The Axe is the only tool you can use in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town to chop down old tree stumps or remove branches.
You can’t harvest Lumber from fully-grown trees, but you can get lumber by using the Axe on tree branches and stumps. So this is a crucial tool for getting all of your farm building upgrades.
This guide will cover how to use the Axe, and how to upgrade it at the Blacksmith’s Forge for maximum efficiency.
How To Use the Axe
The most basic use for the Axe is to remove the debris on your farm at the start of your game.
Each swing of the basic Axe will cost you 2 STA.
Each branch will turn into one piece of Lumber.
Aside from the branches, you can also use the Axe on the stumps scattered around Mineral Town & in your field. But to break stumps, you’ll need to upgrade to at least a Copper Axe first.
You’ll need to collect this lumber (and material stone) to purchase upgrades at Gotts’ Workshop.
Small branches/debris will also spawn in the South Forest, Meadow, and Mineral Beach.
All Axe Upgrades
You need a lot of Lumber for your farm building upgrades. So it can be time-consuming to collect it one by one from scattered branches and stumps.
If you can’t afford to buy Lumber directly from Gotts yet, then upgrading your Axe can make it more efficient to collect resources. Each upgrade will decrease the number of hits you need to break a stump.
After you’ve successfully claimed your upgraded Axe, hold the action button to “charge” and use it with more power.
And here’s a full list of every axe upgrade, along with the required materials & how fast each upgrade can break stumps.
|Axe Blacksmith Upgrades|
|Upgrade||Exp. Required||Price||Ore Needed||Range|
|Iron (Basic)||0%||–||–||Chop 1 branch at a time|
|Copper||10%||1,000 G||Copper Ore||Chop stumps in 6 hits|
|Silver||28%||2,000 G||Silver Ore||Chop stumps in 3 hits|
|Gold||55%||3,000 G||Gold Ore||Chop stumps in 2 hits|
|Mithril||100%||5,000 G||Mithril Ore||Chop stumps in 1 hit|
|Cursed||100%||Unlock the Cursed Axe from the 49th floor of the Lake Mine||Chop all branches and stumps on the whole map|
|Blessed||100%||Use the Cursed Axe 50 times|
|Mythic||100%||50,000 G||Mythic Ore|
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
- SoS: FoMT Axe Tool Guide (How To Upgrade + How To Use It)