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Messerschmidt's Reaver is an elite unique Champion Axe from Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

Rather similar to fellow unique axe Hellslayer, Messerschmidt's Reaver gives a very large bonus to Maximum damage that grows with higher levels. However, Messerschmidt's Reaver can be seen as a "safer" weapon for several reasons: it has a higher minimum damage, is less dependent on added Fire damage, and it is also slightly faster, allowing for more hits when compared to the Hellslayer.


Messerschmidt's Reaver

Messerschmidt's Reaver
Champion Axe

Two-Hand Damage: 177 To (283-514)
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 167
Required Dexterity: 59
Durability: 75
Axe Class – Fast Attack Speed
+200% Enhanced Damage
+ (2.5 Per Character Level) 2-247% Enhanced Maximum Damage (Based On Character Level)
Adds 20-240 Fire Damage
100% Bonus To Attack Rating
+15 To All Attributes

(Only spawns in Patch 1.09 or later)


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • Like Hellslayer, Messerschmidt's Reaver is another item revived from the classic Diablo containing most of the original stat bonuses (although enhanced) as its previous version.
  • In the original DotA, there is an artifact called Messerschmidt's Reaver as a reference to this weapon. In later iterations, the item name was shortened to just Reaver.
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)