Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Share

    the zen

    Posts : 5
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2013-03-23

    Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by the zen on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:22 pm

    Hey, first time player here. I wanna try some of the smaller axes for reasons unimportant to this post, but I'm interested in some feedback before I begin to upgrade any of them because I'm not in a position to farm materials for numerous weapons at the moment.

    How to the smaller axes fare in PvE and PvP?

    For your convenience:

    Battle Axe
    Butcher Knife
    Crescent Axe
    Gargoyle Tail Axe
    Golem Axe
    Hand Axe

    Thanks for your feedback!

    avatar
    WaLKA
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 415
    Reputation : 33
    Join date : 2012-10-26
    Age : 25
    Location : D'Hara

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by WaLKA on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:24 pm

    Golem Axe. R2 Time.


    _________________
    XBL: iHokuto Shinken

    Owner of The HnK Leveling & Soul Service. Smith of Lord of Ash, The Invader Trader. Velka's Blade of the Exiled of Ariamis. Far East Trainers initiate.


    I got 99 problems but a witch ain't one.
    avatar
    Hue
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1488
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-12-23
    Age : 20
    Location : Killing the chat

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by Hue on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:26 pm

    Golem axe for that awesome 1H R2

    Butcher knife has decent scaling and range, it's not great, but it's still good


    Last edited by Hachouma on Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:19 am; edited 1 time in total


    _________________
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    [i]Huehuehue.[/i]
    avatar
    lordgodofhell
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 533
    Reputation : 29
    Join date : 2012-03-17
    Location : United States of Daku Souru

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by lordgodofhell on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:53 pm

    All axes will fair well in pve and pvp depending upon your opponent.

    Out of your choices, the hand axe is my favorite for pvp. I always use it on my 9 dex builds. Basically go demon great machete or something for the majority of the fight. When they get low on hp and are trying to hit you before your mammoth swing hits them, switch to hand axe for the kill shot. The switch from slow wep to fast wep throws em off every time, especially if you don't use the fast wep until the end.


    _________________
    PSN GAJTHEGHOST

    The Pantheon
    avatar
    RANT
    Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden

    Posts : 7779
    Reputation : 268
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Winterfell

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by RANT on Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:21 pm

    butcher knife and golem axe for str builds and the rest are better for quality builds. the handaxe and battleaxe are still good for that killing blow like lord said but theyre much better when you have a quality build. the crescent axe might be weak but it stunlocks like the best of them and has crazy phantom reach and can easily dead angle.


    _________________
    Night gathers, and now my watch begins.
    I am the sword in the darkness, I am the watcher on the walls, I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realm of men.
    I pledge my life and honor to the knight's watch for this night and all the nights to come.
    avatar
    GenericUsername
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 443
    Reputation : 21
    Join date : 2012-12-20
    Age : 23

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by GenericUsername on Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:02 pm

    Golem Axe has got to be one of the most annoying special attacks weapons. That thing lags sooo bad ( in my experience ) it basically hits you no matter where you are or what you do.

    So uh yeah, use that if you want.
    avatar
    Rynn
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4689
    Reputation : 257
    Join date : 2012-01-26

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by Rynn on Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:07 pm

    Golem Axe, Butcher Knife, and Crescent Axe are all epic, the others are good but don't hold any advantages over these 3.
    avatar
    Kyōkai
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 244
    Reputation : 16
    Join date : 2012-12-18
    Location : Gensōkyō

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by Kyōkai on Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:04 am

    If you're using a dex build or a quality build, the Gargoyle Tail Axe is pretty good.


    _________________
    avatar
    Slarg232
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1351
    Reputation : 51
    Join date : 2012-08-07
    Age : 26

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by Slarg232 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:03 am

    Hand axe is probably my favorite, due to its speed, though the reach can be problematic.


    _________________



    the zen

    Posts : 5
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2013-03-23

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by the zen on Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:24 am

    Thanks for all the quick responses. Do you guys feel these axes are comparable or better to other weapons categories?
    avatar
    Ashran
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 673
    Reputation : 44
    Join date : 2013-01-07
    Age : 25
    Location : Sunlight Shrine

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by Ashran on Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:38 am

    Im using the crescent axe with my new dex toon and i say its pretty solid! I never tried it before but jesus christ just look at the dmg!


    _________________

    “There is real beauty in Dark Souls. It reveals that life is more suffering than pleasure, more failure than success, and that even the momentary relief of achievement is wiped away by new levels of difficulty. It is also a testament to our persistence in the face of that suffering. “
    avatar
    tofucactaur
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 283
    Reputation : 10
    Join date : 2012-07-04
    Location : melbourne

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by tofucactaur on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:38 am

    I like to use a handaxe as a backup on my strength build occasionally, it is sort of underrated and funny/cool...can be fun. The moveset is sort of boring though.


    _________________
    Look Skyward Look Skyward Look Skyward Look Skyward Look Skyward
    ||||||||||||| e a t y o u r e n e m i e s |||||||||||||

    psychichobo
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 283
    Reputation : 12
    Join date : 2013-01-23

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by psychichobo on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:12 pm

    They all scale rather nicely, and I'm a very big fan of the Golem Axe (Sonic BOOM). Crescent is also great for Clerics and the Garg's tail is reasonably poky.


    They can be a little slow for me at times though. I'd try to go for one that has range or some other edge. However, they do provide a source of very powerful damage for Dex builds.
    avatar
    TheNewMessiah

    Posts : 9
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2013-03-22

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by TheNewMessiah on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:21 pm

    I am absolutely in love with the Golem Axe at the movement. It's fast for the power it holds, the one-handed RT is great, and when two-handed two light attacks and then one heavy attack make for an easy obliteration of the enemy in PvP.
    avatar
    Dibsville
    Abyss Dweller
    Abyss Dweller

    Posts : 9377
    Reputation : 134
    Join date : 2013-03-09
    Age : 20
    Location : Gensōkyō

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by Dibsville on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:59 pm

    Hand axe. R2 stunlock all day.


    _________________
    PSN: Dibsville
    The Exiled of Ariamis; join the cause!
    EarthScraper wrote:OK, now I've just learnt that you never mess with Dibs on a Dark Souls topic, cause he will put you down.

    Sponsored content

    Re: Are any of the (non-great) Axes any good?

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:29 am