Setting out to create one of these great steel or mithril axes can be a daunting proposition given the sheer amount of materials required to create them. Also known as a Sundering Axe, their most common form is that of a great daneaxe wielded by a Varushkan or Wintermark warrior, although they are also popular in some parts of Marches. Woodcutter’s Axes are often engraved with Yoorn, the Rune of Ending or Kyrop, the Rune of Weakness.
In the League, there is a tradition of making these weapons in the form of heavy, thick bladed greatswords colloquially called Butterknives - a waggish reference to the way the weapons cut through steel as if it was butter. For a similar reason, some Marcher or Navarri warriors refer to them as Hotknives. The greatsword incarnation of this weapon is often marked with the rune Hirmok, representing its dominance over other tools of war.
- Form: Weapon. Takes the form of a great weapon. You must be wielding this weapon to use its magical properties.
- Requirement: You must have the Weapon Master skill to bond to this item.
- Effect: You may spend a hero point to call SHATTER with this two-handed weapon.
- Materials: Crafting a Woodcutter's Axe requires nine ingots of orichalum, fifteen ingots of tempest jade, nine ingots of green iron, three measures of ambergelt, three measures of beggar's lye, and three measures of dragonbone. It takes one month to make one of these items.