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How well do blocks protect you from TNT?

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avatar pigonge
Level 77 : Legendary Magical Girl
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(The images used in this blog can be found in this album http://imgur.com/a/Pishh#0)

Minecraft has the specific values of the block durability against explosions.
The question is to what extent do those blocks defend you from explosions.
So here, my friend LoLer (former ray112233) and I carried out an experiment. Yes we were bored.

The method taken was,

- place 9 blocks square wall
- place 8 blocks square with a hole in the centre
- place a TNT in the hole
- make a glass wall behind the 9 blocks square wall
- place a villager in it
- cover up the surrounding of each testing material so that TNT won't blow up the different samples
- light the TNT
- examine the damage

So this is how it looked like at the beginning

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Right. Lets start!

Wooden Plank

Well. I obviously didn't expect too much from this type of block

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Result

It broke 3 stone blocks near by and the villager survived. It escaped though.

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Sandstone

Ah my lovely sandstone.

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Result

It actually protected less stone blocks near by when compared to woodenplanks. The villager survived. Loler hit the villager with hand later on and it died with one hit. So it's quite an useless wall I guess.

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Dirt

Here comes the trusty dirt. I often create dirt wall in between a creeper when encountered unexpectedly to protect my self. Lets see if it actually makes difference.

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Result

Honestly, I thought it would die. A TNT exploded behind a dirt wall and it survived. How does that make any sense. MINECRAFT. Anyway it is proved that even the dirt make difference! Carry around dirt blocks with you and put it in the hot key space! THEY ARE CAPABLE OF PROTECTING YOU LOL.

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Netherrack

I thought this would be quite useless too. But at least it is a stone. Lets see how it performs.

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Result

It did protect the villager. But causing quite a massive damage to the surroundings.

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Brick

Apparently, I have a friend who creates a brick based wall in every single survival game we play and he calls it a "standard house". I don't know why he is creating the wall with brick but lets test how well brick would defend his house.

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Result

The villager was severely injured even though it survived. But it is alive. I guess he was right for using bricks! (forget that dirt also protected the villager. Let him be happy)

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Obsidian

Now, to our trusty obsidian.

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Result
I don't know what to say. Even the villager standing beside survived. It seems like both villager behind the wall and standing beside didn't get damage at all. OBSIDIAN IS QUITE STRONG!

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Block of Diamond

It never made any sense to me how diamonds are actually quite weak in minecraft. Lets see how weak it is.

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Result

I have to say that the block of diamonds are quite useless in defense. I doubt anyone would use it to defend their house or whatever but it didn't do better than woodenplank. Actually why aren't they transparent. There are some transparent blocks like Glass and why cant the diamond be shiny and half transparent. I wish Mojang would make it a transparent block

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Block of Iron

WoooOOoo It sounds quite strong.

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Result
Right. Tell me how those iron golems survive some 7 TNT explosions.

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Block of Gold

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Result

It protected the villager and surrounding environment quite well. Only the gold wall blew away but rest remained the same.

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Block of Lapis Lazuli

Last, least and also the most useless out of all ore blocks. LAPIS LAZULI!

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Result

The villager is angry. That tells everything.

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- End of experiment -

Our conclusion is, Any block can protect us from explosions. (well duh.)
Creditray112233 (LOLER)
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7 replies

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04/28/2013 2:27 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
KidKraft
I think mojang should make diamond in minecraft like obsidian.
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10/18/2012 12:03 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Spelunker
Mister_Iliya
sand?
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07/06/2012 5:58 am
Level 24 : Expert Dragonborn
[+]_DR34M_[+]
Lolz! Hahahaha even I know that...But never knew the toughness...(Except for obsidian and bedrock)... :) Diamond it :D
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06/05/2012 1:44 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Miner
apan474
Coolish
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05/03/2012 5:28 am
Level 42 : Master Nether Knight
LPlinkinpark
Cool !! It can hel us from griefer for our first houses!!
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05/08/2012 8:56 pm
Level 77 : Legendary Magical Girl
pigonge
Maybe from creepers
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05/09/2012 6:28 am
Level 42 : Master Nether Knight
LPlinkinpark
Yes, it helps for it too =)

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