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The pickaxe is called a great hammer but the moveset is identical to a greataxe. Additionally, it has axe in the name. Why is it not a greataxe?
Because it's not an axe by any real standards? It's not a blade. It's also more in the hammer class anyways because even irl it'd do more damage through using it's weight. Blunt damage.
It's a blunt weapon that pierces and damages armors, just like any hammer or mace.. so it's not even remotely an axe.
I keep forgetting this is a class of weapons because all I ever really see Is Dragonslayer Greataxe, Yhorm's Great Machete, and the normal Greataxe.
About half the weapons in this class. Wish they had a slight more variety.
A dane axe style weapon would have been cool
The one and only dragonslayer greataxe was my favorite and now the black knight greataxe