The Ancient Rune Axe, along with the Runed Silver Axe, is one of the most powerful weapons in Pendor outside of Rune Weapons. Comparable to the Runed Silver Axe in damage and also having a bonus against shields, the Ancient Rune Axe possesses much higher reach, making it better from horseback than the former. Both weapons have the same strength requirement and are equally as hard to find; the Ancient Rune Axe only extremely rarely appears in merchant shops and almost no enemies use the weapon. One can be found in Javiksholm's city chest should the player own the city.
This weapon is used only by some NPCs* which are:
*: NPCs don't drop items to the loot upon being defeated