In Minecraft, which blocks:

  1. Can only be acquired with a Silk Touch enchanted tool, or
  2. Do not drop themselves or 100% of their components when broken, so Silk Touch is still useful, even if the block can be built or acquired without Silk Touch?

1 Answer 1


All the blocks that can only be obtained by silk touch are listed in green here

  • Bee Nest (not to be confused with Bee Hive)
  • Coal ore
  • Cobwebs (requires the enchantment to be on shears)
  • Diamond ore
  • Dirt covered with grass or mycellium
  • Emerald ore
  • Ice
  • Lapis Lazuli ore
  • Mushroom blocks
  • Quartz ore
  • Redstone ore

The blocks that can be obtained in other ways, but are affected by silk touch are:

  • Bookshelves
  • Clay
  • Enderchests
  • Glass
  • Glowstone
  • Gravel will always drop (rather than flint)
  • Snow blocks
  • Stone
  • Other dude forgot turtle eggs. Dec 22, 2021 at 9:32

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