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A '''mace''' is a [[blunt|blunt weapon]], usually consisting of a large heavy metal piece (with a varying set of short edges, points, or protrusions) on a short wooden rod. Some maces are characterized by a long chain connecting the handle and metal ball that swings (commonly called a 'flail') or by fearsome points and edges. They are shorter than [[polearm]]s and blunter than axes. The purpose of a mace is not to cut or slash but to smash and to crack. Maces have essentially the same game mechanics as other melee weapons.
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A '''mace''' is a [[blunt|blunt weapon]], usually composed of a heavy metal piece on the end of a long rod. Flails are characterized by a long swinging chain that connects the handle with a metal ball. Other maces have fearsome short edges, points and protrustions to add slashing damage. They are shorter than [[polearm]]s and blunter than axes. The purpose of a mace is not to cut or slash like a sword or axe, but rather to smash and to crack. The game mechanics for maces are essentially the same as for other weapons.
   
 
* Maces can be given added features by applying a [[weightstone]], [[Enchanting|enchantment]], or a Rogue's [[poison]].
 
* Maces can be given added features by applying a [[weightstone]], [[Enchanting|enchantment]], or a Rogue's [[poison]].
 
* Both one-handed and two-handed maces can be wielded by [[Death Knight]]s, [[Paladin]]s, [[Shaman]]s, [[Druid]]s, and [[Warrior]]s.
 
* Both one-handed and two-handed maces can be wielded by [[Death Knight]]s, [[Paladin]]s, [[Shaman]]s, [[Druid]]s, and [[Warrior]]s.
* [[Rogue]]s and [[Priest]]s only wield one-handed maces.
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* [[Rogue]]s and [[Priest]]s can wield one-handed maces but not two-handed maces.
* One-handed maces are often used by combat rogues because of their high delay and high damage range, and casters because many exist that give benficial [[proc]]s or attribute bonuses.
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* One-handed maces are often used by combat rogues because of the high delay and high damage range, and casters because many exist that provide useful [[proc]]s and/or attributes.
* Many one-handed and two-handed maces are crafted via the [[Blacksmithing]] profession. Blacksmithing also produces other weapon enhancements such as [[weapon chain]]s and [[counterweight]]s.
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* Many one-handed and two-handed maces are crafted via the [[Blacksmithing]] process. Blacksmiths also produce weapon enhancements such as [[weapon chain]]s and [[counterweight]]s.
 
* Humans and Dwarfs [[Mace Specialization|are specialized in wielding maces]], which translates into 5 additional points of [[Expertise]].
 
* Humans and Dwarfs [[Mace Specialization|are specialized in wielding maces]], which translates into 5 additional points of [[Expertise]].
   

Latest revision as of 20:11, June 13, 2011

For the common-quality vendor-sold item, see Mace (item).

A mace is a blunt weapon, usually composed of a heavy metal piece on the end of a long rod. Flails are characterized by a long swinging chain that connects the handle with a metal ball. Other maces have fearsome short edges, points and protrustions to add slashing damage. They are shorter than polearms and blunter than axes. The purpose of a mace is not to cut or slash like a sword or axe, but rather to smash and to crack. The game mechanics for maces are essentially the same as for other weapons.

Notable MacesEdit

LoreEdit

According to Warcraft lore, the two-handed warhammer was the favored weapon of the Knights of the Silver Hand, led by Uther the Lightbringer. Following the death of Uther at the hands of Arthas and the devastation of the Order, the weapon fell out of favor as that exclusively used by paladins.

PatchesEdit

Patch 2.3: Human and Dwarf Mace Specialization now affects Expertise with all Maces


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