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Legendary Axemaster Hareth

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Legendary Axemaster Hareth is one of Mordremoth's commanders. To reach his master, he and the two others must be slain.


Heart of Maguuma 1

1 Only spawns during events.

Event involvement

Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Axemaster Hareth approaches (80)
Event swords (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat Axemaster Hareth (80)
Event boss (tango icon).png Defeat and stop the Mordrem commander from growing enough explosive pustules to destroy the island (80)

Combat abilities

  • Creates Fissures
  • Heavily Armored
  • Begins heavily armored, but loses it when defiance bar is broken. Once the defiance bar is broken once, it remains grayed out the remainder of the fight.
  • Moves faster and becomes more aggressive once armor broken.
  • Rooted in place when attacking.

DefianceDefiance bar teal.png

  • Cripppling Blade - Hareth launches an axe that tracks an enemy at range.
  • Chop - Hareth swings its axe three times towards a targeted enemy, dealing medium damage with each hit and the final hit dealing more damage.
  • Fissure ("Let the jungle swallow you!") - Hareth plunges his axe into the ground, creating fissures that deal high damage and apply bleeding.
  • Great Swing ("Taste one thousand axes!") - Hareth targets an enemy then spins around, heavily damaging nearby enemies and throwing four waves of indestructible axes in a fixed arcing pattern.
  • Execute ("I smell weakness.") - Hareth targets an enemy with low health then leaps onto them, executing them with lethal damage.
Stolen skills


I smell weakness.
Let the jungle swallow you!
One more cut down.
Taste one thousand axes!


Name Type Rarity Quantity
Heirloom Seed Pouch.png Noxious Seed Pouch Container Exotic 1


Concept art/Renders


May become immune to physical damage if his Defiance bar is broken.