Maces & Flails

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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

The Maces & Flails skill denotes how powerful your character is with bludgeoning and bashing instruments. These weapons are some of the most damaging in the game. It crosstrains with the Axes skill and the Staves skill.

Aptitudes

At Ba DE Dg Ds Dj Dr Fe Fo Gr Gh Gn HO Hu Ko Mf Mi Mu Na Op On Sp Te Tr Vp VS
-1 1 -3 -1 -1 -2 0 N/A 0 0 -1 8 1 0 -1 -2 2 -2 0 0 0 -3 1 -1 -2 -1

List of Maces & Flails

Name Dam Hit Speed Hands Size Dam Type Prob
Club 5 +3 13 One Little Crushing 0
Whip 6 +2 11 One Little Slashing 0
Mace 8 +3 14 One Little Crushing 10
Flail 10 0 14 One Little Crushing 10
Morningstar 13 -2 15 One Little Crushing/Piercing 10
Demon whip 11 +1 11 One Little Slashing 2
Sacred scourge 12 +0 11 One Little Slashing 0
Dire flail 13 -3 13 Two Medium Crushing/Piercing 10
Eveningstar 15 -1 15 One Little Crushing/Piercing 2
Great mace 17 -4 17 Two Medium Crushing 10
Giant club 20 -6 16 Two Large Crushing 10
Giant spiked club 22 -7 18 Two Large Crushing/Piercing 10

Strategy

Maces & Flails have no special gimmicks. They don't have the reaching of a Polearm, cleaving of an Axe, and scale with strength (as opposed to Long Blades). To compensate, these weapons generally have higher base damage, tied with Long Blades.

See Also

Skills
Weapons Short BladesLong BladesRanged Weapons

AxesMaces & FlailsPolearmsStavesUnarmed CombatThrowing

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