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An '''axe''' (aka '''ax''') is a [[one-handed]] or [[two-handed]], [[edged]] [[weapon]] usually constructed of a short, broad blade attached to a pole. The form of the blade varies widely,and the pole is usualy short though some posses a longer one like a polearm, for example : {{item|Ramaladni's Blade of Culling|icon=}}.
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An '''axe''' (aka '''ax''') is an [[edged]] [[weapon]] usually constructed of a short, broad blade attached to a pole. The form of the blade varies widely, and the pole is usualy short, although some have a polearm-like longer one, for example: {{item|Ramaladni's Blade of Culling|icon=}}. Axes come in [[one-handed]] or [[two-handed]] varieties
   
Both one-handed and two handed axes can be wielded by [[Death Knight]]s, [[Hunter]]s, [[Paladin]]s, [[Shaman]], and [[Warrior]]s. [[Rogue]]s can wield one-handed axes.
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* Both one-handed and two handed axes can be wielded by [[Death Knight]]s, [[Hunter]]s, [[Paladin]]s, [[Shaman]]s, and [[Warrior]]s. [[Rogue]]s can wield only one-handed axes.
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* Axes can be enhanced by [[Enchanting]], [[poisons]] by [[Rogues]], and by [[Sharpening stone]]s.
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* The [[orc]] race has both the One- Handed Axe and Two-Handed Axe specializations, which now gives 5 additional [[Expertise]] points with these weapons.
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* Many one-handed and two-handed axes are craftable via the [[Blacksmithing]] profession. Blacksmithing also offers other weapon enhancements, such as [[Weapon chain]]s and [[Counterweight]]s.
   
The [[orc]] race has both the One- Handed Axe and Two-Handed Axe specializations, which now gives 5 additional [[Expertise]] points with these weapons.
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==Vs. Other Melee Weapons==
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Swords, Maces, and Axes come in both one-handed and two-handed varieties.
The list of trainers can be found here: [[Weapon master|Weapons Trainers]].
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* Swords and Axes are virtually identical for the purposes of the game. Some classes can wield axes but not swords, such as Shaman, or have specializations in one or the other. But damage and enhancement effects are the same.
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* Axes can be temporarily enhanced through [[Sharpening stone]]s, whereas maces and staves are enhanced through [[Weightstone]]s.
A few notable two-handed axes (pre-{{bc-inline}}):
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* Daggers and one-handed axes have essentially the same mechanics except that daggers must be wielded by Rogues to activate certain abilities.
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* All two-handed weapons, including two-handed axes, polearms, and staves, have essentially the same game mechanics.
   
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==Notable Axes==
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(Two-handed unless indicated)
 
#{{item|Dark Edge of Insanity|icon=}}
 
#{{item|Dark Edge of Insanity|icon=}}
 
#{{item|Draconic Avenger|icon=}}
 
#{{item|Draconic Avenger|icon=}}
 
#{{item|Arcanite Reaper|icon=}}
 
#{{item|Arcanite Reaper|icon=}}
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#{{item|Blessed Qiraji War Axe|icon=}}, one-handed
A few notable one-handed axes (pre-{{bc-inline}}):
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#{{item|Ancient Hakkari Manslayer|icon=}}, one-handed
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#{{item|Hatchet of Sundered Bone|icon=}}, one-handed
#{{item|Blessed Qiraji War Axe|icon=}}
 
#{{item|Ancient Hakkari Manslayer|icon=}}
 
#{{item|Hatchet of Sundered Bone|icon=}}
 
 
A few notable two-handed axes ({{bc-inline}})
 
 
#{{bc-inline}} {{item|Devastation (weapon)|Devastation|icon=}}
 
#{{bc-inline}} {{item|Devastation (weapon)|Devastation|icon=}}
 
#{{bc-inline}} {{item|Axe of the Gronn Lords|icon=}}
 
#{{bc-inline}} {{item|Axe of the Gronn Lords|icon=}}
 
#{{bc-inline}} {{item|Gorehowl|icon=}}
 
#{{bc-inline}} {{item|Gorehowl|icon=}}
 
#{{bc-inline}} {{item|Axe of the Nexus-Kings|icon=}}
 
#{{bc-inline}} {{item|Axe of the Nexus-Kings|icon=}}
 
A few notable two-handed axes ({{wotlk-inline}})
 
 
#{{wotlk-inline}} {{item|Shadowmourne|icon=}}
 
#{{wotlk-inline}} {{item|Shadowmourne|icon=}}
 
#{{wotlk-inline}} {{item|Bryntroll, the Bone Arbiter|icon=}}
 
#{{wotlk-inline}} {{item|Bryntroll, the Bone Arbiter|icon=}}
   
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==Patches==
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Patch 2.3: Orc [[Axe Specialization]] now affects [[Expertise]] with all axes.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 18:57, June 13, 2011

An axe (aka ax) is an edged weapon usually constructed of a short, broad blade attached to a pole. The form of the blade varies widely, and the pole is usualy short, although some have a polearm-like longer one, for example: Inv axe 115 [Ramaladni's Blade of Culling]. Axes come in one-handed or two-handed varieties

Vs. Other Melee WeaponsEdit

Swords, Maces, and Axes come in both one-handed and two-handed varieties.

  • Swords and Axes are virtually identical for the purposes of the game. Some classes can wield axes but not swords, such as Shaman, or have specializations in one or the other. But damage and enhancement effects are the same.
  • Axes can be temporarily enhanced through Sharpening stones, whereas maces and staves are enhanced through Weightstones.
  • Daggers and one-handed axes have essentially the same mechanics except that daggers must be wielded by Rogues to activate certain abilities.
  • All two-handed weapons, including two-handed axes, polearms, and staves, have essentially the same game mechanics.

Notable AxesEdit

(Two-handed unless indicated)

  1. Inv axe 24 [Dark Edge of Insanity]
  2. Inv axe 21 [Draconic Avenger]
  3. Inv axe 09 [Arcanite Reaper]
  4. Inv axe 26 [Blessed Qiraji War Axe], one-handed
  5. Inv axe 35 [Ancient Hakkari Manslayer], one-handed
  6. Inv axe 08 [Hatchet of Sundered Bone], one-handed
  7. Bc icon Inv axe 68 [Devastation]
  8. Bc icon Inv axe 64 [Axe of the Gronn Lords]
  9. Bc icon Inv axe 60 [Gorehowl]
  10. Bc icon Inv axe 70 [Axe of the Nexus-Kings]
  11. Wrath-Logo-Small Inv axe 113 [Shadowmourne]
  12. Wrath-Logo-Small Inv axe 120 [Bryntroll, the Bone Arbiter]


PatchesEdit

Patch 2.3: Orc Axe Specialization now affects Expertise with all axes.

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