To use your Axe, press your "Use Tools" button (default Z on keyboard, X on X-box gamepad). You will notice your starter axe will go through two steps before it actually hits the ground. This is its charge time. Unlike other farming games, you can actually move while you are charging your tool. This can be especially useful when using your Axe to fight mobile enemies.
Using your axe to chop wood or fight enemies will increase your Axe proficiency Skill. Each level of Axe Skill you have will increases the speed at which you charge the axe by 5%.
Your tools can be upgraded at the Blacksmith's shop for a cost.
Upgrading your tools allows you to use them to break down stronger materials and/or be more time efficient.
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