Overview[edit | edit source]

Battleaxe1.jpg

Battle Axe is a melee powerset. It is a Tanker secondary power set in City of Heroes, and as of Issue 12 a Brute primary power set in City of Villains.

You can wield a Battle Axe and master a variety of powerful Lethal attacks. Battle Axe is a slow but powerful weapon that has a tendency to send foes flying. This massive weapon has a bonus to hit.

Power Tables[edit | edit source]

Brute[edit | edit source]

As of Issue 12, the Battle Axe powerset is available as a primary set for Brutes. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
BattleAxe Gash.png Beheader 1 Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockdown
BattleAxe Chop.png Chop 1 Melee, High Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockdown
BattleAxe Beheader.png Gash 2 Melee, Superior Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockdown
BattleAxe BuildUp.png Build Up 6 Self +Damage, +To-Hit
BattleAxe Swoop.png Swoop 8 Melee, Superior Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockup
BattleAxe Taunt.png Taunt 12 Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Foe: Taunt
BattleAxe WhirlingAxe.png Whirling Axe 18 Point Blank Area of Effect Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockdown
BattleAxe Cleave.png Cleave 26 Melee, Extreme Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockdown
BattleAxe Pendulum.png Pendulum 32 Melee (Cone), Superior Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockback

Tanker[edit | edit source]

The Battle Axe powerset is available as a secondary set for Tankers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
BattleAxe Gash.png Beheader 1 Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockdown
BattleAxe Chop.png Chop 2 Melee, High Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockdown
BattleAxe Beheader.png Gash 4 Melee, Superior Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockdown
BattleAxe Taunt.png Taunt 10 Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Foe: Taunt
BattleAxe BuildUp.png Build Up 16 Self +Damage, +To-Hit
BattleAxe Swoop.png Swoop 20 Melee, Superior Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockup
BattleAxe WhirlingAxe.png Whirling Axe 28 Point Blank Area of Effect Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockdown
BattleAxe Cleave.png Cleave 35 Melee, Extreme Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockdown
BattleAxe Pendulum.png Pendulum 38 Melee (Cone), Superior Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockback

Powers[edit | edit source]

The following are powers in the Battle Axe powerset.

BattleAxe Gash.png Beheader[edit | edit source]

This is an attempt to remove your opponent's head from his neck with your Battle Axe. This attack is fairly quick for such a large weapon, and can knock down foes.

Damage Moderate Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 1 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Brute)
Effects Melee, Foe: Knockdown
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Knockback.png Knockback
IO Taunt.png Taunt

BattleAxe BuildUp.png Build Up[edit | edit source]

Greatly increases the amount of damage you deal for a few seconds, as well as slightly increasing your chance to hit.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 16 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 6 (Brute)
Effects Self +Damage, +To-Hit
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit Buffs.png Enhance ToHit Buff
Set Categories IO ToHit Buffs.png To Hit Buffs

BattleAxe Chop.png Chop[edit | edit source]

The Chop deals heavy damage with your Battle Axe, although it is much slower than the Beheader. This attack can knock down a target.

Damage High Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 2 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Brute)
Effects Melee, Foe: Knockdown
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Knockback.png Knockback
IO Taunt.png Taunt

BattleAxe Cleave.png Cleave[edit | edit source]

This is an attempt to split your opponent in two with one fell swoop of your Battle Axe. It is an extremely devastating attack that deals massive damage and can knock foes to the ground. The power of this attack can actually extend a short distance through multiple foes.

Damage Extreme Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 35 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 26 (Brute)
Effects Melee, Foe: Knockdown
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Knockback.png Knockback
IO Taunt.png Taunt

BattleAxe Gash.png Gash[edit | edit source]

Gashes your opponent with your Battle Axe dealing superior damage. This attack is very slow, but can deal a lot damage and knock the target down.

Damage Superior Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 4 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 2 (Brute)
Effects Melee, Foe: Knockdown
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Knockback.png Knockback
IO Taunt.png Taunt

BattleAxe Pendulum.png Pendulum[edit | edit source]

This attack swings your Battle Axe in an arc directly in front of you. Foes struck by this attack are dealt heavy damage, and are knocked back.

Damage Superior Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 38 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 32 (Brute)
Effects Melee (Cone), Foe: Knockback
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Knockback.png Knockback
IO Taunt.png Taunt

BattleAxe Swoop.png Swoop[edit | edit source]

A Swoop of your Battle Axe deals a superior amount of damage, and can send your target flying upwards.

Damage Superior Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 20 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 8 (Brute)
Effects Melee, Foe: Knockup
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Knockback.png Knockback
IO Taunt.png Taunt

BattleAxe Taunt.png Taunt[edit | edit source]

Taunts a foe, and all foes around him, to attack you. Useful for pulling villains off an ally who finds himself in over his head.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 10 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 12 (Brute)
Effects Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect)
Foe: Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Taunt.png Taunt

BattleAxe WhirlingAxe.png Whirling Axe[edit | edit source]

You spin your Battle Axe in a huge arc, attacking all nearby foes. This attack deals moderate damage to any foe it hits, and can knock them down.

Damage Moderate Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 28 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 18 (Brute)
Effects Melee (Point Blank Area of Effect)
Foe: Knockdown
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Knockback.png Knockback
IO Taunt.png Taunt

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