Battleaxe is one of several powerful one-handed slash weapons that are great for dealing large amounts of damage. They hit hard, but are among the slower weapons. They are stronger than longswords, but slower. They are also weaker than two-handed swords and spears, despite being the same speed. Players can buy battleaxes at Brian's Battleaxe Bazaar in Port Sarim, at Bob's Brilliant Axes in Lumbridge, or at the Grand Exchange, or from trading with other players.
Battleaxes have a damage bonus second to the
two-handed sword. This is a good weapon for players who neglect their Strength relative to their Attack, but gives its target too much time to recover unless abilities are used. The key to the effective use of a battleaxe is accuracy and ability rotation. It is essential that you have a decent attack level, and maintain good ability usage.
, they were stronger than swords but not as accurate. Battleaxes were pointed before the RuneScape Classic RuneScape HD graphics update, then became rounded in RuneScape High Detail. All battleaxes outside of Daemonheim received a complete graphical overhaul with the release of the Evolution of Combat.
These weapons are also second to
Rune 2h sword for a deathblow effect in free-to-play.
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These battleaxes can only be obtained and used during
In the God letters, Zamorak mentions his favourite weapon is his bloodied battleaxe and he likes the sight of it embedded in someone's skull.
Currently, only the Dragon battleaxe and Corrupt dragon battleaxe appear to have a shapened blade. All the battleaxes from ranging from Bronze to Rune appear to have a very dull and blunt blade.
The battleaxes used in Dungeoneering were the first battleaxes to have an updated chop attack. Before the Evolution of Combat, they were also faster than regular battleaxes (equivalent speed to longswords).