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A greataxe is a double-bladed, two-handed melee weapon in the axe family.[2]

DescriptionEdit

The greataxe is a large, heavy battleaxe with a double-bladed head. The haft is usually stout wood and longer than even a dwarven waraxe. The grip is about half the length of the haft. The greataxe weighs about twice as much as a regular battleaxe. An average greataxe costs 20gp and weighs 12lbs (5.5kg).[2]

UseEdit

Barbarians tend to favor the greataxe for the tremendous amount of damage it can deliver. Wielded two-handed, the double blades allow an alternating forward/backswing attack with devastating results. It requires some training to use the greataxe effectively, therefore this is classified as a martial weapon.[3]

Notable greataxesEdit

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AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 117,119. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  3. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 117,118. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.

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