Axes in Dark Souls II are a type of Weapon that mainly focuses with slash attacks with the use of a single hand. It is best utilized for hard hitting attacks against sidestepping opponents or when the player is facing a group of enemies. Most of its attacks have a wide horizontal arc, they tend to be shorter than swords so it lacks reach in longer ranges, it is best used when the player is up close to an opponent. Axes are similar to Straight Swords, the main difference is that Axes do damage based on the stat of Strength, while Straight Swords depend on both Strength and Dexterity. This page covers a list of all Axes in Dark Souls 2.

 

 

All Axes in Dark Souls 2

Quick Search of All Axes in Dark Souls 2

Slash Attack PowerDamage Reduction (%) Aux
Aux Res
Counter DamagePoise DamageStability RequirementsParamBonus Durability / Weight
Image & Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon wp physicaldef
icon magicbonus
icon wp magicdef
icon firebonus
icon wp firedef
icon lightningbonus
icon wp lightningdef
icon darkbonus
icon wp darkdef
Poison Bleed Damage
Poison Bleed Resist
Petrify Curse Resist
icon CounterStrength%26PoiseDamage
icon wp stability
icon strength
icon dexterity
icon intelligence
icon faith
Icon Durability%26Weight
Acquired From
icon strengthscale green
icon dexscale green
icon magicbonus green
icon firebonus green
icon lgtngbonus green
icon darkbonus green
Dragonslayers Crescent Axe
Dragonslayer's Crescent Axe
133
55
0
10
0
30
30
30
0
30
0 - 0
15 - 15
15 - 15
110 - 30
30
18
C
12
E
-
-
-
-
C - 60
7.0
On a corpse outside the Shrine of Winter behind the Flexile Sentry.
Bound Hand Axe
Bound Hand Axe
90
55
0
10
0
30
0
30
0
30
0 - 67
15 - 25
15 - 15
110 - 25
30
15
C
7
-
-
-
-
-
- - 60
3.5
-Pre-order & Black Armour Edition DLC
-Sold by Chancellor Wellager
Hand Axe
Hand Axe
120
55
0
10
0
30
0
30
0
30
0 - 0
15 - 15
15 - 15
110 - 25
20
9
D
3
-
-
-
-
-
- - 50
2.0
-Sold by Merchant Hag Melentia.
-On a corpse in Cardinal Tower, in Forest of Fallen Giants.
Battle Axe
Battle Axe
140
55
0
10
0
30
0
30
0
30
0 - 0
15 - 15
15 - 15
120 - 30
30
15
C
5
D
-
-
-
-
- - 60
4.0
Sold by Blacksmith Lenigrast.
Bandit Axe
Bandit Axe
145
55
0
10
0
30
0
30
0
30
0 - 0
15 - 15
15 - 15
120 - 30
30
18
C
5
-
-
-
-
-
- - 50
5.0
-In an iron chest in the compound full of Hollow Varangians in No-man's Wharf.
-Drops from spiders in Brightstone Cove Tseldora.
Infantry Axe
Infantry Axe
100
55
0
10
0
30
0
30
0
30
0 - 0
15 - 15
15 - 15
110 - 25
20
13
C
4
D
-
-
-
-
- - 50
3.5
Drops from Hollow Infantry wielding them (Forest of Fallen Giants, No-Man's Wharf).
Gyrm Axe
Gyrm Axe
190
55
0
10
0
30
0
30
0
30
0 - 0
15 - 15
15 - 15
110 - 30
30
28
B
6
E
-
-
-
-
- - 80
18.0
On a corpse, accessed via a small tunnel in Doors of Pharros.
Butchers Knife
Butcher's Knife
112
55
0
10
0
30
0
30
0
30
0 - 0
15 - 15
15 - 15
100 - 35
40
25
A
8
-
-
-
-
-
- - 40
16.0
Trade Soul of the Rotten with Weaponsmith Ornifex.



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    • Anonymous

      Infantry Axe Dex requirement is wrong, it requires 1 Dex, not 4, which by the way makes 0 sense because how would anyone ever go below 1 Dex? Every starter class also has at least 5 dex, tf were they thinking when choosing the requirements?

      • Anonymous

        The base damage for the unupgraded battle axe is 140, not 125. It is listed correctly on the battle axe page, but not this one.

        Base damage for the hand axe and bandit axe are also different on their respective pages than on this list, but I can't remember which numbers are correct.

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