Poleaxes are a type of Weapon in Salt and Sanctuary. They require the Pikeman Skill in order to use them.

Move Sets

1-handed

Light: Regular forward thrust.
Heavy: Overhead slash.
Heavy → Heavy: Overhead slash followed by an overhead slam.
Light → Heavy: Thrust into weak uppercut. Uses little stamina and does little damage. Can combo into air attacks.
Heavy → Light: Overhead slash into strong uppercut. Heavier damage and stamina use. Can combo into air attacks.
Light (Air): Regular forward thrust.
Heavy (Air): Strong slam attack.
Light → Light + UP: Thrust followed by quickly twirling the weapon above your head.
Light → Light → Light + DOWN: Two thrusts followed by a weak uppercut. Can combo into air attacks.
Light → Light → Heavy: Two thrusts followed by a lunging thrust.
Light → Light → Heavy → Heavy: Two thrusts followed by two lunging thrusts.

 

 2-handed

Light: Regular forward thrust.
Heavy: Regular forward slash.
Light → Heavy: Jab into uppercut. Can combo into air attacks.
Heavy → Light: Slash into strong uppercut. This uppercut does more damage and costs more stamina. Can combo into air attacks.
Light (Air): Regular forward thrust.
Heavy (Air): Strong slam attack.
Heavy → Light + UP: Slash then spins the weapon around your head.
Light → Light → Heavy: Two thrusts followed by a windmill spin attack while walking forward.
Light → Light → Heavy → Light: Thrust, thrust, windmill attack, thrust.
Light → Light → Heavy → Heavy: Two thrusts, windmill attack, followed by quickly twirling the weapon above your head.
Light → Light → Light + UP: Two thrusts followed by quickly twirling the weapon above your head.
Heavy → Heavy → Light: Two slashes followed by a strong overhead smash.

Poleaxes

Name & Icon Attack Str Scaling
Dex Scaling Wis Scale Special Wgt Class
Oar 6.0 S C - Wood Staff 6 0
Infantry Pollaxe 12.0 B B - None 9 1
Guardsman's Halberd 22.0 D E - Slow Hitter 11  2
Naginata 16.0 - B - Extra Blades 10 3
Kumo Sasumata 18.0 B D - Charm Move/Slow Hitter 16  3
Headsman's Voulge 18.0 - S - Slide 10 4
Tainted Ranseur 20.0 E B - Extra Blades 11 5
Trinity Bardiche 9.0/9.0 E B S Holy 18 5



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    • Anonymous

      03 Dec 2020 05:13  

      Poleaxe heavy attack seems to not deal increased damage. You will often see actually doing little more damage with light attacks. Tested this with Naginata and Guardmen's halberd

      • Anonymous

        09 Jan 2017 08:03  

        Triangle + Square UP + Square DOWN is the killer scythe combo poleaxe edition. (It's literally the same movements)

        • Anonymous

          25 Sep 2016 13:32  

          Poleaxes are my least recommended Weapon-type to start with in the game, because none of them have a satisfying scaling/attack damage and their reach doesn't make up for their cons. On top of that the point in the game in which you get the "good" ones is completely *****ed, you have to play with the Infantry Pollaxe (if you even found it) up until the Red Hall of Cages and the ***** that you find afterwards is still garbage. Because of this weapon-type I stopped playing because I didn't want to start over, as I didn't focus on collecting Reapers or Spears.

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