Dire flail

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Name Dire flail
Skill Maces & Flails
Damage 13
Accuracy -3
Base delay (%) 13 (130%)
Min delay 6 at skill 14
Hands 2H
Size Medium
Ranged? No
A spiked flail with longer spikes and a heavier head

"'Ah! ah! ah!' laughed his two men, 'how the Norman villains will be humbled when they see their doughty knight's skull beaten in by our brave countrymen.'"

-Tale of Chivalry; or, Perils by Flood and Field_. 1830.

This weapon falls into the 'Maces & Flails' category. It is a two handed weapon, and it is best used by the strong.

Dire flails have a fairly low base delay considering their damage output, although they are two-handed. If you're a mace user and haven't yet found a shield, consider using one even if you are planning to ultimately go for a one-handed weapon; it has better damage output than all one-handed maces except eveningstars and demon whips, both of which are quite rare.

Dire flail
Mundane Dire flail1.png
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Artifact Dire flail3.png
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