert Mallet commented
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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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    I feel that is should have the second highest natural efficiency (behind gold) and as strong as between iron and stone and armor should have less durability then iron but have more protection and have lucky enchant rate as gold.

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    Mongocom111 commented
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    Maybe only tools but no armor. 

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    Aban Sainz commented
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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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    given how easy it is to get emeralds from villagers i think the idea of emerald equipment would be way too powerful.

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    I M commented
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    People are saying emeralds are rare however 6 pumpkins can get 1 emerald so they clearly not as rare as diamonds. However this could be a good idea if in instead of being used for protection it could be used to buff trading.

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    Why do people always say emeralds are rare, go to a village already

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    bphatter0311 commented
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    It's about time we get emerald armor, tools, and weapons

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    Joshua Davies commented
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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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    IcedDevin1235 commented
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    You got my vote. I've always thought emerald weapons would be cool. They got iron gold diamond and everything else. Why not emerald

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    RoyalRex2 commented
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    My suggestion is that emerald armor allows higher enchanting of a single enchantment chosen for each piece. This would allow players to customize their equipment more. I also think the durability (protection, damage, etcetera) should be about the level of iron, maybe a little lower.

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    This is a great idea and it would make emerald more useful.

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    Zach Hennessy commented
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    Or maybe emerald gear gives you certain perks but has lessened protection. The perks could be something like: Increased jump height (Because it’s green like the jump boost particle) Extra protection from Pillagers and Crossbows (Emeralds from villagers used to defend them.) Or it could protect from some fall damage. (Because you find emeralds in the very tall extreme hills and mountain biomes. 

    Edit: And weapons could do extra damage to pillagers 

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    @Frankiethekat05  Emerald isn't the rarest since trading with villagers are so easy to find and trade with. Same with raid farms. Emeralds aren't rare and so it shouldn't be so strong.

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    Mitsaage commented
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    My + Idea to Emerald Armors an Tools :

    When you will wear full armor or minimum chesplate and leggings :

     

    Villagers will give you between 3 and 5 more trade options and will give only one discount (discount : -25%