A mace is a 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 polearms 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.
- Maces can be given added features by applying a weightstone, enchantment, or a Rogue's poison.
- Both one-handed and two-handed maces can be wielded by Death Knights, Paladins, Shamans, Druids, and Warriors.
- Rogues and Priests only wield one-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 procs or attribute bonuses.
- Many one-handed and two-handed maces are crafted via the Blacksmithing profession. Blacksmithing also produces other weapon enhancements such as weapon chains and counterweights.
- Humans and Dwarfs are specialized in wielding maces, which translates into 5 additional points of Expertise.
- The Doomhammer, legendary weapon of the orc Warchief Orgrim Doomhammer.
- , the reward for completing the paladin quest .
- , available at Exalted reputation with respective Alterac Valley factions.
- , an epic two-hand mace that dropped from Kel'Thuzad in Naxxramas.
- , another epic two-hand mace that drops from High King Maulgar in Gruul's Lair in Blade's Edge Mountains.
- , the two-handed paladin warhammer of Arthas Menethil.
- Krolmir, Hammer of Storms, weapon of Thorim, the Titanic watcher of the Temple of Storms.
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.