Game Theory: How Much is Minecraft Diamond Armor Worth?

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Game Theory: How Much is Minecraft Diamond Armor Worth?

Diamonds may be a gamer’s best friend, but just how much money would Minecraft’s diamond armor actually be worth? Pull out your ****! Cuz Game Theory’s getting bejeweled! Hello Internet! Welcome to Game Theory!!! Where we mine the interwebs to craft mind blowing episodes on your favorite video games! Mine the interwebs to craft episodes, God! Terrible puns aside, if this weeks episode looks a little different it’s because I’m on location scouting for information for an upcoming episode That may, or may not be about Assassin’s Creed… So today we’re featuring the editing
talents of fellow game theorists Ronnie Onnie Edwards host of Digressing and
Sidequesting another excellent video game over-analysis show! also on this channel! If you haven’t check him out yet ,watch his episode on the Wii U’s gameplay it’s my favorite I told him to find a
happy balance between our two visual styles so if you love it great if not
well it’ll all be over soon anyway even if you live in a console gaming cave
chances are you’ve heard about the pc sensation minecraft and the literal
jewel in its crown diamonds these blue beauties are the prize ores
that keep players glued to their screens for hours digging deeper and deeper in
the hopes of finding that one elusive vein or they just switch to creative
mode and spawn a couple hundred either way finding enough enables you to make
the strongest items in the game picks swords and what we’re interested in
armor. So being the Curious George of gaming commentary that I am I wanted to
find out just how much money a suit of armor made entirely of diamonds actually
would be worth. And more importantly, would it be able to protect me from a sword or
an exploding block creature? Diamonds may be forever but your attention span isn’t.
So enough with elegant intros let’s get to the research. So we’re going to find out how much
diamond armor is going to cost us we need to figure out how much diamond we
actually have to do that we need to get a sense of the minecraft world scale according to the creator of
the game each block translates to 1 meter tall with each block face in its
original low res graphical style measuring 16 pixels by 16 pixels with
one meter divided along 16 pixels each individual pixel is going to equate to .0625 meters since minecraft a three-dimensional
world though we need to know the volume of each cubic pixel so we take .0625
and cube it to get point .000244m^3 now hold on to that number it’s going to
be important in a second. We’re interested in diamond armor
specifically so we need to find out how many individual pixel blocks make up a
full set: helmet, chestplate, shoulder coverings, and
leggings. Now i’m no professional modder, but from
what I’ve been able to calculate through Photoshop skins and the like the helmet is made up of a
172 pixel blocks the chest plate 186 shoulder pads 116 for 2 and leggings at
144 somewhere around 618 pixel blocks is a fair estimate 618 x .000244
cubic metres per block means that the armor is made up of .15 cubic meters of
diamond. Since gemstones are measured by their weight and the density of diamond
is 3,510 kilograms per cubic meter that’s 526.5 kilograms of gemstone or
1,160 pounds that is one a heck of an engagement ring but no jeweler in the
world can possibly handle a stone that large Ha they wish so we need to break it down into a much
smaller scale carrots the standard of measuring
gemstone weight it takes 5000 carats to equal
one kilogram meaning that our suit of diamond armor in Minecraft would be an
astounding 2,632,500 carats to give you some perspective the
Cullinan diamond is the largest rough gem quality diamond ever found it was
3100 carats or probably the diamond more people are familiar with is the
Hope Diamond a beautifully cut gemstone weighing in
at a whopping at 45.52 carats needless to say our sparkling suit put
these dinky diamonds to shame so now that we have some numbers back to
our initial question how much would diamond armor actually be worth well as any jeweler will tell you it’s
not just the size of a diamond that counts the price of a diamond actually depends
on the four C’s carat cut clarity and color we’ve already covered carat and the cut
of the diamond armor is actually pretty plain so it won’t be adding any
significant value clarity is ranked on a scale ranging
from flawless to included with lower scores meaning that their imperfections
you can see with the naked eye that make the diamond to cloudy or unclear looking
at diamond armor in Minecraft and the clarity is pretty bad you can’t see
through it at all so let’s give it the lowest score of i 3
so a rough estimate for a colorless diamond that’s cloudy and lacking a
fancy cut is 1615 dollars per carat or if you’re in the market for a
full suit of armor $4,251,487,500 you think that’s a lot we haven’t even taken into account that
last C color notice that the diamonds in Minecraft
aren’t clear and radiant like most diamonds were familiar with instead they’re tinted blue this comes
from a small amount of boron or a large amount of hydrogen being present when
the diamond is forming this imperfection actually makes them more rare and thus
much much more costly where the going rate of a cloudy nearly colorless
diamond was 1615 dollars per carat a cloudy blue minecraft diamond would cost
around thirty three thousand five hundred dollars per carat which means
that the final price tag for a shining new suit of diamond armor weighing in a
2.6 million carats is 88,188,750,000.98 cents so congratulations you just dropped more
than the gross domestic product of Rwanda on a shiny new body suit think
you’re ready to handle some creepers now well think again minecraft Steve because
you’re wearing a crappy piece of protection you see diamonds may be the hardest
natural mineral on earth but hardness and toughness are two separate things diamonds and other gemstones are all
crystals and crystals by their nature have a regular atomic structure that’s
what defines them as a crystal this predictability make them beautiful but
it also gives them a lot of cleavage for planes worth of cleavage in fact we’re
not talking about the pamela anderson Bermuda Triangle brand of cleavage here
we’re talking rocks and minerals because of the parallel arrangement of atoms
diamonds have multiple cleavage planes or directions in which you can slice
through it causing it to split this means that in some directions they’re
extremely difficult to break but in others it’s easier to do them well pamela
anderson in Minecraft with armor being flat and blocky the cleavage planes
would all be a 90-degree angles meaning that one strong straight slice
from either the top or the side will easily cut through our billion-dollar
bodysuits wasting hours of mining and crafting so in short diamond armor kinda sucks
as armor it weighs thousands of pounds and falls
to pieces if your cleavage gets hit but on the plus side and a net worth of
eighty eight billion dollars it’ll make you 11 billion dollars richer
than the world’s richest man so it may not be all bad but then again in Minecraft what are you
really going to spend your money on anyway a giant gold statue of yourself oh wait
nevermind i already crafted that from the hundreds of blocks of gold i found
while searching for my diamonds well you know what they say Mo Money mo
problems LOL!!! Anyway, it’s just a theory. A Game Theory!!!! Thanks for watching!!!!!


