|A heavy piece of wood. While clubs are rather primitive weapons, bashing someone's skull in with one remains a very popular and effective means of dispute resolution.|
This weapon falls into the Maces & Flails category. It is a one handed weapon.
From the learndb: "Not a terrible weapon forged in the fires of hell -- just a terrible weapon."
There is almost no reason you should ever fight with a club; they are strictly inferior to whips, which are almost as commonplace. While a club is marginally more powerful than 0 skill Unarmed Combat, you should take a whip, dagger, or short sword whenever possible, as they are all better options.
Very occasionally, an early unique like Jessica or Ijyb might spawn with a highly-enchanted club, giving you a vaguely acceptable weapon early on, but you'll still want to look for something stronger, faster, and/or with a brand. Killer Klowns all carry branded, highly-enchanted clubs, but by the time you've reached the Realm of Zot, you'll have access to dozens of better weapons.
|Mundane||Magical||Unrandart shillelagh "Devastator"|
- Prior to 0.23, Killer Klowns didn't spawn with highly enchanted, branded clubs.
- Prior to 0.16, club-stabbing a monster would confuse it for 1-3 turns.
- Prior to 0.14, clubs also qualified as throwing weapons, and they were suitable for use with the Sticks to Snakes spell.
|Axes||Battleaxe • Broad axe • Executioner's axe • Hand axe • War axe|
|Maces & Flails||Club • Demon whip • Dire flail • Eveningstar • Flail • Giant club • Giant spiked club • Great mace • Mace (Hammer) • Morningstar • Sacred scourge • Whip|
|Long Blades||Demon blade • Double sword • Eudemon blade • Falchion • Great sword • Long sword • Scimitar • Triple sword|
|Polearms||Bardiche • Demon trident • Glaive • Halberd (Scythe) • Spear • Trident • Trishula|
|Ranged Weapons||Arbalest • Hand crossbow • Longbow • Shortbow • Sling • Triple crossbow|
|Short Blades||Dagger • Quick blade • Rapier • Short sword|
|Staves||Lajatang • Magical staff • Quarterstaff|
|Throwing||Boomerang • Dart • Javelin • Large rock • Stone • Throwing net|