The Axe

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The Axe
  • The Axe item sprite
Autoswing
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
  • Pickaxe icon.png 0%
  • Hammer icon.png 100%
  • Axe icon.png 175%
TypeTool
Damage72Melee
Knockback7.25 (Very Strong)
Bonus+1 range
Critical chance4%
Use time23 Fast
Tool speed7 Desktop VersionConsole Version / 6 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell100000*10 Gold Coin.png

The Axe is a Hardmode, post-Plantera hamaxe, a combination of a hammer and an axe. It produces an overdriven electric guitar sound when swung. The Axe has a 2% (1/50) chance of being dropped by Plantera on the Desktop version Desktop version and Console version Console version, and a 0.5% (1/200) chance on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and 3DS version 3DS version.

Its best modifier is Legendary. While Light may seem to provide a better speed boost by percentages, rounding reveals that Legendary and Light mine at equal speeds for this tool.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Axe is capable of breaking Demon and Crimson Altars.
  • In PvP, it seems to be able to hit a player twice in one swing.
  • While auto-swinging, the player will be unable to change direction, much like The Breaker, Excalibur, The Horseman's Blade, and the War Axe of the Night.
  • It has the highest Axe power of any item in the game (175%), even surpassing that of the Luminite Hamaxes (all 150%). It also has 12 more base damage, but its range is shorter by 3 tiles.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop versionConsole versionMobile Version3DS version Modifier prefixes are added in front of the "The" in its name, resulting in a grammatically incorrect name, such as "Legendary The Axe". It shares this trait with all other items that can possess modifiers and whose names begin with "The". This error is not present in the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version.
  • The Axe closely resembles a "Flying V" guitar model.
  • The Axe was added as a tribute to Dimebag Darrell, guitarist and member of Pantera, which Cenx has stated is her favorite band.[1]
  • Its name and sprite refer to electric guitars being nicknamed "axes" in rock and heavy metal music culture.
    • Before becoming rock slang for the guitar in 1967, "axe" was first used as jazz slang in 1955 (possibly earlier) for the saxophone, and later the trumpet (for its history, see here, and here).
  • The Axe is one of the two musical weapons in the game, the other being the Magical Harp.

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