For the Diablo I unique axe, see Hellslayer (Diablo I).

Hellslayer is an elite unique Decapitator, a type of axe from Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

A robust weapon that gives high bonuses to both Strength and Life, Hellslayer also dishes out an extremely high maximum damage; it in fact has the highest potential maximum damage out of any unique axe. Still, a player has to be at high enough character level to have this bonus.

Hellslayer is cousin to another unique axe, Messerschmidt's Reaver. While the Reaver has a higher minimum damage, Hellslayer has a higher potential maximum damage and added Fire damage.




Two-Hand Damage: 98 To (278-680)
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 189
Required Dexterity: 33
Durability: 40
Axe Class – Normal Attack Speed
+100% Enhanced Damage
+ (3 Per Character Level) 3-297% Enhanced Maximum Damage (Based On Character Level)
Adds 150-250 Fire Damage
+ (0.5 Per Character Level) 0-49 To Strength (Based On Character Level)
+ (0.5 Per Character Level) 0-49 To Vitality (Based On Character Level)
+25 To Life
10% Chance To Cast Level 16-20 Fire Ball On Attack

(Only Spawns In Patch 1.10 or later)


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  • The Hellslayer is a Diablo unique that has been brought back to Lord of Destruction with most of the same benefits (although increased) as the original had.
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)
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