Tactical Axe

Game: Sons of the Forest

Tool / Weapon
Max Carried: 1
Attack Speed: Moderate-High
Attack Damage: Low-Moderate
Blocking Effectiveness: Moderate
A small axe that is versatile as a weapon and survival tool. It can be used to fend off enemies and to build structures.

Players can find the tactical axe at the very start of the game by going to their inventory and opening their emergency pack. After you have acquired the axe, it does not leave your inventory.

sons of the forest tactical axe in inventory

After you have equipped it from your inventory, hit button xbox righttrigger / icon mouse left click v2 to swing the axe. It is a useful tool because it not only acts as a weapon, but also a building tool. Swing it around the sides of a tree trunk to make the tree fall and provide you with logs. Furthermore, if you approach a logs or structures with the tactical axe equipped, you can do different actions indicated by red-slashed lines. These actions include:

  • Cutting logs into different sizes like vertical halves, or horizontal chunks (1/3, 1/2, 3/4).
  • Sharpening logs to make defensive walls.
  • Cutting parts of walls to make doors and windows.
sons of the forest tactical axe cutting
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