As the axes usually have more of a base damage than most of the hammer weapons, the strength weapons such as the Club and the Mace are superior when it comes to the Base and Scaling, as a +15 Club with 50 strength would do more damage than what a similar soul level that tried to balance out dexterity and strength for such axes. With such variety, it allows the players to focus upon such things.
Both weapon types stagger when they miss, however the Axe has shown that it staggers long that most blunt weapons. Even more so, the Axes also have less of a stunning capability than Hammers do... excluding the Pick-Axe, in which soft enemies are more resistant that heavy ones, due to their thrusting quality rather than smashing. However, such weapons also be recognized taht the Axes have more so a longer reach than the hammers in most cases, and the AOE of an Axe is usually greater than a Hammer, due to its sweeping motion. If an axe does not stagger, its repitition is faster than the hammer. Both need to be taken care of, but the Axe is more player firnedly in terms compared to Hammers.
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