Battle Axe

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Overview

Battle Axe is a standard power set that is a primary set for Brutes and Scrappers, and a secondary set for Tankers.

"You can wield a Battle Axe and master a variety of powerful Lethal attacks. Battle Axe is a slow but powerful weapon that has a tendency to send foes flying. This massive weapon has a bonus to hit."

Possible Battle Axe Weapon Customizations.


Power Tables

Brute

The Battle Axe power set is available as a primary set for Brutes. The following table shows the level at which each power is available:

Power Level Effect
BattleAxe Chop.png Beheader 1 Melee, Moderate DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Gash.png Chop 1 Melee, High DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Beheader.png Gash 2 Melee, Superior DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe BuildUp.png Build Up 6 Self +DMG, +To-Hit
BattleAxe Swoop.png Swoop 8 Melee, Superior DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockup
BattleAxe Taunt.png Taunt 12 Ranged (Targeted AoE), Foe Taunt, -Range
BattleAxe WhirlingAxe.png Whirling Axe 18 PBAoE, Moderate DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Cleave.png Cleave 26 Melee, Extreme DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Pendulum.png Pendulum 32 Melee (Cone), Superior DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown

Scrapper

The Battle Axe power set is available as a primary set for Scrappers. The following table shows the level at which each power is available:

Power Level Effect
BattleAxe Chop.png Beheader 1 Melee, Moderate DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Gash.png Chop 1 Melee, High DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Beheader.png Gash 2 Melee, Superior DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe BuildUp.png Build Up 6 Self +DMG, +To-Hit
BattleAxe Swoop.png Swoop 8 Melee, Superior DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockup
BattleAxe Confront.png Confront 12 Ranged (Targeted AoE), Foe Taunt, -Range
BattleAxe WhirlingAxe.png Whirling Axe 18 PBAoE, Moderate DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Cleave.png Cleave 26 Melee, Extreme DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Pendulum.png Pendulum 32 Melee (Cone), Superior DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown

Tanker

The Battle Axe power set is available as a secondary set for Tankers. The following table shows the level at which each power is available:

Power Level Effect
BattleAxe Chop.png Beheader 1 Melee, Moderate DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Gash.png Chop 2 Melee, High DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Beheader.png Gash 4 Melee, Superior DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Taunt.png Taunt 10 Ranged (Targeted AoE), Foe Taunt, -Range
BattleAxe BuildUp.png Build Up 16 Self +DMG, +To-Hit
BattleAxe Swoop.png Swoop 20 Melee, Superior DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockup
BattleAxe WhirlingAxe.png Whirling Axe 28 PBAoE, Moderate DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Cleave.png Cleave 35 Melee, Extreme DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown
BattleAxe Pendulum.png Pendulum 38 Melee (Cone), Superior DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockdown

Powers

BattleAxe Chop.png Beheader

This is an attempt to remove your opponent's head from his neck with your Battle Axe. This attack is fairly quick for such a large weapon, and can knock down foes.

Damage Moderate (Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 1 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Tanker)
Effects Melee
Foe Knockdown
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Melee Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback
IO Taunt Duration.png Taunt

BattleAxe BuildUp.png Build Up

Greatly increases the amount of damage you deal for a few seconds, as well as slightly increasing your chance to hit.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 6 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 6 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 16 (Tanker)
Effects Self +Damage, +To-Hit
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit Buffs.png Enhance ToHit Buff
Set Categories IO To Hit Buff.png To Hit Buff

BattleAxe Gash.png Chop

Chop deals heavy damage with your Battle Axe, although it is much slower than the Beheader. This attack can knock down a target.

Damage High (Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 2 (Tanker)
Effects Melee
Foe Knockdown
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Melee Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback
IO Taunt Duration.png Taunt

BattleAxe Cleave.png Cleave

This is an attempt to split your opponent in two with one fell swoop of your Battle Axe. It is an extremely devastating attack that deals massive damage and can knock foes to the ground. The power of this attack can actually extend a short distance through multiple foes.

Damage Extreme (Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 26 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 26 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 35 (Tanker)
Effects Melee
Foe Knockdown
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO PBAoE Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback
IO Taunt Duration.png Taunt

BattleAxe Confront.png Confront

Taunts a foe, and all foes around him, to attack you. Useful for pulling villains off an ally who finds himself in over his head.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 12 (Scrapper)
Effects Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect)
Foe Taunt, -Range
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Taunt Duration.png Taunt

BattleAxe Beheader.png Gash

Gashes your opponent with your Battle Axe dealing superior damage. This attack is very slow, but can deal a lot damage and knock the target down.

Damage Superior (Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 2 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 2 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 4 (Tanker)
Effects Melee
Foe Knockdown
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Melee Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback
IO Taunt Duration.png Taunt

BattleAxe Pendulum.png Pendulum

This attack swings your Battle Axe in an arc directly in front of you. Foes struck by this attack are dealt heavy damage, and are knocked back.

Damage Superior (Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 32 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 32 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 38 (Tanker)
Effects Melee (Cone)
Foe Knockdown
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO PBAoE Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback
IO Taunt Duration.png Taunt

BattleAxe Swoop.png Swoop

A Swoop of your Battle Axe deals a superior amount of damage, and can send your target flying upwards.

Damage Superior (Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 8 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 8 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 20 (Tanker)
Effects Melee
Foe Knockup
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Melee Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback
IO Taunt Duration.png Taunt

BattleAxe Taunt.png Taunt

Taunts a foe, and all foes around him, to attack you. Useful for pulling villains off an ally who finds himself in over his head.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 10 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 12 (Brute)
Effects Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect)
Foe Taunt, -Range
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Taunt Duration.png Taunt

BattleAxe WhirlingAxe.png Whirling Axe

You spin your Battle Axe in a huge arc, attacking all nearby foes. This attack deals moderate damage to any foe it hits, and can knock them down.

Damage Moderate (Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 18 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 18 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 28 (Tanker)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect
Foe Knockdown
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO PBAoE Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback
IO Taunt Duration.png Taunt

Historical

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