Mining Fatigue is a Status Effect that reduces the speed at which a player can mine and attack. There are four levels of mining fatigue. Mining fatigue does not affect a player's health or hunger directly because it only affects the speed at which a player can attack mobs and mine blocks. Mining fatigue III is the only level of mining fatigue that can be obtained without the use of cheats.
Like all status effects, it can be removed by drinking Milk.
Source of Mining Fatigue
- Haste is a status effect that increases a player's mining speed, so it is an opposite effect to mining fatigue.
- Blocks that can be broken instantly, such as Slime Blocks, will still be broken instantly even if a player has mining fatigue.