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All work and no play makes
me want to chop some trees.

Lucy the Axe

Lucy the Axe is a character-specific item that Woodie begins the game with. Lucy has infinite durability and in Woodie's hands, cuts Trees extraordinarily fast. Lucy is a sentient being, although it is not known if this is real or just Woodie's imagination. When equipped, Lucy will speak a line such as 'I missed you', 'Did you miss me?' and 'You came back!'.

Lucy will egg Woodie on when he chops down Trees, until he has almost reached the point at which he will become a Werebeaver. When the transformation is almost ready to occur, Lucy will begin to warn Woodie.

Lucy can be used as a melee weapon, dealing half the damage of the regular axes.

Lucy cannot be stolen by Krampus, Splumonkeys, Prime Apes or eaten by Eyeplants, although she can be destroyed if Woodie tries to attack a Nightmare Throne with her equipped.

Gramophone QuotesEdit

When Idling (equipped)

  • "There must be some trees around here..."
  • "Hey, let's go chop some trees!"
  • "All work and no play makes me want to chop trees"
  • "Chop chop chop. Heh."
  • "Woodie! Chop some trees!"
  • "Let's chop some trees!"
  • "Nice day for a walk!"

When put in a container:

  • "It's dark in here!"
  • "I'm scared!"
  • "I can't see anything!"
  • "I hate it in here."

When dropped on the ground:

  • "You'll come back, right?"
  • "What did I say?"
  • "I... I don't understand..."
  • "Can we talk about this?"
  • "Don't forget about me!"

When on ground:

  • "Come back! Take me with you!"
  • "Where did you go?"
  • "Take me with you!"
  • "What if I get stolen?"

When equipped:

  • "Did you miss me?"
  • "You came back!"
  • "I missed you so much!"

After chopping a tree:

  • "Death to all trees!"
  • "Nice swing!"
  • "Woooooo!"
  • "This is AWESOME!"
  • "Too easy!"
  • "Again! Let's chop another!"
  • "Nom nom nom!"
  • "Stupid tree!"
  • "We did it!"

Picked up when already holding a Lucy (Don't Starve Together icon):

  • "You can't have Two Lucys!"
  • "You two-timer!"
  • "You can't have him! He's mine!"
  • "But I'M your one and only Lucy!"
  • "You're AXING for trouble!"
  • "You're replacing me?"
  • "Get rid of her! It's freaking me out!"
  • "I'm having an identity crisis over here!"
  • "How dare you do this to me!"
  • "She's an impostor!"
  • "There can only be one!"
  • "Betrayal!"

Approaching transformation (low):

  • "Are you OK?"
  • "You look distracted, Woodie."
  • "It's just a tree! Calm down!"

Approaching transformation (med):

  • "Don't chop too fast. You know what will happen!"
  • "You might want to slow down a bit."
  • "Woodie? Can you hear me?"
  • "Careful, you're getting yourself worked up!"

Approaching transformation (high):

  • "Woodie! Be careful!"
  • "It's starting!"
  • "You're not looking so good!"
  • "Your teeth are growing!"
  • "Watch out! You're going to turn!"

When Woodie comes down from high without transforming:

  • "That was a close one!"
  • "I think we'll be alright."
  • "You're looking much better now."
  • "It's passed. For now."
  • "It's back in the lodge. Phew!"

When Woodie transforms:

  • "It happens again!"
  • "The Curse!"
  • "I warned you."

When Woodie turns back:

  • "You're back!"
  • "Quick! Pick me up!"
  • "Are you OK?"
  • "Don't let that happen again!"
  • "Everything is going to be fine. Just focus!"

Picked up by another character (Don't Starve Together icon):

  • "You're not Woodie!"
  • "Put me down!"
  • "I don't know you."
  • "Stranger danger!"
  • "Help! I'm being kidnapped!"

Haunted by a Ghost character (Don't Starve Together icon):

  • "Ouch, that hurts."
  • "You're looking boo-tiful today."
  • "I'm white as a sheet"
  • "Boo who?"
  • "ooOOoooOO to you, too."
  • "Now I'm a HAUNTED axe."


Lucy is based on a traditional fire axe, having a red blade with a silver edge, and a wooden handle. Lucy speaks with red text that appears below Woodie, to avoid confusion with Woodie's white text, and is given a shrill, instrumental sound effect whenever her lines are spoken.

When not in the player's inventory, Lucy will be indicated on the map by an icon. This can be useful to indicate where the player's items were dropped at the point of a Werebeaver transformation.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together Edit

In Don't Starve Together (DST), though she has received no changes in terms of use, Lucy did receive some minor tweaks. Other players cannot use or even hold Lucy, as she will just slip from their grasp. Even if she is spawned directly into their inventory she will just fall out onto the ground. In addition, if Woodie loses Lucy and is unable to retrieve her for any reason he can simply craft a normal Axe that will turn into Lucy as soon as he begins to chop a tree.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • Whether Lucy is speaking in real life or not is, as of yet, unknown. There has been plenty of speculation on the matter, ranging from insanity, through curses, to past relationships. The devs have been cagey on the subject, but they have said that Woodie is fairly levelheaded, Lucy's talkativeness aside.
    • Lucy's DST quotes for other characters imply that Lucy can actually talk.
  • Lucy is the first item that can speak and has distinct lines, not just sound effects, like the Living Log's scream.
  • Lucy is voiced by a musical saw.
  • When playing Adventure Mode, Lucy will not use a slot in the Teleportato. She will appear in Woodie's inventory after arriving in the new world.
  • Lucy's line, "All work and no play makes me want to chop trees", is a reference to the English proverb "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". This may also be a reference to the pivotal scene in the Stephen King film "The Shining", where insane character Jack Torrance types this line many times, and later uses an axe similar to Lucy as a weapon.

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