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The battleaxe is the first two-handed axe available to players.

Its primary attack is a 3 hit attack combo with double damage on the last hit, 1.5x staggering and no multitarget penalty. Its faster secondary attack deals 0.5x damage and 4x staggering.

Upgrade information

Quality 1 2 3 4
Slash 70 76 82 88
Chop (trees) 40 42.5 45 47.5
Durability 200 250 300 350
Crafting 30 Ancient bark
35 Iron
4 Leather scraps
5 Ancient bark
15 Iron
10 Ancient bark
30 Iron
15 Ancient bark
45 Iron
Forge level 2 3 4 5


  • The first hit is very slow. The last two hits take about the same time while in total dealing triple damage.
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