Axes

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For other tools that can chop down trees, see chainsaws and hamaxes.

Axes are basic tools that a player can use to destroy trees and cacti, including their variants. They can also be used as weapons. New players choosing any of the Classic mode difficulty settings (Classic, Mediumcore, Hardcore) will always spawn with a Copper Axe, while Journey ModeDesktop and Mobile versions players start with an Iron Axe.

A tree has 500% hit points and a cactus 170% hit points. The chopping speed of axes is altered only by speed modifiers and nothing else.

The best modifier is Light for pre-Hardmode axes and Legendary for Hardmode axes. Exceptions are the Meteor Hamaxe, which has the same speed with the Legendary modifier as with the Light modifier, and the Shroomite Digging Claw which will cut down faster when reforged to Light.

Types[edit | edit source]

There are currently 29 different axes available in Terraria, 17 of which are Hardmode-exclusive.

Name Axe
power
Hammer
power
Pickaxe
power
Damage Bonus Use time Mining
speed
Knockback HM Rarity Sell
Copper Axe Copper Axe
Internal Item ID: 3506
35% - - 3 -1 range 30
(Average)
21 4.5
(Average)
No 00*Rarity level: 0 80
Tin Axe Tin Axe
Internal Item ID: 3500
40% - - 4 - 28
(Average)
20 4.5
(Average)
No 00*Rarity level: 0 120
Iron Axe Iron Axe
Internal Item ID: 10
45% - - 5 - 27
(Average)
19 4.5
(Average)
No 00*Rarity level: 0 320
Lead Axe Lead Axe
Internal Item ID: 3494
50% - - 6 - 28
(Average)
19 4.5
(Average)
No 00*Rarity level: 0 480
Silver Axe Silver Axe
Internal Item ID: 3512
50% - - 6 - 26
(Average)
18 4.5
(Average)
No 00*Rarity level: 0 8
Tungsten Axe Tungsten Axe
Internal Item ID: 3488
55% - - 7 - 26
(Average)
18 4.5
(Average)
No 00*Rarity level: 0 12
Gold Axe Gold Axe
Internal Item ID: 3518
55% - - 7 - 26
(Average)
18 4.5
(Average)
No 00*Rarity level: 0 16
Platinum Axe Platinum Axe
Internal Item ID: 3482
60% - - 8 - 25
(Fast)
17 4.5
(Average)
No 00*Rarity level: 0 24
Cobalt Waraxe Cobalt Waraxe
Internal Item ID: 991
70% - - 33 - 35
(Slow)
13 5
(Average)
Yes 04*Rarity level: 4 18
War Axe of the Night War Axe of the Night
Internal Item ID: 45
75% - - 20 - 30
(Average)
15 6
(Average)
No 01*Rarity level: 1 27
Blood Lust Cluster Blood Lust Cluster
Internal Item ID: 799
75% - - 22 - 32
(Slow)
15 6
(Average)
No 01*Rarity level: 1 27
Palladium Waraxe Palladium Waraxe
Internal Item ID: 1222
75% - - 36 - 35
(Slow)
12 5.5
(Average)
Yes 04*Rarity level: 4 144
Mythril Waraxe Mythril Waraxe
Internal Item ID: 992
85% - - 39 - 35
(Slow)
10 6
(Average)
Yes 04*Rarity level: 4 162
Orichalcum Waraxe Orichalcum Waraxe
Internal Item ID: 1223
90% - - 41 - 35
(Slow)
9 6.5
(Strong)
Yes 04*Rarity level: 4 198
Adamantite Waraxe Adamantite Waraxe
Internal Item ID: 993
100% - - 43 - 35
(Slow)
8 7
(Strong)
Yes 04*Rarity level: 4 216
Meteor Hamaxe Meteor Hamaxe
Internal Item ID: 204
100% 60% - 20 - 30
(Average)
16 7
(Strong)
No 01*Rarity level: 1 30
Titanium Waraxe Titanium Waraxe
Internal Item ID: 1224
105% - - 44 - 35
(Slow)
7 7.5
(Very strong)
Yes 04*Rarity level: 4 252
Pickaxe Axe Pickaxe Axe
Internal Item ID: 990
110% - 200% 35 - 25
(Fast)
7 4.75
(Average)
Yes 04*Rarity level: 4 440
Chlorophyte Greataxe Chlorophyte Greataxe
Internal Item ID: 1233
115% - - 70 +1 range 30
(Average)
7 7
(Strong)
Yes 07*Rarity level: 7 432
Picksaw Picksaw
Internal Item ID: 1294
125% - 210% 34 +1 range 16
(Very fast)
6 5.5
(Average)
Yes 07*Rarity level: 7 432
Shroomite Digging Claw Shroomite Digging ClawDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 2176
125% - 200% 45 -1 range 12
(Very fast)
4 6
(Average)
Yes 08*Rarity level: 8 4
Molten Hamaxe Molten Hamaxe
Internal Item ID: 217
150% 70% - 20 - 27
(Average)
14 7
(Strong)
No 03*Rarity level: 3 54
Haemorrhaxe HaemorrhaxeDesktop and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 4317
150% 80% - 30 - 27
(Average)
11 7
(Strong)
Yes 04*Rarity level: 4 2
Spectre Hamaxe Spectre Hamaxe
Internal Item ID: 1507
150% 90% - 60 +3 range 28
(Average)
8 7
(Strong)
Yes 08*Rarity level: 8 432
Solar Flare Hamaxe Solar Flare HamaxeDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3522
150% 100% - 60 +4 range 28
(Average)
7 7
(Strong)
Yes 10*Rarity level: 10 5
Vortex Hamaxe Vortex HamaxeDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3523
150% 100% - 60 +4 range 28
(Average)
7 7
(Strong)
Yes 10*Rarity level: 10 5
Nebula Hamaxe Nebula HamaxeDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3524
150% 100% - 60 +4 range 28
(Average)
7 7
(Strong)
Yes 10*Rarity level: 10 5
Stardust Hamaxe Stardust HamaxeDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3525
150% 100% - 60 +4 range 28
(Average)
7 7
(Strong)
Yes 10*Rarity level: 10 5
The Axe The Axe
Internal Item ID: 1305
175% 100% - 72 +1 range 23
(Fast)
7 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions / 6 Old-gen console version3DS version 7.25
(Very strong)
Yes 08*Rarity level: 8 10

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Timber!!.png
Timber!! • “Chop down your first tree.”
Chop down a tree. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Axes can be reforged to increase speed of cutting down trees, which chainsaws cannot.
  • It may be worthwhile keeping a Copper Axe for the purposes of shakingDesktop and Mobile versions trees, as the more times a tree is struck, the more "shakes" it receives, and the higher chance of getting a drop is.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2: Axes no longer destroy placed wood blocks, as pickaxes do now. Waraxes added as an alternative option to chainsaws for hardmode ores