dwarven rune axe
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Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? Yes
Weight 10s
Danger Level N/A
Material Nonmetallic

The gleaming dwarven rune axe is an artifact weapon awarded by Rolf upon completion of his quest. While wielded it grants +7 to DV and PV, +6 to Toughness, and resistance to fire. It returns when thrown.

Unlike Rolf's Companion, it does not gain any special benefits from being wielded in the left hand alongside its shield counterpart.


It is one of the best melee weapons in the game, with high damage and significant defensive boosts. It is also quite good as a returning missile.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Dropped by Rolf upon completion of his quest.

Greater Identify information[]

-------- uncursed gleaming dwarven rune axe (+6, 5d8+12) [+7, +7] {To...-------

It is an artifact.

When wielded it modifies DV by +7 and PV by +7.
When used in melee combat it grants a +6 bonus to hit and causes 5d8+12 points of damage.
When used as a missile it grants a +6 bonus to hit and causes 5d10+12 points of damage.

It modifies your toughness attribute by +6.
This weapon returns when thrown.
It grants resistance to fire.