Diablo Rare And Unique Weapons Guide: A Guide To Magic Axes in the Original Diablo PC Game

Overview

Your character in Diablo is fully kitted out with the best armor money can buy or can be found, but you still need weapons with which to smite Diablo’s minions. Unlike rare and unique armor items, weapons are all randomly found and none are given as a reward for completing a quest with the exception of the Butcher’s Cleaver.

Across the five weapons groups there are 56 rare and unique weapons. In the group comprising of Axes there are 10 weapons. All axes in Diablo require the use of two hands, so they cannot be used in conjunction with shields.

Rare and Unique Axes

Aguinara’s Hatchet (Small Axe) – Costs 24,800

Gives the wielder +10 Magic; +75% Resist magic; +1 Spell level

Qualifying level to use: 12

Bloodslayer (Broad Axe) – Costs 2,500

Gives the wielder -5 all attributes; +100% Damage; +200% Damage versus demons; -1 Spell level

Qualifying level to use: 3

The Butcher’s Cleaver (Unique Quest Item) – Costs 3,650

Gives the wielder +10 Strength; Unusual damage (4-24); Altered durability (10)

Qualifying level to use: n/a

The Celestial Axe (Battle Axe) – Costs 14,100

Gives the wielder -15 Strength; +15 Life; +15% to hit; no strength requirements

Qualifying level to use: 4

Hellslayer (Battle Axe) – Costs 26,200

Gives the wielder +8 Strength; +8 Vitality; +25 Life; -25 Mana; +100% Damage

Qualifying level to use: 15

The Mangler (Large Axe) – Costs 2,850

Gives the wielder -5 Magic; -5 Dexterity; -10 Mana; +200% Damage

Qualifying level to use: 2

Messerschmidt’s Reaver (Great Axe) – Costs 58,000

Gives the wielder +5 All attributes; -50 Life; +15 Damage; +200% Damage; 2-12 Fire damage

Qualifying level to wield: 25

Sharp Beak (Large Axe) – Costs 2,850

Gives the wielder -10 Magic; +20 Life; -10 Mana

Qualifying level to use: 2

Stonecleaver (Broad Axe) – Costs 23,900

Gives the wielder +30 Life; +20% To hit; +50% Damage; +40% Resist lightning

Qualifying level to use: 7

Wicked Axe (Large Axe) – Costs 31,150

Gives the wielder +10 Dexterity; -10 Vitality; +30% To hit; -1 to -6 Damage from enemies; Indestructible

Qualifying level to use: 5

Axes are best used against armored opponents, but they are relatively slow to swing. In the next part of this guide, we’ll look at Bows.

This post is part of the series: Diablo Rare Items & Weapons

A collection of guides to rare and unique items in the original Diablo game.
  1. Diablo Item Guide: Rare And Unique Items In The Original Diablo Game – Armor Sets
  2. Diablo Item Guide: Rare And Unique Weapons In The Original Diablo Game – Swords
  3. Diablo Item Guide: Rare And Unique Weapons In The Original Diablo Game – Clubs
  4. Diablo Item Guide: Rare And Unique Weapons In The Original Diablo Game – Axes
  5. Diablo Item Guide: Rare And Unique Items In The Original Diablo Game – Helmets & Shields