Whether you’re a Minecraft veteran or someone who just started to play the game, the first thing you would likely do is to punch a tree, make a crafting table, and craft a wooden axe.
This is to make chopping of wood faster, which is important because hostile mobs start to appear at night.
Because of this, temporary shelter is needed to survive.
Chances are, you’re likely going to use cobblestone for your first-ever base, so a pickaxe is necessary.
But for those who like to u e wood in their build, a stone axe is preferable in the first minutes of the game.
Later on, you might want to upgrade your weapon and tools and move to a diamond axe.
The Usage Of Axe In Minecraft
Axe is primarily used for chopping wood or any wooden objects.
It is also the only weapon that can make stripped logs or woods.
When playing in the Java version, the axe produces more damage than a sword.
However, it needs a longer recharging time before it can be used again.
There are five kinds of axe in Minecraft: wooden, gold, stone, iron, and diamond.
Both wooden and golden axes have attack damage ofProb three and a half hearts.
Meanwhile, axe made out of stone, iron, and diamond can give four and a half damage to mobs and players.
But the more you progress in the game, the more you’ll likely use diamond axe because of its longevity.
You would also want to enchant your diamond axe to make it sturdier and better. Here are the nine available enchantments for axe in Minecraft.
9. Curse of Vanishing
The Curse of Vanishing is the enchantment to use when you want your items to disappear after death.
Curse of Vanishing is pretty much applicable to almost any item that can be equipped to the player.
Yes, this enchantment can be applied to a pumpkin.
If there’s a reason why you’d want to put this enchantment to your axe, that would be in a PvP server, where you don’t want other players to get your items when you happen to die in the game.
Curse of the Vanishing I is the highest level of this enchantment.
8. Bane of Arthropods
The Bane of Arthropods enchantment is perfect for your axe if you’re planning to use it for arthropod mobs.
Mobs classified as arthropods are spiders, cave spiders, silverfish, and endermites.
If you have a Spider EXP farm, an axe with a Bane of Arthropods would be a handy weapon to have.
The maximum level for this item is Bane of Arthropods V.
You’d normally want to use this enchantment on a pickaxe because it can double the number of item drops from mining.
This is done to get more diamonds, more iron, more lapis lazuli, and similar stuff that the player can find on a mining trip.
When you use Fortune (max level: Fortune III) in an axe, it helps in getting a higher drop rate in apples and saplings when used on leaves.
Pumpkins and melons will have more yield when harvested via an axe with Fortune enchantment.
Smite is a very helpful enchantment if you’re up for an adventure in the Nether.
An axe used against Undead mobs such as Zombies, Wither, Wither Skeleton, Zombie Villager, Skeleton, and more, is affected by this enchantment.
Its maximum level is Smite V but is incompatible with Bane of Arthropods and Sharpness.
If you have an axe enchanted with Smite V, mobs that are usually killed in two or three strikes are killed in just one hit.
5. Silk Touch
There are blocks such as campfire and bookshelf where the item dropped is different in the item mined.
This enchantment makes gathering fragile objects possible (like turtle eggs).
Silk Touch’s highest level is only level one and is not compatible with the Fortune enchantment.
Before getting access to a diamond axe, chopping up wood in a large-scale area is a tedious part of the game.
Fortunately, this part becomes easier when enchantments are finally more accessible to the player in the later parts.
One of the best enchantments for the axe is Efficiency, which increases the weapon’s usage speed.
The maximum level is Efficiency V, which can also be used on pickaxes and shovels.
Sharpness is an enchantment commonly applied to both swords and axes.
This usually increases the melee damage, causes more damage inflicted on mobs and other players.
In Java Edition, Sharpness V can cause an extra three damage while in the Bedrock Edition, the damage can even get up to six.
You can’t put Sharpness in weapons with Smite and Bane of Arthropods.
Minecraft tools are only useful as long the player can use them.
Tools longevity is very important, especially if the item used to craft it is hard to find.
Unbreaking kinda solves the problem in item’s longevity, as it increases an item’s durability.
You can hold on to your efficient axe and use it for a long time, as long as you don’t lose it.
This enchantment works by preventing durability reduction.
Its maximum level is Unbreaking III and can be applied to almost anything that the user uses in Minecraft.
Although this enchantment can extend an item’s life significantly, it cannot prevent the item from breaking when all of its durability is used up.
Mending is an enchantment that repairs an item’s durability with the use of Experience Orbs.
Unlike Unbreaking, Mending repairs the items and bring it back to its original state.
As long as you got an XP and won’t die while wearing or carrying your gear, you can probably use your enchanted items forever.
Each XP orb replenishes two durability points. You won’t get any experience when then the mending is in effect.
However, if your gear is in full durability, the XP will be added to your XP bar.