Saw a guy posting in chat that his Fortune-6 pick had produced 24-diamonds from 3-ore.That's about 8 diamonds per ore.But the normal progression for fortune (I think) is 1+level of items.Fortune I = max 2 dropsFortune II = max 3 dropsFortune III = max 4 drops...So shouldn't Fortune VI = max 7 drops?Has EMC tweaked the rates? If so, is this also true of other enchants?

Orebuster, which is a promo, have fortune 5Holiday picks have fortune 4, but to my knowledge there isnt a fortune 6 pick on emc

Or is there?... *crowd gasps*Edit: He/she wouldn't be able to get a non promo pickaxe that is fortune VI or higher without access to a command block or having OP which I doubt he does.

V is 5 I'm not sure exactly how the system works, but I'd imagine tuqueque is right in saying that he was lucky.

Although I believe it is mathematically possible to get 8 diamonds from a single ore using an Ore Buster it is unlikely and certainly not going to be a consistent yield. Fortune gives a 'chance' at a higher yield, not a guarantee. I would imaging that the player in question may have been over exaggerating (trolling) the yield they got.

Well, maybe he was mistaken then. He had no reason to lie or exaggerate and seemed surprised himself. Perhaps he had diamonds in his inventory already and had forgotten.MrSocks75, could you explain more the mathematical possibility? In all honesty, I thought the best Fortune 5 can do is a 6-drop? I don't have the code though. If you've seen it, I wouldn't mind a dump Thanks again even if you don't.

http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Enchanting#FortuneFor coal, diamond, emerald, nether quartz and lapis lazuli, level I gives a 33% chance to multiply drops by 2 (averaging 33% increase), level II gives a chance to multiply drops by 2 or 3 (25% chance each, averaging 75% increase), and level III gives a chance to multiply drops by 2, 3 or 4 (20% chance each, averaging 120% increase). 1 drop has a weight of 2, each number of extra drops has a weight of 1.

Math always confuses me so I did a quick test in my test server. Using an ore buster equivelent pickaxe I broke 128 diamond ores. The most I got from a single ore was, in fact, 6. The average over all 128 ores, 2.something calling it 3.There is no way a player got 24 diamond from 3 ores. Not legit anyway.

Yep, this is what led to my original question I think this claims that Fortune 5 yields at most a 6-drop and does that on a 1/7 chance.Thanks everyone. I think we can call this myth "busted".