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A Prussian War Hammer

Blunt weapons, or bludgeoning weapons,[1] are a class of melee weapons designed to inflict damage through blunt force trauma rather than through piercing or slicing. They are characterized by a general lack of sharp edges–though flanged variants exist–serving to crush targets with such force that bones may even be fractured. Most commonly, weapons that fall under this category include medium weapons such as maces, clubs, and war hammers. Tools not intended for use as weapons but improvised in such a capacity can qualify as blunt weapons in practice if the end used to inflict injury is dull.

Throughout history, blunt weapons have been utilized in warfare, seeing service with city guards and field soldiers alike. They were also employed, to a lesser extent, by the members of the Assassin Brotherhood which generally preferred the sword as standard equipment instead. As with their bladed counterparts, swords, maces and war hammers were gradually phased out with the advent of firearm technology. Nevertheless, just as the case with shorter bladed weapons (i.e. knives), they persist as the standard equipment of many police and security officers in the form of batons.

Much like swords, blunt weapons possess long reach, great power, and a quick attack rate, though not as much as long weapons, heavy weapons, and short blades respectively, and are among the more balanced of melee weapons.

Description

As its name suggests, blunt weapons are, in the simplest terms, weapons that are blunt, lacking sharp edges with which injury can be inflicted through cutting or piercing—at least in hindsight. Technically, however, blunt weapons do not have to be entirely devoid of sharp points, a prominent example being the flanged mace.[2] Sophisticated blunt weapons, including the iron blade war club may even be bladed or possess keen edges to augment their deadliness.[3] As a result, they can perhaps more accurately be described as weapons designed for crushing rather than thrusting or slashing attacks.

History

As the most basic form of weaponry, blunt weapons have been universally utilized as weapons for the entirety of human history. The development of swords and spears led to clubs being superseded as the common weapon for warfare although more and more sophisticated variants of blunt weapons continued to be invented, such as maces and war hammers.[2][4][5][6] Both saw service with city guards and in the field of battle during the course of European and Middle Eastern history, and in the Siege of Masyaf in 1176, they were wielded by select units of the Saracen cavalry.[7]

Among the indigenous peoples of the Americas, such as the Kanien'kehá:ka, who did not smith swords, war clubs became the primary wartime weapon alongside hatchets called tomahawks.[3] Uniquely, the Mesoamericans invented a hybrid between the sword and the club, the macuahuitl, a flattened wooden club studded with obsidian blades all along its edges.[8]

While the Assassins and Templars more often serviced swords, blunt weapons still found favor among certain members of both factions, such as the Irish carpenter Liam O'Brien and the Ottoman bombardier Kadir.[3][5] The advance of firearm technology gradually rendered maces and war hammers obsolete, but the unconventional nature of the war between the Assassins and the Templars ensured that these weapons were phased out slower among their groups. Indeed, during the French Revolution, the Parisian Brotherhood armed themselves with a diverse range of equipment, including a variety of blunt weapons, such as long maces, morning stars, and heavy war maces, weapons that were no longer in standard use among contemporary soldiers of regular armies.[6]

From the Industrial Revolution onward, batons prevailed as the common blunt weapon still in use, figuring as part of the standard equipment of police and security guards throughout the world, including those in employ with the Metropolitan Police Service and Abstergo Industries.[3][9][10]

Weapon statistics

Peloponnesian War (5th century BCE)

