This Knight/Vanguard throwing weapon is a great introduction into a battle, and is often one of the first attacks a Vanguard does prior to entering the fray. It does a modest amount of damage and can finish off wounded enemies fairly easily, albeit usually both axes are required to gain a kill. The throwing axe also gives the heavy armor classes a legitimate anti-archer weapon that can be used at range. However, it has a steep learning curve due to the weapon's bowed trajectory, so using it at mid range can even be difficult for all but the most trained. Use it when the enemy is catching up on you on a hill and the downward trajectory can have some advantage. This throwing weapon can also be very useful against a fleeing enemy if he is to run away in a straight line and therefor making it easier to hit him in his back.