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.

Desirability[edit source]

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[edit source]

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[edit source]

----------------------- 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.

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