I'm trying to find a definitive list of resources (from both the overworld and nether), that are 100% impossible to obtain in peaceful mode in a vanilla survival game without using any cheats.

Furthermore, what resources become (very) difficult but not impossible to obtain in this situation?

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    There is a mod called Extra Utilities that among other things offers a 'Peaceful Table'. This item allows you to get the items you would normally only get from mobs on peacefull difficulties. Just some FYI
    – Ender
    Aug 18 '13 at 17:42
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    You can always try the Peaceful Pack, which was originally made for that purpose.
    – mellamokb
    Aug 18 '13 at 20:26

Since the only items impossible to obtain in peaceful are mob drops (that are not obtained otherwise) and derivatives, here's a list of unobtainable items:

  • Blaze rod
  • Music discs (with the exception of music discs "13" and "cat")
  • Ender pearls (even though you can obtain an eye of ender by trading)
  • Spider eye
  • Ghast tear
  • Slimeballs
  • Magma cream
  • Nether star
  • Wither skeleton skull

There are only a handful of direct derivatives:

  • Brewing stand (requires Blaze Rod)
    • This leads to no potions as well, especially those that use a Fermented Spider Eye, Ghast Tear, Blaze Powder, or Magma Cream
  • Sticky Piston (requires Slimeball)
  • Beacon (requires Nether Star)
  • The Wither (requires 3 Wither Skeleton Skulls, but you're not going to spawn that on peaceful anyway)
  • Fire Charge (requires Blaze Powder)
    • Also limits available Fireworks

And here is the list of drops you can still obtain:

  • Bone (can be found in temple and dungeon chests)
  • Rotten flesh (before snapshot 12w22a could be traded with villagers but can also be found in temple and dungeon chests)
  • Strings (obtained by: destroying cobwebs and tripwires and it has 53% chance of spawning in a dungeon chest)
  • Arrows (can be crafted with other resources available in peaceful, can be found in temples and can be traded with villagers)
  • Gunpowder (will be possible to loot in dungeon chests)
  • Gold nuggets (can be obtained by placing a gold ingot into a crafting area)
  • Dragon egg (reaching the end is possible by trading eyes of ender with villagers; apparently the ender dragon won't despawn on peaceful and the creation of a piston is still possible)
  • Glowstone dust (can be obviously obtained in the nether and by trading with villagers)

It is also to note that a lot of items, that are possible to obtain, won't be renewable anymore, like:

  • Bone (previously farmed by killing skeletons or wither skeletons)
  • Coal (not charcoal, previously farmed by killing the wither skeleton)
  • Gunpowder (previously farmed by killing creepers, ghasts or witches)
  • Strings (previously farmed by killing spiders and cave spiders)
  • Is gold renewable on peaceful? Or iron? Zombie Pigmen may still spawn, so you would be able to farm them for gold, but how is iron renewable without Zombies?
    – MBraedley
    Aug 18 '13 at 14:24
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    @MBraedley, ehm. Iron golem farms?
    – Shoe
    Aug 18 '13 at 15:30
  • Touche. Forgot about that.
    – MBraedley
    Aug 18 '13 at 17:31
  • redstone is still renewable, it can be purchased from villagers. Oct 3 '13 at 12:58
  • In recent versions of minecraft, villagers no longer trade eyes of ender, and instead trade ender pearls.
    – pppery
    Sep 11 '18 at 3:43

The things I think of immediately:

  • ghast tears
  • blaze rods
  • wither skeleton skulls
  • ender pearls
  • spider eyes
  • slimeballs
  • magma cream

Other mob drops are craftable/findable in dungeon chests. Carrots and potatoes will require you to find a village that has some planted.

  • I think you can find bonemeal in dungeons, so they probably fall into the "difficult to obtain category". Other resources I can think of off the top of my head include Slimes (and therefor sticky pistons), Magma Cream.
    – Bryan
    Aug 18 '13 at 9:48
  • Incorrect. Zombie flesh and bones (and bonemeal) can be obtained by temple/dungeon chests.
    – Shoe
    Aug 18 '13 at 10:57
  • Yes you can definitely find gunpowder in chests in dungeons and abandoned mineshafts.
    – Alan B
    Oct 2 '13 at 8:52

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