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
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)
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