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[edit]Axe
Axe Anim.gif
Wooden AxeStone AxeIron AxeGolden AxeDiamond Axe
Type

Tools

Durability

Wood: 60 Uses
Stone: 132 Uses
Iron: 251 Uses
Golden: 33 Uses
Diamond: 1562 Uses

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

No

First appearance

Indev 0.31 (January 29, 2010)

Data values
Wooden
dec: 271 hex: 10F bin: 100001111
Stone
dec: 275 hex: 113 bin: 100010011
Iron
dec: 258 hex: 102 bin: 100000010
Golden
dec: 286 hex: 11E bin: 100011110
Diamond
dec: 279 hex: 117 bin: 100010111
Name
Wooden
wooden_axe
Stone
stone_axe
Iron
iron_axe
Golden
golden_axe
Diamond
diamond_axe

Axes are tools used to ease the process of collecting woods, wood planks, chests and bookshelves, but are not required to gather them. They can also be used on mobs and player as a weapon, but do half a heart less damage than swords of the same material. To see the durability hold F3 and press H.

Contents

[edit] Obtaining

[edit] Crafting

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Any Wood Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick

Oak Wood PlanksCobblestoneIron IngotGold IngotDiamond Oak Wood PlanksCobblestoneIron IngotGold IngotDiamond
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Wooden AxeStone AxeIron AxeGolden AxeDiamond Axe
Oak Wood PlanksCobblestoneIron IngotGold IngotDiamond Stick

Stick

[edit] Bonus chest

A bonus chest may contain wooden and/or stone axes.

[edit] Usage

The axe is used to break wood and wooden items faster. It is less necessary than a pickaxe to advance in the game as the axe is not needed to collect items for which it is suited to breaking or, in the case of bookshelves, does not help in collecting it. Most items the axe is rated for can also be broken reasonably quickly by hand. However, given most players expend fairly large quantities of wood through gameplay, the use of axes for logging and renovation will save a great deal of time in the long run. However, they do take durability when breaking leaves.

An axe can also be used as a weapon, in which role it deals 1 (Half Heart.svg) less damage than a sword made of the same material, but more damage than any other tool in melee. Axes cannot be used to parry. Players that can reliably launch critical hits can nevertheless make axes compelling weapons, especially should a sword not be handy. They can be useful to kill passive mobs while logging.

Usage of the axe as a weapon will deal double durability damage to the axe. Moreover, axes cost more resources per tool than swords do to begin with. Hence, the axe's use as a weapon should be limited to last resort. However, a diamond axe can be a useful weapon when obtained from trading with villagers, as it does the same damage as the iron sword and is almost three times as durable. A diamond axe will also usually cost only slightly more emeralds than an iron sword.

[edit] Speed and durability

The following table summarizes the speed at which different quality axes perform.

Axes Nothing Wood Stone Iron Diamond Golden
Durability 60 132 251 1562 33

Trapdoor
4.5 s 2.25 s 1.15 s 0.75 s 0.6 s 0.4 s

Wooden Door
4.5 s 2.25 s 1.15 s 0.75 s 0.6 s 0.4 s

Chest
3.75 s 1.9 s 0.95 s 0.65 s 0.5 s 0.35 s

Crafting Table
3.75 s 1.9 s 0.95 s 0.65 s 0.5 s 0.35 s

Fence
3 s 1.5 s 0.75 s 0.5 s 0.4 s 0.25 s

Fence Gate
3 s 1.5 s 0.75 s 0.5 s 0.4 s 0.25 s

Jukebox
3 s 1.5 s 0.75 s 0.5 s 0.4 s 0.25 s

Wood
3 s 1.5 s 0.75 s 0.5 s 0.4 s 0.25 s

Wood Planks
3 s 1.5 s 0.75 s 0.5 s 0.4 s 0.25 s

Wooden Slabs
3 s 1.5 s 0.75 s 0.5 s 0.4 s 0.25 s

Wooden Stairs
3 s 1.5 s 0.75 s 0.5 s 0.4 s 0.25 s

Bookshelf
2.25 s 1.15 s 0.6 s 0.4 s 0.3 s 0.2 s

Jack o'Lantern
1.5 s 0.75 s 0.4 s 0.25 s 0.2 s 0.15 s

Pumpkin
1.5 s 0.75 s 0.4 s 0.25 s 0.2 s 0.15 s

Sign
1.5 s 0.75 s 0.4 s 0.25 s 0.2 s 0.15 s

Note Block
1.2 s 0.6 s 0.3 s 0.2 s 0.15 s 0.1 s

Wooden Pressure Plate
0.75 s 0.4 s 0.2 s 0.15 s 0.1 s 0.1 s

Cocoa
0.3 s 0.15 s 0.1 s 0.05 s 0.05 s 0.05 s

Daylight Sensor
0.3 s 0.15 s 0.1 s 0.05 s 0.05 s 0.05 s

Huge Mushrooms
0.3 s 0.15 s 0.1 s 0.05 s 0.05 s 0.05 s

Vines
0.3 s 0.15 s 0.1 s 0.05 s 0.05 s 0.05 s

[edit] Achievements

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
MOAR Tools.png
ConsoleOnly.png MOAR Tools Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one shovel, one axe and one hoe). Benchmarking Xbox & PS 15G Bronze

[edit] Video

[edit] History

Indev
0.31 When introduced, the texture of the axe was different, with a shape similar to a battleaxe: OldAxe.png
January 11, 2010 Iron axes now gather different materials 400% faster.
Beta
1.2 Gold tools, including axes, remove blocks faster than diamond tools.
1.5 Axes deal more damage to mobs and players than by hand, which means of all non-weapon tools, axes deal the most damage.
1.8 The damage increase was reverted.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.2.0 Added stone axes.
0.3.0 Added wooden axes.
0.3.2 Added diamond, iron and gold axes.
Console Edition
TU1 Added axes (all five types).

[edit] Trivia