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Axe

Popularity: #8

Leaderboard: #10

Ban Rank: #3

KDA Rank: #92

Taunts and forces enemies to attack him

One after another, Axe cuts down his foes. Marching ahead of his team, he locks his enemies in battle then counters their blows with a deadly spin of his weapon. Slamming his culling blade through a weakened enemy, he is always charging onward.

Win Rate 53.0%
Pick Rate 18.5%
Attributes
axe Image

550 +61.6/lvl

216 +19.2/lvl

Strength Image

25 +2.8/lvl

Agility Image

20 +1.7/lvl

Intelligence Image

18 +1.6/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

30 - 34 + 1.7/level (79.3 - 83.3 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

150

Attack

Armor:

0 + 0.3/level (8.7 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

315

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Facets

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One Man Army

Win Rate: 53.9%

Pick Rate: 49.4%

Axe gains Strength based on his armor as long as he's away from his allies.

50% of Axe's armor is gained as strength as long as there are no allied heroes within 700 distance from Axe. Lingers for an additional 3s after approaching an ally.

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Call Out

Win Rate: 52.0%

Pick Rate: 50.6%

Berserker's Call gives attacking enemies more attack speed and Axe more armor for the duration.

Berserker's Call

Berserker's Call gives Axe increased bonus armor and increases the attack speed of the affected units.

BONUS ARMOR:

5

ENEMY ATTACK SPEED BONUS:

45

Abilities

Innate Ability Image

Coat of Blood

Whenever Axe gets a kill, he permanently gains 0.2/0.3/0.4/0.5 armor. Killing with Culling Blade gives 3x that amount.

Q

Berserker's Call

Axe taunts nearby enemy units, forcing them to attack him while he gains bonus armor during the duration.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • radius:315

  • bonus armor:12 / 13 / 14 / 15

  • duration:1.8 / 2.2 / 2.6 / 3

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

Berserker's Call applies Battle Hunger to affected units.

  • applies battle hunger:1

Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

+12 Berserker's Call Armor

Talent tree branch

+100 Berserker's Call AoE

Cool Down

17 / 15 / 13 / 11

Mana Cost

80 / 90 / 100 / 110

W

Battle Hunger

Enrages an enemy unit, causing it to take damage over time until it kills another unit or the duration ends. The damage is increased by a factor of Axe's armor. The enemy is also slowed as long as they are facing away from Axe.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • duration:12

  • movement slow:-11% / -19% / -27% / -35%

  • damage per second:10 / 15 / 20 / 25

  • armor multiplier:1

Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

+10% Movement Speed per active Battle Hunger

Talent tree branch

+10% Battle Hunger Slow

Talent tree branch

x2x Battle Hunger Armor Multiplier

Cool Down

20 / 15 / 10 / 5

Mana Cost

50 / 60 / 70 / 80

Counter Helix

After a set number of attacks, Axe will perform a helix counter attack, dealing pure damage to all nearby enemies.

  • PASSIVE:Breakable

  • damage:95 / 120 / 145 / 170

  • radius:300

  • trigger attacks:7 / 6 / 5 / 4

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

Counter Helix now applies a stacking debuff to enemies hit by it that causes them to deal less total attack damage to Axe. Counter Helix no longer has a cooldown and its counter advances when Axe attacks.

  • AbilityCooldown:-0.3

  • debuff duration:6

  • damage reduction:20

  • max stacks:5

  • attacks increase counter:1

Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

+20 Counter Helix Damage

Cool Down

0.3

Talents

Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

x2x Battle Hunger Armor Multiplier

+ 0.0 %

+100 Berserker's Call AoE

Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

+100 Culling Blade Damage

+ 6.3 %

+12 Berserker's Call Armor

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+10% Battle Hunger Slow

+ 0.7 %

+20 Counter Helix Damage

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+3s Culling Blade Speed Bonus Duration

+ 0.3 %

+10% Movement Speed per active Battle Hunger

Win Rate

Pick Rate

Strategy

Use Battle Hunger on the enemy carry just when the lane meets because the creeps are full HP, or use it on the enemy support in order to help your support win the trades..

It is good to fight the opponents while you are surrounded by enemy creeps to proc Counter Helix with more attacks. If needed, toggle creep aggro to force Counter Helix when fighting

If you can't pressure opponents' carry on the lane, consider creep skiping and farming neutrals in their jungle past 5 minute mark.

Encourage your supports to stack for you as you can clear stacks very quickly and early.

Don't roam around too much. Focus on getting Blink Dagger timely.

Use Battle Hunger on creeps to run around faster.

Once you acquire Blink Dagger, try to make use of it immediately and avoid showing yourself on the map too often. Comboing it with Blademail usually results in easy kills.

Grab illusion runes and make use of illusions to push out lanes as Counter Helix works on them as well.

When initiating, make sure you have allies that deal damage nearby.

Counter Strategy

Axe's Battle Hunger can be removed by getting a creep kill.

Avoid being close to Axe if you have bunch of allied or neutral creeps next to you.

Bring an extra hero to gank Axe if he starts creep-skipping.

Keep checking Axe's items. Be aware of his Blink Dagger and Blade Mail timing.

Don't clump up in teamfights or Axe will kill you all!

Consider buying an Eul's Scepter to use it on Axe quickly after he jumps your allies.

On Cores, Lifesteal and status resistance items are good against Axe's Call and Blade Mail combo.

Lore

As a grunt in the Army of Red Mist, Mogul Khan set his sights on the rank of Red Mist General. In battle after battle he proved his worth through gory deed. His rise through the ranks was helped by the fact that he never hesitated to decapitate a superior. Through the seven year Campaign of the Thousand Tarns, he distinguished himself in glorious carnage, his star of fame shining ever brighter, while the number of comrades in arms steadily dwindled. On the night of ultimate victory, Axe declared himself the new Red Mist General, and took on the ultimate title of 'Axe.' But his troops now numbered zero. Of course, many had died in battle, but a significant number had also fallen to Axe's blade. Needless to say, most soldiers now shun his leadership. But this matters not a whit to Axe, who knows that a one-man army is by far the best.

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