What blocks does the fortune enchant work on?

  • The Minecraft wiki tells us that Fortune applies to a certain set of blocks, but a person who I know and trust tells me that he has seen it work on iron ore, and gold ore blocks, which seems to contradict what I see in the wiki.

    Can someone provide a more accurate source, perhaps the decompiled code or something giving a definitive answer as to exactly what the Fortune enchantment applies to?

    Never seen it work on iron ore or gold.

  • Mr Smooth

    Mr Smooth Correct answer

    8 years ago

    Any block which drops an item other than the block itself when mined.

    This includes:

    • Coal
    • Diamond
    • Redstone
    • Emerald
    • Lapis Lazuli
    • Nether Quartz
    • Melon (capped at 9 melons)
    • Clay (Capped at 4, but increases the chance of getting 4)
    • Seeds (from tall grass and wheat, but doesn't increase the actual wheat drop itself)
    • Nether Wart
    • Glowstone (capped at 4 dust, but increases the chance of getting 4)
    • Increases the chance of gravel dropping flint
    • Increase of dropping saplings and apples from leaves

    Fortune works differently for different things. Most notably, at Fortune III you have a 20% chance to get twice as many drops, a 20% chance to get 3 times as many drops and a 20% chance to get 4 times as many drops for Coal, Diamond and Lapis Lazuli.

    All others work similarly to Looting on a sword, increasing the maximum limit and therefore increasing the chance that it drops a lot of things, but not explicitly doubling or tripling the dropped amount.

    I was curious if this would work with an axe enchanted with Fortune, and a bookshelf. In case anyone else is curious, bookshelves seem to be the exception to the "any block which drops an item other than the block itself" rule (granted, you did say "mined"); they **always** drop three books.

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