A Fireaxe is a Multi-purpose tool that can be found throughout the world in 7 Days to Die. It can be crafted using the correct items and is easy to craft, but with the recipe requiring Iron Ingots it is reasonably expensive on resources. Supply crates from air drops can sometimes contain a Fireaxe.As of Alpha 11, the durability now depends on the players level. The system increase your chances to craft higher quality ranged items at higher levels with +/- 50 degree of random quality. Once the durability hits 0 the pickaxe will be destroyed. However, before being destroyed it is possible to Repair it using Metal Strips. It cannot be dismantled, but it can be scrapped, melted in a Forge and burnt as a source of Combustible fuel. As a tool it is most effective when used on wood based items and trees. As a weapon it is used at close range and does not require any Ammunition.
As a Tool
When used as a tool a Fireaxe is especially suited to the felling of trees, which in turn allows you to gather the Wood Logs that are dropped when a tree is chopped down. It is also effective when used to destroy wood based blocks. As it is the appropriate tool for wood based blocks it will be more efficient to use than other tools, with the exception of the Chainsaw. A Fireaxe is capable of destroying blocks up to five blocks away
As a Weapon
During combat a Fireaxe is a reasonably effective short range weapon and can kill an average Zombie with three direct hits to the head or five hits or more to the body. It is more effective against one or two Zombies and will not be very effective when dealing with a group of several Zombies at close quarters. It can be used quite effectively against single zombies when combined with the stealth of crouching to launch a sneak attack.
To craft a Fireaxe you will need the following items.
The required items are placed into the crafting grid in the positions as shown below.
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The condition of a Fireaxe deteriorates with each use until eventually it will be destroyed, before this happens it can be repaired. This can be done using Metal Strips which will restore 10 Durability for each one used. The example shown below is merely to illustrate the items needed as currently they can be placed into the crafting grid in any position.
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A Fireaxe can be scrapped by placing it into the centre of the crafting grid to craft. This will allow you to craft Scrap Iron.
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- The effectiveness of chopping depends on your stamina and condition of the weapon. The higher your stamina and condition of your Fireaxe, the faster you will chop.