Axe

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[e][h]Axe
Dire Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Base HP Regen
Base MP Regen
Sight Range
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Attack Duration
Cast Duration
Base Attack Time
Base Magic Resist
Turn Rate
Level Changes
Level
1
15
25
Health
762
1640
2270
Mana
291
555
747
Armor
1.2
6.1
9.6
Damage
49-53
88-92
116-120
Spell Amp
1.3%
2.8%
3.9%
Magic Resist
26%
29%
31%
Movement Speed Amp

1%
2.5%
3.6%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Mogul Khan, the Axe[edit]

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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.

Abilities[edit]

Berserker's Call
QE
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Axe taunts nearby enemy units, forcing them to attack him, while he gains bonus armor during the duration.
Duration2 / 2.4 / 2.8 / 3.2
Bonus Armor40
Radius300
400
Cast Point0.4
16 / 14 / 12 / 10
80 / 90 / 100 / 110
Mogul Khan's warcry taunts opponents into engaging in an unconquerable battle with the Axe.
Notes
  • Affected enemies are freed from its effect if Axe dies during the duration.
Battle Hunger
WR
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Enrages an enemy unit, causing it to be slowed and take damage over time until it kills another unit or the duration ends. Axe gains movement speed for each unit affected with Battle Hunger.
Damage Per Second16 / 24 / 32 / 40
160
Enemy Movement Speed Slow12%
Movement Speed Bonus Per Unit12%
Duration12
Cast Range750
Cast Point0.3
Damage Reduction
30%
20 / 15 / 10 / 5
50 / 60 / 70 / 80
Reduces enemy damage output.
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Dispellable.
Ordinary heroes cannot withstand Mogul Khan's rage for battle, such that it injures them until it is satisfied.
Notes
  • Total damage:
    • 192 / 268 / 384 / 480
    • 1920
  • Casting
      again on the same target does not stack, it only refreshes the duration.
Counter Helix
EX
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Pure
When attacked, Axe performs a helix counter attack, dealing damage to nearby enemies.
Damage75 / 110 / 145 / 180
Counter Helix Chance20%
Damage Radius275
Ability Can activate on attack
0.45 / 0.4 / 0.35 / 0.3
Disabled by break.
Illusions gain this ability.
Axe is the only reinforcements this army needs.
Culling Blade
RC
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Axe spots weakness and strikes, dealing moderate damage but instantly killing an enemy unit with low health. When an enemy hero is killed this way, Culling Blade will not go on cooldown. Axe and nearby allied units will also gain bonus movement and attack speed.
Instant Kill Threshold250 / 325 / 400
Damage150 / 250 / 300
Movement Speed Bonus30%
Attack Speed Bonus30
Speed Bonus Duration6
Speed Bonus Radius900
Cast Range150
Cast Point0.3
Battle Hunger Radius
700
75 / 65 / 55
60 / 120 / 180
Applies
  to enemy heroes within range after a successful
 .
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Dispellable.
Mogul Khan is the embodiment of battle and fury, launching into a gruesome fatality against those who dare engage the Axe in combat.
Notes
  • If the enemy unit is below the kill threshold, the kill is guaranteed regardless of life protecting buffs such as
      and
     .

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+120 Battle Hunger DPS 25 +100 Berserker's Call AoE
Attacking Procs Counter Helix 20 +20 Health Regen
+40 Movement Speed 15 +3 Mana Regen
+40 Attack Speed 10 +8 Strength

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Tango
Stout Shield
Tranquil Boots
Magic Stick
Ring of Health
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Mid Game Late Game
Blink Dagger
Vanguard
Blade Mail
Crimson Guard
Heart of Tarrasque

General Strategy[edit]

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.
Axe (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Spell

