Unique Axes

Unique Axes Unique Items

Unique Axes Notes

  • Axes can be either one-handed or two-handed.
  • The odds of gambling a unique is 1 in 2000.
  • Item Level: Monsters must be of this level to drop a particular item. Ilvl is used in gambling, sales and other calculations as well.
  • Clvl Req: A character or mercenary must be this level to equip the item. No uniques had Clvl requirements prior to v1.07 Diablo 2.
  • Range: Goes from 1 (least) to 5 (most), and is identical for all melee weapon types. I.E. a 3 sword = a 3 spear = a 3 hammer.
  • Dmg Bonus: This determines how you multiply the item damage by your stats to reach the actual damage. Each point in this statistic multiplies your damage by bonus/100 %. For example, a damage bonus of 70 is 70/100 or and additional .7% weapon damage per point. Most weapons have 100 str, which gives 100/100 or an additional 1% weapon damage per point in str.
  • Weapon Speed (WSM): A relative comparison to other weapons of the same type. 0 is the base -10, -20, etc is faster, 10, 20, etc is slower.
  • Swing Speed: The speed shown in-game for each character using this melee weapon. This speed is mostly meaningless and is included for completeness only. Characters are abbreviated to their first letters, with Amazon = Am and Assassin = As.

Normal

One-handed Axes

ImageNamePropertiesSpecial PropertiesAttack Stats
Diablo 2 Hand Axe
The Gnasher *
Hand Axe
(4-5) – (9-10) Damage
28 Durability
No Str or Dex Required
Item Level: 7
Clvl Req: 5
+8 to Strength
50% Chance of Open Wounds
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
+60-70% Enhanced Damage
Range: 1
Weapon Speed: 0
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
Diablo 2 Deathspade Axe
Deathspade *
Axe
14 – (17-18) Damage
24 Durability
No Dex Required
32 Str Required
Item Level: 12
Clvl Req: 9
Hit Blinds Target +1
+8 to Minimum Damage
15% Bonus to Attack Rating
+4 Mana After Each Kill
+60-70% Enhanced Damage
Range: 2
Weapon Speed: 10
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Double Axe
Bladebone *
Double Axe
(6-7) – (17-19) Damage
24 Durability
No Dex Required
43 Str Required
Item Level: 20
Clvl Req: 15
+100% Damage to Undead
+40 to Attack Rating Against Undead
20% Increased Attack Speed
+20 Defense
Adds 8-12 Fire Damage
+30-50% Enhanced Damage
Range: 2
Weapon Speed: 10
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Mindrend Axe
Skull Splitter *
Military Pick
(11-14) – (17-22) Damage
26 Durability
33 Dex Required
49 Str Required
Item Level: 28
Clvl Req: 21
Hit Blinds Target +2
+20% Mana Regen
Adds 1 – (12-15) Lightning Damage
+50-100 to Attack Rating
+60-100% Enhanced Damage
15% Chance of Open Wounds
Range: 2
Weapon Speed: -10
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: As/P
Fast: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 War Axe
Rakescar *
War Axe
(17-25) – (31-45) Damage
26 Durability
No Dex Required
67 Str Required
Item Level: 36
Clvl Req: 27
+37 Poison Damage Over 3 Seconds
+50 to Attack Rating
Poison Resist +50%
+75-150% Enhanced Damage
30% Increased Attack Speed
Range: 3
Weapon Speed: 0
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S

