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Get The Butcher's Cleaver Unique Item in Diablo 4

A step-by-step guide to getting the unique item in Diablo 4, called Butcher's Cleaver, alongside its stats and unique power.
Get The Butcher's Cleaver Unique Item in Diablo 4

There are different types of item rarity/qualities in Diablo 4, from Common to Legendary drops, you will find a lot of. Then, there are Unique items, the "god drops" of Diablo 4, and at launch, you can get one of them; The Butcher's Cleaver.

This guide explains how you can get The Butcher's Cleaver unique item in Diablo 4, alongside the stats and power of this fantastic weapon perfect for the Barbarian class, so let us all scream "Fresh Meat!" and get started.

Update on 12 July 2023: We've updated this article with the latest info on how you can get the Butcher's Cleaver unique item in Diablo 4.

How To Get The Butcher's Cleaver Unique in Diablo 4

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Finding and killing The Butcher secret boss is the only way to get your hands on the magnificent Unique Axe. (Picture: Blizzard / LeyzarGamingViews)

At the time of writing, there is only one way to get The Butcher's Cleaver in Diablo 4. It is a sought-after item for any class that can use it, specifically the Barbarians.

You will need Bul Kathos to guide your hand (get it?) and find then slay a rare, random spawn boss. You guessed it; you will need to find and beat The Butcher by farming any side dungeon.

The Butcher is also a challenging boss, and it despawns if you die. Furthermore, it will despawn if you take too long to kill it. Then, after you've finally killed The Butcher in Diablo 4, there's only a tiny chance to get The Butcher's Cleaver Unique item drop...

Good luck!

Diablo 4 The Butcher's Cleaver Stats & Power

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The Butcher's Cleaver drop in Diablo 4's beta. (Picture: Blizzard / LeyzarGamingViews)

As you can see from the image above, The Butcher's Cleaver is an Axe with Slashing Damage. Its Lucky Hit power on Critical Strikes has a 100% chance to Fear and Slow (70%) enemies for four (4) seconds! 

The lore description on this Unique Diablo 4 item reads: 

A nightmarish amalgam of blood, bone, and steel, this axe is as horrific, and as deadly, as its creator.

Stats and weapon damage vary by the roll and how lucky you get. It can also be upgraded four (4) times. However, the affixes are:

  • +Damage to Crowd Controlled enemies.
  • +Critical Strike Damage.
  • +Critical Strike Chance against Injured enemies.
  • +Damage to Injured enemies.

Check out the video below from YouTuber LeyzarGamingViews defeating The Butcher and getting the unique item drop!

Hopefully, this guide will help more Diablo 4 players get their hands on the Unique item The Butcher's Cleaver.

We will endeavor to update this article if any more information about this Unique item becomes available. 

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