How to use Wood Cutting Axe in Tears of the Kingdom

Time to chop some wood!
Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom Wood Cutting Axe
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In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you can chop down trees with a Wood Cutting Axe. You can use other shard weapons, like swords, to chop trees down, but the Wood Cutting Axe is the best weapon for the job. In this guide, I’ll instruct you how to get a Wood Cutting Axe in Tears of the Kingdom, how to use it, and why you’ll want to use this item.

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Note: Cutting down trees is a great way to get ingredients to cook food.

Tears of the Kingdom: How to get a Wood Cutting Axe

Getting a Wood Cutting Axe is easy in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — it’s only a matter of time. After you beat the Ukouh Shrine, you’ll cross over to the next plateau and see Rauru looking at a Zonai machine chopping a tree down. Next to this Zonai, you’ll see a Wood Cutting Axe buried in a tree stump.

This is where you’ll get a Wood Cutting Axe. You can use it as a weapon to fight enemies or use it to chop down trees.

Tears of the Kingdom: How to use a Wood Cutting Axe

To use the Wood Cutting Axe, simply press right on the D-Pad, cycle over to the Wood Cutting Axe, and select it. With the Wood Cutting Axe equipped, you can use it by pressing Y.

Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom Chop Trees

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If you want to chop a tree down, simply face in the direction you want the tree trunk to fall and hit the tree three times. The trunk will fall as well as some leaves and possibly fruits and nuts. If you hit a fallen tree with the Wood Cutting Axe, you’ll get wood.

Tears of the Kingdom: How to use wood in creative ways

Finding and using the Wood Cutting Axe is all well and good, but why do you need the Wood Cutting Axe in Tears of the Kingdom? The answer to that question is so you can get wood to create fires, but more importantly, to use the tree trunk in creative ways.

Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom Wood Cutting Creations

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom provides many unique tools that allow players to interact with the game in numerous ways. The way that I use tree trunks is by linking them together with Ultrahand and using them as a bridge. With this technique, you can explore many new areas and find hidden secrets. How will you use the Wood Cutting Axe?

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Noah Nelson
From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.