Axes have higher damage than Swords but they have penalty to Attack and Defence, making them imprecise, hard to defend with and somewhat unpopular among players. Pick Axe is a rarer variant of axe and it has horrible attack and defence penalties but high damage.
Battleaxe is a well-rounded two hand axe with high damage and good length. Unlike other Axes it doesn't get any penalties.
Magic Axes and Battleaxes
These are some of the magic axes that are found on units or that can be forged.
- Axe of Hate, an axe that will exhaust and disease those who are hit by it
- Implementor Axe, a fearsome battleaxe that greatly helps when pillaging
- Gate Cleaver, a powerful battleaxe that cuts clean through armor