Throwing axes were first employed in great quantity among trolls, at the beginning of the Age of the Avatar, but later saw widespread use among citizens. Throwing axes are also used by gargoyles, ettins, and various other lowlifes preying on travellers.
A special case is the magic axe, which always returns after being thrown, in addition to being stronger than a normal throwing axe.
Effectiveness of the Weapon Edit
- According to Vetron's Guide to Weapons and Armour, the throwing axe has an effectiveness rating of "4" in Ultima VI and VII. In Ultima V, according to The Other Codex, it has a Damage rating of 10 and a Range of 4.
- In Serpent Isle, throwing axes have a damage of 4 and a reach of 2.
A complete battle strategy must include the use of weapons which can be shot, thrown, or hurled from a great distance toward advancing opponents. Lightweight, hand-held items such as daggers, spears, axes, or flasks of flaming oil can be most effective in times of need.