The Waraxe is a Pre-Hardmode axe that drops from Skeletons, Hoplites, Armored Skeletons and Skeleton Archers. Critical strikes inflict the War Cleave debuff, which reduces the hit enemy's defense by 15 and damage reduction by 25%, for 15 seconds.
Its best modifier is Light for harvesting purposes and Legendary for combat purposes.
- Although it has axe power, it is excellent to acquire early on to use as a weapon, due to its high base damage and powerful debuff.
- Since the Waraxe is technically a tool and not a weapon, it will not trigger the summoner nerf and is thus an excellent early game weapon for summoners.