Overview of all axe bases and runewords

2 socket axe runewords

Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Level
Stats
Steel2 socketsswordaxemace
tir + el
13
+25% Increased Attack Speed+20% Enhanced Damage+3 to Minimum Damage+3 to Maximum Damage+50 to Attack Rating (el)50% Chance of Open Wounds+2 to Mana after each Kill (tir)+1 to Light Radius (el)
Strength2 socketsmelee weapon
amn + tir
25
+35% Enhanced Damage7% Life stolen per hit (amn)25% Chance of Crushing Blow+20 to Strength+10 to Vitality+2 to Mana after each Kill (tir)
Wind2 socketsmelee weapon
sur + el
61
10% Chance To Cast Level 9 Tornado On Striking+20% Faster Run/Walk+40% Increased Attack Speed+15% Faster Hit Recovery+120-160% Enhanced Damage (varies)-50% Target Defense+50 To Attack Rating (el)Hit Blinds Target (sur)+1 To Light Radius (el)Level 13 Twister (127 Charges)

3 socket axe runewords

Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Level
Stats
Malice3 socketsmelee weapon
ith + el + eth
15
+33% Enhanced Damage+9 to Maximum Damage (ith)-25% Target Defense (eth)+50 to Attack Rating (el)100% Chance of Open woundsPrevent Monster Heal-100 to Monster Defense Per HitDrain Life -5
Crescent Moon3 socketsaxepolearmsword
shael + um + tir
47
10% Chance To Cast Level 17 Chain Lightning On Striking7% Chance To Cast Level 13 Static Field On Striking+20% Increased Attack Speed (shael)+180-220% Enhanced Damage (varies)Ignore Target's Defense-35% To Enemy Lightning Resistance25% Chance of Open Wounds (um)+9-11 Magic Absorb (varies)+2 To Mana After Each Kill (tir)Level 18 Summon Spirit Wolf (30 Charges)
Venom3 socketsweapon
tal + dol + mal
49
Ignore Target's Defense+273 Poison Damage Over 6 Seconds (tal)7% Mana Stolen Per HitPrevent Monster Heal (mal)Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)Level 13 Poison Nova (11 Charges)Level 15 Poison Explosion (27 Charges)
Fury3 socketsmelee weapon
jah + gul + eth
65
40% Increased Attack Speed+209% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's Defense (jah)-25% Target Defense (eth)20% Bonus to Attack Rating (gul)6% Life Stolen Per Hit33% Chance Of Deadly Strike66% Chance Of Open Wounds+5 To Frenzy (Barbarian Only)Prevent Monster Heal

4 socket axe runewords

Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Level
Stats
Passion4 socketsweapon
dol + ort + eld + lem
43
+25% Increased Attack Speed+160-210% Enhanced Damage (varies)50-80% Bonus To Attack Rating (varies)+75% Damage To Undead (eld)+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage (ort)+1 To Berserk+1 To ZealHit Blinds Target +10Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)75% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12 Charges)
Oath4 socketsaxemacesword
shael + pul + mal + lum
49
Indestructible30% Chance To Cast Level 20 Bone Spirit On Striking+50% Increased Attack Speed (shael)+210-340% Enhanced Damage (varies)+75% Damage To Demons (pul)+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons (pul)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)+10 To Energy (lum)+10-15 Magic Absorb (varies)Level 16 Heart of Wolverine (20 Charges)Level 17 Iron Golem (14 Charges)
Kingslayer4 socketsswordaxe
mal + um + gul + fal
53
+30% Increased Attack Speed+230-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)-25% Target Defense20% Bonus To Attack Rating (gul)33% Chance of Crushing Blow50% Chance of Open Wounds (um)+1 To VengeancePrevent Monster Heal (mal)+10 To Strength (fal)40% Extra Gold From Monsters
Fortitude4 socketsweaponbody armor
el + sol + dol + lo
59
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck+25% Faster Cast Rate+300% Enhanced Damage+200% Enhanced Defense+((8-12)*0.125*Clvl) To Life (Based on Character Level) (varies)All Resistances +25-30 (varies)12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana+1 To Light Radius (el)Weapons+9 To Minimum Damage (sol)+50 To Attack Rating (el)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)Armor+15 Defense (el)Replenish Life +7 (dol)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)Damage Reduced By 7 (sol)
Famine4 socketsaxehammer
fal + ohm + ort + jah
65
+30% Increased Attack Speed+320-370% Enhanced Damage (varies) (ohm)Ignore Target's Defense (jah)Adds 180-200 Magic DamageAdds 50-200 Fire DamageAdds 51-250 Lightning Damage (ort)Adds 50-200 Cold Damage12% Life Stolen Per HitPrevent Monster Heal+10 To Strength (fal)
Phoenix4 socketsweaponshield
vex + vex + lo + jah
65
100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On StrikingLevel 10-15 Redemption Aura When Equipped (varies)+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)-28% To Enemy Fire Resistance+350-400 Defense Vs. Missile (varies)+15-21 Fire Absorb (varies)WeaponsIgnore Target's Defense (jah)14% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Shields+50 To Life (jah)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)+10% To Maximum Fire Resist (vex)
Hand of Justice4 socketsweapon
sur + cham + amn + lo
67
100% Chance To Cast Level 36 Blaze When You Level-Up100% Chance To Cast Level 48 Meteor When You DieLevel 16 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped+33% Increased Attack Speed+280-330% Enhanced Damage (varies)Ignore Target's Defense-20% To Enemy Fire Resistance7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Hit Blinds Target (sur)Freezes Target +3 (cham)

