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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:13 PM

As most of us know, the enchantment "silk touch" is suppose to give back the same block that you destroy with it, though obviously it shouldn't work for everything, so I decided to test out just what it can work on and here are the results.

Does work:
Mycelium (mushroom grass)
Melon
Glowstone
Clay
Ice (Still leaves water behind, glitch?)
Lit furnace (Glitch?)
Bookshelves
Smooth stone
Double slabs
Ores (coal, diamonds, redstone, etc)
Glass/Glass panes
Grass
Spawner (Will be removed)
Enderstone (White stone in the "End Zone")
Mushroom blocks (All blocks look like the inside, No specific colors like red or brown)
Gravel (kinda useless)
Obsidian(even on non-diamond tools)
Silverfish block (silverfish still spawns but you get the spawn block)
Glowing Redstone
Enchanting Table


Doesn't Work:
Cake
Snow layer
Web
Tall Grass/Dead shrub
Stairs
Tilled soil
Vines
Crops
Boat
Stone bricks (gives back just stone bricks, even when used on cracked or mossy)
Unlit redstone torch

Obviously doesn't work:
Lava/water source blocks
Bedrock (unbreakable)
Ender portal frame (unbreakable)
Nether portal
Fire

If I've missed anything or made any mistakes, feel free to correct me.

Edit:Side note, Silk touch and Fortune do not work together.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:19 PM

What about chests?

Layna

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:19 PM

Silk Touch on mossy or cracked stone brick blocks yields regular stone brick blocks for some strange reason.

A pickaxe without the Silk Touch enchant works as expected by mining mossy from mossy, etc.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:27 PM

View PostLaynaTan, on 25 October 2011 - 05:19 PM, said:

What about chests?

Layna

chests? I'm not sure why it would matter, even breaking a chest with your hand gives you a chest back.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:39 PM

Also, the lit furnace block will revert to a regular furnace once used.

Redstone has two types:  Lit and Unlit.   If you mine the lit version and the unlit version, they do not stack.   Once placed, the lit version reverts to the unlit version very quickly.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:42 PM

View PostTyken132, on 25 October 2011 - 05:27 PM, said:

chests? I'm not sure why it would matter, even breaking a chest with your hand gives you a chest back.

I am still hoping to be able to take the chest with what is inside it ;)

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:44 PM

IMO, enchanting is a crappy alternative for more interesting things. Silk touch - why not make freezer, grass seeds? Underwater bonuses - why not make diving gear? This game is becoming worse and worse...

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:51 PM

View PostLaynaTan, on 25 October 2011 - 05:42 PM, said:

I am still hoping to be able to take the chest with what is inside it ;)
I really doubt that'll happen, if anything you'll lose your items, lol.

View Postnootron, on 25 October 2011 - 05:39 PM, said:

Also, the lit furnace block will revert to a regular furnace once used.

Redstone has two types:  Lit and Unlit.   If you mine the lit version and the unlit version, they do not stack.   Once placed, the lit version reverts to the unlit version very quickly.

Well it isn't for use purpose's, mostly just a cheap alternative to glowstone. Though it will likely be "fixed"

View PostNetherspawn, on 25 October 2011 - 05:44 PM, said:

IMO, enchanting is a crappy alternative for more interesting things. Silk touch - why not make freezer, grass seeds? Underwater bonuses - why not make diving gear? This game is becoming worse and worse...

Enchant is an interesting addition to the game...however, in terms of silk touch? I would have to agree, having those things would make it much more interesting.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 06:00 PM

View PostNetherspawn, on 25 October 2011 - 05:44 PM, said:

IMO, enchanting is a crappy alternative for more interesting things. Silk touch - why not make freezer, grass seeds? Underwater bonuses - why not make diving gear? This game is becoming worse and worse...

Making things like diving gear would be more fun then enchanting.

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Diving helm pattern.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 06:36 PM

Silk touch should give stair blocks back, it upsets me that it doesn't. Also, I imagine the getting regular stone bricks with a silk touch pick is a glitch, something to do with all 3 stone bricks having the same item ID with different damage values.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 06:37 PM

I don't like enchanting eighter, it doesn't fit my view of this game.
"magic" in general doesn't fit this game if you ask me!

With magic that would be endereyes (not the portals!), enchantings and potions (not really but feels the same).
although that's just my own opinion.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:05 PM

Tall Grass/Dead shrub you can collect with the shears

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:06 PM

View Postkmarkopl, on 25 October 2011 - 07:05 PM, said:

Tall Grass/Dead shrub you can collect with the shears

I know, was just mentioning that silk touch doesn't work on them.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:10 PM

Obsidian isn't on the list.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:14 PM

View Postsunperp, on 25 October 2011 - 07:10 PM, said:

Obsidian isn't on the list.

why would it be? You get obsidian from mining with a normal diamond pick anyway.

Unless you meant silk touch on a lesser pick, though from what i've heard its even rarer on lower grade items and i don't see the point since it would take 45 seconds instead of 15. Though I can add it for accuracy's sake.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:36 PM

I think you should add my observation about mossy/cracked stone brick.   Definitely seems like a glitch but does qualify as "not working" with Silk Touch, though in a way unlike any other blocks.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:39 PM

Oops, meant to change the op not qoute it..

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:08 PM

I heard its posible to mine glowing red stone ore, and that it works like the burning furnace, when you put it down taht it turns to normal.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:16 PM

Does it work on silverfish blocks?

Also, what tool did you use on the snow covering? It might work using a shovel.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:36 PM

View PostHappy Fun Ball, on 25 October 2011 - 08:16 PM, said:

Does it work on silverfish blocks?

Also, what tool did you use on the snow covering? It might work using a shovel.

I used a pick but honestly its the enchant that's important, since I used a pick on clay and grass and it worked fine.

As for silverfish blocks...I need to test that.

Edit: Wow...it actually works on silverfish blocks. If you break it, it spawns a silverfish but you still get the silverfish block.