Galaxcat LOL · August 20, 2019 at 3:32 pm

Who else is here in 2019?

mix master · August 20, 2019 at 5:12 pm

2013 nope
2014 nope
2015 nope
2016 nah
2017 almost..
2018 maybe…
2019 recommended!!

Hype Kabyy 19 · August 20, 2019 at 5:13 pm

I salute Ronnie for his work

TheGhost Trainer · August 20, 2019 at 11:24 pm

This guy has been blessed by PewDiePie, giving him a very big brain

tfterini Wjedj. · August 21, 2019 at 12:59 am

It’s been over a year, even though I didn’t really know you and I know you were a really nice guy.
I hope you’re doing good Ronnie, we all love you

Sebastian Puscas · August 21, 2019 at 9:17 am

Ahh, the old days

Anonymous L. · August 21, 2019 at 1:43 pm

rest in peace ronnie.

Feniks 14 · August 21, 2019 at 5:57 pm

just watched this video to give an honor to Ronnie

BFF QUEEN · August 21, 2019 at 6:57 pm


ImSoCreative · August 21, 2019 at 7:45 pm

R.I.P Ronnie

JoNatHan K · August 22, 2019 at 1:53 am

We need Five Nights at freddy's.

Hychus 232 · August 22, 2019 at 3:17 am



kep arani · August 22, 2019 at 5:31 am

i was surprised when you used the number of pixels in the armour instead of thee number of diamonds it's crafted with which can also be easily calculated since there are 9 diamonds in a block

Lonzy · August 23, 2019 at 3:20 am

*sigh* time to save up 88 billon dollars.

Dank Memer · August 23, 2019 at 7:58 am

I found a link for this on reddit

djevecjslfbfjekdkf · August 23, 2019 at 12:15 pm

Lol u misspelled carrots

Dat Explosion Guy · August 23, 2019 at 2:23 pm


Elmer Balota · August 24, 2019 at 5:40 am

Thats how Mojang became rich

ZFORCE PRODUCTION · August 24, 2019 at 7:33 am


BatKaiGaming · August 24, 2019 at 1:19 pm


Chase Barker · August 25, 2019 at 6:48 pm

Any one from 2019
Well I am

Floated artist · August 25, 2019 at 10:46 pm

Wait, how did ronnie die? How old was he?

