Obsidian Axe

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Keep thet away from me legs!


The Obsidian Axe is another version of Axe exclusive to Shipwrecked DLC. It requires 1 Axe, 1 Dragoon Heart, and 2 Obsidian to craft. The Obsidian Axe is also a possible reward from X Marks the Spot treasure chests. Like all items in the Volcanic Tab, it cannot be prototyped and the player must be wearing a Brain of Thought or be near an Obsidian Workbench to craft it again.

The Obsidian Axe can be used to chop down Trees with 2.5 times the efficiency of the standard Axe, in addition to having 250 uses, which is 2.5 times of the uses for the standard version. Small Trees will take 2 hits, medium Trees will take 4 hits, and large Trees will take 6 hits to chop down.

As the Obsidian Axe is used (either as a tool or a weapon), its charge level will increase. As the charge level increases, the Obsidian Axe will produce more heat and light, which protects the players from Charlie, but can cause Overheating. It can also be used as a weapon, initially dealing the same damage as the standard Axe per hit, but after gaining 75 charges, it will start igniting any target struck and deal up to 2x damage based on the number of charges. The charge level decreases over time as long as the axe isn't used and dropping it into the Ocean will completely remove its charge. An Obsidian Axe will not gain any charges during Hurricane Season. Similar to Thermal Stone, the Axe will start glowing as it gains charges.

Players should take caution when using an Obsidian Axe with high levels of charge, as any Tree ignited by the Obsidian Axe can potentially ignite other nearby trees, resources or Structures. Burnt Trees can be chopped down with a single strike with any axe to obtain Charcoal, and the Obsidian Axe will not reignite the burnt tree or the Charcoal. When using this item as a weapon, players should remember that the Mobs that are killed while on fire will drop cooked variants of the food items and ashes for flammable resources they would otherwise drop. Some Mobs will also panic when on fire, running in random directions, potentially igniting other mobs, resources or Structures around them.

Icon Tools.png Comparison

Amount of chops required to cut down a tree while using available tool / unit (amount in parenthesis shows chops required while being affected by Honey Crystals.png )
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Pig.png, Merm.png,Loyal Merm Guard.png

PickSlashAxe.png Lucy the Axe.png Moon Glass Axe.png,Obsidian Axe.png * Activated Living Artifact.png Werewilba.png Werebeaver.png
Evergreen.pngBirchnut Tree.pngLumpy Evergreen.pngTwiggy Tree.png (stage 1) 5, (3) 4, (2) 3, (2) 2, (1) 2 3 2, (1)
Driftwood 1.pngDriftwood 2.png 6, (3) 5, (3) 3, (2) 3, (2) - - 2, (1)
Lune Tree Short.pngBlue Mushtree Webbed.png 8, (4) 7, (4) 4, (2) 4, (2) - - 2, (1)
Evergreen.pngBirchnut Tree.pngLumpy Evergreen.pngTwiggy Tree.png (stage 2), MushtreeGreen.pngMushtreeRed.pngSporecap build.png 10, (5) 8, (4) 5, (3) 4, (2) 3 5 3, (2)
Lune Tree Normal.pngDriftwood 3.png 12, (6) 10, (5) 6, (3) 5, (3) - - 3, (2)
Misery Sporecap build.png 14, (7) 11, (6) 7, (4) 6, (3) - - 4, (2)
Evergreen.pngBirchnut Tree.pngLumpy Evergreen.pngTwiggy Tree.png (stage 3), Mushtree.pngLunar Mushtree.png 15, (8) 12, (6) 8, (4) 6, (3) 4 8 4, (2)
Lune Tree.png 16, (8) 13, (7) 8, (4) 7, (4) - - 4, (2)
Poison Birchnut Tree.png 18, (9) 14, (7) 9, (5) 8, (4) 5 9 5, (3)
Totally Normal Tree.png 20, (10) 16, (8) 10, (5) 8, (4) 5 10 5, (3)

Icon Tools.png Usage

To chop down a Tree with the Axe, players can right-click it from the inventory to equip it and left-click the Tree (Or press "X" in the console edition). Once the player begins to chop the Tree, holding down the LMB or Spacebar will have the player character keep chopping until the Tree falls. Alternatively, one can chop faster by repeatedly clicking LMB with specific timing.

In addition to chopping down trees, Axes are used in the following crafting recipes.

Outside of chopping trees, the Axe can be a cheap tool to be used as a weapon for early game survival.

Mosquito.png Bugs

  • When playing as Woodie in Shipwrecked, the Obsidian Axe can talk like Lucy.

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