Axe is a melee character. His primary attribute is strength. The hero is mainly taken as a hardlaner. Most effective in the mid and late game.
Berserker's Call is an extremely effective ability for initiating a fight. Battle Hunger is useful against enemy support during laning. After buying Aghanim's Scepter, Berserker's Call also applies Battle Hunger to affected enemies. Counter Helix helps farm groups of creeps more effectively and deals significant damage to groups of enemies. Counter Helix can be upgraded with Aghanim's Shard, which allows to weaken the hit enemies. Culling Blade works well at successful initiation giving Axe a temporary buff and a permanent bonus when the enemy hero is killed.
In battle after battle Mogul Khan proved his worth through gory deeds. On the night of victory in the Campaign of the Thousand Tarns, he took on the ultimate title of 'Axe'. His troops now numbered zero, so in battle, he used to rely only on himself.