Steppenwolf wielded the electro axe for years, including in the battle against the Olympians, Humans, Amazons, Atlanteans and even the Green Lantern Corps. Those who fell before his blade would end up becoming Parademons as a result. He killed thousands with this weapon, however was ultimately defeated by the alliance and fled Earth until 2017.
Returning to Earth 2 years after Superman's death, Steppenwolf sought out the 3 Mother Boxes he left behind centuries ago. In the process, he wielded this weapon against the likes of the Amazons and Atlanteans, however also wielded it against the Justice League in Russia. The weapon met it's end when Superman used his Arctic Breath to freeze the weapon, making it brittle enough for Wonder Woman to destroy it.