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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Name Morningstar
Skill Maces & Flails
Damage 13
Accuracy -2
Base delay (%) 15 (150%)
Min delay 7 at skill 16
Hands 1H
Size Medium
Ranged? No
A mace with a head covered in short spikes.

"Little did then his pomp of plumes bestead
The Azteca, or glittering pride of gold.
Against the tempered sword; little his casque,
Cay with its feathery coronal, or drest
In graven terrors, when the Briton's hand
Drove in through helm and head the spiked mace;
Or swung its iron weights in shattering sway.
Which, where they fell, destroyed."

-Robert Southey, _Madoc_. 1805

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

Morningstars have the best damage of all the "common" one-handed weapons, although with no special abilities like cleaving or reaching. They are reasonable weapons to use until you find an eveningstar, demon whip, or a two-handed weapon.

Mundane Morningstar1.png
Magical Morningstar2.png
Artifact Morningstar3.png
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  • Prior to 0.12, morningstars had only 10 base damage and -1 accuracy.
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