| A war axe improved with langets, spikes, a lengthed haft and a single-bladed crescent head.
"Weapon, shapely, naked, wan!
-Walt Whitman, _Song of the Broad-Axe_, l. 1-6. 1867
This weapon falls into the Axes category. It is a one-handed weapon.
Broad axes are the most powerful axes you can wield that allow shields, but also the slowest, requiring a significant skill investment to reach min delay. As most axe-wielders prefer to use two-handed weapons, they aren't terribly popular, but they still deal enough damage to make them a viable choice throughout the game if you find a particularly nice artefact.
Like all axes, this weapon allows the player to cleave, which helps compensate somewhat for its relatively mediocre base damage and speed.
|Unrandart Broad Axes|
Prior to 0.12, broad axes had 14 base damage and no cleaving.
|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|