| A large war axe with a formidable double-sided head.
"On Carian coins, indeed of quite late date, the labrys, set up on its long, pillar-like handle, with two dependent fillets, has much the appearance of a cult image.
-Sir Arthur John Evans, "Mycenean tree and pillar cult and its Mediterranean relations," _Journal of Hellenic Studies_ XXI, p. 109. 1901.
This weapon falls into the 'Axes' category. It is a two handed weapon.
Battleaxes are large and powerful two-handed weapons; though not as overwhelming as an executioner's axe, they are much easier to find, require far less skill to wield effectively, and still deal respectable damage. As weapons with slow attack speed and high base damage, they do particularly well with brands such as freezing, speed, or holy wrath. If your character has experience to spare and good skill aptitudes, you may want to eventually upgrade to an executioner's axe, but this is by no means necessary, and costs a lot of experience that could be invested elsewhere.
Battleaxes are usually first encountered in the hands of orc warriors; exploration of the Orcish Mines will likely turn up a decent one. The unique berserker Rupert occasionally generates with one as well. Like all axes, this weapon allows the player to cleave.
|Wrath of Trog|
|Axes||Battleaxe • Broad axe • Executioner's axe • Hand axe • War axe|
|Bows||Shortbow (Arrow) • Longbow (Arrow)|
|Crossbows||Arbalest (Bolt) • Hand crossbow (Bolt) • Triple crossbow (Bolt)|
|Maces & Flails||Club • Demon whip • Dire flail • Eveningstar • Flail • Giant club • Giant spiked club • Great mace • Mace • Morningstar • Rod • Sacred scourge • Whip|
|Long Blades||Demon blade • Double sword • Eudemon blade • Falchion • Great sword • Long sword • Scimitar • Triple sword|
|Polearms||Bardiche • Demon trident • Glaive • Halberd • Scythe • Spear • Trident • Trishula|
|Short Blades||Dagger • Quick blade • Rapier • Short sword|
|Slings||Fustibalus (Sling bullet, Stone) • Hunting sling (Sling bullet, Stone)|
|Staves||Lajatang • Magical staff • Quarterstaff|
|Throwing||Blowgun (Needle) • Javelin • Large rock • Stone • Throwing net • Tomahawk|