Green Hell: How to Craft an Axe

What is the Axe, and what is it used for?

We aren’t going to assume you don’t know what an Axe is. But in Green Hell, the Axe is a more sophisticated (but still primitive) woodcutting tool. Listed non-descriptively as just an Axe, this implement pinches a sharp rock between two sticks for use as a blade. It will become a close companion if you find yourself harvesting a lot of wood.

This guide will walk you through how to craft an Axe in Green Hell and offer tips on its use.

How to craft an Axe in Green Hell

Axes are sturdier and deal more damage than most basic tools. Therefore, crafting this tool will require players to source a couple of additional resources.

First, gather the following components:

  • 1 Stick
  • 1 Rope
  • 2 Stone

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. Stones can be found along river banks, near boulders, or in caves or can be harvested from Large Stones.

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

  1. Opening the radial menu (by holding the C key)
  2. Select crafting from the options
  3. Drag the stick, rope, and stones 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 an Axe

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

The 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 Axe

Chopping Trees with the Axe in Green Hell
Chopping Trees with the Axe

The Axe functions most effectively as a woodcutting tool and is both sturdier and more damaging than a simple Stone Axe, even if the design of this tool would make it much less reliable in reality.

Axes can be used to chop down trees, cut bamboo, split sticks into smaller parts, or destroy structures.

While they have a higher durability rating than Stone Axes and deal more damage, Axes still aren’t optimized for combat. Their low damage and relatively short reach make them easily outclassed by specialized weapons and other Axes.

A thrown Axe can kill a weak animal or deter a predator if necessary. Using an Axe in self-defense is much more effective than relying on your fists.

Final thoughts on the Axe

Though admittedly hideous-looking, this tool is a staple of woodcutting and construction in Green Hell. It’s clear Creepy Jar was meant to provide an upgraded version of a simple tool for players to make use of in the early-mid game. If you need something sturdy to chop wood with, the Axe is a sensible and obvious choice.

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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