Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – Handmaiden with Axe

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This is the most fun I have had with Handmaiden! Although axe with Kerillian is not always the best, Handmaidens passive Regeneration (Passive Aura that increases stamina renewal by 100%) makes it a viable alternative.
 

Notes

Although this is not a meta-build, you will be able to carve through armor like butter using very fast attacks as well as lots of large crits.
 
 
 

How it works

We are stacking block cost reduction, attack speed, and spamming Push Attacks (which we can do in Handmaiden crits) so we get quick slaying procs.
 
 
Your main job will be to quickly kill any trash you can and use your dash visibility to kill specials unscathed. You can handle horde clearing but that's not what this build excels at.
 
 
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This is what we do most of the time and what makes the axe a great weapon.
 
 
 

Axe

I like running stamina for spamming push attack spamming, and block cost reduction. Swift slaying should work from the push attack. It has a +20% chance crit modifier. This makes it very powerful as you will be spamming this a lot.
 
 
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Necklace

Necklace i always wear Health, Block cost reduction, and Barkskin with every character.
 
 
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Charm

I run Power vs. Chaos/Power vs. Armor because chaos have most health, armor just armor:) Also runningDecanter.
 
 
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Trink

Revive Speed allows you to instantly revive Handmaiden and Crit chance allows you to trink upon Handmaiden. The explosive Ordinance does not have a specific use. I prefer Shrapnel for the 20% additional damage.
 
 
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Range

A weapon that reliably destroys specials can be used (Moonfire bow and Longbow.) with) Javaline. Since most specials are not possible to hit one shot, you will need to use either Power vs. Armored nor Longbow. For more boss damage, and packrats, runPower vs Monsters
 
 
 

Talents

 
5 take Marital Blessing as a temp health supplement for killing blows.
 
 
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10 Asrai Alacrity gives your push attack combo more attack speed, power, and strength.
 
 
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15 Smiter since we are one goal
 
 
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Wraith-Walk helps you get out of situations you'd normally die in.
 
 
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25 Birch Stance $30 more Block cost reduction is just the right thing
 
 
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30 Gift of Ladrielle. This is the most important imo, from reviving colleagues to taking out specials.
 
 
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A side note, the dash can't dodge attacks. You will get 15 hits if you don't block while your dash is being used, especially if the other two talents are used.
 
 
 

Combos

The axe light combo goes as follows: Sweeping attack>overhead>Rising attack (from the ground up)> another sweeping attack. This combo is not very good.
 
 
The overhead speeds of the heavies tend to be slower.
 
 
The push attack can be used to quickly sweep attacks with a +20%chancecrit modifier.
 
 
The axe combo that we will use:
 
Push attack>> repeat
 
 
This combo is fast when you are pushing enemies. Quick slaying turns it into a lawnmower. Although the axe has some cleave, I prefer to focus on the specials and armored enemies.
 
 
The overhead light second in the combo can be used when facing a armored enemy. Push attack> light>> . The third light-attack is really dangerous. I would rather spam pushes attacks than spam the lights.
 
 
I don't use any heavy attacks, as pushing attacks is safer and more effective.
 
 
Add another light or two to the lamp to replenish your stamina quickly until it runs out.
 
 
 

Thoughts

Although it isn't as good as Sword and Dagger, I think the axe has great potential. Axe isn't very good in either of those other careers. It can't send push attacks, doesn't have passive statina regen, and SD is just better. However, it is still my favorite weapon in the game.
 
 
Feel free and open to all your thoughts. Do you like the axe Do you think it's viable outside of Handmaiden

 
 

Written by Usui

 
 
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