Lorenzo Barrios Ceballos · August 26, 2019 at 2:23 am

im anoying ik

Celinia Cool · August 26, 2019 at 3:28 am

Matpat: mentions shoulderpads but not boots.

Me: * angry screaming *

Poke Pai · August 26, 2019 at 11:51 am

Wonder what this editors search history for these images r like

Poke Pai · August 26, 2019 at 11:55 am

Imma sell my Minecraft diamonds irl

Sam Brown · August 26, 2019 at 1:55 pm

This editing would have never made it in 2019

memes for life · August 26, 2019 at 5:42 pm

Bejeweled? I love that game!

DYLAN AVALOS · August 27, 2019 at 3:47 am

I have enough diamonds for two suits can I transfer to real diamonds I want to he rich

GaLaXy · August 27, 2019 at 5:05 am

I have seen "rip ronnie" in the comments but wtf happened? Did he die or what?

Ammar Elbehery · August 28, 2019 at 3:55 am

1:15. Damn.

I am a flag · August 28, 2019 at 8:16 am

There isn’t shoulder pads in Minecraft

The Jellyfish Jam · August 28, 2019 at 6:49 pm

Dude it would be even more expensive today.

Youssef Mahmoud · August 29, 2019 at 1:07 pm

the armor in minecraft are helmet chestplate leggings and boots

Ultra Anon · August 29, 2019 at 5:25 pm

That death threats joke didn’t age well

Emma Bowles · August 30, 2019 at 2:51 am

Rip Ronnie 💕

Callum Clark · August 31, 2019 at 9:12 pm

watched through a bit of this vid and only realised now it came out almost 7 years ago

Bob ibn · September 1, 2019 at 1:08 am

Cough Cough TAXES Cough Cough

xr8tedlation 21 · September 2, 2019 at 4:08 pm

And 98 cents

Mr.Capsule · September 3, 2019 at 4:39 pm


pokeball 0 · September 3, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Yeah about that… It's boots not shoulder pads and in 4:13 you showed it as boots

Landen Engelhart · September 4, 2019 at 2:08 am

Ahhh nostalgia

Net Cyanide · September 4, 2019 at 4:54 pm

Before or after tax?

JXRPrim The King of games · September 5, 2019 at 5:11 am

R.I.P ronny

MajesticEaqle · September 7, 2019 at 11:59 am

1:14 big oof

Magnu ! · September 9, 2019 at 3:52 am

God that mic

Elrohir · September 9, 2019 at 3:01 pm

At the time 4:40, wasn't this Freddie Mercury?

Jad Daher · September 14, 2019 at 2:36 pm

This is too old
The voice
The intro
And….BOOOOBS 0:36 7:14

the slow pancake house · September 15, 2019 at 10:45 pm

When ever this intro plays I get nostalgia 100

Miro Markkula · September 17, 2019 at 6:26 pm

The shoulders are a part of the chestplate and leggings and boots are separate good video

assassinpayday · September 17, 2019 at 7:11 pm

imagine not having 98 Cent

Gina Blyton · September 17, 2019 at 9:02 pm

Coming back to watch the first video Ronnie edited

Lane the Plane · September 18, 2019 at 2:59 am

Rest In Peace, Ronnie.

James Ross · September 18, 2019 at 7:49 am

4 planes of cleavage….Picard facepalm.

volskaya gaming · September 19, 2019 at 11:26 pm

rip ronnie

123 memes · September 20, 2019 at 2:19 am

Plus tax?

P magou · September 20, 2019 at 5:10 pm

This is your best vid!!! Ever created

Grant Woodruff · September 20, 2019 at 10:59 pm

love the new intro🎮🎶🎶🎶🎵🎵🎵🎶

Ioana Cop · September 21, 2019 at 12:33 pm

What is destiny's siva .this is a challenge for you

Hujin Killingbeck · September 21, 2019 at 4:34 pm

2019 anyone?