Heavy blunts

Name Rarity DPS (Max Lvl 50) Attributes Availability
Archer's Mace Rare 7469 ?? Complete Waiting for Galarnos
Argos Priest Mace Rare 7469 +23% Hunter Damage
+50% Adrenaline on Headshot Kill
Complete The Priests of Asklepios
Atlantean Mace Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Bludgeon Mace Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Boeotian Rhapsody Epic 7829 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Adrenaline per Hit
+ % All Damage
Loot the epic chest at the Akropolis of Thebes
Bone Mace Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Ceremonial Mace Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Champion's Mace Rare 7469  ?? Complete Legend No More
Cursed Mace of Herakles Legendary 8257 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
Tamed beasts deal Fire Damage
Defeat Herakles
Dumontos' Kolossos Mace Epic 7829 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Damage on Animals
+ % Damage on Athenian Soldiers
Loot the epic chest at Lake Poseidon
Forged Mace of the Isu Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Giant Mace Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Hammer of Horns Legendary 8257  ?? Helix Store, Oikos of the Olympians
Hammer of Jason Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
+20% Damage with Shield Break Ability
Loot the legendary chest in Mycenae
Hammerhead Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+20% Damage with Overpower Abilities
+30% Damage while Low Health
Purchase the Shark Pack DLC
Heavy Mace Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Herakles' Mace Legendary 8257 +25% Hunter Damage
+30% Adreline per Hit
+40% Damage with Bows when Above Target
Loot the legendary chest in the Temple of Demeter and Kore
Isu-Forged Assassin's Mace Legendary 8257 +25% Assassin Damage
+30% Damage with Daggers
Reduce all Cooldowns by 10% on Assassin Ability Kill
Use the Forge of Atlantis
Isu-Forged Hunter's Mace Legendary 8257 +25% Hunter Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
Basic Arrows Damage applies to Nearby Enemies
Use the Forge of Atlantis
Isu-Forged Warrior's Mace Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
Melee Attack Damage applies to Nearby Enemies
Use the Forge of Atlantis
Kolossos Mace Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Mace of Atlantis Epic 7829  ?? Complete The Gates of Atlantis
Mace of Chalkis Rare 7469  ?? Complete Sharp Tongue
Mace of Justice Rare 7469 (Randomised) Complete Witness Him
Mace of the Rebellion Epic 7829 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Damage on Isu
+ % Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
Complete Free Their Minds, the Rest Will Follow
Mace of the Sphinx Epic 7829 + % Assassin Damage
+ % Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
+ % Fire Damage
Complete Awaken the Myth
Mallet of Everlasting Flame Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+40% Fire Damage
Weapon Damage becomes Fire Damage
Defeat a mercenary with the epithet "the Smoldering"
Markos' Tenderizer Epic 7829  ?? Loot a chest in Aristocratic Residences
Meatgrinder Common 7113 (Randomized) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Minotaur Mace Rare 7469 + % Assassin Damage
+ % CRIT Damage while Full Health
Complete What Lies Below the Surface
Monger's Dominator Epic 7829 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
+ % Adrenaline per CRIT
Defeat The Monger in Hades
Morning Star Common 7113 (Ramdomized) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Nemean Claws Legendary 8257  ?? Purchase the Nemean Lion Pack DLC
Ornate Mace Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Plunder Mace Rare 7469  ?? Complete We're Not Thieves
Poultry Pestle Epic 7829  ?? Loot the Epic chest at Alektryon's Rest
Ritual Mace Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Self-Defence Mace Rare 7469  ?? Complete Takes Drachmae to Make Drachmae
Sledgehammer Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829 (Randomised)
Testikles' Nutcracker Epic 7829 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Damage on Spartan Soldiers
+ % Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
Defeat Testikles in Hades
Testiklos' Nutcracker Epic 7829 +20% Warrior Damage
+32% Adrenaline per CRIT
+24% Adrenaline per Hit
Defeat Testiklos the Nut
The Rearranger Rare 7469 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Fire Damage
Ubisoft Club
The Roar Unending Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+10% All Damage
+20% damage with Fury of the Bloodline ability
Defeat The Immortals
Typhon's Mace Legendary 8257 +25% assassin damage
+30% damage with heavy blunt weapons
+20% damage with charged heavy attack ability
Defeat Exekias
Wooden Mace Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829

Staffs

Name Rarity DPS (Max Lvl 50) Attributes Availability
Agapios' Staff Rare 7469 ?? Complete Wasn't Born the Kingfisher
Argolis Walking Staff Rare 7469 +23% Warrior Damage
+30% Damage with Staffs
Complete Speak No Evil
Battle Staff Epic 2464 +14% Warrior Damage
+5% All Damage
+6% Hunter Damage
Blacksmith, Loot
Champion's Staff Rare 2349 +13% Assassin Damage
+9% Damage with Staffs
Complete Legend No More
Enigma Legendary 8257 +21% Hunter Damage
+32% Fire Damage
+50% Elemental Buildup but -25% Physical Damage
Purchase Sphinx Pack DLC
Forged Staff of the Isu Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot.
Epic 7829 (Randomised)
Gilded Staff Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot.
Epic 7829 (Randomised)
Golden Harbinger Legendary 8257 +17% Hunter Damage
+30% Headshot Damage
1% Health Restored on Headshots
Defeat Gergis
Greek Staff Common - Epic 193 +7% Hunter Damage
+8% Damage on Athenian Soldiers
Blacksmith, Loot.
Heavy Staff Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829 (Randomised)
Hippokrates' Staff Rare 7469 ?? Complete A Growing Sickness
Lakonian Staff Rare 2349 +13% Warrior Damage
+20% Fire Damage
??
Mikkos' Staff Epic 1912 +14% Hunter Damage
+15% Adrenaline per Hit
+20% Adrenaline per CRIT
Complete Tough Love
Olympian Torch Legendary 8257 +15% Warrior Damage
+4% Fire Damage
+50% Elemental Buildup with Warrior Abilities
Purchase from Helix Store
Ornate Staff Rare 2271 +13% Hunter Damage
+15% Damage with Staffs
Blacksmith, Loot.
Rod of Asklepios Legendary 8257 +25% Assassin Damage
+30% Adrenaline per Hit
Convert CRIT Chance to Damage but cannot CRIT
Defeat Iokaste
Rough Staff Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot.
Epic 7829 (Randomised)
Royal Staff Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829 (Randomised)
Rusty Staff Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Scepter of Samothrake Rare 7469 +23% Hunter Damage
+30% Damage with Staffs
Purchase from Helix Store
Shepherd's Cane Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot.
Snake Staff Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot.
Staff of Athens Rare 2349 +13% Assassin Damage
+5% All Damage
??
Staff of Knowledge Epic 7829 +14% Assassin Damage
+25% CRIT Damage
+20% Poison Damage
Defeat The Master
Staff of the Dead Legendary 8257 + % Hunter Damage
+ % Poison Damage
Tamed beasts deal Poison Damage
Complete Guardian of the Gates
Staff of the Dikastes Legendary 8257 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Damage with Staffs
Staff Damage becomes Knockdown Damage
Complete Welcome Home
Witch's Staff Rare 7469 +23% Hunter Damage
+40% Poison Damage
Complete Heart of Stone

