The following are Axe skills in Dragon Quest IX. Axe skills can be learned via Gladiator and Ranger classes.

Poplar Toppler

An attack that deals heavy damage to plants.


An attack that has a chance to paralyze the enemy. It costs 2 MP to use.

Helm Splitter

An attack that may decrease the enemy's defence.

Hatchet Man

Tries to deal a critical hit on the opponent, or fails. Very popular against metal king slimes. Costs 8 MP to use.

Axes of Evil

Damages a group of enemies,

Omnivocational Axemaster

Enables the character to use axes with any vocation.


A critical strike that smashes into a single enemy. Skill can be used if the book, Advanced Axecraft is in the character's items and an axe is equipped.

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