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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 Maces


How Arthas's Hammer Was Turned Into Shadowmourne - Warcraft Lore

, the two-handed paladin warhammer of Arthas Menethil.


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.


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