There are three axes in Sons of the Forest, and each is ideal for different tasks.
Specifically, there is the Tactical axe (starting equipment), the Modern axe (ideal for wood cutting), and the Firefighter axe (best combat axe).
While you start out with the Tactical axe, you’ll need to loot around in certain locations to find the other two.
In this guide, I will explain how to get the Modern and Firefighter axe in Sons of the Forest, and showcases their differences to find the best axe in the game.
For more weapon guides, consider checking out our article on how to get the pistol in the game. It’s an essential combat tool, especially if you give it to Virginia.
All Axes in Sons of the Forest
There are three axes available in Sons of the Forest. Here are all of them:
- Tactical Axe
- Modern Axe
- Firefighter Axe
The Tactical axe is in your start equipment, within the plastic bag, when you land on the island for the first time. It’s nothing special, but it’s enough to get you started and help with some basic activities.
This involves gathering a few logs to set up a starting base, or killing any of the weaker mutants that attack you.
However, if you want to build a bigger base and need more wood, or want to use the axe to fight some of the stronger mutants, you’re going to need to get the two other axes. Let’s see how to get them.
How to Get Modern Axe
The Modern axe is found on a campsite on the west side of the island near the starting point.
The axe will be in a tent, on a corpse. Since it’s fairly close to your starting location and it’s the best axe for chopping wood, I highly recommend getting it before building your main base.
Another thing to keep in mind before building your main base is selecting the ideal location that’s close to a river, has an open area, and has trees nearby.
How to Get Firefighter Axe
The Firefighter axe is on the northwest side of the island, in an underground bunker.
To access that bunker, which is the Maintenance A bunker, players will need to find the Shovel first, and then visit the area of the bunker and dig.
Other than the Firefighter axe, players can also find the maintenance keycard, the pistol laser sight, a tuxedo outfit, and a 3D printer in the bunker.
The Firefighter axe is ideal for combat, as it deals the most damage out of the three axes.
Best Axe in Sons of the Forest
The best axe in Sons of the Forest is either the Firefighter axe or the Modern axe, depending on what you’re trying to do.
If you want to cut trees and build a base, the Modern axe is your best option. Otherwise, if you’re looking for a combat tool, the Firefighter axe is an optimal choice.
As for the Tactical axe, it’s only a starting tool and should be replaced whenever you get better equipment.
To summarize, players can find all axes in Sons of the Forest on the west side of the island. The Modern axe is close to the starting point in a campsite, while the Firefighter axe requires digging up a bunker.
As for the best one, I recommend using the Modern axe for cutting trees and the Firefighter axe for combat.
What’s your favorite axe in Sons of the Forest? Have you found all axes? Let us know in the comments below.
Before leaving, don’t forget to check out our guide on how to get food in the game to ensure you’re ready for winter.