BatDood, on 28 December 2012 - 03:08 PM, said:
To be honest, I don't really see the benefits of Silk Touch anyway. There just doesn't seem to be any really useful purpose for it.
The only benefit that I can find is that you can carry more breakable ores such as Redstone and Lapis since you can bring them back in block form. But, then you still have to re-mine them when you get them back which is just a pain.
If you're a builder, then you can get Stone from mining but I'd rather just get Cobblestone and then smelt it into Stone for XP.
So if anyone can chime in and tell me how Silk Touch is useful, I might actually find a use for these 3 pick axes I have sitting in a chest.
I think silk touch is sort of useful. Say you want a pretty, valuable ore for decoration in your house. Diamond would be pretty awesome, right? You'd be able to tell your friends you have lots of diamond and kept some. But without silk touch? You'd REALLY have to get 9 diamonds for a diamond block. Solution: Silk touch on an iron pickaxe is easy, why don't I try it on diamond ore when I go mining?
*finds diamond in cave/ravine and uses silk touch*
Oh wow no need to save up 9 DIAMONDS.
And there are plenty of other uses.
Mycelium, Grass blocks, Coal ore and plenty more.
Even furnaces that are smelting something and still on fire! (If you have time)