Players can get their hands on the iconic axe of Grognak the Barbarian in Fallout 4. Follow our simple guide to find and make the most of the powerful melee weapon.
If there’s one truth about Fallout 4, it’s that there’s no shortage of weapons for players to use. From the abundance of basic weapons to pick up, to the plethora of craftable firearms and unique weapons, if players find themselves unarmed, it’s really their own fault. One weapon we’re sure everyone wants to get their hands on in Fallout 4 is the axe of Grognak the Barbarian, a brutally powerful melee weapon that lives up to its fame.
For those who aren’t familiar, Grognak the Barbarian is a comic book character in the Fallout universe. The comic books follow the adventures of the titular character in a prehistoric world. Unfortunately many of the issues were destroyed or severely damaged during the Great War of 2077, so any copies still around – especially those with no missing pages – are considered to be of great worth. There’s also a Holotape game centered around the character.
At some point, it seems someone had the bright idea to create Grognak’s axe, then left it lying around for anyone to pick up and use. That means it’s available for players to nab for themselves and use in their death-dealing efforts around post-apocalyptic Boston.
Where to Find Grognak’s Axe
Grognak’s Axe can be found in Hubris Comics, a comic book store not too far ouside Diamond City. Players can head toward Trinity Tower and find the store nestled between there and Park St. Station. Those who aren’t sure where to find Hubris Comics can wait until the Silver Shroud quest, as it sends players right to Hubris Comics.
Before heading to Hubris Comics, players will want to prepare for a battle with a small horde of ghouls. Make sure to bring along a decent melee weapon and a good amount of ammo. Players will also need at least a medium lockpicking skill, so don’t go in for the axe until that’s achieved.
With everything in order, players can head to Hubris Comics and get to work dropping the ghouls they find inside. Once the ghouls are all dead, the axe can be found on the ground floor locked in a display case. Pick the lock and claim the prize, but don’t leave just yet.
The experience wouldn’t be complete without Grognak’s loincloth to go with the axe. To get the loincloth, head to the top floor, killing the ghouls along the way. Once at the top, rummage through the bookshelves to find the loincloth.
Making the Most of Grognak’s Axe
Grognak’s Axe by itself is quite powerful, dealing an impressive 42 points of damage at the onset, while also staggering enemies and making them bleed. Players can use the Big Leagues perks to increase the melee damage and improve their chances of knocking opponents’ weapons from their hands.
Wearing the loincloth, while not the best armor in the game, increases strength and melee damage. This, added to Big Leagues, brings Grognak’s Axe to a whopping 50-plus points of damage. With that amount of heft, we won’t blame anyone for going on a ghoul-hunting rampage.
Have you found and used the axe of Grognak the Barbarian? If so, let us know in the comments what you think about it.
Fallout 4 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox one.
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