Two-handed Axes

ImageNamePropertiesSpecial PropertiesAttack Stats
Diablo 2 Large Axe
Axe of Fechmar *
Large Axe
(10-11) – (22-24) 2H Dmg
30 Durability
No Dex Required
35 Str Required
Item Level: 11
Clvl Req: 8
+70-90% Enhanced Damage
Hit Freezes Target +3
Cold Resist +50%
+2 to Light Radius
Range: 2
Weapon Speed: -10
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: D
Fast: N/P/S
Normal: Am/As/B
Diablo 2 Broad Axe
Goreshovel *
Broad Axe
(14-15) – (34-36) 2H Dmg
35 Durability
No Dex Required
48 Str Required
Item Level: 19
Clvl Req: 14
30% Increased Attack Speed
+25 to Strength
60% Chance of Open Wounds
+40-50% Enhanced Damage
+9 to Maximum Damage
Range: 2
Weapon Speed: 0
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Fast: D/P/S
Normal: Am/As/B/N
Diablo 2 Battle Axe
The Chieftain *
Battle Axe
24-64 2H Dmg
40 Durability
No Dex Required
54 Str Required
Item Level: 26
Clvl Req: 19
+100% Enhanced Damage
All Resistances +10-20
+6 Mana After Each Kill
20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 1-40 Lightning Damage
Range: 2
Weapon Speed: 10
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: N/S
Slow: Am/As/B/P
Diablo 2 Great Axe
Brainhew *
Great Axe
(27-30) – (45-54) 2H Dmg
50 Durability
39 Dex Required
63 Str Required
Item Level: 34
Clvl Req: 25
+14 to Minimum Damage
+25 to Mana
+4 to Light Radius
10-13% Mana Stolen per Hit
+50-80% Enhanced Damage
Adds 15-35 Fire Damage
Range: 3
Weapon Speed: -10
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: D
Fast: N/P/S
Normal: Am/As/B
Diablo 2 Giant Axe
Humongous *
Giant Axe
(47-56) – (96-124) 2H Dmg
50 Durability
No Dex Required
84 Str Required
Item Level: 39
Clvl Req: 29
+20-30 to Strength
+8 to Minimum Damage
+15-25 to Maximum Damage
33% Chance of Crushing Blow
Requirements +20%
+80-120% Enhanced Damage
Range: 4
Weapon Speed: 10
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: N/S
Slow: Am/As/B/P

Exceptional

One-handed Axes

ImageNamePropertiesSpecial PropertiesAttack Stats
Diablo 2 The Gnasher Axe
Coldkill *
Hatchet
(25-29) – (52-60) Dmg
28 Durability
25 Str Required
25 Dex Required
Item Level: 44
Clvl Req: 36
+150-190% Enhanced Damage
+40 Cold Damage, 2 Seconds Cold Length
Cold Resist +15%
+15% to Maximum Cold Resist
30% Increased Attack Speed
10% Chance to Cast Slvl 10 Ice Blast on Striking
10% Chance to Cast Slvl 5 Frost Nova When Struck
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/P/N
Normal: S
Diablo 2 Deathspade Axe
Butcher’s Pupil *
Cleaver
(55-60) – (132-149) Dmg
Indestructible
68 Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 47
Clvl Req: 39
+150-200% Enhanced Damage
Adds 30-50 Damage
35% Chance of Deadly Strike
25% Chance of Open Wounds
Indestructible
30% Increased Attack Speed
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Double Axe
Islestrike *
Twin Axe
(35-37) – (102-110) Damage
24 Durability
85 Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 51
Clvl Req: 43
+170-190% Enhanced Damage
+2 to Druid Skills
+10 to All Attributes
+50 Defense vs. Missiles
25% Chance of Crushing Blow
+1 to Maul (Druid Only)
+1 to Fury (Druid Only)
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: As/P
Fast: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Mindrend Axe
Pompeii’s Wrath *
Crowbill
(33-37) – (81-91) Dmg
26 Durability
94 Str Req
70 Dex Req
Item Level: 53
Clvl Req: 45
+140-170% Enhanced Damage
4% Chance to Cast Slvl 8 Volcano on Striking
Slows Target by 50%
Adds 35-150 Fire Damage
Knockback
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: P
Fast: B/Am/M/S
Diablo 2 War Axe
Guardian Naga *
Naga
(40-44) – (132-145) Damage
26 Durability
121 Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 56
Clvl Req: 48
+150-180% Enhanced Damage
+20 to Maximum Damage
5% Chance to Cast Slvl 8 Poison Nova on Striking
Attacker Takes Damage of 15
Poison Resist +30%
+250 Poison Damage Over 10 Seconds
Range: 3
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/P/N
Normal: S

