What does the Silk Touch enchantment do in Minecraft and how to get it?

Sometimes it takes a special touch.

Enchantments in Minecraft can sometimes give you abilities and boosts that make them feel like a cheat at times. Certain enchantments can even change the very way you interact with the blocky scenery around you. Probably the best example of that is the Silk Touch enchantment. Here is what Silk Touch does and how you can get it.

What is Silk Touch?

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Silk Touch is an enchantment that can only be applied to a pickaxe. When put on, any block you break with that tool will be dropped as it currently is instead of any resource dropping from it. For example, if you break any Diamond Block with the Silk Touch Pickaxe, a Diamond Block will drop for you to pick up instead of the individual Diamond item. You can also use this to mine fragile blocks that would usually be destroyed, like Glass or Ice.

How to get the Silk Touch enchantment?

Getting the Silk Touch enchantment is much like getting other ones. Our recommended way is to get a Fishing Rod with enchantments like Luck of the Sea and Mending and keep fishing until you get a Silk Touch I Enchantment Book. Additionally, you can sometimes trade for enchantment books or get the enchantment at an Enchantment Table, but the fishing method is the most reliable way to get them that we have found.