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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 appearances

See History

Data values

See Data values

Name

See Data values

Axes are tools used to ease the process of collecting wood based items.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

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

Damaged Wooden Axe or
Damaged Stone Axe or
Damaged Iron Axe or
Damaged Golden Axe or
Damaged Diamond Axe




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Wooden AxeStone AxeIron AxeGolden AxeDiamond Axe
Wooden AxeStone AxeIron AxeGolden AxeDiamond Axe Wooden AxeStone AxeIron AxeGolden AxeDiamond Axe



Grid layout Shapeless.png

The durability of the two axes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.

Bonus chest[edit]

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

Trading[edit]

Iron and diamond axes can be bought from Weapon Smith villagers for emeralds. Diamond axes are enchanted with a level 5-19 enchantment.

Usage[edit]

The axe is used to break wooden items faster.

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. Usage of the axe as a weapon will deal double durability damage to the axe.

Speed and durability[edit]

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

Axes Hand Wood Stone Iron Diamond Golden
Durability 60 132 251 1562 33

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

Wooden Trapdoor
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

Enchantments[edit]

An axe can receive the following enchantments:

  • Fortune*
  • Silk Touch*
  • Efficiency
  • Unbreaking

Note: Silk Touch and Fortune are mutually exclusive

Through an anvil, axes can receive the following enchantments:

  • Sharpness*
  • Smite*
  • Bane of Arthropods*

Note: Sharpness, Smite and Bane of Arthropods are mutually exclusive

Data values[edit]

Item ID Name Numerical ID
Wooden Axe wooden_axe 271
Stone Axe stone_axe 275
Iron Axe iron_axe 258
Diamond Axe diamond_axe 279
Golden Axe golden_axe 286

Achievements[edit]

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

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Indev
0.31 When introduced, the texture of the axe was different: 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).

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References[edit]

  1. 1.8/assets/minecraft/lang/en_US.lang, line 915: item.hatchetIron.name= Iron Axe