Hand Axe

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Hand Axe
Hand Axe
AxeHand.png
General
Category Tool
Weight
Heavy Load
2
Equipped One-handed
Condition max. 10
Attachment Hammer
Damage
Type Axe
Swing time 4
Range 0.61–1.1 tiles
Damage 0.7–1.5
Tree damage 15
Door damage 20
Knockback 0.3
Knockdown 2
Technical details
Base ID HandAxe

A hand axe is a one-handed weapon and tool. The weapon can be attached to the left or right slot of a Belt for quick access and weight reduction.

Usage

Pros Cons
  • Fastest swing speed of any axe.
  • Weighs less than most axes.
  • Can be used as an effective tool for chopping down trees and breaking down doors.
  • Not too difficult to find.
  • Shortest range of any axe.
  • Deals less damage than most axes.
  • Not as durable as most axes.
  • Tied with the Stone Axe for lowest critical hit chance of any axe.

Chopping trees

A hand axe is a decent choice when chopping trees and collecting logs to turn into planks using a saw. It does 15 damage per swing. For comparison, a regular axe deals 35.

Breaking doors

A hand axe is a decent choice when breaking down doors. It does 20 damage per swing. For comparison, a regular axe deals 35.

Distribution

  • The best method of finding a hand axe is looting places like hardware stores and industrial locations such as warehouses, factories and storage units. It can also sometimes be found in garages.
  • Hand axes can also be found inside of barricaded buildings and carpenter's houses.
  • Occasionally, some zombies can be found with hand axes stuck to them.

Crafting

Cooking

Product Recipe Description Skill Level
Watermelon Slice.png
Watermelon Slice x10
Watermelon.png + Saw.png
Watermelon x1 Hand Axe
or
Kitchen Knife
or
Saw
or
Stone Knife
or
Axe
or
Hunting Knife
or
Machete
or
Meat Cleaver
or
Stone Axe
or
Wood Axe
or
x1
(consumed)
Cut the watermelon into slices. Cooking Level 0


Gallery

Code

From items_weapons.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)

Retrieved
Version 41.50
	item HandAxe
		MaxRange			= 1.1,
		WeaponSprite			= HandAxe,
		MinAngle			= 0.67,
		Type				= Weapon,
		MinimumSwingTime		= 3,
		KnockBackOnNoDeath		= FALSE,
		SwingAmountBeforeImpact		= 0.02,
		Categories			= Axe,
		ConditionLowerChanceOneIn	= 15,
		Weight				= 2,
		SplatNumber			= 2,
		PushBackMod			= 0.3,
		SubCategory			= Swinging,
		ConditionMax			= 10,
		MaxHitCount			= 2,
		DoorDamage			= 20,
		SwingAnim			= Bat,
		DisplayName			= Hand Axe,
		MinRange			= 0.61,
		SwingTime			= 4,
		KnockdownMod			= 2,
		SplatBloodOnNoDeath		= FALSE,
		Icon				= AxeHand,
		BreakSound			= BreakWoodItem,
		TreeDamage			= 15,
		CriticalChance			= 15,
		CritDmgMultiplier		= 5,
		MinDamage			= 0.7,
		MaxDamage			= 1.5,
		BaseSpeed			= 1,
		WeaponLength			= 0.35,
		DamageCategory			= Slash,
		DamageMakeHole			= TRUE,
		AttachmentType			= Hammer,
		Tags				= ChopTree;CutPlant,