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Runed Cleaver
Runed Cleaver.jpg
Forged by craftsmen in the Cult of Ambias--master smiths of all races who have abandoned all allegiances to devote themselves to their art--Runed Cleavers are truly amazing weapons. In great, cleaving strokes, they inflict massive damage, not only to a target but to surrounding enemies, while healing the wielder and restoring his mystic energies.
Location Icon Combative.png Combative
Type Filter Damage.png Damage
Filter Activatable.png Activatable
Filter Regeneration.png Regeneration
Stats +40 Damage
+6 Health Regeneration
+150% Mana Regeneration
+30 Damage vs Enemy Non-Hero Units (Melee Only)
+15 Damage vs. Enemy Non-Hero Units (Ranged Only)
Notes Can Disassemble
Cost 4000 (550)
Components Item Builds into
Sustainer (1700)
Warhammer (1600)
Logger's Hatchet (150)
Runed Cleaver.jpg


Contains a Creep Damage Modifier which does not stack. The bonus damage granted by this item does not stack with Logger's Hatchet.jpg Logger's Hatchet or itself. On attack, auto-attack damage done is dealt in a small cleave radius. Can be used to chop down trees. Does not grant splash damage to ranged attacks.



Applies 60% cleave damage in radius of 275.


Target Unit
Range: 600
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Destroys target tree or deals your Attack Damage to an enemy creep, gadget or ward. Cooldown is set to 5 seconds if targeting a tree, gadget or ward.


Version 4.9.3

  • Cleave Damage increased from 50% to 60%.

Version 4.8.6

  • Recipe Cost reduced from 900 Gold.png to 550 Gold.png.
  • Total Cost reduced from 4400 Gold.png to 4000 Gold.png (final numbers here are partially because of the cost change to Logger's Hatchet.jpg Logger's Hatchet).
  • Bonus Attack Damage against non-hero units reduced from 60/30 to 30/15 when wielded by a Melee/Ranged unit, respectively.
  • Cleave Damage reduced from 60% to 50%.

Version 4.7.3

  • Recipe Cost increased from 600 Gold.png to 900 Gold.png.
    • Total Cost increased from 4100 Gold.png to 4400 Gold.png.
  • The bonus damage values against creeps have been changed from +60%/20% of your Attack Damage to +60/20 damage if the wielder is melee/ranged, respectively.

Version 4.6.2

  • Recipe Cost reduced from 975 Gold.png to 600 Gold.png.
    • Total Cost reduced from 4475 Gold.png to 4100 Gold.png.

Version 4.5.4

  • Recipe Cost increased from 575 Gold.png to 975 Gold.png.
    • Total Cost increased from 4100 Gold.png to 4500 Gold.png.


  • Now requires 575 Gold.png recipe purchase to complete the item.
    • Total Cost increased from 3525 Gold.png to 4100 Gold.png.

Version 4.3.0

  • Now has a new buildup:
  • Damage reduced from 60 to 40.
  • Now deals a bonus 60% damage to non-hero units (20% for ranged heroes).
    • Range of the active effect increased from 100 to 600.
    • Cooldown when used on an enemy unit is 15 seconds (5 seconds if used on a tree or enemy gadget).
    • Active effect remains the same.

Version 3.8.0

  • Splash range increased from 225 to 275.

Version 3.7.10

Version 3.5.0

  • Increased Splash damage from 40% to 60%

Version 2.2.0

  • Damage increased from +55 to +60.
  • Cooldown decreased from 15 seconds to 5 seconds.

Version 2.0.30

  • Can now be used to chop down trees (100 range, 15 second cooldown).

Version 2.0.23

  • Renamed Runed Axe to Runed Cleaver.
  • Recipe changed to include 2 Broadsword.jpg Broadswords from 2 Bastard Sword.jpg Bastard Swords.
    • Total cost reduced from 4550 Gold.png to 4150 Gold.png.
  • Damage lowered from +65 to +55.

Version 0.1.30

  • Cleave radius lowered from 300 to 225.
  • Cleave no longer triggers when attacking buildings.

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Runed Cleaver
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