I know greataxe is in better position than before, but I think It’s still minor variation of 2h-hammer. I think it’s only good for secondary weapon for slayer.
Some say it’s a bit stronger to infantries, and monsters, that’s the only difference. But it’s cleave is a lot weaker than 2h-hammer, and of cource, it has weaker armor penetration , heavy attack gives 1~2 damage more than 2h-hammer light attack, but it’s slower, and 2h-hammer has stronger to super armor option.
it’s hard to cleave through marauders. If elite is in cleave area, ant greataxe is just stuck. You can chain heavy and light with 2h-hammer for dealing with elites with horde, but greataxe just can’t. This is the major disadvantage from 2h-hammer. I can’t see the reason why I should bring greataxe instead of 2h-hammer still.