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Steel axe

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Steel axe

Recipe

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0.5
+
Iron stick.png
2
+
Steel plate.png
5
Steel axe.png
1

Total raw

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1
+
Iron plate.png
1
+
Steel plate.png
5

Stack size

20

Shooting speed

2 /s (melee)

Damage

8 physical

Durability

5000

Prototype type

mining-tool

Internal name

steel-axe

Required technologies

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Produced by

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Assembling machine 1.png
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Steel axes are tools used for the manual mining of resources, for cutting trees, and for collecting items deployed on the ground (so they be placed elsewhere). They are an upgrade from iron axes, in that they mine resources and collect placed-down items faster. They can also be used for melee fighting when the player is out of ammo.

They are used throughout the game after Steel processing (research) becomes available, primarily to move deployed items, since automatic mining of resources with drills is far easier and trees tend to be cleared in the early part of the game.

It is possible to stack multiple Steel axes in the tool slot.

Durability

Durability of the Steel axe is consumed based on the "mining hardness" of what is being mined, at a rate of

Durability loss = Mining hardness × 60 × Duration (s)

For example, mining one coal that has a hardness of 0.9 and takes 1.08 seconds to mine consumes

Durability loss = 0.9 × 60 × 1.08 ≈ 58 durability

History

  • 0.17.0:
    • Removed pickaxes and replaced them with research effects.
  • 0.2.6:
    • Can be used as melee weapon.

See also