Axe Attacks deal 20% increased Damage with Ailments
30% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments against Bleeding Enemies
Bleeding you inflict deals Damage 15% faster
+1 to Melee Strike Range with Axes 
Cleaving is a notable passive skill that grants increased physical damage with axes. It grants increased damage with ailments from attack skills while wielding an axe. It grants increased damage with hits and ailments against bleeding enemies. It grants additional melee range with axes. It also grants an effect that causes bleeding inflicted by the character to deal damage faster.