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The Shadow Axe is a unique two-handed axe in The Bard's Tale (2004) and one of the games two unique weapon alongside the Ego Sword.


It can be obtained during Chapter X: Greenlands by defeating the Zombie bearing it in the Song Portal level of MacRath's Dungeon.


If the Shadow Axe is equipped when summoning it will add an electric guitar sound to the summoning song. This isn't simply a neat touch as the Shadow Axe counts as both a weapon and an instrument, tremendously cutting down on the time needed to switch between the two if the Bard wants to use his summons during combat. The weapon also has a 75% chance of causing a "Fear Strike" - which means that enemies struck by it run away for a few seconds.