Bard Axes

These items are intended for use with the Bard alternate class feature, although other characters classing into Bard through Feats or Hybrid classing may also be able to utilize them.

All of the following items are for Axes only. All of these Axes follow standard magic item progression: so the Axe of Head-Splitting Distortion starts at level 3, then also can be had at levels 8, 13, 18, 23, and 28 (with the appropriate enhancement bonus)... just like any other magic weapon.

Axe of Head-Splitting Distortion (lvl 3+)

Critical: +1d4 damage per plus, and the target is dazed until the end of your next turn.

Property: You can use this axe as an implement for bard powers and bard paragon path powers.

Power (Daily): Free action. Trigger: You hit an enemy with a bard attack power using this axe. Effect: Each enemy within 2 squares of the triggering enemy is dazed until the end of your next turn.

Axe of Supreme Confidence (lvl 13+)

Critical: +1d6 damage per plus.

Property: You can use this axe as an implement for bard powers and bard paragon path powers.

Power (Daily): Minor action. You gain a +4 item bonus to damage rolls using this Axe until the end of the encounter. Whenever you or an ally within 5 squares reduces an enemy to 0 hit points before the end of the encounter, this bonus increases by 2.

Face-melting Axe (lvl 4+)

Critical: +1d8 fire damage per plus.

Property: You can use this axe as an implement for bard powers and bard paragon path powers.

Power (At-Will – Fire): Free action. All damage dealt by this weapon (whether used as an implement or a weapon) is Fire damage. Another free action returns the damage to normal.

Power (Daily – Fire): Free action. Trigger: you hit an enemy with a bard attack power using this axe and deal Fire damage. Effect: The target takes ongoing fire damage equal to this weapon’s enhancement bonus times 2 (save ends).

Glamorous Axe (lvl 2+)

Critical: +1d6 damage per plus.

Property: You can use this axe as an implement for bard powers and bard paragon path powers.

Power (At-Will): Free action. Trigger: an enemy hits you with an opportunity attack triggered by your use of a Bard ranged or area attack using this Axe as the implement. Effect: The triggering enemy takes 5 damage. Level 12-17: 10 damage. Level 22-27: 15 damage.

Power (Daily – Charm): Minor action. Until the end of your next turn, enemies take a -2 penalty to attack rolls against you.

Hard Rocking Axe (lvl 3+)

Critical: +1d6 damage per plus.

Property: You can use this axe as an implement for bard powers and bard paragon path powers.

Property: When you deal Thunder or Force damage using this Axe as the weapon or implement, you may ignore a number of points of the target’s resistance up to twice this weapon’s enhancement bonus.

Power (Daily – Zone): Trigger: You hit an enemy with a bard attack power using this Axe. Effect: Until the end of the encounter, every square in a Burst 1 centered on the triggering enemy is difficult terrain for your enemies only.

Punk Rocker’s Repelling Axe (lvl 14+)

Critical: +1d6 damage per plus, and push the target 1 square.

Property: You can use this axe as an implement for bard powers and bard paragon path powers.

Power (Daily): Standard action. Make an attack against all enemies in a Close Burst 5: CHA + this Implement’s enhancement bonus vs. Will. Any enemy hit is pushed 3 squares and slowed until the end of it’s next turn.

Black Axe of Doom and Darkness (lvl 15+)

Critical: +1d6 necrotic damage per plus, and the target is blinded until the end of it’s next turn.

Property: You can use this axe as an implement for bard powers and bard paragon path powers.

Power (At-Will – Necrotic): Free action. All damage dealt by this weapon (whether used as an implement or a weapon) is Necrotic damage. Another free action returns the damage to normal.

Power (Daily – Necrotic): Free action. Trigger: you hit an enemy with a bard attack power using this axe and deal Necrotic damage. Effect: The triggering enemy and every enemy within 3 squares of the triggering enemy is weakened (save ends).

Bard Axes

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