Early Game

Mid Game

Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.14
  • Buff Battle Hunger mana cost rescaled from 75 to 50/60/70/80
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 285 to 290
7.13b
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 290 to 285
  • Nerf Base armor reduced from -1 to -2
7.12
  • Buff Battle Hunger duration increased from 10 to 12
7.10
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +30 Movement Speed to +40
7.07
  • Buff Base HP regen increased from 2.75 to 4.25
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06
  • Rework Reworked Scepter on Axe
7.02
  • Buff Level 20 Talent from +30 Movement Speed to +35
7.00
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88e
  • Nerf Counter Helix damage reduced from 90/120/150/180 to 75/110/145/180
6.87
  • Buff Counter Helix damage type from Physical to Pure
  • Nerf Counter Helix damage reduced from 100/135/170/205 to 90/120/150/180
6.84
  • Nerf Berserker's Call cast point from 0.3 to 0.4
  • Nerf Counter Helix now triggers when attacks land rather than when they start
  • Nerf Culling Blade movement and attack speed bonuses reduced from 40% to 30%
6.83c
  • Nerf Berserker's Call no longer affects invulnerable units (like Cycloned units)
  • Nerf Berserker's Call no longer keeps the targets disabled if Axe dies while the targets still have the debuff
  • Nerf Culling Blade kill threshold reduced from 250/350/450 to 250/325/400 (Scepter from 300/450/625 to 300/425/550)
6.83
  • Nerf Battle Hunger duration from 10/12/14/16 to 10
  • Rework Battle Hunger damage from 15/20/25/30 to 16/24/32/40
    • Total damage from 150/240/350/480 over 10/12/14/16 seconds to 160/240/320/400 over 10 seconds
  • Nerf Battle Hunger cast range from 900 to 750
  • Buff Battle Hunger movement and slow from 10 to 12%
  • Buff Battle Hunger mana cost from 75/85/95/105 to 75
6.82
  • Buff Counter Helix chance to activate increased from 17% to 20%
  • Nerf Culling Blade no longer ignores Linken's Sphere
6.81
  • Rework Counter Helix now uses Pseudo Random chance
6.80
  • Buff Base HP regen increased from 2 to 3
  • Buff Berserker's Call duration increased from 1.5/2/2.5/3 to 2/2.4/2.8/3.2
  • Nerf Berserker's Call cooldown rescaled from 10 to 16/14/12/10
6.79
  • Buff Berserker's Call AoE increased from 275 to 300
  • Nerf Battle Hunger duration reduced from 10/13/16/19 to 10/12/14/16
  • Nerf Battle Hunger damage reduced from 15/21/27/33 to 15/20/25/30
  • Buff Battle Hunger movement speed slow/bonus increased from 8% to 10%
  • Nerf Battle Hunger is now dispellable
  • Buff Counter Helix cooldown reduced from 0.55/0.5/0.45/0.4 to 0.45/0.4/0.35/0.3
  • Buff Counter Helix now hits siege units
  • Buff Culling Blade no longer goes on cooldown if it successfully kills a hero
  • Nerf Culling Blade threshold reduced from 300/450/625 to 250/350/450 (Aghanim upgraded version is still 300/450/625)
  • Buff Culling Blade speed bonus increased from 25% to 40% and AoE from 600 to 900
  • Buff Culling Blade 40% speed bonus now applies to attack speed as well
  • Buff Culling Blade Aghanim allied buff duration increased from 6 to 10
  • Buff Culling Blade mana cost reduced from 150/200/250 to 60/120/180
6.78
  • Buff Counter Helix cooldown decreased from 0.65/0.6/0.55/0.5 to 0.55/0.5/0.45/0.4
6.75
  • Buff Berserker's Call bonus armor increased from 30 to 40
  • Nerf Battle Hunger slow decreased from 10% to 8%
  • Buff Battle Hunger movement bonus increased from 4% to 8% per affected enemy
  • Buff Counter Helix damage increased from 100/130/160/190 to 100/135/170/205
6.73
  • Buff Aghanim's Culling Blade cooldown from 10 to 6
  • Buff Base Int from 14 to 18
  • Buff Base HP regeneration from 1.25 to 2
  • Buff Battle Hunger gives Axe a 4% bonus movement speed per target it affects
  • Buff Berserker's Call cooldown from 14 to 10
  • Buff Counter Helix damage increased from 100/125/150/175 to 100/130/160/190
  • Buff Counter Helix proc cooldown decreased from 0.7/0.65/0.6/0.55 to 0.65/0.6/0.55/0.5
  • Buff If Culling Blade kills a unit, Axe unleashes a war cry, giving nearby allied units (600 AoE) a temporary movement bonus (25% for 6 seconds)
6.72d
  • Buff Base HP regeneration from 1 to 1.25
6.72
  • Buff Battle Hunger rescaled from 15/17/25/33 to 15/21/27/33 damage per second
  • Buff Base HP regeneration increased from 0.25 to 1
6.71
  • Buff Battle Hunger cooldown reduced from 25/20/15/10 to 20/15/10/5
6.70
  • Buff Berserker's Call bonus armor from 5/10/15/20 to a constant 30
6.69
  • Buff Cooldown on Aghanim's Culling Blade reduced from 15 to 10 seconds
  • Buff Battle Hunger slow increased to 10%
6.68
  • Buff Battle Hunger now slows the target by 8% until it runs out or kills another unit
6.67
  • Buff Culling Blade Scepter CD reduced by 5 seconds
6.65
  • Buff Added Aghanim's Scepter for Axe: Culling Blade cooldown decreased from 75/65/55 to 20
6.63
  • Rework Battle Hunger duration reduced from 10/15/20/25 to 10/13/16/19 and increased damage to keep the same total damage output
6.60
  • Nerf Lowered Base Armor by 1 point (2.8➜1.8)
6.58
  • Rework Counter Helix cooldown now scales from 0.6 seconds to 0.7/0.65/0.6/0.55
6.51
  • Buff Increased Counter Helix chance from 15% to 17%
6.50
  • Nerf Lowered Axe's starting Agility from 22 to 20
  • Buff Increased Axe's starting Strength from 19 to 25
6.42
  • Buff Lowered mana cost and cooldown of Battle Hunger
  • Buff Improved hero animation when casting Culling Blade
6.40
  • Buff Improved Berserker's Call radius from 275 to 300
6.35
  • Buff Increased base armor from -1 to 0
6.10
  • Rework Changed Counter Helix damage type from magical to physical
  • Buff Berserker's Call from 100/150/200/250 to a constant 275 all levels with a duration of 1.5/2/2.5/3 seconds instead of 3.5
  • Rescale Counter Helix from 175 to 100/125/150/175 dmg at a constant 15% chance
  • Nerf Culling Blade from 200/300/400 to 150/250/300
  • Buff Culling Blade scepter from 290/400/550 to 300/450/625
6.03
  • Rework Changed primary attribute from Agility to Strength
  • Buff Battle Hunger cast range increased from 650 to 900
6.02
  • Buff Battle Hunger now has a 25 second cooldown and deals 15/20/20/25 damage per second
  • Nerf Battle Hunger duration reduced from 20/25/30/35 to 10/15/20/25 seconds
  • Nerf Battle Hunger mana cost from 75/90/105/120 to 105/115/125/135
  • Buff Counter Helix damage increased from 150 to 175
  • Buff Culling Blade now deals 200/300/400 damage and kills below 290/400/550 life
  • Nerf Increased mana cost from 95/135/175 to 120/160/200
6.00
  • New New Hero

Notable Players[edit]

kpii 
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KaNG 
Velo 

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