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By Anonymous
For those wondering why you'd take this over Drakekeeper's axe; Gyrm Axe consumes less stamina per swing & cost 8 less points of dexterity, which is quite a bit. The trade-off is it weighs 2 units more & the Running R1 attack has zero tracking (which I still think is a bug to this day considering Backstep R1 tracks as normal).
Attack & Scaling is identical, & range is less of an issue as long as you 1-Hand it, which is arguably the best way to wield all Greataxes anyway. Besides, doesn't this thing look cool?
By Anonymous
theres literally no reason why this is called a standard axe... greataxe moveset, on the heavier side, doesn't even have the fast parry and fast backstab animations