Great axe ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 105s
Danger Level 5
Material Iron

Great axe is one of the basic, albeit rare, types of iron two-handed weapon in ADOM. They have typical stats of (+2, 2d7+3), and reduce DV by 2 whilst wielded. They belong to the Two-handed Weapons class, as opposed to the Axes class.

Great axes are the only item in the game that weigh 105s.


Great axes are useful until better weapons are found. Whilst they are more powerful than many other iron-made weapons — besides halberds, two-handed swords and some other special weapons — the loss of DV they bring is quite a significant downside to wielding them.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be generated in the same way as all generic loot. Chaos Knights of a few races may start with a great axe.

Greater Identify information[]

----------------------- blessed great axe (+2, 2d7+3) [-2, +0]--------------------

When wielded it modifies DV by -2 and PV by +0.
When used in melee combat it grants a +2 bonus to hit and causes 2d7+3
points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -6 bonus to hit 
and causes 1d10+3 points of damage.

Some item DLs and/or stat modifier distribution taken from Anilatx's research.