- This page is about the weapon type "Axes". For the individual weapon, see Axe.
"One-handed axes are cleaving weapons with wooden or metal hafts. They’re less precise than swords or daggers, but they compensate with flesh-chopping power."— Game Guide(src)
An Axe is a type of weapon having a sharp edge on a single side or both sides, that is useful in breaking and cutting through more flexible material, while working well on harder material as well. It is seen in the Diablo series games and is the choice of weapon of the Barbarian. While axes may be one-handed or two-handed, only in Diablo III the latter are a separate class.