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Version 0.28: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Name Club
Skill Maces & Flails
Damage 5
Accuracy +3
Base delay (%) 13 (130%)
Min delay 6 at skill 14
Hands 1H
Size Medium
Ranged? No
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.

From the learndb: "Not a terrible weapon forged in the fires of hell -- just a terrible weapon."

There is no reason you should ever fight with a club. They are strictly inferior to whips, which are almost as commonplace.

Even freshly started spellcaster characters should avoid using clubs, whenever possible. A club is only marginally more powerful than unskilled Unarmed Combat; you might as well wait until you get a dagger or whip off of a kobold or something.

Mundane Magical Unrandart shillelagh "Devastator"
Club.png Club2.png Shillelagh devastator.png


  • 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 BattleaxeBroad axeExecutioner's axeHand axeWar axe
Bows Shortbow (Arrow) • Longbow (Arrow)
Crossbows Arbalest (Bolt) • Hand crossbow (Bolt) • Triple crossbow (Bolt)
Maces & Flails ClubDemon whipDire flailEveningstarFlailGiant clubGiant spiked clubGreat maceMaceMorningstarSacred scourgeWhip
Long Blades Demon bladeDouble swordEudemon bladeFalchionGreat swordLong swordScimitarTriple sword
Polearms BardicheDemon tridentGlaiveHalberdScytheSpearTridentTrishula
Short Blades DaggerQuick bladeRapierShort sword
Slings Fustibalus (Sling bullet, Stone) • Hunting sling (Sling bullet, Stone)
Staves LajatangMagical staffQuarterstaff
Throwing BoomerangDartJavelinLarge rockStoneThrowing net