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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.


One-handed weapon
Used by
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger
Main-hand only:
Firebrand tango icon 20px.png Firebrand
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer
Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage
Off-hand only:
Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant
Crafted by
Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Weaponsmith
Stygian Axe concept art.jpg

Axe concept art.

The axe is a one-handed weapon that may be wielded in the main hand and off-hand. Their skills typically deal great damage and control movement.

Skills by profession[edit]

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

Firebrand tango icon 20px.png Firebrand[edit]

Core Cleave.png
 Core Cleave
0.5½ Cleave at your enemy with a physical and a magical axe.
1 Chain
Bleeding Edge.png
 Bleeding Edge
0.5½ Slice through your foe again, physically and magically, as your weapon is heating up.
1 Chain
Searing Slash (firebrand).png
 Searing Slash
0.5½ Unleash your searing axe in an overhand slash, following it up with a magical edge.
Symbol of Vengeance.png
 Symbol of Vengeance
1 8 Symbol. Cleave your axe into the ground, reducing enemy movement and carving a razor-sharp symbol of vengeance.
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]

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 your target, shadowstep to it and deliver a large blow.
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]

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
8 Burst. Leap at your foe with a devastating attack. Effect increases with adrenaline level. Gain might if this attack hits.
0.25¼ Chain. Chop your foe.
1 Chain
Double Chop.png
 Double Chop
Chain. Chop your foe twice.
1 Chain
Triple Chop.png
 Triple Chop
10.5½ Deliver three final chops to your foe.
Cyclone Axe.png
 Cyclone Axe
0.5½ 6 Spin around and attack all nearby foes, applying vulnerability each hit. Gain fury for each foe hit.
Throw Axe.png
 Throw Axe
0.25¼ 1 Throw an axe that cripples foes, dealing bonus damage at lower health thresholds.
Dual Strike.png
 Dual Strike
0.5½ 12 Strike your foe with both weapons. Gain quickness for each strike that hits.
Whirling Axe.png
 Whirling Axe
30.5½ 15 Spin and attack nearby foes. You can move while spinning.

Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker[edit]

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
0.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Gather your strength into a powerful attack. If it hits, gain might and recharge this skill.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

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

Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage[edit]

Lacerating Chop.png
 Lacerating Chop
0.5½ Inflict bleeding on your target.
1 Chain
Ethereal Chop.png
 Ethereal Chop
0.5½ Inflict Torment on your target.
1 Chain
Mirror Strikes.png
 Mirror Strikes
0.5½ Inflict bleeding and torment on your target.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Imaginary Axes.png
 Imaginary Axes
0.5½ 1 Ambush. Release phantasmal axes that seek out the nearest target after a short delay.
Lingering Thoughts.png
 Lingering Thoughts
0.75¾ 0.25¼ Clone. 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.
Axes of Symmetry.png
 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]

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.
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.
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.

Related traits[edit]



Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

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