Polearms

diablo 2 polearms

Diablo 2 Polearms are, along with Spears, the largest weapons in the game with the most reach. In Diablo 2, polearms are unpopular due to their relatively low damage and slow swing speed. They aren’t even that good for Barbarians to use with Whirlwind, as they have much lower damage than the top blunts or spears. They are improved somewhat at higher levels in the expansion, however.

The polearm can easily strike beyond the range of even the largest swords and axes. Wielding such a weapon requires great strength, skill, and the use of both hands. The Barbarian is the expert in polearms, and his masteries skills tree includes a Polearm Mastery skill.

All polearms are wielded with two hands.

  • Damage Bonus: This determines how you multiply the item damage by your stats to reach the actual damage. Each 100 points in that stat doubles your weapon’s total physical damage. All Polearms are 100 Str, which means every 100 points in Str doubles the weapon damage.
  • Item Level: Used in many in-game calculations. Monsters must be of this level to drop the item, and it factors in when you get to gamble for this item type as well.
  • Weapon Speed: A relative comparison to other weapons of the same type. 0 is the base -10, -20, etc is faster, 10, 20, etc is slower, always in increments of 10. Each 10 is equivalent to an SIAS item. Characters are abbreviated to their first letter, with Am = Amazon and As = Assassin.
  • Range: Goes from 1 (least) to 5 (most), and is identical for all weapon types. I.E. a 3 sword = a 3 spear = a 3 hammer.

Normal Diablo 2 Polearms

ItemItem NamePropertiesMisc StatsAttack Rate
Diablo2 Bardiche

Bardiche

1-27 Damage
50 Durability
Str Req: 40
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 5
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-3
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: N/S
Slow: Am/As/B/P
Diablo 2 Voulge

Voulge

6-21 Damage
50 Durability
Str Req: 50
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 11
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-4
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: D/S
Normal: As/B/N/P
Slow: Am
Diablo 2 Scythe

Scythe

8-20 Damage
65 Durability
Str Req: 41
Dex Req: 41
Item Level: 15
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-5
Range: 4 (2)
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: D
Fast: N/P/S
Normal: Am/As/B
Diablo 2 Poleaxe

Poleaxe

18-39 Damage
65 Durability
Str Req: 62
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 21
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-5
Range: 4
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: N/S
Slow: Am/As/B/P
Diablo 2 Halberd

Halberd

12-45 Damage
55 Durability
Str Req: 75
Dex Req: 47
Item Level: 29
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-6
Range: 5
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: D/S
Normal: As/B/N/P
Slow: Am
Diablo 2 War Scythe

War Scythe

15-36 Damage
55 Durability
Str Req: 80
Dex Req: 80
Item Level: 34
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-6
Range: 5
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: D
Fast: N/P/S
Normal: Am/As/B

Exceptional

Exceptional items can only be found in Nightmare and Hell in Diablo 2. In the expansion they can be found in Acts 4-5 Normal and all of Nightmare and Hell.

ItemItem NamePropertiesMisc StatsAttack Rate
Diablo2 Bardiche

Lochaber Axe

6-58 Damage
50 Durability
Str Req: 80
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 33
Clvl Req: 21 *
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-3
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: N/S
Slow: Am/As/B/P
Diablo 2 Voulge

Bill

14-53 Damage
50 Durability
Str Req: 95
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 37
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-4
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: D/S
Normal: As/B/N/P
Slow: Am
Diablo 2 Scythe

Battle Scythe

18-45 Damage
65 Durability
Str Req: 82
Dex Req: 82
Item Level: 40
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-5
Range: 4 (2)
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: D
Fast: N/P/S
Normal: Am/As/B
Diablo 2 Poleaxe

Partizan

34-75 Damage
65 Durability
Str Req: 113
Dex Req: 67
Item Level: 35
Clvl Req: 23
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-5
Range: 4
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: N/S
Slow: Am/As/B/P
Diablo 2 Halberd

Bec-De-Corbin

13-85 Damage
55 Durability
Str Req: 133
Dex Req: 91
Item Level: 51
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-6
Range: 5
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: D/S
Normal: As/B/N/P
Slow: Am
Diablo 2 War Scythe

Grim Scythe

30-70 Damage
55 Durability
Str Req: 140
Dex Req: 140
Item Level: 55
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-6
Range: 5
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: D
Fast: N/P/S
Normal: Am/As/B

* All Exceptional items have a Clvl 25 requirement in Diablo 2. In the expansion some Exceptional items are slightly lower, but none are higher.

Elite

Elite items are found only in the Expansion. Monsters will drop elite polearms in late Nightmare and all through Hell difficulty.

ItemItem NamePropertiesMisc StatsAttack Rate
Diablo2 Bardiche

Ogre Axe

28-145 Dmg
50 Durability
Str Req: 195
Dex Req: 75
Item Level: 60
Clvl Req: 52
Sockets: 1-3
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: N/S
Slow: Am/As/B/P
Diablo 2 Voulge

Colossus Voulge

17-165 Damage
50 Durability
Str Req: 210
Dex Req: 55
Item Level: 63
Clvl Req: 55
Sockets: 1-4
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: D/S
Normal: As/B/N/P
Slow: Am
Diablo 2 Scythe

Thresher

12-141 Damage
65 Durability
Str Req: 152
Dex Req: 118
Item Level: 65
Clvl Req: 57
Sockets: 1-5
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: D
Fast: N/P/S
Normal: Am/As/B
Diablo 2 Poleaxe

Cryptic Axe

33-150 Damage
65 Durability
Str Req: 165
Dex Req: 103
Item Level: 61
Clvl Req: 53
Sockets: 1-5
Range: 4
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: N/S
Slow: Am/As/B/P
Diablo 2 Halberd

Great Poleaxe

46-127 Damage
55 Durability
Str Req: 179
Dex Req: 99
Item Level: 73
Clvl Req: 63
Sockets: 1-6
Range: 5
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: D/S
Normal: As/B/N/P
Slow: Am
Diablo 2 War Scythe

Giant Thresher

40-114 Damage
55 Durability
Str Req: 188
Dex Req: 140
Item Level: 76
Clvl Req: 68
Sockets: 1-6
Range: 5
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: D
Fast: N/P/S
Normal: Am/As/B

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