Sons Of The Forest: All Axes & Locations

Chop chop wood & enemy brains by equipping the best axe in Sons of the Forest!

Sons of the Forest is a survival horror co-op game recently released. Axes are an essential item in survival horror games. They are used in many different ways. They can be used as tools to cut down trees. Axes can also be used as weapons against enemies. There are only a few axes in Sons of the Forest, and all of them vary in different stats. Here is all you need to know about the best axe in Sons of the Forest

Key Takeaways
  • Sons of the Forest has 3 different axes, each having its own unique stats.
  • The Tactical Axe is the first and fastest axe in the game but is also the worst compared to the rest.
  • You can find the Tactical Axe in the emergency pack in your inventory.
  • The Modern Axe is the second-best axe in the game and is a huge upgrade from the Tactical Axe.
  • Modern Axe can be found in an abandoned camp with a dead body.
  • The Firefighter Axe is the best axe in the game, with the highest strength and defense stats.
  • You can find the firefighter axe in a maintenance bunker hidden underground. 

Axes In Sons Of The Forest

There are a total of 3 axes in Sons of the Forest. While the number is few they vary in stats. Each axe has 3 different stats. They include speed, strength, and defense. Speed represents the chopping speed of the axe. If the axe has high speed means it will be easier to swing. Strength represents the power of each axe. Hence, more strength equals more damage to enemies. Defense shows how much damage the axe can take while blocking.

Hence, all you these stats differences make each axe different from one other. However, because of these differences, they cannot be treated the same way.

Tactical Axe

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The Tactical Axe in Sons of the Forest.

Tactical Axe is the first axe you receive when you first start your game. The axe is the beginner axe, so of course, it is considered the worst among the three. In addition to being the first axe in the game, the tactical axe is also the fastest of the bunch. It excels at speed, but it deals a very small amount of damage. You can use this axe to chop faster, but because of the lower attack, it is not very great. It is the only axe that you have access to when you start the game.


As mentioned earlier, this axe is the beginner axe. So you have this axe available to you since the very beginning of the game. All you have to do is open up the Emergency package in your inventory as soon as you start the game. You will be given the axe as well as a lighter, guidebook, and GPS locator

Modern Axe

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The Modern Axe in Sons of the Forest.

Modern Axe is the second-best axe in the game. It is a huge upgrade from the Tactical axe. It has much better stats compared to the tactical axe. However, it has a very slow speed compared to it. Modern Axe compensates for this lack of speed with its high strength and defense stats. In fact, this axe can cut trees faster because of its high strength stats. Moreover, it is a much better weapon against cannibals as well because of its strength stats.


Location of Modern Axe in Sons of the Forest.

The Modern Axe is fairly easy to find in Sons of the Forest. All you need to do is find a camp. To locate this camp, you should see the mountains on your map. Below those mountains, one of the rivers will have a dead end and before it, you can see a small pool of water as well. Move to the right of the pool of water and search for the camp. Once you have found the camp, look for a dead body with the Modern axe on it

Firefighter Axe

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The Firefighter Axe in Sons of the Forest.

The Firefighter Axe is undoubtedly the best axe in Sons of the Forest. It has the best strength and defense stats compared to the other two axes. You can cut down trees extremely fast with the Firefighter Axe. You only need to swing the axe 3 times to be able to cut down a tree. Not only is it effective against trees, but it also works exceptionally well against cannibals as well. It has a greater range compared to the other axes as well.

However, because of its highest strength and defense stats, it is the slowest axe of the three. In this case, the speed is not that important because once you hit an enemy, it will only take a few hits to kill it. The Firefighter Axe is not much of an upgrade compared to the Modern Axe. They have very similar stats. The Modern Axe beats the FireFighter Axe when it comes to speed. However, the Firefighter Axe excels in the rest of the stats.


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The location of Firefighter Axe.

The Firefighter Axe is a little difficult to find compared to the Modern Axe. 

Before You Start: You must have the shovel with you before you can get the Firefighter Axe. 

The location of the Firefighter Axe is actually underground. This axe is actually located near the Modern Axe. If you have the shovel on you, just make your way to its location. Go down the river towards the sea. You need to get to the middle of the river on the left side. There you will find some surveying tools scattered around. There is one dirt patch next to the camera. Dig it up, and you will find a maintenance bunker

Once you have opened up the bunker, make your way down into it and explore the area. In this area, you can find a lot of very useful items. Explore all of the rooms, and you can find the Firefighter axe in one of them. In addition to the Firefighter axe, you can actually find a keycard as well as the 3D printer, which is extremely useful because it can help you make a water flask that allows you to carry water.


That concludes everything you need to know about the best axe in Sons of the Forest. While each axe has its own strength, it is undeniable that the Firefighter axe is the best axe in the game. But it all depends on the player and their preferences, so play with whatever axe suits you the best. 

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Irfan Ansari

With four years of Video Game Journalism and Tremendous love for Gaming, Irfan loves chatting and writing everything about video games.

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