Help us keep improving this website

Skyrim:Poacher's Axe

Poacher's Axe
Poacher's Axe
Base Damage 5
Speed 0.9
Weight 10
Value 32
Level 1+
Category War Axe
Class Tool
Variants Woodcutter's Axe
Skill One-Handed
Unique Yes
Item ID 000AE086
Game/DLC Skyrim

The Poacher's Axe is a unique woodcutter's axe that can be found in The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. It can be used for both combat and as a tool for chopping wood. Strangely the Axe has a swing speed of 1.3, making it the fastest swinging axe in the game.

Weapon Enchantment

The Poacher's Axe has a unique enchantemtn called "Huntsman's Prowess", which does an additional 3 points of damage against animals. Unlike most other unique weapon enchantments the Poacher's Axe can be disenchanted and the effect applied to another weapon, like a hunting bow.

3 points of extra damage to Animals

How to get the Poacher's Axe Location?

Where to find the Poacher's Axe Location?

To get the Poacher's axe in Skyrim you must travel to the Halted Stream Camp North West from the city of Whiterun. The Orc bandit chief at this location wields the Unique Axe and it can be looted from him once he is defeated. If you miss this weapon it will actually respawn with him if it was not originally picked up by the Dragonborn.

Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

Crafting Materials Upgrade Materials Smithing Level Smithing Perk
Cannot be crafted Steel Ingot - None

Item tier.png Weapon Levels

Some weapons in Skyrim are Levelled. The power of a levelled weapon is based on your charcters level when you get them. Some get stronger in both physical and magical aspects, while others only improve their enchantments. These items don't get better as your character levels up.

The Poacher's Axe is not a leveled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
1+ 5 10 32 3 points of extra damage to Animals 000AE086

One-Handed Weapon Categories

All Unique War Axes

Name Image Damage Speed Weight Value Enchantment Item ID Level Upgrade Material Crafting Perk Skill DLC
Balgruuf's War Axe Skyrim Balgruuf's War Axe.webp 9 0.9 12 55 Cannot be enchanted 00013983 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Dawnguard Rune Axe Skyrim Dawnguard Rune Axe.webp 11 0.9 13 175 Does 10+ sun damage to undead where n is the number of undead killed with the axe since the last sunrise XX01668C 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Dawnguard
Notched Pickaxe Skyrim Notched Pickaxe.webp 5 0.9 10 303 Raises the wielder's Smithing abilities, and does 5 shock damage to enemies on hit 001019D4 1+ Iron Ingot None One-Handed Skyrim
Okin Skyrim Okin.webp 12 0.9 11 320 Target takes 10 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina 0008FFDE 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Poacher's Axe Skyrim Poacher's Axe.webp 5 0.9 10 32 3 points of extra damage to Animals 000AE086 1+ Steel Ingot None One-Handed Skyrim
Ulfric's War Axe Skyrim Ulfric's War Axe.webp 9 0.9 12 55 Cannot be enchanted 00013983 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Rocksplinter File:Skyrim Rocksplinter.webp 1 1.3 10 5 Cannot be Enchanted 0006A707 1+ Cannot be Upgraded None One-Handed Skyrim
Cleaver of St. Felms Skyrim Cleaver of St. Felms.webp 14 0.9 17 2508 Burns the target for 30 points. Targets on fire take extra damage. Absorb 25 points of magicka. XX057384 1+ Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven Smithing One-Handed Creation Club

Our social media

Follow us on our social media channels and that support us a lot and
see helpful and interesting content we have to offer