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Silk touch on a Axe?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by Torigoma, May 13, 2013.

  1. Torigoma

    Torigoma New Member

    So I just got Silk touch on a Axe. That's all fine and dandy, but I've no idea what I should use it one. Anyone know?
     
  2. Grydian2

    Grydian2 New Member

    I use it on melons to make sure I get a whole melon and then put them into the pulveriser to get the most out of my melons
     
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  3. Whovian

    Whovian New Member

    Wood. Then you get Wood instead of Wood!

    I really don't know, I think it's pretty much useless. Although, I have a question. If you have a Fiery Pick and enchant it with Silk Touch ...

    EDIT: Oh, Melons! Thought it was Swords you used for those, but eh, it works!
     
  4. Mash

    Mash New Member

    Basically anything that you can break with an axe that you want to preserve, I think.

    They may have changed this, but can you still use say, silk touch on an axe to harvest grass?

    Maybe that only worked with a pickaxe, though. I dunno.
     
  5. lolpierandom

    lolpierandom New Member

    Melons, leaves, grass, ice (pretty sure), giant mushroom blocks and probably some modded worldgen are all I can think of off the top of my head.
     
  6. Whovian

    Whovian New Member

    ^^I thought that was Shears.

    EDIT: I was replying to Mash's post, not lolpierandom's.
     
  7. lolpierandom

    lolpierandom New Member

    Silk touch works on all full blocks that aren't meant to be unobtainable and don't require a special tool like a pickaxe, as far as I know.

    I say full blocks because I'm 99% sure that you can't use silk touch to get tall grass or vines, that's what shears are needed for.

    As for the ice, it's actually kind of useless as the glacial precipritator is an easy way to get ice in FTB.
     
  8. Whovian

    Whovian New Member

    Eh, I was replying to Mash's, not yours. Bleedin' ninjas.
     
  9. the_j485

    the_j485 King of the Wicked

    I don't think you can enchant them.
     
  10. Torigoma

    Torigoma New Member

    Hummm, so all in all, it would be more of a utility tool to move things around rather than a Axe to get what I want? K, thanks!
     
  11. Pandemoneus

    Pandemoneus New Member

    Well, you can use that silk touch to get the corner blocks of Fir and Redwood trees. Other than that I see no use for it.
     
  12. the_j485

    the_j485 King of the Wicked

    Also, you can't silk touch ice. This was nerfed a while ago because ice can be placed in the nether to make water blocks when melted.
     
  13. Torigoma

    Torigoma New Member

    Darn! lol, I was going to just that to, I need some ice for a few different things, thought it would be a easy way to get it ROFL.
     
  14. the_j485

    the_j485 King of the Wicked

    Just use a glacial precipitator, easy enough with an aqueous accumulator
     
  15. Torigoma

    Torigoma New Member

    True lol, was planning on doing something similar (but with XY ice), just hoped I could get it sooner ROFL. Anyway, thanks for the help everyone!
     
  16. the_j485

    the_j485 King of the Wicked

    No problem, this is really what the forums were meant for, helping and showcasing.
     
  17. Torigoma

    Torigoma New Member

    On a Second note, Does Silk touch not work with Wands of Excavation?
     
  18. Grydian2

    Grydian2 New Member

    a silk touch axe also lets you move bookshelves without them being destroyed into books.
     
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  19. Torigoma

    Torigoma New Member

    OH!! I never thought of that! that could be very useful!
     
  20. KirinDave

    KirinDave New Member

    Gone though. But the technique has returned in spades. TE liquids in 1.5.1 are stable in the nether in 1.5.1 and, for the fun of it, quench lava and damage blazes. Way of Time is setting up a blaze liquid xp farm on his youtube series.
     

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