An Axe is a tool that is used to interact with Wood blocks(As of an update, a pickaxe is now needed to break wood blocks) and Trees. Their Hardmode variant is the Chainsaw or Waraxe. Axes can also be mixed with a hammer to make a Hamaxe for some metal bars (Eg. Meteor Hamaxe). They can be crafted by a variety of metal bars, including Gold, Iron, Demonite, Hellstone, etc.


  • Axes can be used to break trees, though trees are background items.
  • Axes cannot be used to break stone.