Executioner's axe

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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Name Executioner's axe
Skill Axes
Damage 18
Accuracy -6
Base delay (%) 19 (180%)
Min delay 7 at skill 24
Hands 2H
Size Large
Ranged? No
A fearsome weapon covered in dried blood and crude engravings of torture and death, bearing an enormous axehead.
This weapon falls into the Axes category. It is a two handed weapon.

The executioner's axe is a massive two-handed weapon. It is the strongest axe, and one of the strongest weapons in the game. Unfortunately, they are quite rare, and take a high amount of skill to reach mindelay.

Like all axes, this weapon allows the player to cleave.


Executioner's axes aren't common weapons. Other than Trog and Okawaru gifts, they can occasionally be found in the Hall of Blades, or in the Pandemonium (from demonspawn opponents).

If you haven't found one, don't fret. A broad axe or battleaxe are still good weapons; both are capable of winning the game.

Mundane Executioner axe1.png
Magical Executioner axe2.png
Artifact Executioner axe3.png
executioner's axe
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  • Prior to 0.28, the executioner's axes' mindelay was reached at 26 skill (base delay of 20).
  • Prior to 0.12, executioner's axes had 20 base damage and no cleaving.
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