Dwarvish bearded axe

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Name Dwarvish bearded axe
Appearance Dwarvish bearded axe
Damage vs. small 1d8
Damage vs. large 1d10
To-hit bonus +0
Weapon skill axe
Size one-handed
Base price 25 zm
Weight 70
Material iron

A dwarvish bearded axe is a type of weapon that appears in EvilHack and Hack'EM. It is a one-handed weapon that uses the axe skill. Its base object material is iron, and it appears as a broad bearded axe when unidentified.

The dwarvish bearded axe is the base item for the artifact weapon Dramborleg.


Dwarven Knights and Valkyries that would start each game with a long sword instead receive a dwarvish bearded axe.

Live dwarves have an effective 120 chance of being generated with a dwarvish bearded axe. Dwarven lieutenants have a 12 chance of being generated with a dwarvish bearded axe; dwarven captains, watch captains, and prison guards have a 34 chance of being generated with a dwarvish bearded axe.

A dwarvish bearded axe can be created at a forge by combining an axe and a dwarvish short sword.


While wielding a dwarvish bearded axe, you or a monster can apply the axe to disarm a target, similar to the bullwhip.


The dwarvish bearded axe's damage output is comparable to that of a standard long sword - combined with its ability to disarm opponents, this makes it far superior to the standard axe at the 'cost' of 10 more aum before material adjustments. Bearded axes are a solid option for roles that are either restricted in the long sword skill or else seeking a bit more variance in their builds: melee roles such as the Barbarian that can reach Skilled or better in axes will appreciate a valuable early weapon. Bearded axes of light material such as mithril also make good twoweaponing candidates for the primary slot, as well as a solid off-hand weapon once you reach Basic level.