Battle Axe
Battle Axe
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Icon Battle%20Axe%20Icon.png
Damage Type Normal
Weapon Type Axe
Attack
Physical 80
Guard Break 30
Bonus % (rating)
Strength 30 (D)
Dexterity 6 (E)
Reduction %
Physical 55
Magical 10
Fire 39
Guard Break 40
Status Effects 55
Requirement
Strength (two-handed) 11 (8)
Miscellaneous
Durability 220
Souls to fully repair 500
Weight 2.5
Notes
Inflicts Direct Hits

The Battle Axe (Japanese: バトルアクス Batoruakusu) is a double-bitted axe with a straight wooden handle. It is the earliest as well as the lightest axe available to the slayer of demons.

In-game description:

A standard axe.

It is a versatile weapon with a standard attack type, reliable against many opponents.

Following through with one's swing and landing the hit will deal a Direct Hit, which does more damage than normal.

Location

Characteristics

The Battle Axe serves as the earliest way for a Strength-based demon slayer to access a weapon with a good Strength bonus that, unlike the Club, can also be enhanced with Fire and upgraded. Compared to the Long Sword or Short Spear, while the damage is similar, the Battle Axe trades Piercing attacks for Direct Hit damage. Additionally, the Mace has equal stats but Blunt instead of Normal damage.

Due to its low stat requirements, this weapon can be used by 2-handed by a base-level Royalty.

Move Set

Axes and Hammers share the same Move Set:

One-handed

Name Input Description Attack Power % Guard Break % Stamina per action
Weak Combo Weak attack → weak attack → weak attack Alternating horizontal cuts. 100 100 20
Strong Combo Strong attack → strong attack Alternating vertical cuts. 130 150 42
Sprinting Attack Back step or sprint → weak attack Run forward and cut downward. 110 200 20
Rolling Attack Roll → weak attack Ascending cut. 100 100 20
Shove Forward + weak attack Press against the opponent. 0 100 10
Guard Weak attack, left hand Raise weapon to reduce incoming damage. Stamina usage based on guard break reduction.
Left-hand Attack Strong attack, left hand Descending cut. 100 100 20

Two-handed

Name Input Description Attack Power % Guard Break % Stamina per action
Weak Combo Weak attack → weak attack → weak attack Alternating vertical cuts. 120 200 28
Strong Combo Strong attack → strong attack Alternating horizontal cuts. 140 300 40
Sprinting Attack Back step or sprint → weak attack Run forward and cut downward. 130 250 34
Rolling Attack Roll → weak attack Ascending cut. 130 220 34
Shove Forward + weak attack Press against the opponent. 0 100 10
Guard Weak or strong attack, left hand Raise weapon to reduce incoming damage. Stamina usage based on guard break reduction.

Critical

Name Input Description Attack Power % Stamina per action
Backstab Weak attack, behind Cut into opponent and knock them forward. 200 20
Riposte Parry → weak attack Cut into opponent and knock them back. 250 20

Upgrades

Regular

Either Blacksmith Boldwin or Ed can perform the following upgrades:

Basic

The Battle Axe requires Hardstones (55 shards, 29 large shards, 14 chunks, and 1 pure) and 340 Souls per upgrade (3,400 total):

  • Highest Physical Attack.
  • Greatest Attack Power if both Strength and Dexterity are less than 30.
Parameters +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10
Physical Attack 88 96 104 112 120 128 136 144 152 160
Guard Break 32 32 36 37 41 47 52 58 65 73
Strength Bonus % (rating) 40 (D) 40 (D) 40 (D) 47 (D) 47 (D) 47 (D) 54 (C) 54 (C) 54 (C) 62 (C)
Dexterity Bonus % (rating) 12 (E) 12 (E) 12 (E) 18 (E) 18 (E) 18 (E) 24 (D) 24 (D) 24 (D) 31 (D)
Requirements +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10
Shards 3 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Large shards 0 0 0 1 3 5 5 5 5 5
Chunks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 5
Pure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Quality

The Quality Battle Axe requires a Battle Axe +3, Clearstones (25 shards, 9 chunks, and 1 pure), 510 Souls per upgrade (2,550 total), and 750 Souls to fully repair:

