Green Hell: How to Craft a Blade Axe

What is the Blade Axe, and what’s it used for?

If you’re doing any building in Green Hell, chances are your axe skill will increase rapidly. To make use of that skill in combat, you’ll need an axe that can actually deal some damage. The Blade Axe is one such weapon, utilizing a series of stone blades attached to a handle; this vicious tool was designed for primitive combat.

This guide will walk you through how to craft a Blade Axe in Green Hell and offer some tips on how it can be used.

How to craft a Blade Axe in Green Hell

To craft this weapon, you’ll need a fair amount of stone to form the blades. The recipe for the Blade Axe will appear in the notebook when you reach level 30 in the crafting skill, but the Blade Axe can be crafted as soon as you have the following materials:

  • 1 Stick
  • 3 Stone Blades

Sticks can be found on the ground, collected by chopping down trees or harvested from Long Sticks and Logs. Stone Blades can be crafted by combining two stones.

Once you’ve collected the proper resources, craft the axe by:

  1. Opening the radial menu (by holding the C key)
  2. Select crafting from the options
  3. Drag the stick and stone blades to the crafting rock from the backpack or environment
  4. Press the craft button above the crafting rock

Note: The crafting menu can also be opened from the inventory sidebar or by holding the alt-select button (default RMB) over one of the ingredients and pressing craft.

How to equip the Blade Axe

Equipping the Blade Axe from the Inventory
Equipping the Blade Axe from the Inventory

The Blade Axe can be found in the tools tab of the inventory and occupies one of the four standard tool slots (numbered 1-4). It can be equipped at any time by pressing the number key corresponding to the slot this tool occupies.

Tips and tricks for using the Blade Axe

The Blade Axe is best used for woodcutting and mid-game combat. While it is outshined by metal and other late-game weapons, the Blade Axe never truly becomes obsolete.

It is the second most deadly weapon in its class, barely beating the Obsidian Axe in terms of damage but not quite reaching the level of the Metal Axe. However, the Blade Axe is much more fragile than other axes, making it a powerful but short-lived melee weapon.

The Blade Axe makes for an excellent throwing weapon at all stages of the game. Though it costs a fair bit of stone to construct, a lost Blade Axe shouldn’t be a severe blow to your resources at late-game stages, transitioning from a powerful melee weapon to a disposable ranged weapon as the player progresses.

In close combat, the Blade Axe specializes in dealing heavy damage with repeated swings. Space out your strikes to allow a beat between inputs. This will allow you to perform a two-hit-combo, after which you should block or dodge to avoid retaliation.

When using the Blade Axe as a thrown weapon, remember that the damage will depend on your Throwing skill rather than your Axes skill.

Final thoughts on the Blade Axe

We’re glad Creepy Jar included an axe that works well as a melee weapon. This axe, like many others our protagonist has designed, probably wouldn’t work well as an actual tool, but we can’t deny its efficacy as a weapon. Plus, it looks seriously vicious.

Looking for some more pointers to help you survive Green Hell? Check out our 10 Tips for Getting Started or our walkthrough on How to Survive Your First Day.

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