Whirling Axe

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the warrior axe skill. For the thief stolen skill, see Whirling Axe (stolen skill).

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Whirling Axe

30.5½ Activation time  
15 Recharge time
18 Recharge time
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior (skill list)
Off hand axe
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
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Spin and attack nearby foes. You can move while spinning.

 Damage.png Damage (15x): 3,075 (8.388)?
 Damage.png Damage (15x): 2,055 (5.595)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Movement Speed Increase: 50%
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 130
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Whirl

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Discipline Discipline


  • Asura warriors only display 7-8 hits instead of the listed 15 times, but it still does full damage.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.5592 to 0.373. Increased cooldown from 15 seconds to 18 seconds.
May 08, 2018
  • The damage of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the higher 20% damage increase in all modes.
February 06, 2018
  • The damage of this skill has been increased by 20% in PvE only.
November 07, 2017
  • The physical damage of this skill has been increased by 33%.
February 22, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from being canceled when transitioning to gliding.
October 18, 2016
  • While channeling this skill, you move 50% faster.
January 26, 2016
  • The PvP and PvE versions of this skill have been remerged, resulting in a 52% damage increase in PvE areas.
July 07, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to grant 180 precision under some circumstances.
September 09, 2014
  • Reduced recharge to 15 seconds.
  • Increased damage by 17%.
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to continue to channel while dodging.
June 03, 2014
  • Fixed a bug with this skill's range indicator that caused it to function incorrectly.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug in which this skill would interact with combo fields incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug in which duplicate skill facts would be displayed when mousing over this skill.
August 20, 2013
  • Updated the skill fact to include a radius.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the aftercast by .2 seconds.
  • Increased the damage by 50% in PvP only.
December 14, 2012
  • This skill can now be cancelled by other skills.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Whirling Axe has been added to the game.