Axes are the most versatile weapon type in Valheim. They are both a tool and a weapon, used for woodcutting and combat. There are also two-handed variants that can be crafted starting in the Iron Age.
One-handed (1H) variants can be used with a Shield. This was the most popular combination during the Viking era of history. The 1H axe and shield combo offers a strong balance of offensive and defensive capabilities.
|Type of Damage||Slash|
Axes have a 3-attack combo but do not have a special attack.
Table of Axes
Click on the item name to see detailed information on each axe.
|Icon||Name||Damage||Crafting Station||Crafting Recipe|
|Stone Axe||Slash: 15||Player Menu||5 Wood,|
|Flint Axe||Slash: 20||Workbench||6 Flint,|
|Bronze Axe||Slash: 35||Forge||8 Bronze,|
2 Leather Scraps,
|Iron Axe||Slash: 55||Forge: L2||20 Iron,|
2 Leather scraps,
|Battleaxe (2H)||Slash: 75||Forge: L2||30 Ancient Bark,|
4 Leather Scraps
|Blackmetal Axe||Slash: 95||Forge: L4||20 Black Metal,|
6 Fine Wood,
5 Linen Thread
Axes is a skill in Valheim which improves your character’s effectiveness when using weapons in the axe family. Improving the axes skill will make you deal more damage with axes. Click to learn more about Skills.