This Man-at-Arms primary and Vanguard secondary melee weapon is a starter axe that features good speed and damage at the cost of range. In fact, this is the shortest non-dagger weapon in the game. However, this weapon boasts significant damage for a one handed weapon, with speeds only slightly slower than daggers. That makes the Hatchet a deadly weapon in the right hands, able to overwhelm and kill a foe before they realize it. Like other axes, it deals Swing-Blunt damage, making it effective on Knights but only above average against Vanguards.
Due to the weapon's fast attack rate, the overhead swing is highly recommended as a major means of damage, and can dish out extreme pain within a small time frame.
Since the weapon lacks a edge on its top, its stab is very weak and not recommended.