- This page deals with generic information concerning all Axe type weapons. See here for the Axe item, or here for Axe items craftable by a smith.
Axes are similar to swords in that they require the Swordsmanship skill to use, however they come with a few special twists. Note that these do not apply to the War Axe (which is a Mace Fighting weapon).
You can use an Axe class weapon on a tree to extract Logs and train the Lumberjacking skill. As your woodchopping skill increases, you gain a Damage Increase bonus in combat when using an Axe - up to 30% at Grand Master. The formula is Lumberjack skill ÷ 5 (plus 10% if Lumberjacking is equal to or greater than 100).
Lumberjacking is also gained when using an Axe in melee combat.
Classes of Axes
|Axes||14 - 16||Crushing Blow||Dismount||3s|
|Battle Axes||15 - 17||Bleed Attack||Concussion Blow||3.5s|
|Double Axes||15 - 17||Double Strike||Whirlwind Attack||3.25s|
|Executioner's Axes||15 - 17||Bleed Attack||Mortal Strike||3.25s|
|Hatchets||13 - 15||Armor Ignore||Disarm||2.75s|
|Large Battle Axes||16 - 17||Whirlwind Attack||Bleed Attack||3.75s|
|Ornate Axes||18 - 20||Disarm||Crushing Blow||3.5s|
|Two Handed Axes||16 - 17||Double Strike||Shadowstrike||3.5s|