Axes are a primary weapon of the Warrior. They are used specifically by the Mercenary specialization and its branches. Axes generally have lower ratings than Hammer in most stats but they are favored by most Mercenaries for their much higher critical rates and a fantastic normal attack combo, plus access to the more damaging of the class's final skills: Cyclone Axe.
The Axe's normal attack combo consists of two swings followed by a whirling attack that hits everything around the user multiple times. Only the second swing can hit fallen enemies.