Best Axe Enchantments in Minecraft
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Here’s a fun science fact: the earliest example of a handled wood-chopping axe is believed to have been created during the Mesolithic period, around 6000 BC. It kind of makes you wonder, if those ancient axes could be enchanted like the axes in Minecraft, how far woodcutting technology would have progressed today. Food for thought. Anyhow, here are the best axe enchantments in Minecraft.

When we’re talking about the best axe enchantments, we consider a few factors. Most importantly, though, it comes down to what makes the weapon most useful. As with any other tool in Minecraft, your typical wood-chopping axe can be souped up at your local enchanting table or anvil with a variety of helpful effects. If you’re looking to get the toughest, most efficient axe possible, you should consider these enchantments.

Best Axe Enchantments in Minecraft

The best axe enchantments in Minecraft are:

  • Unbreaking
  • Mending
  • Efficiency


There’s nothing more annoying in Minecraft than having your tools break on you when you’re in deep on a resource hunt. You’re trying to chop down half a forest here, and you don’t need to be running back home every ten minutes to make another axe. With Unbreaking, there’s a chance your axe won’t receive any loss in durability when use, effectively making it last much longer.


Of course, even with Unbreaking making your axe last longer, it still won’t last forever. Sooner or later, that durability will always run out. With Mending, “later” becomes “much later,” as this enchantment allows you to utilize your EXP bar to repair tools on the fly. Combining these enchantments will enable you to use the same axe for days on end, provided you pause to kill some Mobs every now and then.


So you’ve got your near-unbreakable axe, what more could you want out of it? Well… it’d be nice if it chopped faster. Good news: Efficiency doubles your harvesting speed. Now you can chop down the whole forest in the time it would’ve taken you to chop down half! You’ll be a regular Paul Bunyan with this enchantment.