Game mode: Online
The Exceptional Hardened Steel War Axe has a base damage of 47, penetration 0, durability 843.8. It can be crafted at level 56 and requires 16 hardened steel bars and 3 shaped wood to make.
The Exceptional Acheronian War-Axe has a base damage of 45, penetration 0, durability 843.8. It can only be crafted at level 60, and requires 16 hardened steel bars, one short handle, and 8 alchemical base to make.
There is no way this is intentional. The Acheronian Axe either needs at least +4 more damage, or at least some base armor penetration, given how incredibly much more it takes to make in materials.
Steps on how to reproduce issue:
- Create a Blacksmith’s Bench (mine is Improved, if that matters).
- Load it with the necessary materials and a tier 3 blacksmith (mine is Shemite).
- Craft both weapons.
- Compare stats.
Tested on official server 1522 for PC.