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The Hand Axe is an axe in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Small hand axe. Appears identical to a lumberjack's tool, but has ideal weight and strength, and is easy to handle. One wrong swing leaves the wielder wide open, so timing and proximity to the enemy must be judged carefully.

AvailabilityEdit

CharacteristicsEdit

The Hand Axe is the lightest, smallest and weakest of all axes. However, the Hand Axe is actually a unique hybrid cross between a Straight Sword and an Axe. It has the same poise damaging characteristics of an Axe, however, its weak moveset closely resembles that of a straight sword; quick, alternating swings little ending lag, and no penalty for misses. Like a Straight Sword, it will bounce off of medium shields, whereas an Axe will not. Its strong moveset is the standard Axe weak moveset; stronger and more damaging swings, with a high ending lag penalty when missed.

Overall, the Hand Axe is a light, reliable and easy to use weapon, albeit somewhat lacking in the range and damage department.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Alternating right to left and left to right swings.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Strong horizontal right to left swings. Low wind-up. Reduced ending lag when it connects.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Alternating right to left and left to right swings.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Strong horizontal right to left swings. Low wind-up. Reduced ending lag when it connects.
Jump Attack Strong downward swing.
Running Attack Downward swing.
Rolling Attack Downward swing.
Kick Standard kick.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Quick horizontal swing from the left side.

UpgradesEdit

Requires: Standard Hand Axe, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Standard+11 Standard Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Hand Axe 80 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 88 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +2 (Titanite Shard ×1) 96 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +3 (Titanite Shard ×2) 104 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +4 (Titanite Shard ×2) 112 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +5 (Titanite Shard ×3) 120 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 128 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +7 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 136 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +8 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 144 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +9 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 152 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +10 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 160 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +11 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 168 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +12 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 176 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +13 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 184 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +14 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 192 C D 55 10 40 40
Hand Axe +15 (Titanite Slab ×1) 200 C D 55 10 40 40

Requires: Standard Hand Axe +5, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Raw Raw Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Raw Hand Axe (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 138 D D 55 10 40 40
Raw Hand Axe +1 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 147 D D 55 10 40 40
Raw Hand Axe +2 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 156 D D 55 10 40 40
Raw Hand Axe +3 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 165 D D 55 10 40 40
Raw Hand Axe +4 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 174 D D 55 10 40 40
Raw Hand Axe +5 (Large Titanite Shard ×3) 184 D D 55 10 40 40

Requires: Standard Hand Axe +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Crystal Crystal Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Crystal Hand Axe (Titanite Chunk ×1) 176 C D 55 10 40 40
Crystal Hand Axe +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 184 C D 55 10 40 40
Crystal Hand Axe +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 192 C D 55 10 40 40
Crystal Hand Axe +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 200 C D 55 10 40 40
Crystal Hand Axe +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 208 C D 55 10 40 40
Crystal Hand Axe +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 216 C D 55 10 40 40

Requires: Standard Hand Axe +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Magic+6 Magic Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Magic Hand Axe (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 90 97 E E C 55 10 40 40
Magic Hand Axe +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 96 104 E E C 55 10 40 40
Magic Hand Axe +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 102 110 E E C 55 10 40 40
Magic Hand Axe +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 108 117 E E C 55 10 40 40
Magic Hand Axe +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 114 123 E E C 55 10 40 40
Magic Hand Axe +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 120 130 E E C 55 10 40 40
Magic Hand Axe +6 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 125 136 E E C 55 10 40 40
Magic Hand Axe +7 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 132 143 E E C 55 10 40 40
Magic Hand Axe +8 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×2) 138 149 E E C 55 10 40 40
Magic Hand Axe +9 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×3) 144 156 E E C 55 10 40 40
Magic Hand Axe +10 (Blue Titanite Slab ×1) 150 162 E E C 55 10 40 40

