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#1

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:49 PM

Well, Silk Touch can appear on Picks, Shovels, and Axes right?(Correct me if I'm wrong)Well, what's the point of it on Axes and Shovels? Axes break wood, which you would get normally. And shovels break sand/dirt/gravel which you get normally for a shovel too. So what's the point...?

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:56 PM

You can mine anything with anything(inefficiently), if you couldn't then your hand wouldn't be able to either.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:03 AM

You need shovels to get grass blocks.

And axes to get bookshelves.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:04 AM

If silk touch is on anything, it can collect anything, just to clear this up. lol
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:06 AM

Shovel: Grass/Mycellium.
Axe: Bookshelf.
There =P
But it's FAR more useful on a pickaxe. Since you get books from bookselves it's not worth it to have a Silk Touch Axe.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:10 AM

My pick axe is silk touch+efficiency IV+unbreaking III, I can collect anything instantly.
It's a pick axe that collects dirt faster then a shovel.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:38 AM

Indeed, a silk touch pick can collect grass. No need to enchant a shovel for that purpose.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:47 AM

But it takes up double durability.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:55 AM

I could silk touch one grass block, place it in a field of dirt and vwalla!
All I'm saying is, pick axe is the most preferable thing to put it on.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:15 AM

It is completely useless on both shovel and axe. You can't pick any block with a silk touch axe/shovel, just the ones you can take with a normal axe/shovel, not stone/ores, and you can pick ANY block with a silk touch enchanted pickaxe (except for a few, like ice, spawners, etc...) but there's none you can get with a shovel/axe that you can't get with a pick. Also, it doesn't takes 2 durability, this only happens when you break a block with a sword.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:19 AM

View Post123deoliveira4, on 30 November 2011 - 01:15 AM, said:

It is completely useless on both shovel and axe. You can't pick any block with a silk touch axe/shovel, just the ones you can take with a normal axe/shovel, not stone/ores, and you can pick ANY block with a silk touch enchanted pickaxe (except for a few, like ice, spawners, etc...) but there's none you can get with a shovel/axe that you can't get with a pick. Also, it doesn't takes 2 durability, this only happens when you break a block with a sword.
It doesn't take 2 durability from anything including a sword. http://www.minecraft...iki/Grass_Block
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:23 AM

there isnt a point to it.
the whole concept of silk touch is retarded.

but apparently i need a "magic" pickaxe to pick up a chunk of grass...?
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:26 AM

Axes can get dead bushes with silk touch.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:26 AM

Pointed out to me in other posts, silk touch is useful for cobweb, mycelium, redstone block, and other things you want to toy around with in survival mode that would be normally unattainable. (remove other player's heads G_G)
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:34 AM

View PostKyoShinda, on 30 November 2011 - 01:19 AM, said:

It doesn't take 2 durability from anything including a sword. http://www.minecraft...iki/Grass_Block
http://www.minecraft....net/wiki/Sword
"They (swords) also remove some blocks faster than using bare hands (such as leaves, wool, and Soul Sand, though especially Cobwebs), but each broken block counts as two uses on the sword's Durability Bar when it is used in this way"

View PostKyoShinda, on 30 November 2011 - 01:26 AM, said:

Pointed out to me in other posts, silk touch is useful for cobweb, mycelium, redstone block, and other things you want to toy around with in survival mode that would be normally unattainable. (remove other player's heads G_G)
Doesn't works on cobwebs.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:44 AM

View Post123deoliveira4, on 30 November 2011 - 01:34 AM, said:

http://www.minecraft....net/wiki/Sword
"They (swords) also remove some blocks faster than using bare hands (such as leaves, wool, and Soul Sand, though especially Cobwebs), but each broken block counts as two uses on the sword's Durability Bar when it is used in this way"

Doesn't works on cobwebs.
Omg, I just confirmed that it doesn't work on spider webs. x.x
WTF IS THE POINT OF FREAKING SILK TOUCH
I WANT MY EXP LEVELS BACK!!!!!!!
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:49 AM

View PostKyoShinda, on 30 November 2011 - 01:44 AM, said:

Omg, I just confirmed that it doesn't work on spider webs. x.x
WTF IS THE POINT OF FREAKING SILK TOUCH
I WANT MY EXP LEVELS BACK!!!!!!!
I use it for stone, but i have 2 picks with unbreaking 3, efficiency 4 and silk touch on them, so it's not gonna end any time soon...

#18

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:12 PM

Someone please tell me how to get silk touch :[

I'm just a stupid noob that would like to place a spider spawner somewhere.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:03 AM

can't get ice or glass panes, but i can get glass blocks back?

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:36 AM

View PostCaptainLOL78, on 04 December 2011 - 02:12 PM, said:

Someone please tell me how to get silk touch :[

I'm just a stupid noob that would like to place a spider spawner somewhere.

As of 1.0, you can't use silk touch to collect spawners. Sadly enough, I might add. Yes, I have tried despite that I already knew.
to get silk touch, try an enchantment above level 30 or so. Has worked for me on several occasions. Good luck!
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