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Death Cleaver is an elite unique Berserker Axe from Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

Besides its high damage output, attack speed, and reduction of enemy defense (useful bonuses which seem to be variably shared by other powerful unique axes), Death Cleaver's true virtue lies in its ability of Deadly Strike. Its chance of inflicting Deadly Strike, although high enough as it is, could even be combined with that of equipment such as Lance Guard, giving a player double damage with almost every hit.

With its high chance of a Deadly Strike, this item is greatly sought after by duelers.


Death Cleaver

Death Cleaver
Berserker Axe

One-Hand Damage: (79-91) To (234-269)
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 138
Required Dexterity: 59
Durability: 26
Axe Class – Fast Attack Speed
+230-280% Enhanced Damage
+40% Increased Attack Speed
-33% Target Defense
66% Deadly Strike
+6-9 Life After Each Kill

(Ladder Only)
(Only Spawns In Patch 1.10 or later)

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)