What is the Obsidian Axe, and what is it used for?
While not the most durable material, the extremely sharp cutting-edge obsidian is capable of holding, makes it a natural choice for an axe blade in Green Hell. Though visually identical to the game’s standard Axe except for blade color, the Obsidian Axe is a much more useful tool overall.
This guide will walk you through how to craft an Obsidian Axe and offer some tips on how it can be used.
How to craft an Obsidian Axe in Green Hell
The Obsidian Axe is both visually and functionally similar to many of the game’s other axes. It is, likewise, constructed in a manner that is likely familiar to players who have crafted other tools.
First, you will need the following materials:
- 1 Stick
- 1 Rope
- 1 Obsidian Stone
Sticks can be found on the ground or collected by chopping down trees with a tool such as the Stone Axe or Stone Blade. Rope can be gathered by collecting Liana vines hanging from large trees. Obsidian Stones can occasionally be found inside or near the entrances to caves.
Once you’ve collected the proper materials, craft the Obsidian Axe by following these steps:
- Opening the radial menu (by holding the
- Select crafting from the options
- Drag the stick, rope, and obsidian stone to the crafting rock from the backpack or environment
- 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 Obsidian Axe
The Obsidian 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 Obsidian Axe
Obsidian Axes are best used for mid to late-game woodcutting. These tools can be used to chop down trees and bamboo, split logs and sticks, and demolish structures.
While it certainly isn’t the greatest weapon, it is more effective for melee combat than most items in its category. Despite its reasonable damage, this tool still suffers from a rather short reach, making it inferior to spears of the same tier.
When using an Obsidian Axe in combat, stay close to your opponent and use a combination of blocking and dodging to remain mobile. While throwing the axe is an effective tactic, we don’t recommend it, as obsidian is moderately rare, and losing the axe is always possible.
It is typically a good idea to refrain from crafting these tools until your crafting level is at least mid-level to avoid wasting rare materials on tools that will quickly break.
Currently, no obsidian tools have their own notebook entry.
Final thoughts on the Obsidian Axe
Though we wish Creepy Jar had made the model for this tool a bit more unique, we are still glad to be able to make use of it. A clear advancement from simple stone, the obsidian head gives your axe an obvious edge over the competition.