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A greataxe was a double-bladed, two-handed melee weapon in the axe family.[2]

DescriptionEdit

The greataxe was a large, heavy battleaxe with a double-bladed head. The shaft was usually constructed of stout wood and longer than even a dwarven waraxe, with about half that length being just the grip alone.[3]

WeaponologyEdit

Wielded two-handed, the double blades allowed an alternating forward/backswing attack with devastating results. Because they required some training to use effectively, greataxes were typically considered a martial weapon.[4]

Notable GreataxesEdit

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Notable UsersEdit

GroupsEdit

  • Barbarians tended to favor the greataxe for their tremendous lethality.[4]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  2. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 117, 119. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
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  4. 4.0 4.1 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 117, 118. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
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