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Axes were a large two-handed weapon used by Raziel in Soul Reaver 2. Axes could be found in the hands of the Demon Hunter Axemen in the Era following Blood Omen.


Axes were first encountered by Raziel as he traveled into the Era following Blood Omen and met his first Demon hunter enemies, with the mid-range Demon hunter axemen carrying the powerful axe weapons[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)].

Axes were a two-handed weapon variant; with a longer range and more power than sword variants. As axe variants, they were among the slowest and most powerful (non-Reaver) weapons in the game; inflicting major damage, but much slower than other two-handed weapons[Soul Reaver 2][Soul Reaver 2 manual][Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)][1]


  • Like many of the weapons in Soul Reaver 2, Axes are not explicitly named in-game. In many guides and sources, weapons are divided by generally into one- or two-handed weapons[Soul Reaver 2 manual], or into general weapon families[Soul Reaver 2 strategy guide (Prima)][1](with the axes two-handed and an axe variant).
  • The Axe is labelled as "vhaxea" in game files - this is unusual as within game files the "vh" tag generally refers to Moebius's vampire hunters and not the Demon hunters (labelled as "avh")[Soul Reaver 2]. This perhaps suggests that the axes were originally intended as a Vampire Hunter weapon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Weapons: GameFAQs. Soul Reaver 2 FAQ/Walkthrough/Soul Reaver 2|Online (by Celtic Wolf).