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Axe

Axe

An advanced form of one of mankind's oldest weapons, the war axe is a short blade attached to a shaft. The simple, ancient design concentrates cutting power generated from strong overhand swings.

Base Stats

Type
EquipmentWeapons
Tech Level
Medieval
Weapon Class
Medieval
Mass
1.5 kg

Melee Combat

Mode
Melee
Melee Attack 1
Handle
9 dmg (Poke)
13% AP
2 seconds cooldown
Melee Attack 2 
Edge
15 dmg (Cut)
22% AP
2 seconds cooldown
Melee Average DPS
6.71
Melee Average AP
20%

Creation

Crafted At
Fueled smithy / Electric smithy
Required Research
Smithing
Skill Required
Crafting 3
Work To Make
7,000 ticks (1.94 mins)
Stuff Tags
Metallic, Woody
Resources to make
Stuff 50
Technical
Has Quality
True
weaponTags
MedievalMeleeDecent


The Axe is a melee weapon added by the Royalty DLC that primarily deals sharp damage.

Note: Although classified by the Ideoligion Weapon PreferencesContent added by the Ideology DLC as a 'Melee Blunt' weapon along with weapons that predominantly deal blunt damage, its primary attack deal sharp damage. It is unknown if this categorization is a bug or intended behavior.

Acquisition[edit]

Axes can be crafted at either a fueled or electric smithy once the Smithing research project has been completed. They require Stuff 50 Stuff (Metallic/Woody), 7,000 ticks (1.94 mins) of work, and a Crafting skill of 3.

Alternatively, axes can be purchased from any combat supplier or war merchant and found on raiders and some Empire pawns.

Analysis[edit]

The axe is roughly equal to the gladius - they both have the same material cost, and same research cost. However, axes are strictly inferior than a knife of the same quality and material.

This oddity comes from the melee verb selection system, introduced in 1.1. Each weapon has multiple attacks, or verbs, with some better than others. The game's infobox incorrectly calculates the likelihood of each attack (it uses RimWorld 1.0 values). For example, the knife is assumed to use "Bad" attacks more often than it does in practice. With this in mind, knives have a "true" DPS of 7.23, rather than the gladius' 7.13 or axe's 6.75.

In addition, knives are just as likely as axes to do Cut damage, so there is no advantage of the axe's damage type. The axe has 4% more AP, however, this is unlikely to matter for any reasonable enemy you'll encounter. If armor was that much of a concern, then you would use a mace instead.

A potential use is for ideoligionContent added by the Ideology DLC with the Melee Blunt set as Noble weapons, providing a sharp-type weapon option that grants mood buffs instead of penalties.

