Armor Durability is taken away when the Player takes damage which that Armor is capable of reducing. This includes:
- Attacks from Mobs and other Players,
- Touching a Block of Fire, Lava, or Cacti
- The Thorns Enchantment
When Tools are used for their intended purpose, 1 durability is taken away. In some cases, using them incorrectly can result in extra durability being taken away.
Different tiers of Tools have different durabilities:
- Gold - 33 uses
- Wood - 60 uses
- Stone - 132 uses
- Iron - 251 uses
- Diamond - 1562 uses
Other miscellaneous Tools also have durability:
Once Classic Crafting is added in Update 1.0, items can be repaired. This process can be done by placing two damaged items of the same kind in a Crafting Table together. This will combine the items and give one item with their combined durabilities and an extra 5% durability.
- Before Update 1.0, Items could not be repaired and would inevitably break after their durability was exhausted.