The enderman, the block stealing/griefing mob in Minecraft, can pick up a variety of blocks. With commands, we can have it hold an even wider variety (all blocks?).

Now my question is: Are there any blocks which: can be held but cannot be placed by an enderman in unmodded Minecraft?

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    I think anti-enderman-grieving datapacks use barriers. But that info might be out of date. Commented Nov 2, 2022 at 14:23

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The blocks I'm certain can't be held by Enderman are:

  • End Stone
  • Obsidian
  • Bedrock
  • Doors
  • Trapdoors
  • Stone
  • All types of copper
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    This isn't exactly what I was looking for. And most types of stone I know can be held by enderman. gaming.stackexchange.com/q/30069/296788 shows which blocks can't be picked up, but doesn't really tell which ones can't be put down. Furthermore, it's kinda old.
    – vinzzz001
    Commented Nov 3, 2022 at 10:56

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