Overkill achievement in Minecraft


Deal nine hearts of damage in a single hit.

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How to unlock the Overkill achievement

  • SashamorningSashamorning1,904,853
    29 Feb 2016 10 May 2016
    35 2 6
    I made a world with this achievement (and others) set up:


    Go in the back room, on the right, take out the potion and the diamond sword, and go looking for something to kill. Just after dawn is a good time. Drink the potion and swing. I jumped just for good measure.


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    DeAtHisLaNdIf you have problem like me and the achievement never pop, here's what I did.
    I went to change my time settings on my Computer (I did put January 7, 2019 so it was far away in time) I comeback on the game, load SashaMorning world and wait until it was night. I then drink the potion and ran and hit (while jumping) everything I saw : Sheep, Pig, Zombie, Creeper, etc. and the achievement pop a minute later.

    I've been trying for a long time and after doing that, the achievement finally pop ! smile
    Posted by DeAtHisLaNd on 08 Jan 18 at 03:22
    Posted by Sashamorning on 12 Jan 18 at 13:38
    Apache117XThanks mate! Thumbs up from me!
    Posted by Apache117X on 16 Jul 18 at 09:32
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  • JumboWarioJumboWario740,011
    07 Aug 2015 10 Aug 2015 26 Feb 2016
    18 0 8
    The way I did this was to craft a diamond sword (which does 4 hearts of damage by itself).
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    (Multiple people in the comments say you only need an iron sword to do this)

    Once crafted, you will need a Potion of Strength II, which can be obtained by following the video guide below (Credit to Vyonic_Games on YouTube.)

    You will need Strength II to do this. Wait until night to drink your potion and find something to kill. I jumped and hit them to perform a critical hit for increased damage, but it should not be necessary (I would do it just to be safe.)

    Using the Strength II potion with a diamond sword should do about 10/10.5 hearts of damage. While doing a critical hit, this becomes about 12.
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    HalderJumping was the thing that did it for me as well. thanks :)
    Posted by Halder on 01 Sep 15 at 08:44
    Drew5195Iron sword works.
    Posted by Drew5195 on 28 Dec 15 at 04:48
    DragonFangDanAbsolutely works with an iron sword, no need for diamond.
    Posted by DragonFangDan on 26 Feb 16 at 03:15
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