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Axe

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This article is mostly accurate for the current version (7.36c) of the game.

This article is about the hero. For other uses, see Axe (Disambiguation)
Axe
25 + 2.8
20 + 1.7
18 + 1.6
Grants the following bonuses per attribute point:
+22HP and +0.1HP regeneration
+1 Main Attack Damage
+0.17 armor and 1 attack speed
+12MP and +0.05MP regeneration
+0.1% base magic resistance
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2.33
Armor
(763.67 EHP)
26.8%
Magic Resist
(915.3 EHP)
Instant
Projectile Speed
Melee Melee units have their projectile speed set to 900, if they should ever need it.
Base Attack Time Attacks per Second is defined as
ΣAS / BAT / 100
0.4 + 0.5
Turn Rate This unit takes 0.175s to turn 180°.
1800 / 800
Default
Gib Type
2010-11-01
Released
2005-03-01
(v6.00)
Competitive Span
2011-11-01 — Present
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 [e][h]
Taunts and forces enemies to attack him.
One by one the soldiers of the Red Mist fell, some in battle, others to Mogul Khan's ambitions, until the self-declared general found himself a commander without troops. “No matter”, Axe thought, “For a one-man army is the best army of all.” — Leaping into battle, Mogul Khan compels nearby foes to attack him with a taunting Berserker's Call. Absorbing blows from every direction, the indomitable Axe reacts by swinging his axe full circle in a Counter Helix, easily dispatching the swarm he had gathered. But alas, not all stay long enough to meet their end. The few limping away from Mogul Khan feel an inexplicable Battle Hunger, a hunger never sated before Axe slams his Culling Blade through a weakened enemy, sending them to an early grave. Axe, Axe is always charging onward.
Berserker's Call
Berserker's Call
Battle Hunger
Battle Hunger
Counter Helix
Counter Helix
Culling Blade
Roles:Initiator Initiator Durable Durable Disabler Disabler Carry Carry
ComplexityHero Complexity
AdjectivesBearded, NicePecs, Red, Nose
Legs ( 2 )

Facets[edit]

Grants Axe temporary Strength strength based on Axe's current armor. Ally heroes venturing too close to Axe passively disables this effect.

Str per Armor: 0.5
Berserker's Call grants affected enemy units bonus attack speed, while granting Axe additional bonus armor for the duration.

Enemy Attack Speed Bonus: 45
Total Armor Bonus: 17/18/19/20

Upgrades[edit]

Aghanim's[edit]

Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Counter Helix
After a set number of attacks, Axe performs a helix counter attack.

The required attacks and incoming attacks per Counter Helix proc works simutaneously.
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Berserker's Call
Berserker's Call now applies Battle Hunger to affected units within the radius. Grants affected enemy units bonus attack speed for the duration.
Battle Hunger
Reapplying the debuff now creates an independent and stackable debuff instance.

Talents[edit]

2x Battle Hunger Armor Factor25+100 Berserker's Call Radius
+12 Berserker's Call Armor20+100 Culling Blade Damage
+20 Counter Helix Damage15+10% Battle Hunger Move Speed Slow
+10% Self Move Speed per Battle Hunger Debuff10+3s Culling Blade Speed Duration
▃ ▃ ▃ ▃ ▃ ▃ ▃
+2 All / / Attributes

Bio[edit]

Axe is all the reinforcement this army needs!
Axe
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.

Innate[edit]

Coat of Blood[edit]

Coat of Blood
This ability is not bestowed by Illusions. Neither affected nor disabled by Break.
Passive
Affects
Self
Grants bonus armor per hero kill credited to Axe.

Axe doesn't look back his past with particular fondness, but he acknowledges that he learned a lot about violence.
Armor Bonus per Kill: 0.2/0.3/0.4/0.5
Culling Blade grants additional bonus armor per hero kill credited to Axe.
Armor Bonus Factor per Kill: 3

One Man Army[edit]

  One Man Army
This ability is not bestowed by Illusions. Fully disabled by Break.
Passive
Affects
Self
Grants Axe temporary Strength strength based on Axe's current armor. Ally heroes venturing too close to Axe passively disables this effect.
Ally Search Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 700
Str per Armor: 0.5
Bonus Linger Duration: 3

Abilities[edit]

Berserker's Call[edit]