5 socket axe runewords

Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Level
Stats
Honor5 socketsmelee weapon
amn + el + ith + tir + sol
27
+1 to all skills+160% Enhanced Damage+9 to Minimum Damage (sol)+9 to Maximum Damage (ith)+250 to Attack Rating (el)7% Life Stolen per Hit (amn)25% Deadly Strike+10 to StrengthReplenish life +10+2 to Mana after each Kill (tir)+1 to Light Radius (el)
Death5 socketsswordaxe
hel + el + vex + ort + gul
55
Indestructible100% Chance To Cast Level 44 Chain Lightning When You Die25% Chance To Cast Level 18 Glacial Spike On Attack+300-385% Enhanced Damage (varies)20% Bonus To Attack Rating (gul)+50 To Attack Rating (el)Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage (ort)7% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)50% Chance of Crushing Blow(0.5*Clvl)% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)+1 To Light Radius (el)Level 22 Blood Golem (15 Charges)Requirements -20% (hel)
Call to Arms5 socketsweapon
amn + ral + mal + ist + ohm
57
+1 To All Skills+40% Increased Attack Speed+240-290% Enhanced Damage (varies) (ohm)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)+2-6 To Battle Command (varies)+1-6 To Battle Orders (varies)+1-4 To Battle Cry (varies)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)Replenish Life +1230% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (ist)
Grief5 socketsswordaxe
eth + tir + lo + mal + ral
59
35% Chance To Cast Level 15 Venom On Striking+30-40% Increased Attack Speed (varies)Damage +340-400 (varies)Ignore Target's Defense-25% Target Defense (eth)+(1.875*Clvl)% Damage To Demons (Based on Character Level)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)-20-25% To Enemy Poison Resistance (varies)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)+2 To Mana After Each Kill (tir)+10-15 Life After Each Kill (varies)
Beast5 socketsaxehammerscepter
ber + tir + um + mal + lum
63
Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped+40% Increased Attack Speed+240-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)20% Chance of Crushing Blow (ber)25% Chance of Open Wounds (um)+3 To Werebear+3 To LycanthropyPrevent Monster Heal (mal)+25-40 To Strength (varies)+10 To Energy (lum)+2 To Mana After Each Kill (tir)Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges)
Eternity5 socketsmelee weapon
amn + ber + ist + sol + sur
63
Indestructible+260-310% Enhanced Damage (varies)+9 To Minimum Damage (sol)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)20% Chance of Crushing Blow (ber)Hit Blinds Target (sur)Slows Target By 33%Replenish Mana 16%Cannot Be Frozen30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items (ist)Level 8 Revive (88 Charges)
Doom5 socketsaxehammerpolearm
hel + ohm + um + lo + cham
67
5% Chance To Cast Level 18 Volcano On StrikingLevel 12 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped+2 To All Skills+45% Increased Attack Speed+330-370% Enhanced Damage (varies) (ohm)-40-60% To Enemy Cold Resistance (varies)20% Deadly Strike (lo)25% Chance of Open Wounds (um)Prevent Monster HealFreezes Target +3 (cham)Requirements -20% (hel)

6 socket axe runewords

Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Level
Stats
Silence6 socketsweapon
dol + eld + hel + ist + tir + vex
55
+2 to All Skills+20% Increased Attack Speed+20% Faster Hit Recovery+200% Enhanced Damage+75% Damage To Undead (eld)+50 to Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)11% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)Hit Blinds Target +33Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25% (dol)All Resistances +75+2 to Mana After Each Kill (tir)30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (ist)Requirements -20% (hel)
Last Wish6 socketsaxehammersword
jah + mal + jah + sur + jah + ber
65
6% Chance To Cast Level 11 Fade When Struck10% Chance To Cast Level 18 Life Tap On Striking20% Chance To Cast Level 20 Charged Bolt On AttackLevel 17 Might Aura When Equipped+330-375% Enhanced Damage (varies)Ignore Target's Defense (jah)60-70% Chance of Crushing Blow (varies) (ber)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)Hit Blinds Target (sur)(0.5*Clvl)% Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
Breath of the Dying6 socketsweapon
vex + hel + el + eld + zod + eth
69
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An EnemyIndestructible (zod)+60% Increased Attack Speed+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)-25% Target Defense (eth)+50 To Attack Rating (el)+200% Damage To Undead (eld)+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)7% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)Prevent Monster Heal+30 To All Attributes+1 To Light Radius (el)Requirements -20% (hel)