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Axes are tools used to speed up the process of collecting wood-type blocks or plants.


Sources

Axes are made from 5 different materials (from lowest to highest durability):

Wooden axes appear in most bonus chest, which also has stone axes on occasion. Stone axes also appear in some igloo basements, and an efficiency I iron axe appears in some woodland mansion rooms. Weaponsmith villagers sell iron axes for 6–8 emeralds, and enchanted diamond axes for 9–12 emeralds. Alternatively, they can be made in a crafting table in the following arrangement:

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Uses

As a tool

The primary role of an axe is to quicken the collection of wood, wood-type block and pumpkins. A Player may choose to do this by hand but at a severely reduced pace. The most common type of crafted axe is probably the iron axe, as iron is a strong material that can be found in abundance. A gold axe can mine wood and wood items the quickest by far, but it has much lower durability.

What it can cut

As a Weapon

Axes deal more damage than swords, so the axe is a viable alternative as a weapon. However, there are three drawbacks to using it as a weapon, opposed to a tool:

  • Attacking with an axe (or using it to mine a non-wood block) will cause it to take double durability damage.
  • They require an anvil to enchant with weapon-based enchantments.
  • The cooldown for an axe is longer than that of a sword.

Trivia

  • Axes used to be double sided in Indev (see gallery).
  • In the language files, axes are referred to as "Hatchets."
  • The wooden, iron, gold, and cobblestone axe variants are renewable, but the diamond variant is not renewable.
  • An axe can be used to disable a shield for 5 seconds. The chance of this is increased by the efficiency enchantment, or by sprint-attacking.

Gallery

Axe

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