Axe Specialization
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  • Axe Specialization
  • Racial Passive
  • Requires One-Handed Axes, Two-Handed Axes, Fist Weapons
  • Expertise with Fist Weapons, Axes and Two-Handed Axes increased by 1%.
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  • Racial Passive
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    RequirementsRequires One-Handed Axes, Two-Handed Axes, Fist Weapons
    For the former warrior talent, see Axe Specialization (warrior talent).

    Axe Specialization is one of the racial traits granted to all orc characters. It grants an expertise bonus while using axes or fist weapons.

    When dual wielding different types of weapons, Axe Specialization is applied to each weapon individually, so that if you dual wield an axe and a sword, only attacks made with the axe benefit from Axe Specialization.

    If you instead dual wield an axe and a fist weapon, all of your attacks will benefit from Axe Specialization. For attacks that only use the mainhand weapon, such as a rogue's Sinister Strike, only your mainhand expertise matters.


    • This expertise stacks with expertise gained from other sources, limited only by the expertise cap.

    Patch changes

    • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Removed.
    • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): The weapon bonus from this effect now applies to fist weapons in addition to axes.
    • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Axe Skill now increases the critical strike chance with axes and two-handed axes by 1%.


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