Green Hell: How to Craft a Bone Axe

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

Another weird axe design by Green Hell’s protagonist, this unusual tool uses sharpened bones tied to the end of a stick. A relatively effective choice for both combat and woodcutting, the Bone Axe can serve multiple purposes. Just don’t expect it to last forever.

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

How to craft a Bone Axe in Green Hell

As a mid-tier tool, the Bone Axe will require additional components to construct. To craft a Bone Axe, you’ll need the following components:

  • 1 Stick
  • 1 Rope
  • 2 Bones

Sticks can be found on the ground around the rainforest, collected by cutting down trees, or harvested from Long Sticks and Logs. Rope can be gathered by collecting Liana vines hanging from large trees. Bones can be collected from rotting carcasses or harvested from medium animals, large animals, or humans.

Once you’ve collected the proper components, craft the Bone Axe by:

  1. Opening the radial menu (by holding the C key)
  2. Select crafting from the options
  3. Drag the stick, rope, and bones to the crafting rock from the backpack
  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 Bone Axe

Equipping the Bone Axe from the Inventory Screen in Green Hell
Equipping the Bone Axe from the Inventory Screen

The Bone 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 Bone Axe

Chopping a Tree with the Bone Axe in Green Hell
Chopping a Tree with the Bone Axe

Shaped more like a bizarre club or pick, the Bone Axe deals more damage than other axes in the same tier. It is also (surprisingly) rather useful for woodcutting activities.

The major downside of the Bone Axe is its overall lack of durability. Though your crafting skill determines the item’s maximum durability, this axe will still degrade much more quickly than other tools. The only axe less durable than the Bone Axe is the Stone Axe.

For combat, this weapon can be utilized as either an effective throwing weapon or a deadly melee weapon. A thrown axe that strikes an enemy in the head will deal much more damage than a blow to the body.

Remember that the damage dealt from a thrown axe will rely on the Throwing skill rather than the Axes skill.

Since axes are one of the most commonly used tools for construction and general survival, players will often have a much higher skill with axes rather than with weapons like Spears.

Because of this, utilizing a proper axe as a melee weapon can be useful, as your skill will greatly increase your damage.

Final thoughts on the Bone Axe

An odd construction overall, this axe offers a good balance between combat ability and woodcutting while losing sturdiness as a tradeoff. You have to hand it to Creepy Jar, though; they can certainly be creative with their axe design.

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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Aaron Van Dyck is a thriller novelist with a passion for survival games and exploration. He started writing at the age of 13 and has always been drawn to the sense of self-reliance and freedom found in open worlds. An avid urban explorer and RPG enthusiast, he enjoys dungeon crawling and has a particular love for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Far Cry 5, and Cataclysm: DDA. He's also a fan of shooters and action games with immersive stories and unique monsters to encounter.

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