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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:13 AM

I know there's been some threads on this, but I can't seem to find them so I'm just going to ask here.  What level would best be used as an enchant on a diamond pickaxe to get silk touch?  I have a fortune 3 diamond pickaxe as well but I want to be able to store ores and use them when needed (like how W92Baj does).  So yeah what level is best for silk touch on a diamond pickaxe?

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:17 AM

I use this to find out the best level for them
http://pernsteiner.o...ecraft/enchant/
7.6% chance at level 22 on diamond pickaxe saves the most exp
14% chance at level 50 on diamond pickaxe saves the most tools.
So depends on whether you wanna save exp or tools.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:36 AM

I have stacks of diamonds so spending pick axes isn't an issue.  Thing is my exp grinder sucks and it takes forever to get up to 50.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:37 AM

View PostJoe7s, on 30 March 2012 - 06:36 AM, said:

I have stacks of diamonds so spending pick axes isn't an issue.  Thing is my exp grinder sucks and it takes forever to get up to 50.

So you'll want to do it at level 22 then takes about 21000 exp less but uses 6more picks on average.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:01 AM

Thanks for your help.  Think I'll try a level 50 one first since it's doubled the chances.  Normally I would always get tempted by the high 40's whilst searching for a 50 and end up taking a 48 or 49.  If I don't get silk touch on level 50 though I'll just try the level 22 since that is easy to get.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:04 AM

View PostJoe7s, on 30 March 2012 - 09:01 AM, said:

Thanks for your help.  Think I'll try a level 50 one first since it's doubled the chances.  Normally I would always get tempted by the high 40's whilst searching for a 50 and end up taking a 48 or 49.  If I don't get silk touch on level 50 though I'll just try the level 22 since that is easy to get.

Getting to level 50 takes 5 times the exp it takes to get to level 22.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:13 AM

Yeah I know, I'm at 25 right now so it probably would make sense to try the 22, but I want to get to 50 this time.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:17 AM

View PostJoe7s, on 30 March 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:

Yeah I know, I'm at 25 right now so it probably would make sense to try the 22, but I want to get to 50 this time.

Good luck :) (Wish I had your fortune pick)

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:19 AM

Fortune 3 pickaxes are common (or I'm just lucky).  Almost every time I do a 46> enchant it's fortune 3.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:20 AM

Lv 35 iron pickaxe. 2nd try.

Of course I did try 3 lv 30 gold pickaxes right before without success.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:20 AM

Guess I'm just unlucky then 16 level 45+ enchants and no fortune 3 although I did end up with 3 silk touch pickaxes...

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

Speaking of fortune, I did get a fortune 2 gold pickaxe. Sigh... -_- not very useful
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:25 AM

That's why I only enchant diamond tools. :)

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:07 PM

I got Silk Touch on a level 12 enchantment. Guess that was pretty lucky.

I haven't really gotten to the level of hardcore enchanting in any world of mine though. Haven't done a single level 50 enchantment so far...

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

View PostSlynder, on 30 March 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:

Guess I'm just unlucky then 16 level 45+ enchants and no fortune 3 although I did end up with 3 silk touch pickaxes...

I used iron pickaxes at level 30 and got fortune 1 and fortune 3, and iron is just as valuable as diamond for fortune, given that you dont spend it on iron or redstone. You should give that a try
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:27 PM

View PostDontStealMyBacon, on 30 March 2012 - 05:48 PM, said:

I used iron pickaxes at level 30 and got fortune 1 and fortune 3, and iron is just as valuable as diamond for fortune, given that you dont spend it on iron or redstone. You should give that a try

I like to use fortune to harvest coal and lapis the most since I use a lot of them on my map. Use a lot of the tools durability when mining coal.
Also I never use anything other then diamond tools, iron tools feel to slow for me. :)