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"A classic weapon of choice in a post-apocalyptic world! Feared among zombies and survivors alike, never gets old."
―Zilth
Axe-1

Summary

This cost-effective fire-axe is extremely useful for getting rid of those pesky zombies that just keep coming! A single swing can take care of common zombies, an Edgar, and a Leaper, while a few more can take care of a Ticker! Not the smartest idea, meleeing a Brute or Elemental, so you should probably refrain from trying that. Be careful, and make sure to not pull this out when facing many zombies. You may use up all your stamina killing them all, and then be forced to retreat without being able to run.

Background Story

Soon after starting out as a company, L-Brain Sidework began to have doubts about having enough supplies and money to produce weapons efficiently. So they did the most resource-efficient thing - they scavenged for old fire-axes and lumberjack axes and refurbished them, making them as good as new, and then sold them to survivors. Their popularity was unexpected, but after realizing the sharp axes could easily put down a zombie with a single swing, production of completely new axes began. Nowadays, many survivors still use the Axe, even though more expensive and advanced options are available.

Tips

  • Use this in close quarters combat.
  • Do not use this on zombies like Brutes, Edgars, Elementals, or Leapers unless you're sure that it won't end in your demise.
  • Combined with Juice and Tactical II, you can easily go on a rampage if you find yourself cornered.
  • Crouching helps if you want to kill tripped zombies or a Leaper.
  • The best use of the Axe is for killing normal zombies as it doesn't waste your ammo.
    • Paired with spawn-killing, this can break bank.
  • As with most melee weapons, swinging the Axe will make you invulnerable to damage from all Claw attacks. Use this to your advantage.

Trivia

  • During Halloween 2016, the Axe was completely ineffective against Lord Pumpkin Jr. even if you somehow got on top of him.
  • As of v0.9.0a, the Axe's stamina consumption has increased from 6 to 10.
  • The first (and only, so far) pre-release weapon to be ever added in R2DA.
  • This is referred in-game as the "Fireaxe".
  • The skin "Sharkhead" is a reference to the Rukiryaxe in Lumber Tycoon 2.
  • An Attachment may be coming soon for this weapon, which will set zombies on fire when struck.
  • This was the first melee weapon to get a customization Skin.
  • This is one of the few melees that can headshot.

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