Q
E
Berserker's Call
<ab>Axe Berserker's Call.mp3</ab> Pierces Debuff Immunity sources.
Affects
Enemies / Self
Axe taunts nearby enemy units, forcing them to attack him, while he gains bonus armor for the duration.
Cast Animation: 0.3 + 0.5
Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 315 (With level 25 Right Talent.With level 25 Right Talent. 415)
Armor Bonus: 12/13/14/15 (With level 20 Left Talent.With level 20 Left Talent. 24/25/26/27)
Duration: 1.8/2.2/2.6/3
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Berserker's Call now applies Battle Hunger to affected units within the radius.
 Call Out
Grants affected enemy units bonus attack speed for the duration.
Enemy Attack Speed Bonus: 45
Berserker's Call additionally grants bonus armor with this selected facet.
Armor Bonus: 5
17/15/13/11 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 14/12/10/8)
Mana Cost
80/90/100/110
Mogul Khan's warcry taunts opponents into engaging in an unconquerable battle with the Axe.

Battle Hunger[edit]

W
R
Battle Hunger
<ab>Axe Battle Hunger.mp3</ab> Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources. Partially nullified or conditionally bypasses Spell Block sources.
Affects
Enemies / Self
Physical
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 it is facing away from Axe.
Cast Animation: 0.3 + 0.5
Cast RangeAffected by Cast Range increasing sources. 700/775/850/925
Damage per Second: 10/15/20/25
Armor as Damage Bonus Factor: 1 (With level 25 Left Talent.With level 25 Left Talent. 2)
Facing Angle: 90°
Move Speed Slow: 11%/19%/27%/35% (With level 15 Right Talent.With level 15 Right Talent. 14%/22%/30%/38%)
Duration: 12
Self Move Speed Bonus per Enemy: (With level 10 Left Talent.With level 10 Left Talent. 10%)
Battle Hunger is less effective on creeps.
Move Speed Slow Factor: 0.5
Armor Value Factor: 0.5
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Reapplying the debuff now creates an independent and stackable debuff instance.
20/15/10/5
Mana Cost
50/60/70/80
Ordinary heroes cannot withstand Mogul Khan's rage for battle, such that it injures them until it is satisfied.

Counter Helix[edit]

E
X
Counter Helix
<ab>Axe Counter Helix.mp3</ab> Pierces Debuff Immunity sources. Partially usable or conditionally bestowed by Illusions. Fully disabled by Break.
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Spell / Pure
After a set number of incoming attacks, Axe performs a helix counter attack, dealing pure damage to all nearby enemies.
Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 300
Required Incoming Attacks: 7/6/5/4
Damage: 95/120/145/170 (With level 15 Left Talent.With level 15 Left Talent. 115/140/165/190)
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
After a set number of attacks, Axe performs a helix counter attack.

The required attacks and incoming attacks per Counter Helix proc works simutaneously.
Required Attacks: 7/6/5/4
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Applies a stacking debuff on affected enemies within the radius that causes them to deal less total attack damage to Axe.

Removes cooldown.
Max Stacks: (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 5)
Damage Reduction per Stack: (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 20%)
Duration: (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 6)
0.3 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 0)
Axe is the only reinforcement this army needs.

Culling Blade[edit]

R
C
Culling Blade
<ab>Axe Culling Blade 1.mp3</ab> <ab>Axe Culling Blade 2.mp3</ab> Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources. This ability is nullified by Spell Block sources. Partially nullified or conditionally ignores Spell Reflection sources.
Affects
Enemies / Allies
Pure / Instant Kill
Axe spots a weakness and strikes, dealing pure damage.
Cast Animation: 0.3 + 0.5
Cast RangeAffected by Cast Range increasing sources. 175
Damage: 275/375/475 (With level 20 Right Talent.With level 20 Right Talent. 375/475/575)
Grants nearby ally units bonus movement speed and armor when an enemy hero is killed with Culling Blade.
Damage as Kill Threshold Factor: 1
Buff Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 900
Move Speed Bonus: 20%/25%/30%
Armor Bonus: 20/25/30
Duration: 6 (With level 10 Right Talent.With level 10 Right Talent. 9)
Resets the cooldown when an enemy hero is killed with Culling Blade.
Cooldown on Kill: 0
100/85/70
Mana Cost
100/125/150
Mogul Khan is the embodiment of battle and fury, launching into a gruesome fatality against those who dare engage the Axe in combat.

