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A black axe is an item mostly used in the Woodcutting skill. Using this axe requires level 11 Woodcutting. Level 10 Attack is required to equip it. As with all axes, carrying it in your inventory along with the necessary Woodcutting level will work. In terms of its woodcutting speed, the black axe is currently the seventh most efficient axe in the game, just behind the mithril axe.

It can be found as a reward from easy Treasure Trails, bought from players, or obtained as a drop from monsters.

Prior to the random event update, black axes could break from the ent random event, resulting in a broken axe.

This item is needed for an easy emote clue.

As with all black and white equipment, the Black axe cannot be made from raw materials using the Smithing skill.

Combat styles

CombatStyles axe.png Combat style Type Experience
Chop Slash Attack and Hitpoints
Hack Crush Strength and Hitpoints
Smash Slash Strength and Hitpoints
Block Slash Defence and Hitpoints

Dropping monsters

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Skeleton fremennik 40 1 4; Rare
Abyssal demon 124 1 2; Common
Black demon 172 1 2; Common
Feral Vampyre 61; 72 1 3; Uncommon