Details on the axe, a weapon in Against the Horde
I am revealing the weapons in Against the Horde to give people a sneak peek at how they can build characters and to see the combos possible. Today I talk a little about the axe.
The axe is a melee weapon that can be single or dual wielded. The notable quality of the axe is it's use of Armor Break.
Armor Break is an effect, which when active, will reduce any enemy the hero damages that round to lose armor points. In protracted fights, such as when fighting a boss to close a portal this can come in very handy, letting your team increase it's damage during the course of the fight.
Armor Break is also very useful when combined with other abilities like the fiery Damage Shield of a fire elementalist or the armored spikes on heavy armor. It can also be combined with things like splash damage, or lightning chains.
The axe has Armor Break on 2 of it's starting 6 abilities. making it frequently active. Also there is an upgraded ability, Punishing Axe, which also has Armor Break.
The axe also has cleave abilities and an upgrade to throw the axe, giving the hero a ranged attack.
Look for more updates regarding different weapons, armor and skills in the near future.