Hujin Killingbeck · September 21, 2019 at 4:35 pm

Oh the cringe oh the cringe plz help me

the dragon king · September 22, 2019 at 12:23 am

You forgot the boots and combined them with the leggings stupid

Loewen Mae · September 22, 2019 at 2:56 am


GodlyGamer · September 22, 2019 at 4:04 am

Rip Ronnie 😭

Maxim Krasnov · September 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

I’ll just have the US Military to find my Diamond Armor.

Chonky Boi · September 22, 2019 at 12:25 pm

0:35 is that even family friendly lmao

Evilster Megaman · September 22, 2019 at 11:52 pm


Thank you for that. 💓

mydogdidthis · September 23, 2019 at 1:48 am

0:10 I actually thought he said “cause game theory is getting the juul pods

Jvre Rae · September 23, 2019 at 2:45 am


Lightning Gamez · September 23, 2019 at 8:19 am


boom done

Mihai Mihai · September 23, 2019 at 11:53 am

Next time i wear a diamond ill consider me richer than the united states president

XDToxin · September 23, 2019 at 3:47 pm

I don’t think it’s possible to find the comments from 2012 anymore

Cheesenne 31 · September 23, 2019 at 7:10 pm

Dat mic tho

Aidan Walsh · September 24, 2019 at 2:00 am

MatPat if you see this pls bring back the og intro XD

Sandra Djordjevic · September 24, 2019 at 7:30 am

Jem ston?

speedguitardemon · September 24, 2019 at 8:17 pm

This video was my introduction to game theory.

Titanic · September 25, 2019 at 6:05 pm

but a minecraft diamond is HUGE. like, throw it on the ground and it is, by my reckoning, at least .8 meters tall.

Jim Jim · September 26, 2019 at 5:13 am

It’s like 24 diamonds

Elix · September 27, 2019 at 10:10 am

This is what he was like on 2012
What the heck

cayden kwek · September 27, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Hence we can say Steve is rich

Celestial Goldhart · September 27, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Did anyone else hear a Yoshi’s Island song??

Leely Cao · September 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm

Hey how you goner where it you need to do some wiet livting

Braam Louw · September 28, 2019 at 2:13 pm

Good job Ronnie

Nintus986 · September 29, 2019 at 10:47 pm

You know, this was the first ever video I watched on YouTube. I remember being scared of using YouTube on Xbox 360. Eventually, I looked up Minecraft, and this showed up. I watched it, and I loved and that was the beginning of my love of YouTube. Thank you Matt, thank you.

The Tactical Goose · September 30, 2019 at 12:12 am

Mother of god! it's too old

Deadly Death · September 30, 2019 at 1:21 pm

the problem is that the diamond in minecraft isnt realstic so the hardness of the game diamond may stay the same when entering the realstic world

A Username. · October 2, 2019 at 1:38 pm


Shahedk2326 · October 2, 2019 at 10:53 pm

R.I.P Ronnie we miss u buddy we miss u…

_Piña Salvaje_ · October 4, 2019 at 4:11 am

hi i came from 2019! and im here to warn you, Mat!! that in 2 years (2012+2=2014) your anxiety will begin and ending up saying that Scott its part of the bad guys

Stephen Matthew · October 4, 2019 at 5:50 am

cleavage doe

Gabriel Caspe · October 4, 2019 at 11:26 am

Man, these theories used to be shorter.

Purple Hyper · October 5, 2019 at 6:40 am


Oliver · October 5, 2019 at 4:01 pm

RIP Ronny. Without you. Game theory wouldn’t be here today. We are all grateful.

DUNNSTER YT · October 5, 2019 at 4:32 pm

Who is watching this in 2019?

DowningJ82 · October 6, 2019 at 12:06 pm

Rip Ronnie

Human #753 · October 7, 2019 at 11:12 am



THAT_ONE_GUY · October 8, 2019 at 4:03 pm

Ronnie’s first video ❤️

Maliat Ahmed · October 8, 2019 at 10:39 pm

How much does diamond armor cost
Me:7 hours

Danarang · October 8, 2019 at 11:06 pm

Rest In Peace: Ronnie Edwards

Branana9 - SuperBran · October 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

People who are here for Ronnie support: 🤒
People who are here to watch the theory: 🤩

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