Two-handed Axes

ImageNamePropertiesSpecial PropertiesAttack Stats
Diablo 2 Large Axe
Warlord’s Trust *
Military Axe
38-93 Damage
30 Durability
73 Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 43
Clvl Req: 35
+175% Enhanced Damage
+75 Defense
Replenish Life +20 (1.95 Life per Second)
+0.5 Vitality per Clvl
All Resistances +10
Repairs 1 Durability in 4 Seconds
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: D
Fast: N/P/S
Normal: Am/As/B
Diablo 2 War Axe
Spellsteel *
Bearded Axe
55-129 Damage
35 Durability
37 Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 47
Clvl Req: 39
+165% Enhanced Damage
Requirements -60%
+100 to Mana
Magical Damage Taken Reduced by 12-15
10% Faster Cast Rate
+25% Mana Regen
Slvl 1 Teleport (20 Charges)
Slvl 3 Decrepify (30 Charges)
Slvl 10 Holy Bolt (100 Charges)
Slvl 12 Firestorm (60 Charges)
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: P/S
Slow: Am/As/B/N
Diablo 2 Stormrider Axe
Stormrider *
Tabar
83-229 Damage
90 Durability
101 Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 49
Clvl Req: 41
+100% Enhanced Damage
Adds 35-75 Damage
Adds 1-200 Lightning Damage
+50 Increased Durability
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15
5% Chance to Cast Slvl 10 Chain Lightning on Striking
10% Chance to Cast Slvl (13-20) Charged Bolt on Striking
15% Chance to Cast Slvl 5 Charged Bolt When Struck
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: N/S
Slow: Am/As/B/P
Diablo 2 Brainhew Axe
Boneslayer Blade *
Gothic Axe
(50-57) – (196-224) Dmg
50 Durability
115 Str Required
79 Dex Required
Item Level: 50
Clvl Req: 42
+180-220% Enhanced Damage
+2.5% Damage Against Undead per Clvl
+5% Bonus To Attack Rating Against Undead per Clvl
+8 to Strength
20% Increased Attack Speed
35% Bonus to Attack Rating
Level 20 Holy Bolt (200 Charges)
50% Chance to Cast Slvl (12 – 20) Holy Bolt When Struck
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: D
Fast: N/P/S
Normal: Am/As/B
Diablo 2 The Minotaur Axe
The Minotaur *
Ancient Axe
(123-149) – (234-285) Dmg
50 Durability
125 Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 53
Clvl Req: 45
+140-200% Enhanced Damage
Adds 20-30 Damage
Hit Blinds Target +2
Half Freeze Duration
+15-20 to Strength
Slows Target by 50%
30% Chance of Crushing Blow
Range: 4
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: N/S
Slow: Am/As/B/P

 

Elite

One-handed Axes

ImageNamePropertiesSpecial PropertiesAttack Stats
Diablo 2 The Gnasher Axe
Razor’s Edge
Tomahawk
125.5-149.5 Avg Damage
90.75-107.25 – 162.25-191.75
28 Durability
125 Str Required
67 Dex Required
Item Level: 75
Clvl Req: 67
+(175-225)% Enhanced Damage
+40% Increased Attack Speed
-33% Target Defense
50% Chance of Deadly Strike
50% Chance of Open Wounds
Weapon Speed: 0
Diablo 2 Double Axe
Rune Master
Ettin Axe
Ladder Only
160-185 Avg Damage
105.6-122.1 – 214.4-247.9
24 Durability
145 Str Required
45 Dex Required
Item Level: 80
Clvl Req: 72
+(220-270)% Enhanced Damage
Socketed (3-5)
+5% to Maximum Cold Resist
Cannot be Frozen
Weapon Speed: 10
Diablo 2 Mindrend Axe
Cranebeak
War Spike
136-160 Avg Damage
105.4-124 -166.6-196
26 Durability
133 Str Required
54 Dex Required
Item Level: 71
Clvl Req: 63
+(240-300)% Enhanced Damage
+40% Increased Attack Speed
-25% Target Defense
(20-50)% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 8 Raven (15 Charges)
Adds 1-305 Lightning Damage
Weapon Speed:
-10
Diablo 2 War Axe
Death Cleaver
Berserker Axe
Ladder Only
158.4-182.4 Avg Damage
79.2-91.2 – 237.6-273.6
26 Durability
138 Str Required
59 Dex Required
Item Level: 78
Clvl Req: 70
+(230-280)% Enhanced Damage
66% Chance of Deadly Strike
-33% Target Defense
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+(6-9) Life After Each Kill
Weapon Speed: 0

