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The Butcher's Pupil is an exceptional unique Cleaver, a type of axe from Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

With fairly high damage for a one-handed weapon, the Butcher's Pupil is a useful weapon. Compounded with its chances of inflicting Deadly Strike or Open Wounds, the Butcher's Pupil can rack up a surprising amount of damage. It is a worthy successor to the Butcher's Cleaver from the original Diablo.

The Butcher's Pupil cannot drop as Ethereal, since it has a default Indestructible mod.


Butcher's Pupil

Butcher's Pupil

One-Hand Damage: (55-60) To (132-149)
Required Level: 39
Required Strength: 68
Axe Class – Very Fast Attack Speed
+150-200% Enhanced Damage
Adds 30-50 Damage
35% Deadly Strike
25% Chance of Open Wounds
30% Increased Attack Speed

(Only spawns in Patch 1.09 or later)


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • The Butcher's Pupil could be a reference to the Butcher, from Diablo. If this is the case, the Butcher's Pupil would be the second weapon (besides The Butcher's Cleaver) to reference him.
  • Although the Butcher's Pupil is Indestructible, the original Butcher's Cleaver has an oddly low durability.
Diablo II Unique Axes
Normal Axes — The Gnasher (Hand Axe) • Deathspade (Axe) • Bladebone (Double Axe) • Skull Splitter (Military Pick) • Rakescar (War Axe) • Axe of Fechmar (Large Axe) • Goreshovel (Broad Axe) • The Chieftain (Battle Axe) • Brainhew (Great Axe) • Humongous (Giant Axe)
Exceptional Axes — Coldkill (Hatchet) • Butcher's Pupil (Cleaver) • Islestrike (Twin Axe) • Pompeii's Wrath (Crowbill) • Guardian Naga (Naga) • Warlord's Trust (Military Axe) • Spellsteel (Bearded Axe) • Stormrider (Tabar) • Boneslayer Blade (Gothic Axe) • The Minotaur (Ancient Axe)
Elite Axes — Razor's Edge - (Tomahawk) • Rune Master (Ettin Axe) • Cranebeak (War Spike) • Death Cleaver (Berserker Axe) • Ethereal Edge (Silver-Edged Axe) • Hellslayer (Decapitator) • Messerschmidt's Reaver (Champion Axe) • Executioner's Justice (Glorious Axe)