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#1

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:46 PM

So I've been reading up on how to get enchantments and I understand that for the most part it is sorta random. I also see though that different items and different enchanting levels have different % chances of getting that sweet sweet silk touch.

So my question is... what are the best conditions yielding the highest possible chance of getting this enchantment? Should I use a gold pick? should I use a level 30 enchant? or a lvl 50? Do these things even latter? What level is silk touch? What is the base level I need to be to have a chance of getting it? How much does gold effect this? (I dont care if its gold... I just want it)

I know it could all be for not and I could be grinding out a few chances before I get it... I just like to go in with all the info I need to make the best conditions

Thanks! I'm level 27 right now and am getting nervous about when to start trying XD

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:51 PM

Watch the video on the homepage.

http://pernsteiner.o...0.html#outcomes

http://pernsteiner.o...ml#Tool_Diamond

E.g. There's a 1.14% chance that you will get

Efficiency V
Silk Touch I
Unbreaking III
Fortune III

on a level 50 Diamond tool

#3

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:53 PM

View PostDoom_Oyster, on 25 October 2011 - 04:46 PM, said:

So I've been reading up on how to get enchantments and I understand that for the most part it is sorta random. I also see though that different items and different enchanting levels have different % chances of getting that sweet sweet silk touch.

So my question is... what are the best conditions yielding the highest possible chance of getting this enchantment? Should I use a gold pick? should I use a level 30 enchant? or a lvl 50? Do these things even latter? What level is silk touch? What is the base level I need to be to have a chance of getting it? How much does gold effect this? (I dont care if its gold... I just want it)

I know it could all be for not and I could be grinding out a few chances before I get it... I just like to go in with all the info I need to make the best conditions

Thanks! I'm level 27 right now and am getting nervous about when to start trying XD

It's a roll of the dice, really.  But personally I'd try it just above lvl 30 to be safe.  You're also more likely to get it on a gold or iron tool than a diamond.  Well, I shouldn't say that since it's all russian roulette.  You're more likely to get a higher lvl enchantment on a gold or iron tool.  Personally, I don't even grind to 30.  I usually hit it up at lvl 13-16, since that's about as high as I get by the time my previously enchanted tool dies.  And people have gotten silk touch as low as lvl 5.  It's technically possible, it's just something like 99.999999999% unlikely.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:59 PM

now this is gonna be griefers dream hehe
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:10 PM

Here:  http://pernsteiner.o...ecraft/enchant/

Thanks smart math guy.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:10 PM

View Postdark_messiah, on 25 October 2011 - 04:59 PM, said:

now this is gonna be griefers dream hehe
what do you mean?
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#7

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:29 PM

On a diamond tool, the most cost effective level to get Silk Touch is lv21, at which point your chance is 8%.  So on average, you will need to get to lv21 12 times to get Silk Touch on a diamond tool.  It's easier to get it on a gold tool, but you get so many less uses that I don't think it's worth the gold.

At your current level 27, you have an 11% chance.  That's not much better than lv21, but even so you should just go ahead and blow all your levels.  You most likely won't get it, so either cheat or get used to grinding for days.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:49 AM

View Postbanr, on 25 October 2011 - 05:10 PM, said:

what do you mean?

Well lets say if griefers get enchantement table in SMP and they get much books and much XP they can make silk touch tool so that kinda will make them grief more on vanilla servers or servers witout protection. Hell but i hope there will be plugins for SMP :) idk thats just my toughts! :rolleyes:
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:57 PM

View Postdark_messiah, on 26 October 2011 - 11:49 AM, said:

Well lets say if griefers get enchantement table in SMP and they get much books and much XP they can make silk touch tool so that kinda will make them grief more on vanilla servers or servers witout protection. Hell but i hope there will be plugins for SMP :) idk thats just my toughts! :rolleyes:
Silk touch would have no such effect.
Go look up what it does. :\
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:11 AM

View PostGearsDisraeli, on 26 October 2011 - 12:57 PM, said:

Silk touch would have no such effect.
Go look up what it does. :\

Ah lol thx i will :D link pls mab?
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:35 PM

This is only kind of helpful, when you open the Enchantment table and put your tool in - The weird language comes up, which sentence in that language will get me Silk Touch?
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:16 PM

that you can memorize the language is false, its all random




someone correct me if im wrong

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:49 PM

View Postry4444n, on 27 November 2011 - 06:16 PM, said:

that you can memorize the language is false, its all random
someone correct me if im wrong

You're not wrong, Notch is retarded.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 07:01 PM

View PostDrainal, on 27 November 2011 - 05:35 PM, said:

This is only kind of helpful, when you open the Enchantment table and put your tool in - The weird language comes up, which sentence in that language will get me Silk Touch?
the sentences dont matter.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 07:33 PM

View PostDrainal, on 27 November 2011 - 05:35 PM, said:

This is only kind of helpful, when you open the Enchantment table and put your tool in - The weird language comes up, which sentence in that language will get me Silk Touch?

It's all random gibberish, and what you get is up to the whim of the RNG gods.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:16 PM

Actually, for each world, each enchantment has its own phrase. But there are a lot of combinations, so you can get a lot of different phrases. I don't think you will enchant enough to making records of glyphs is worthwhile.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:30 PM

Silk touch was removed wasn't it?
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:15 PM

View Postdark_messiah, on 27 October 2011 - 08:11 AM, said:

Ah lol thx i will :D link pls mab?
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 12:25 AM

Only use a gold tool if you're happy with the thirty odd uses it gives you.

View PostCake101, on 27 November 2011 - 09:30 PM, said:

Silk touch was removed wasn't it?
No, but its ability to harvest ice and mob spawners was.
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