What Does Fortune on an AXE do in Minecraft?

What Does Fortune on an AXE do in Minecraft?

Minecraft has a vast inventory. Players come across very useful tools, and resources to build structures. An axe is among the common tools in Minecraft and is primarily used to split wood faster than other tools. Enchantments like Fortune applied to axes can make them very beneficial at times. But what exactly does Fortune on an axe do in Minecraft? 

Fortune on axe will give you more benefits. It will help you collect items like seeds and saplings. It will also help increase the total drops while farming. Fortune on axe increases the drop chances of apples and will help you get more melons from a watermelon. Other than that, Fortune does not have much of use on the axe. Using this enchantment will NOT give you more wood.

Fortune is an enchantment. You will have a better chance of getting good items while using it on the axe. Its use is to increase the drops from mining to get items. There are different levels of Fortune. The higher the level of Fortune, the better the drops rates will be. In this article, I will tell you the effects of Fortune on the axe and how it could help you in Minecraft. 

Let’s get to know more about it. 

What does Fortune on an AXE do on Minecraft?

If you are thinking about getting a lot of benefits by using Fortune on an axe, let me pop that bubble for you. Fortune on axes is NOT considered very useful. However, the use of it on an axe will help the drop rates of a few items like melons and apples to increase significantly. The likelihood of receiving more items also depends on the Fortune level. The higher the level of Fortune on the axe, the bigger the likelihood.

Remember, Fortune does NOT maximize the yield of items every time. It’s gameplay of chance. For example, the maximum drop of melons is nine slices with Fortune III. However, the chance to get all nine slices from the melon is ONLY 2%.

Does Fortune on an AXE give more wood?

Many players wonder if Fortune will help in getting more wood. To be clear, using the Fortune enchantment on the axe will not give you more wood. It will only help collect more saplings, a variety of seeds, and some other specific drops.

Is Silk Touch or Fortune better on an AXE?

What Does Fortune on an AXE do in Minecraft?

Silk Touch is one of the best enchantments in Minecraft. Building the stuff in survival mode mainly includes the use of Silk Touch. It allows players to mine the blocks without changing them to another shape. 

Silk Touch on the axe is great for harvesting mushroom blocks and bookshelves. This would not work with Fortune on the axe. However, using the Silk Touch enchantment on axes can be a real waste of your precious resources. 

The axe is usually used on wood, and you can harvest the blocks without any change with Fortune only, so there is no use for Silk Touch on the axe. It is pointless to waste a valuable enchantment on an axe in Minecraft without getting anything significant in return. So be strategic. 

Does Fortune on an AXE work on mobs?

Fortune does not affect mobs. It only affects blocks. So Fortune on axe will not work on mobs. However, it could work out for you if you have a few other enchantments like Efficiency, Unbreaking, and Mending, etc., on your axe instead.

Does Fortune on a shovel do anything?

The shovel can quickly break down gravel blocks. Fortune will increase your chances of getting more flint from the gravel. The higher the level of Fortune, the more the chances are of getting flint. Fortune III will give you a 100% chance to get flint.

However, mining clay from the clay blocks with a shovel enchanted with Fortune does not increase the number of clay drops.

What is a Fortune on an AXE good for?

Here are a few advantages of using Fortune:

Using the axe, enchanted with Fortune, on leaves will increase the odds of getting more saplings & sticks. Its use on all kinds of vines also increases the odds of getting a higher drop rate.  Fortune III, the highest level of Fortune, guarantees a 100% chance of receiving a drop when used on the axe.

The use of Fortune on the axe on grass and ferns increases the number of drop items without increasing the chances of drop. Fortune is great for harvesting crops. It is also efficient in getting more glowstone dust.

Fortune will generally give you more saplings and apples and much more melon slices when you break the watermelons. Amount of items in the drop increases by 1, 2, or 3 or specified limits depending upon the level of Fortune on the axe when used on potatoes, sweet berries, carrots, and wheat seeds.

You will have to think twice if you want to use a Fortune on the axe in Minecraft because it may not be worth the expenditure of resources at times. But if you want to increase the production of a few specific items like apples, melon slices, and sapling, using Fortune may become essential.


Many tools and enchantments exist in Minecraft. So among their different combinations, some are more effective than others. Do not limit yourself with only the Fortune on your axe. Try other enchantments on your axe too.

Just go on, have fun and explore them all.

  • Hrvoje Milakovic is co-owner of Fiction Horizon and a big cinephile. Apart from that, he likes to read comics, play games and collect action figures. He has been featured on LifeWire, Yahoo and IMDb, to name a few.