Great mace

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Name Great mace
Weight 27.0 aum
Skill Maces & Flails
Damage 18
Accuracy -4
Base delay (%) 17 (170%)
Min delay 7 at skill 20
Hands 2H
Size  ?
Ranged? No


An enormous metal war club, of great cumbrousness.

"There will arise one named Feridoun, who shall inherit thy throne and reverse thy fortunes, and strike thee down with a cow-headed mace."

-Firdausi, _Shahnameh_. ca. 1000 A.D.

trans. Helen Zimmern, 1883.

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

The great mace is the largest and heaviest weapon in the Maces & Flails category that most species can wield. While it's less powerful than a triple sword and cannot cleave like an executioner's axe, it can still deal heavy damage and reaches its minimum delay at a lower skill level. Ogres and trolls who plan to wield two-handed weapons will want a giant spiked club, but this is a good endgame weapon for more average-sized Maces & Flails users.

Image
Mundane Mace large1.png
Magical/Artifact Mace large2.png
Unrandarts
"Undeadhunter" Great mace undeadhunter.png
Mace of Variability Mace of variability.png

History

In 0.14 their base damage will be reduced (back) to 17. In addition, they will be rarer.

Weapons
Axes BattleaxeBroad axeExecutioner's axeHand axeWar axe
Bows Bow (Arrow) • Longbow (Arrow)
Crossbows Crossbow (Bolt)
Maces & Flails ClubDemon whipDire flailEveningstarFlailGiant clubGiant spiked clubGreat maceHammerMaceMorningstarRodSacred scourgeWhip
Long Blades Blessed bladeDemon bladeDouble swordEudemon bladeFalchionGreat swordLong swordScimitarTriple sword
Polearms BardicheDemon tridentGlaiveHalberdScytheSpearTridentTrishula
Short Blades DaggerQuick bladeSabreShort sword
Slings Sling (Sling bullet, Stone)
Staves LajatangMagical staffQuarterstaff
Throwing Blowgun (Needle) • DartJavelinLarge rockStoneThrowing net