Axes

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Version 0.20: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

The Axes skill governs your character's mastery of all axes. These weapons deal only moderate damage, but their cleaving attacks damage multiple adjacent monsters. It crosstrains with the Maces & Flails skill and the Polearms skill.

Contents

Aptitudes

Ba Ce DD DE Dg Ds Dr Fe Fo Gr Gh Ha HE HO Hu Ko Mf Mi Mu Na Op Og Sp Te Tr Vp VS
1 -1 1 -2 -1 -1 0 N/A 0 -1 -1 0 -2 3 0 -2 -2 2 -2 0 0 -3 -2 1 -2 -1 -1

The average aptitude of all species, excluding coloured draconian, is -0.615.

List of Axes

Name Dam Hit Speed Hands Size Missile Throw Dam Type Prob
Hand axe 7 +3 13 One Small None No Chopping 10
War axe 11 +0 15 One Medium None No Chopping 10
Broad axe 13 -2 16 One Medium None No Chopping 10
Battleaxe 15 -4 17 Two Large None No Chopping 10
Executioner's axe 18 -6 20 Two Large None No Chopping 2

History

  • Prior to 0.14, hand axes qualified as throwing weapons.
  • Prior to 0.12, axes had higher base damage but lacked the cleaving effect, rendering them almost identical to Long Blades.

See Also

Skills
Melee Short BladesLong BladesAxesMaces & FlailsPolearmsStavesUnarmed Combat
Ranged BowsCrossbowsThrowingSlings
Physical FightingArmourDodgingStealthShields
Magical SpellcastingInvocationsEvocations
Spell Schools AirCharmsConjurationsEarthFireHexesIceNecromancyPoisonSummoningTranslocationsTransmutations