The War Machete is a melee focused weapon from Bastion. Although it is primarily a melee weapon, it can also be thrown to hit foes at a distance, similar to the Brusher's Pike. The Machete deals low amounts of damage, but strikes incredibly quickly, allowing for the low damage to stack into large amounts. Like most other ranged weapons, the Machete throw can be timed for a "power shot" for extra damage.
Like every weapon in Bastion, the War Machete is upgradeable. There are 5 tiers of upgrades, with 2 options for every tier. The upgrades are listed below:
|Efect||Option 1||Option 2||Effect|
|+20% Critical Hit Chance||Keen Edge||Serrated Edge||Attack Cripples Foes|
Attack Deals Damage Over Time
|+100% Critical Hit Damage||Combat Handle||Launch Handle||+1 Blades Per Throw|
|+20% Critical Hit Chance||Alloy Tip||Scumbag Tip||Attacks Cripple|
Attacks Deal Damage Over Time
|+100% Critical Hit Damage||Reinforced Spine||Split Spine||+1 Blades Per Throw|
|+50% Attack Speed||Graver Bolster||Ura Bolster||+50% Damage from Power-Shot Throws|
Narrator Quote: "Scumbags can digest anything, but this. It's quick for slicin but light enough to throw."