Requires: Magic Hand Axe +5, Blue Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Enchanted Enchanted Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Enchanted Hand Axe (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 120 128 E E C 55 10 40 40
Enchanted Hand Axe +1 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 124 131 E E C 55 10 40 40
Enchanted Hand Axe +2 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 129 135 E E B 55 10 40 40
Enchanted Hand Axe +3 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×2) 134 139 E E B 55 10 40 40
Enchanted Hand Axe +4 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×3) 139 143 E E A 55 10 40 40
Enchanted Hand Axe +5 (Blue Titanite Slab ×1) 144 148 E E A 55 10 40 40

Requires: Standard Hand Axe +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Divine+6 Divine Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Divine Hand Axe (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 81 99 D E C 55 10 40 40
Divine Hand Axe +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 86 105 D E C 55 10 40 40
Divine Hand Axe +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 91 112 D E C 55 10 40 40
Divine Hand Axe +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 97 118 D E C 55 10 40 40
Divine Hand Axe +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 102 125 D E C 55 10 40 40
Divine Hand Axe +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 108 132 D E C 55 10 40 40
Divine Hand Axe +6 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 113 138 D E C 55 10 40 40
Divine Hand Axe +7 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 118 145 D E C 55 10 40 40
Divine Hand Axe +8 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 124 151 D E C 55 10 40 40
Divine Hand Axe +9 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 129 158 D E C 55 10 40 40
Divine Hand Axe +10 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 135 165 D E C 55 10 40 40

Requires: Divine Hand Axe +5, White Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Occult Occult Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Occult Hand Axe (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 110 120 D E B 55 10 40 40
Occult Hand Axe +1 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 116 125 D E B 55 10 40 40
Occult Hand Axe +2 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 123 132 D E B 55 10 40 40
Occult Hand Axe +3 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 129 138 D E B 55 10 40 40
Occult Hand Axe +4 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 136 144 D E B 55 10 40 40
Occult Hand Axe +5 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 143 150 D E B 55 10 40 40

Requires: Standard Hand Axe +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Fire+6 Fire Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Fire Hand Axe (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 104 104 55 10 40.0 40
Fire Hand Axe +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 112 112 55 10 40.4 40
Fire Hand Axe +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 120 120 55 10 40.8 40
Fire Hand Axe +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 128 128 55 10 41.2 40
Fire Hand Axe +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 136 136 55 10 41.6 40
Fire Hand Axe +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 144 144 55 10 42.0 40
Fire Hand Axe +6 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 153 153 55 10 42.4 40
Fire Hand Axe +7 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 163 163 55 10 42.8 40
Fire Hand Axe +8 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 172 172 55 10 43.2 40
Fire Hand Axe +9 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 182 182 55 10 43.6 40
Fire Hand Axe +10 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 192 192 55 10 44.0 40

The stats for the above upgrade path may be out of date. Efforts are currently underway to fix this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

Requires: Fire Hand Axe +5, Red Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Chaos Chaos Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Chaos Hand Axe (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 126 144 55 10 40.0 40
Chaos Hand Axe +1 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 133 152 55 10 40.8 40
Chaos Hand Axe +2 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 140 160 55 10 41.6 40
Chaos Hand Axe +3 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 147 168 55 10 42.4 40
Chaos Hand Axe +4 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 154 176 55 10 43.2 40
Chaos Hand Axe +5 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 161 184 55 10 44.0 40

The stats for the above upgrade path may be out of date. Efforts are currently underway to fix this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

Requires: Standard Hand Axe +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Lightning Lightning Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Lightning Hand Axe (Titanite Chunk ×1) 144 144 55 10 40 40.0
Lightning Hand Axe +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 155 155 55 10 40 43.2
Lightning Hand Axe +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 166 166 55 10 40 46.4
Lightning Hand Axe +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 177 177 55 10 40 49.6
Lightning Hand Axe +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 188 188 55 10 40 52.8
Lightning Hand Axe +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 200 200 55 10 40 56.0

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