Honed Axes

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Honed Axes

Ranger icon small.png Beastmastery (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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Honed Axes

You and your pet gain ferocity. Axe skills gain reduced recharge, and you gain additional ferocity while wielding an axe.

Ferocity attribute.png Ferocity: +120
Ferocity attribute.png Additional Ferocity: +120
Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


  • While in Beastmode, the player gains the pet's ferocity bonus, for a total of +240 (+360 with an axe equipped).

Skill Traited recharge
Axe Splitblade.png Splitblade (PvE) 6 4.8
Splitblade.png Splitblade (WvW, PvP) 8 6.4
Winter's Bite.png Winter's Bite 10 8
Path of Scars.png Path of Scars 15 12
Whirling Defense.png Whirling Defense 25 20

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Baseline ferocity is now also applied to your pet. This trait no longer causes Winter's Bite to become an area-of-effect strike.
October 02, 2018
  • The ferocity gained from this trait is now split. It now grants a base of 120 ferocity and an additional 120 ferocity when rangers are wielding an axe.
May 16, 2017
  • This trait now grants a ferocity bonus whether axe is in the main hand or the off hand.
January 26, 2016
  • The ferocity bonus this trait grants has been increased from 150 to 250.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Beastmastery Grandmaster tier.
  • Added: Winter's Bite now inflicts its effects in an area at your target's location.
  • Added: Axe skills recharge 20% faster.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Honed Axes has been added to the game.