  • Highest Dexterity Bonus.
  • Greatest Attack Power if both Strength and Dexterity are greater than 30.
Parameters +1 +2 +3 +4 +5
Physical Attack 92 104 116 128 140
Guard Break 37 48 58 65 73
Strength Bonus % (rating) 40 (D) 40 (D) 51 (C) 51 (C) 61 (C)
Dexterity Bonus % (rating) 48 (C) 48 (C) 60 (C) 60 (C) 73 (C)
Requirements +1 +2 +3 +4 +5
Shards 3 4 6 6 6
Chunks 0 0 1 3 5
Pure 0 0 0 0 1

Special

Blacksmith Ed can perform the following upgrades when provided with a Red Hot Demon's Soul:

Crushing

The Crushing Battle Axe requires a Battle Axe +3, Greystones (25 shards, 9 chunks, and 1 pure), and 340 Souls per upgrade (1,700 total):

  • Highest Strength Bonus.
  • No Dexterity Bonus.
  • Greatest Attack Power if Strength is greater than 30 and Dexterity is less than 20.
Parameter +1 +2 +3 +4 +5
Physical Attack 88 96 104 112 120
Guard Break 37 48 58 65 73
Strength Bonus % (rating) 71 (C) 71 (C) 100 (B) 100 (B) 142 (S)
Requirements +1 +2 +3 +4 +5
Shards 3 4 6 6 6
Chunks 0 0 1 3 5
Pure 0 0 0 0 1

Dragon

The Dragon Battle Axe requires a Battle Axe +3, Dragonstones (25 shards, 9 chunks, and 1 pure), 580 Souls per upgrade (2,900 total), and 850 Souls to fully repair:

  • Adds Fire Attack and Fire Damage Reduction.
  • No Strength or Dexterity Bonus.
  • Greatest Attack Power if at weapon Requirement.
Parameter +1 +2 +3 +4 +5
Physical Attack 91 105 119 133 151
Fire Attack 91 105 119 133 151
Guard Break 37 48 58 65 73
Fire Damage Reduction % 45 50 55 60 65
Requirements +1 +2 +3 +4 +5
Shards 3 4 6 6 6
Chunks 0 0 1 3 5
Pure 0 0 0 0 1

Moon

The Moon Battle Axe requires a Battle Axe +6 Moonstones (25 shards, 9 chunks, and 1 pure), 580 Souls per upgrade (2,900 total), and 850 Souls to fully repair:

  • Adds Magic Attack and Magic Bonus.
  • Greatest Attack Power if at weapon Requirement and Magic is less than 70.
Parameter +1 +2 +3 +4 +5
Physical Attack 62 77 91 106 120
Magic Attack 93 101 112 122 134
Guard Break 37 48 58 65 73
Strength Bonus % (rating) 11 (E) 11 (E) 11 (E) 11 (E) 11 (E)
Dexterity Bonus % (rating) 13 (E) 13 (E) 13 (E) 13 (E) 13 (E)
Magic Bonus % (rating) 60 (C) 60 (C) 65 (C) 65 (C) 70 (C)
Requirements +1 +2 +3 +4 +5
Shards 3 4 6 6 6
Chunks 0 0 1 3 5
Pure 0 0 0 0 1

Blessed

The Blessed Battle Axe requires a Battle Axe +6, Faintstones (25 shards, 9 chunks, and 1 pure), 580 Souls per upgrade (2,900 total), and 850 Souls to fully repair:

  • Adds Magic Attack, Faith Bonus, and HP regeneration.
  • Greatest Attack Power if at weapon Requirement and Faith is greater than 70.
Parameter +1 +2 +3 +4 +5
Physical Attack 66 79 92 106 119
Magic Attack 81 89 97 105 114
Guard Break 37 48 58 65 73
Strength Bonus % (rating) 12 (E) 12 (E) 12 (E) 12 (E) 12 (E)
Dexterity Bonus % (rating) 14 (E) 14 (E) 14 (E) 14 (E) 14 (E)
Faith Bonus % (rating) 90 (B) 90 (B) 97 (B) 97 (B) 104 (A)
HP/second 2 2 4 4 6
Requirements +1 +2 +3 +4 +5
Shards 3 4 6 6 6
Chunks 0 0 1 3 5
Pure 0 0 0 0 1

Dozer Axe

The Dozer Axe requires a Battle Axe +6, a Grey Demon's Soul, and 1,180 Souls.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Japanese バトルアクス (Batoruakusu)
Cantonese Chinese 戰斧 Zhàn Fǔ
French Hache de Guerre
German Streitaxt
Italian Ascia da Battaglia
Korean 배틀 액스 (Baeteul Aegseu)
Spanish Hacha de Guerra
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