Green Hell: How to Craft an Aztec Weapon

What is the Aztec Weapon, and what is it used for?

A vicious and historically accurate weapon wielded long ago by the mysterious Aztec tribes of South America. Known by the historical name Macuahuitl, this fascinating weapon features a flattened wooden club with a carved handle and several embedded obsidian shards for use as blades. In Green Hell, the Aztec Weapon is a dangerous axe-class tool specialized for melee combat and self-defense.

This guide will walk you through how to craft an Aztec Weapon and offer some tips on how it can be used.

How to craft an Aztec Weapon in Green Hell

Crafting an Aztec Weapon would normally take days of careful carving and stoneworking by skilled tribespeople. However, our protagonist seems well-versed in recreating artifacts, and players can craft this weapon with just a few materials, even if some of them are a bit rare.

First you’ll need to gather the following materials:

  • 1 Plank
  • 1 Rope
  • 2 Obsidian Stones

Planks can be produced by harvesting Logs or splitting them with tools such as an Axe or Stone Blade. Rope can be collected by gathering Liana vines off of large trees. Obsidian Stones can occasionally be found on the ground inside or near the mouths of caves.

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

  1. Opening the radial menu (by holding the C key)
  2. Select crafting from the options
  3. Drag the plank, rope, and obsidian stones 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 Aztec Weapon

Equipping the Aztec Weapon from the Inventory Screen in Green Hell
Equipping the Aztec Weapon from the Inventory Screen

The Aztec Weapon 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 Aztec Weapon

The Aztec Weapon is specialized for brutal close-combat engagements and functions well as a late-game melee weapon.

Classified in-game as an axe, this weapon uses the player’s Axes skill when determining damage, stamina cost, and durability loss. Though technically dealing less damage than other high-tier weapons such as the Metal Spear, it may be more effective overall if the player has a higher axes skill.

This weapon stands up quite well against other members of its class, outranking the Stone Axe, Bone Axe, Obsidian Axe, and even the Blade Axe regarding raw damage.

The Aztec Weapon offers a noticeably longer reach when attacking than any other one-handed axe. This means that, though the Metal Axe deals a bit more damage, the Aztec Weapon may be a better choice for combat overall.

When thrown, the Aztec Weapon behaves similarly to the Rusty Machete, flying somewhat awkwardly and covering less distance than smaller axes. It still does quite a bit of damage if it strikes an enemy, though. Just make sure to keep track of where it lands; it would be a shame to lose it.

Though it is an axe and is rather adept at chopping wood, it still feels like a bit of a waste to use this powerful weapon for cutting trees.

We recommend refraining from crafting this weapon until you have a Crafting skill level of at least 40 to avoid spending rare resources on a weapon that won’t last very long.

Final thoughts on the Aztec Weapon

Historical accuracy is a little detail that adds another layer of realism to a survival game. We were surprised but glad to find out Creepy Jar had included the Aztec Weapon in the game. It gives players a new weapon to play with and adds a powerful axe for use alongside their presumably high axes skill in combat.

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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