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Name Mace
Skill Maces & Flails
Damage 8
Accuracy +3
Base delay (%) 14 (140%)
Min delay 7 at skill 14
Hands 1H
Size Little
Ranged? No
A short club with a metal head.

"[My plan] does not propose to fill your lobby with squabbling colony agents, who will require the interposition of your mace at every instant to keep the peace among them."

-Edmund Burke, "On Conciliation With America", speech in Parliament. 1775.

This weapon falls into the Maces & Flails category. It is a one handed weapon.

The mace is a fairly light Maces & Flails weapon. Many backgrounds can start with one.


As a "simple" starting weapon, the mace is slightly weaker than the falchion, but stronger than a hand axe. Maces & Flails scale with strength and have good single-target damage, making them good for characters planning to use heavy armour.

Although a decent option for the early game, you'll want to find something more powerful in fairly short order. Flails are stronger and attack just as quickly, though at an accuracy penalty.

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Axes BattleaxeBroad axeExecutioner's axeHand axeWar axe
Maces & Flails ClubDemon whipDire flailEveningstarFlailGiant clubGiant spiked clubGreat maceMace (Hammer) • MorningstarSacred scourgeWhip
Long Blades Demon bladeDouble swordEudemon bladeFalchionGreat swordLong swordScimitarTriple sword
Polearms BardicheDemon tridentGlaiveHalberd (Scythe) • SpearTridentTrishula
Ranged Weapons ArbalestHand cannonLongbowOrcbowShortbowSlingTriple crossbow
Short Blades DaggerQuick bladeRapierShort sword
Staves LajatangMagical staffQuarterstaff
Throwing BoomerangDartJavelinLarge rockStoneThrowing net