Axe

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Axe concept art.jpg
Disambig icon.png This article is about the weapon type. For the weapon purchased from NPC weaponsmiths, see Axe (weapon). For the tool used to gather crafting materials from trees, see Gathering tool#Logging axes.

The axe is a one-handed weapon that may also be used in the off-hand. Axes typically have skills that deal great damage and control movement. Axes can be crafted by a weaponsmith. The maximum damage range is 900-1100.

Skills by profession[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian (requires Firebrand)[edit]

1
Core Cleave.png
 Core Cleave
0.5½ Cleave at your enemy with a physical and a magical axe.
1 Core Cleave, Bleeding Edge, Searing Slash (firebrand) chainRedirect Arrow.png
Bleeding Edge.png
 Bleeding Edge
0.5½ Slice through your foe again, physically and magically, as your weapon is heating up.
1 Core Cleave, Bleeding Edge, Searing Slash (firebrand) chainRedirect Arrow.png
Searing Slash (firebrand).png
 Searing Slash
0.5½ Unleash your searing axe in an overhand slash, following it up with a magical edge.
2
Symbol of Vengeance.png
 Symbol of Vengeance
Symbol 10.25¼ 8 Cleave your axe into the ground, reducing enemy movement and carving a razor-sharp symbol of vengeance.
3
Blazing Edge.png
 Blazing Edge
0.75¾ 12 Conjure a magical axe to rake your enemies toward you.

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant[edit]

4
Frigid Blitz.png
 Frigid Blitz
0.5½ 10 Hurl your axe at your target, damaging and chilling the foes the axe passes through. When the axe reaches the target, shadowstep to it and deliver a large blow.
5
Temporal Rift.png
 Temporal Rift
0.5½ 15 Slice into the Mists, creating an unstable rift. After a short duration, this rift will collapse in on itself, pulling in enemies.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Eviscerate.png
 Eviscerate
Burst 8 Leap at your foe with a devastating attack. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Decapitate.png
 Decapitate
Primal burst 0.75¾ 5 Leap at your foe with a powerful attack. Foes behind your target also take damage.
1
Chop.png
 Chop
0.25¼ Chop your foe.
1 Chop, Double Chop, Triple Chop chainRedirect Arrow.png
Double Chop.png
 Double Chop
Chop your foe twice.
1 Chop, Double Chop, Triple Chop chainRedirect Arrow.png
Triple Chop.png
 Triple Chop
10.5½ Deliver three final chops to your foe.
2
Cyclone Axe.png
 Cyclone Axe
0.5½ 6 Spin around and attack all nearby foes.
3
Throw Axe.png
 Throw Axe
0.25¼ 1 Throw an axe that cripples foes.
4
Dual Strike.png
 Dual Strike
0.5½ 12 Strike your foe with both weapons. Gain quickness with each hit.
5
Whirling Axe.png
 Whirling Axe
30.5½ 15 Spin and attack nearby foes. You can move while spinning.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

1
Ricochet.png
 Ricochet
0.25¼ Bounce your axe between multiple foes, gaining might for each enemy struck.
2
Splitblade.png
 Splitblade
0.75¾ 6 Throw a spread pattern of five whirling axes that bleeds foes.
3
Winter's Bite.png
 Winter's Bite
0.5½ 10 Throw an axe to chill your foe. Your pet's next attack inflicts weakness.
4
Path of Scars.png
 Path of Scars
0.5½ 15 Throw your axe so that it returns to you, striking foes each way.
5
Whirling Defense.png
 Whirling Defense
30.25¼ 25 Block projectiles while damaging nearby foes.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (requires Mirage)[edit]

1
Lacerating Chop.png
 Lacerating Chop
0.5½ Inflict bleeding on your target.
1 Lacerating Chop, Ethereal Chop, Mirror Strikes chainRedirect Arrow.png
Ethereal Chop.png
 Ethereal Chop
0.5½ Inflict torment on your target.
1 Lacerating Chop, Ethereal Chop, Mirror Strikes chainRedirect Arrow.png
Mirror Strikes.png
 Mirror Strikes
0.5½ Inflict bleeding and torment on your target.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Imaginary Axes.png
 Imaginary Axes
Ambush 0.5½ 1 Release phantasmal axes that seek out the nearest target after a short delay.
2
Lingering Thoughts.png
 Lingering Thoughts
0.5½ Spin forward and strike multiple times, inflicting conditions and leaving a mirage at your starting position. If an enemy is near the mirage when it expires, a clone is summoned.
3
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 Axes of Symmetry
0.75¾ 10 You and all your axe clones shadowstep to a random location around your target and strike, applying confusion. This attack breaks enemy targeting, and your illusions change focus to the targeted foe.

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

1
Rending Claws.png
 Rending Claws
1 Slash your foe twice with ghostly claws to make them vulnerable. Vulnerability applied increases against foes below the health threshold.
2
Ghastly Claws.png
 Ghastly Claws
10.75¾ 8 Summon spectral claws to slash your foe in a quick flurry of strikes, gaining life force per strike. This attack deals increased damage per stack of vulnerability on your target
3
Unholy Feast.png
 Unholy Feast
1 12 Cripple nearby foes and convert their boons into conditions. Release an Unholy Burst on foes below the health threshold.

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