Recent Changes[edit]

Main Articles: Changelogs, Old Abilities and Hero Lore
Description
7.36c
(2024-07-14)
Template:Tal change
7.36b
(2024-07-14)
  • Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Coat of Blood" on "Axe".
    • Reduced permanent armor bonus per kill from 0.4/0.6/0.8/1 to 0.2/0.3/0.4/0.5.
  • One Man Army
    • The armor bonus per Template:M component starts reducing upon approaching an ally, over the bonus linger duration.
    • Now affected by Break sources.
    • Increased radius from 600 to 700.
    • Increased Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Culling Blade" on "Axe". kill bonus factor from 2 to 3.
  • Reduced Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Berserker's Call" on "Axe". armor bonus 14/16/18/20 to 12/13/14/15.
Template:Tal change
7.36a
(2024-07-14)
  • Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Coat of Blood" on "Axe".
    • Reduced permanent armor bonus per kill from 1 on each level to 0.4/0.6/0.8/1.
    • This component now levels up with Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Culling Blade" on "Axe". .
  • Reduced One Man Army armor bonus per Template:M from 0.6 to 0.5.
  • [[File:|20px|link=Aghanim's Scepter|class=noprint]] Aghanim's Scepter upgrade:
    • Now reduces Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Counter Helix" on "Axe". cooldown from 0.3 to 0.
  • [[File:|20px|link=Aghanim's Shard|class=noprint]] Aghanim's Shard upgrade:
    • No longer reduces Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Counter Helix" on "Axe". cooldown from 0.3 to 0.
Template:Tal change

Dota Plus Progress[edit]

Main Article: Hero Challenges

Relics track a hero's actions and statistics, and display in-game notifications when a milestone is reached. They are only available to Dota Plus subscribers.

Axe's Relics Voice Lines

Berserker's Call Damage Done

Near Death Kills

Enemies Culled

Berserker's Call Damage Taken

Teleports Leading To Kills

Pure Damage

[[File:|20px|link=Blade Mail|class=noprint]] Blade Mail Damage

Blink Leading To Kills

Triple Kills

Mega Kill Streaks

Kill Assists

Kills

Bronze
  • <ab>vo_axe_axe_laugh_03.mp3</ab> Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
  • <ab>vo_axe_axe_drop_medium_01.mp3</ab> Axe likes this very much.

Silver
  • <ab>vo_axe_axe_deny_08.mp3</ab> You deserve nothing!
  • <ab>vo_axe_axe_kill_06.mp3</ab> You fought badly—died worse.

Gold
  • <ab>vo_axe_axe_deny_16.mp3</ab> I said good day, sir!
  • <ab>vo_axe_axe_ability_failure_01.mp3</ab> Axe misjudged?

Platinum
  • <ab>vo_axe_axe_rival_01.mp3</ab> Axe has no time for all this jibber jabber.

Master
  • <ab>vo_axe_axe_rival_22.mp3</ab> What happened? Axe happened!

Grandmaster
  • <ab>vo_axe_axe_rival_23.mp3</ab> Axe-actly!

Equipment[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Axe's phrase <ab>Vo axe axe respawn 09.mp3</ab> "Better red than dead!" is a reversed reference to an American Cold War slogan.
  • Several of Axe's deny and Culling Blade killing blow responses (e.g. <ab>Vo axe axe deny 15.mp3</ab> "You get nothing. Good day, sir!") are references to Willy Wonka's infamous rage scene in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.[1]
  • Axe's name, lore, and "one-man army" image may have been inspired by Khan Noonien Singh in the "Star Trek" series, who was also described as a "one-man army" and killed uncooperative subordinates, along with used-to wearing a red shirt.
  • Axe was once the mascot of Dota 2, featuring only himself in several Dota 2 pages and game arts. This was removed in November 2013 for unknown reasons.
    • Such was his popularity that Valve once considered creating a Dota 2 spinoff RPG, before coming up with a single-player RPG featuring him as the main character, dating way back in 2013 when Valve was preparing new games for the Source 2 engine. This never left the conceptual stage, however.[2]
  • In The Lab, a VR game by Valve, there are some Bendies who wield Axe's war axe, along with other Dota 2 weapons like a [[File:|20px|link=Stout Shield|class=noprint]] Stout Shield, Huskar's spear and Legion Commander's sword.

Gallery[edit]

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