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Hand Axe
Hand Axe.jpg
Canthan Hand Axe.jpg
Weapon details
Linked attribute(s): Axe Mastery
Damage type(s): Slashing damage
Common: Iron Ingots, Wood Planks
Rare: Steel Ingots


The Hand Axe is a type of axe that deals Slashing damage and comes in two designs.

One type, available as loot throughout most of the Prophecies Campaign, has a long, curved head on one side, and a fang-like head on the other, and is identical in appearance to the Krytan Axe and White Reaver. This version is one of the largest axes in the game.

The second type can only be found in Cantha. The name hand axe can be taken literally. The wooden haft represents an arm which ends in a golden metal hand, with four fingers and one thumb, holding the rectangular head of the axe.


Tyrian Hand Axes are a random drop in the Prophecies Campaign. Canthan Hand Axes have been reported to drop in the Jade Sea region, particularly from Outcasts.

Tyrian version[]

Prophecies Campaign

Nightfall Campaign

Eye of the North Expansion


Canthan version[]

Factions Campaign


Applying dye to a Tyrian Hand Axe will alter the color of the handle and base (deep color change). The blade will remain unchanged. Its default color is red.

Hand Axe tyria colored.jpg

Dyeing the Canthan version colors the hand. Its default dye is yellow.

Hand Axe cantha coloured.jpg