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This page is about the weapon. For the card, see Hammer card.

Name Hammer
Skill Maces & Flails
Damage 7
Accuracy +3
Base delay (%) 13 (130%)
Min delay 6 at skill 12
Hands 1H
Size  ?
Ranged? No
A large hammer with a spiked head.

"The hammah that John Henry swung,
It weighed over nine poun',
He broke a rib in his left han' side,
And his intrils fell on the groun',
And his intrils fell on the groun'."

-Onah L. Spencer, _John Henry_. Early 20th cent.

This weapon falls into the Maces & Flails category. It is a one handed weapon, and it is better for the strong.

The hammer is a novelty weapon with mediocre combat performance which you can only find in vaults, most notably Crazy Yiuf's cottage. Although functional early on, their mediocre damage output makes them a poor choice after the earliest floors. Keep an eye out for a good mace, flail, or morningstar to replace it. Due to its superior speed, even a whip is often a better weapon, particularly if it has a good brand such as electrocution.

Mundane Hammer1.png
Magical/Artifact Hammer2.png


Prior to 0.13, hammers were ordinary weapons which you could find randomly generated throughout the Dungeon.

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