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Type Tool
Uses Wood: 60 Stone: 132 Iron: 251 Gold: 33 Diamond: 1562
Stackable? No
First Appearance PE 1.2.2
Data Values Hex: Wooden: 10F Stone: 113 Iron: 102 Gold: 11E Diamond: 117 Dec: Wooden: 271 Stone: 275 Iron: 258 Gold: 286 Diamond: 279


Axes can be crafted from 5 different materials (from lowest to highest Durability ):

  • Gold
  • Wood
  • Stone
  • Iron
  • Diamond


The primary role of an Axe is to quicken the collection of wood and wood-type blocks. The Player may choose to do this by hand, but at a severely reduced pace. The most common type of crafted axe is probably the iron axe, as iron is a strong material that can be found in abundance. A gold axe can mine wood and wood items the quickest by far, but it has much lower durability.

Axes deal more damage than Swords , so the axe is a viable alternative as a weapon. However, there are two drawbacks to using it as a weapon, opposed to a tool:

  • Attacking with an axe (or using it to mine a non-wood block) will cause it to take double durability damage.
  • The recovery time between swings of the axe is longer than that of a sword.


  • As of Minecraft 1.9 , axes are the strongest weapon. In fact, a wooden axe does the same attack damage as a diamond sword.



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