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Axe
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"Chop down trees!"
Twigs.png × 1Flint.png × 1
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Always available
Damage
27.2
100 uses
Perk
Chops wood
Stacks up to
Does not stack
"axe"
Wilson Portrait.png
It's my trusty axe.

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
It's very sharp.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Chop!

Wolfgang

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An instrument for industry and murder.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
A TOOL FOR CHOPPING DOWN LIVING MATTER

WX-78

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A dual inclined plane attached to a lever.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
It's not as nice as Lucy.

Woodie

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Sometimes the direct approach is best.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Tö chöp and deströy!

Wigfrid

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Chop and chop.

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
I could cut trees with this... But I'd rather not.

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
A trusty companion in these environs.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
I be axe'n th'questions 'round here!

Woodlegs

The Axe is a Tool that can be used to chop down Trees. It can be crafted at the beginning of the game with 1 Twig and 1 Flint. An Axe can also be used as a weapon, dealing 27.2 HealthMeter.png damage on each hit. With either usage, an Axe has enough durability for 100 swings. When used to chop down Trees, Axe requires 5 chops for small, 10 for medium, and 15 for large Trees. Dead or burnt Trees require only one swing. Currently, the amount of chopping requires is independent of the type of the Tree. The Axe cannot be used to chop down Petrified Trees


Luxury Axe

Luxury Axe
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"Chop down trees with STYLE!"
Twigs.png × 4Gold Nugget.png × 2
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Alchemy Engine.png
Damage
27.33
400 uses
Perk
Chops wood
Stacks up to
Does not stack
"goldenaxe"
Wilson Portrait.png
That is one fancy axe.

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
It won't light trees on fire, but at least it's shiny.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Fancy axe more good for chop.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
At least I can kill trees with style.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
GOLD IS MORE DURABLE?

WX-78

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The most malleable of metals, but let's see how this chops.

Wickerbottom

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It's almost as nice as Lucy.

Woodie

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It gets sharper with every cut.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
A tööl öf göld!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
Life is okay when you've got a golden axe.

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
That's one treasury tool.

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
A golden chopper!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Tis one way ta use treasure.

Woodlegs

The Luxury Axe is a version of the normal Axe that has four times as much durability and requires Gold Nuggets instead of Flint, making it easily renewable. It requires 4 Twigs and 2 Gold Nuggets to craft, and an Alchemy Engine to prototype. It has 400 uses, 4 times as many as the regular Axe. When used as a weapon it deals the same amount of damage as a regular Axe. It also has the same efficiency as the regular Axe, requiring 5, 10, and 15 chops to fell trees depending on their size.

Obsidian Axe Shipwrecked icon.png

Obsidian Axe
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"Like a regular axe, only hotter."
Axe.png × 1Obsidian.png × 2Dragoon Heart.png × 1
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Damage
27.2-54.4
250 Uses
Perk
Chops faster
Gains charges for heat and light outside of Hurricane Season
Increased damage when charged
Emits light when charged
Stacks up to
Does not stack
"obsidianaxe"
Wilson Portrait.png
A winning combination!

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
Such an axe! It cuts AND burns?!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
The mightiest of axes!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
It cuts and burns.

Wendy

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THIS AXE HAS FIRESTARTING FEATURES

WX-78

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This tool generates its own heat.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
Watch out Lucy, you've got competition! (Just kidding!)

Woodie

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It seems to work best when alight.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Nöw THIS is an axe!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
We'll be unstoppable!

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
I gotta work to make you work...

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
You really build up a head of steam swinging this!

Warly

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Keep thet away from me legs!

Woodlegs

The Obsidian Axe is another version of Axe exclusive to Don't Starve: Shipwrecked DLC. It can be crafted using 1 Axe, 1 Dragoon Heart, and 2 Obsidian, however doing so requires wearing a Brain of Thought or being near an Obsidian Workbench. The Obsidian Axe is also a possible reward from X Marks the Spot treasure chests. The Obsidian Axe can be used to chop down Trees with 2.5 times the efficiency of the standard Axe, in addition to having 250 uses, which is 2.5 times of the uses for the standard version. Small Trees will take 2 hits, medium Trees will take 4 hits, and large Trees will take 6 hits to chop down.

As the Obsidian Axe is used (either as a tool or a weapon), its charge level will increase. As the charge level increases, the Obsidian Axe will produce more heat and light, which protects the players from Charlie, but can cause Overheating. It can also be used as a weapon, initially dealing the same damage as the standard Axe per hit, but after gaining 75 charges, it will start igniting any target struck and deal up to 2x damage based on the number of charges. The charge level decreases over time as long as the axe isn't used and dropping it into the Ocean will completely remove its charge. Obsidian Axe will not gain any charges during Hurricane Season. Similar to Thermal Stone, the Axe will start glowing as it gains charges.

Players should take caution when using an Obsidian Axe with high levels of charge, as any Tree ignited by the Obsidian Axe can potentially ignite other nearby trees, resources or Structures. Burnt Trees can be chopped down with a single strike with any axe to obtain Charcoal, and the Obsidian Axe will not reignite the burnt tree or the Charcoal. When using this item as a weapon, players should remember that the Mobs that are killed while on fire will drop cooked variants of the food items and ashes for flammable resources they would otherwise drop. Some Mobs will also panic when on fire, running in random directions, potentially igniting other mobs, resources or Structures around them.

Icon Tools.png Usage

To chop down a Tree with the Axe, players can right-click it from the inventory to equip it and left-click the Tree (Or press "X" in the console edition). Once the player begins to chop the Tree, holding down the LMB or Spacebar will have the player character keep chopping until the Tree falls. Alternatively, one can chop faster by repeatedly clicking LMB with specific timing.

In addition to chopping down trees, Axes are used in the following crafting recipes.

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Placeholder.png Trivia

  • The Luxury Axe was added in the October 2, 2012 update.
  • The Axe used to have a value of 1-10 Science Points depending on its durability when used on a Science Machine, while the Luxury Axe gave 1-35.
  • Lucy the Axe, a character-specific item, is given to Woodie upon spawn. It acts as an infinite durability Axe that chops Trees much faster but does less damage. 
  • When the Luxury Axe is equipped, a 'ding' sound can be heard. 
  • In reality, gold is not a practical metal to be used in tools or weapons as it is a soft metal; it would easily deform and break. This is often remarked when examined by some Characters.
  • Axes deal the same amount of damage as Boomerangs.
  • If the player tries to DebugSpawn a Pick/Axe by typing DebugSpawn "pick/axe", it will spawn a normal Axe.

Mosquito.png Bugs

  • When playing as Woodie, the Obsidian Axe can talk like Lucy.


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