I have this two weapons in my bard and I'm not quite sure of which one to use. Obviously, the antique greataxe it's better in some DR cases, but for a general use, consider this:
Base damage: 2[1d20]
Bonus: +7 (it has the old red augment for that, I might change it for a mabar one and downgrade this for a +6)
Various effects: Force burst, Righteous, Metalline
Cleaver: (without any upgrade yet)
Base damage: 2.5[2d8]
Various effects: Hemorrhaging, Limb Chopper, Cursespewing (the way they changed this to deal additional damage for a while with vorpal hits is nice), Doublestrike.
Now the question is, in my case in particular, which one is better? If we consider the weapons by themselves, cleaver is better, but the antique greataxe has a slightly better base [W] damage... and we'd have to consider my character uses this attacks (as often as possible):
Great cleave: +2[W]
Frozen fury: +1.5[W]
Momentum swing: +5[W]
Lay waste: +5[W]
So... would this be enough to make the antique greataxe better than an un-upgraded cleaver?