Two-handed Axes

ImageNamePropertiesSpecial PropertiesAttack Stats
Diablo 2 Broad Axe
Ethereal Edge
Silver-edged Axe
217.75-353 Avg Damage
158-254 – 277.5-452
Indestructible
156 Str Required
55 Dex Required
Item Level: 82
Clvl Req: 74
+(150-180)% Enhanced Damage
+25% Increased Attack Speed
+(10-12) Fire Absorb
+(150-200)% Damage to Demons
+(5-10) Life After Each Demon Kill
+(270-350) to Attack Rating
Ethereal (Cannot Be Repaired)
Weapon Speed: 0
Diablo 2 Great Axe
Hellslayer *
Decapitator
100-276 Damage
+4.14 per Clvl Max Dmg
(+273-410 Max)
40 Durability
189 Str Required
33 Dex Required
Item Level: 73
Clvl Req: 66
+100% Enhanced Damage
+3% Max Damage per Clvl
Adds 150-250 Fire Damage
+0.5 Strength per Clvl
+0.5 Vitality per Clvl
+25 to Life
10% Chance to Cast Level (13 – 22) Fire Ball When Attacking
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Range: 3
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: N/S
Slow: Am/As/B/P
Diablo 2 Brainhew Axe
Messerschmidt’s Reaver *
Champion Axe
180-285 Damage
+2.375 per Clvl Max Dmg
(+166-235 Max)
75 Durability
167 Str Required
59 Dex Required
Item Level: 82
Clvl Req: 70
+200% Enhanced Damage
+2.5% Max Damage per Clvl
Adds 20-240 Fire Damage
+15 to Strength
+15 to Dexterity
+15 to Vitality
+15 to Energy
+25 Increased Durability
100% Bonus to Attack Rating
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Range: 3
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: D
Fast: N/P/S
Normal: B/Am/As
Diablo 2 Brainhew Axe
Frostwind
Champion AxeDoes not spawn, see
Frostwind
Unique Cryptic Sword
76.5 Avg Damage
59-94
50 Durability
167 Str Required
59 Dex Required
Item Level:
Clvl Req: 84
250-300% Damage To Demons
Adds 200-420 Cold Damage
100% Chance of Crushing Blow
+3 To All Skill Levels
15% Life Stolen per Hit
+65% Increased Attack Speed
Freezes Target
Cold Absorb 65%
Socketed (4)
Weapon Speed:
-10
Diablo 2 The Minotaur Axe
Executioner’s Justice
Glorious Axe
Ladder Only
314.5-360.75 Avg Damage
204-234 – 425-487.5
50 Durability
164 Str Required
55 Dex Required
Item Level: 83
Clvl Req: 75
+(240-290)% Enhanced Damage
25% Chance of Crushing Blow
-33% Target Defense
50% Chance to Cast Level 6 Decrepify When You Kill an Enemy
+30% Increased Attack Speed
Weapon Speed: 10

Notes

  • Hellslayer: +3% Max Dmg per Clvl applies to the base weapon damage, and works out to 4.14 per Clvl. This will add 273 at Clvl 66 up to 410 at Clvl 99, so the weapon damage is actually 100 – (549-686).
  • Messerschmidt’s Reaver: +2.5% Max Dmg per Clvl applies to the base weapon damage, and works out to 2.375 per Clvl. This will add 166 at Clvl 70 up to 235 at Clvl 99, so the weapon damage is actually 180 – (451-520).

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