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A heavy mace

A heavy mace is a simple, one-handed melee weapon, much like a club made from metal.

DescriptionEdit

The heavy mace is the larger brother of the light mace. It has a longer and thicker metal haft and a larger head than the light mace. The flanges on the striking head are bigger and often more elaborate. Heavy maces are not to be confused with the morning star which is even longer and has spikes protruding out of the head. An average heavy mace costs 12gp and weighs 8lbs (3.6kg).[1]

See also: Mace and Morning star

UseEdit

The mace is the natural development of the club and is made completely out of metal, making it a heavy but difficult to break weapon. This weapon is intended to be used one-handed and is simple enough for most character classes to use without any training.[2] Mounted horsemen often use maces with slightly longer hafts to reach both mounted and unmounted opponents.

RealmsloreEdit

The weapon is often found in the hands of adventurers from Cormyr, the Savage Frontier and Vaasa.[citation needed]

Notable heavy macesEdit

Dawnspeaker
favored weapon of pre-Spellplague diety Lathander.
Glowhammer
favored weapon of Marthammor Duin, the dwarven god of wanderers.
Rod of Four Moons
favored weapon of the moon goddess Selûne.
Venommace
favored weapon of Selvetarm, a chaotic evil demigod who served Lolth
Wrath of Righteousness
favored weapon of Berronar Truesilver, the goddess matriarch of the dwarven pantheon.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 117. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  2. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 119. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.

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