Attack table

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  • Axe Axe Handle (Poke) Edge (Cut) Human: Left fist (Blunt) Human: Right fist (Blunt) Human: Teeth (Bite) Human: Head (Blunt) HP Value
    Quality
    Material DPS[1] AP[1] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2]
    Awful Gold Gold 4.36 12.77% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 8.333% 9 2s 13.2% 4.5 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 60 2510 Silver
    Awful Plasteel Plasteel 7.08 17.3% 6.48 1.6s 9.36% 4.05 8.333% 13.2 1.6s 19.36% 8.25 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 280 255 Silver
    Awful Silver Silver 4.81 14.09% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 8.333% 10.2 2s 14.96% 5.1 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 70 265 Silver
    Awful Steel Steel 5.48 16.07% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 8.333% 12 2s 17.6% 6 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 60 Silver
    Awful Uranium Uranium 5.62 17.82% 10.8 2.2s 15.6% 4.91 8.333% 13.2 2.2s 19.36% 6 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 250 174 Silver
    Awful Wood Wood 3.78 11.05% 6.48 2s 9.36% 3.24 12.5% 4.8 2s 7.04% 2.4 12.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 37.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 37.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 65 39 Silver
    Poor Gold Gold 4.82 14.11% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 8.333% 10.13 2s 14.85% 5.06 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 60 3765 Silver
    Poor Plasteel Plasteel 7.87 19.21% 7.29 1.6s 10.53% 4.56 8.333% 14.85 1.6s 21.78% 9.28 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 280 380 Silver
    Poor Silver Silver 5.32 15.6% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 8.333% 11.48 2s 16.83% 5.74 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 70 395 Silver
    Poor Steel Steel 6.08 17.83% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 8.333% 13.5 2s 19.8% 6.75 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 90 Silver
    Poor Uranium Uranium 6.24 19.8% 12.15 2.2s 17.55% 5.52 8.333% 14.85 2.2s 21.78% 6.75 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 250 260 Silver
    Poor Wood Wood 3.87 11.31% 7.29 2s 10.53% 3.65 12.5% 5.4 2s 7.92% 2.7 12.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 37.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 37.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 65 58 Silver
    Normal Gold Gold 5.28 15.46% 9 2s 13% 4.5 8.333% 11.25 2s 16.5% 5.63 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 60 5025 Silver
    Normal Plasteel Plasteel 8.65 21.13% 8.1 1.6s 11.7% 5.06 8.333% 16.5 1.6s 24.2% 10.31 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 280 505 Silver
    Normal Silver Silver 5.84 17.11% 9 2s 13% 4.5 8.333% 12.75 2s 18.7% 6.38 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 70 525 Silver
    Normal Steel Steel 6.68 19.58% 9 2s 13% 4.5 8.333% 15 2s 22% 7.5 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 120 Silver
    Normal Uranium Uranium 6.86 21.78% 13.5 2.2s 19.5% 6.14 8.333% 16.5 2.2s 24.2% 7.5 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 250 350 Silver
    Normal Wood Wood 3.81 11.13% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 25% 6 2s 8.8% 3 25% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 25% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 25% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 65 78 Silver
    Good Gold Gold 5.74 16.8% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 8.333% 12.38 2s 18.15% 6.19 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 60 5525 Silver
    Good Plasteel Plasteel 9.43 23.04% 8.91 1.6s 12.87% 5.57 8.333% 18.15 1.6s 26.62% 11.34 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 280 630 Silver
    Good Silver Silver 6.36 18.62% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 8.333% 14.03 2s 20.57% 7.01 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 70 655 Silver
    Good Steel Steel 7.28 21.34% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 8.333% 16.5 2s 24.2% 8.25 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 150 Silver
    Good Uranium Uranium 7.48 23.75% 14.85 2.2s 21.45% 6.75 8.333% 18.15 2.2s 26.62% 8.25 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 250 435 Silver
    Good Wood Wood 4.3 12.46% 8.91 2s 12.87% 4.46 75% 6.6 2s 9.68% 3.3 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 65 97 Silver
    Excellent Gold Gold 6.2 18.15% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 8.333% 13.5 2s 19.8% 6.75 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 60 6025 Silver
    Excellent Plasteel Plasteel 10.22 24.95% 9.72 1.6s 14.04% 6.08 8.333% 19.8 1.6s 29.04% 12.38 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 280 760 Silver
    Excellent Silver Silver 6.87 20.13% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 8.333% 15.3 2s 22.44% 7.65 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 70 790 Silver
    Excellent Steel Steel 7.88 23.1% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 8.333% 18 2s 26.4% 9 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 180 Silver
    Excellent Uranium Uranium 8.11 25.73% 16.2 2.2s 23.4% 7.36 8.333% 19.8 2.2s 29.04% 9 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 250 520 Silver
    Excellent Wood Wood 4.63 13.41% 9.72 2s 14.04% 4.86 75% 7.2 2s 10.56% 3.6 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 65 116 Silver
    Masterwork Gold Gold 7.34 21.51% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 8.333% 16.31 2s 23.93% 8.16 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 60 7025 Silver
    Masterwork Plasteel Plasteel 13.05 30.56% 11.75 1.6s 16.97% 7.34 25% 23.93 1.6s 35.09% 14.95 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 280 1265 Silver
    Masterwork Silver Silver 8.16 23.91% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 8.333% 18.49 2s 27.12% 9.24 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 70 1315 Silver
    Masterwork Steel Steel 9.38 27.5% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 8.333% 21.75 2s 31.9% 10.88 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 300 Silver
    Masterwork Uranium Uranium 9.67 30.67% 19.58 2.2s 28.28% 8.9 8.333% 23.93 2.2s 35.09% 10.88 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 250 870 Silver
    Masterwork Wood Wood 5.45 15.79% 11.75 2s 16.97% 5.87 75% 8.7 2s 12.76% 4.35 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 65 194 Silver
    Legendary Gold Gold 8.26 24.21% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 8.333% 18.56 2s 27.23% 9.28 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 60 8025 Silver
    Legendary Plasteel Plasteel 14.85 34.77% 13.37 1.6s 19.31% 8.35 25% 27.23 1.6s 39.93% 17.02 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 280 2525 Silver
    Legendary Silver Silver 9.19 26.93% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 8.333% 21.04 2s 30.86% 10.52 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 70 2625 Silver
    Legendary Steel Steel 10.58 31.01% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 8.333% 24.75 2s 36.3% 12.38 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 600 Silver
    Legendary Uranium Uranium 10.91 34.63% 22.28 2.2s 32.18% 10.13 8.333% 27.23 2.2s 39.93% 12.38 75% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 250 1740 Silver
    Legendary Wood Wood 6.11 17.69% 13.37 2s 19.31% 6.68 75% 9.9 2s 14.52% 4.95 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 65 390 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

    1. 1.0 1.1 Note: This is the actual base average derived from the melee verb system updated in 1.1.2610, it may sometimes disagree with the listed value in the in-game infobox.
      It may also change depending on the stats and the melee verbs available to the wielder if the weapon is wielded by some other than a baseline human.
    2. Chance for attack to be selected, assuming the weapon is wielded by a baseline human. It may change depending on the melee verbs available to the wielder

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