Ptolemaic Egypt (1st century BCE)

Heavy blunts

Name Rarity Quality (Max Level 40) Damage (Max Level 40) Attributes Availability
Bone-Cracker Rare 87 404 Adrenaline on Kill III

Adrenaline Regeneration I

Blacksmith, Loot
Boredom Bane Common Adrenaline on Kill I Blacksmith, Loot
Bronze Bludgeon Common 84 401 Adrenaline on Kill II Blacksmith, Loot
Copper Mace Legendary 92 408 Adrenaline on Kill IIII

Combo Multiplier I

Health on Hit

Blacksmith, Loot
Diamond Exchange Common 85 404 Adrenaline on Kill II Blacksmith, Loot
Eye of Apep Legendary 91 409 Adrenaline on Kill II

Critical Hit Damage III

Poison on Hit

Desert Cobra Pack DLC
Eye of Ra Legendary 91 404 Adrenaline on Kill III

Adrenaline on Hurt II

On Fire

Helix Store, Nomad's Bazaar
Face-Breaker Rare 86 404 Adrenaline on Kill I

Adrenaline Regeneration II

??
Festus's Thunder Ball Common 85 401 Adrenaline on Kill III Blacksmith, Loot
Glowing Mace Legendary First Civilization Pack
Gruesome Mattock Rare Adrenaline on Kill II

Bleeding on Hit I

Blacksmith, Loot
Headache Remedy Legendary 93 412 Adrenaline on Kill III

Adrenaline on Hurt II

Sleep on Hit

Blacksmith, Loot
LOLCAT Legendary 91 404 Adrenaline on Kill IV

Critical Hit Rate I

Health on Hit

Wacky Items Pack
Mace Common Adrenaline on Kill I Blacksmith, Loot
Marcus's Thunder Ball Common Adrenaline on Kill III Blacksmith, Loot
Minoan Poppy Pin Common 85 408 Adrenaline on Kill I Blacksmith, Loot
No Borders Legendary 95 641 Adrenaline on Kill II

Adrenaline on Hurt III

Health for Damage

Nomad's Bazaar
Sharur Rare 88 408 Adrenaline on Kill III

Critical Hit Rate I

??
Skull Breaker Rare 86 404 Adrenaline on Kill III

Adrenaline Regeneration I

Tribal Pack DLC
Spade of all Trades Common 84 404 Adrenaline on Kill I Blacksmith, Loot
Sycamore Rare Adrenaline on Kill I

Critical Hit Rate II

Uplay
The Uab Block Common Adrenaline on Kill II Blacksmith, Loot

Scepters

Name Rarity Quality (Max Level 40) Damage (Max Level 40) Attributes Availability
Acacia Rod Rare 87 277

Combo Multiplier III

Critical Hit Rate I

Blacksmith, Loot, Nomad's Bazaar
Alexandria's Light Legendary 91 277

Combo Mutiplier II

Critical Hit Rate III

On Fire

Helix Store, Nomad's Bazaar
Apep's Staff Legendary 92 280

Combo Multiplier III

Adrenaline on Hurt III

Poison on Hit

Helix Store, Nomad's Bazaar
Bladed Scepter Rare

Combo Multiplier II

Bleeding on Hit I

Blacksmith, Loot
Bringer of Chaos Common Combo Multiplier II Blacksmith, Loot
Ceremonial Staff Legendary 92 284

Combo Multiplier IV

Adrenaline on Kill I

On Fire

Blacksmith, Loot
Cotton Swab Legendary 91 275 Combo Multiplier III

Adrenaline on Kill III

Health on Hit

Wacky Items Pack
Cypriot Gabbro Head Common 85 268 Combo Multiplier III Blacksmith, Loot
Hasanlu Skeptron Common 85 277 Combo Multiplier II Blacksmith, Loot
Nubian Scepter Legendary 92 284

Combo Multiplier II

Adrenaline Regeneration III

Sleep on Hit

Nomad's Bazaar
Peasant's Scepter Common 84 277 Combo Multiplier II Blacksmith, Loot
Pharaoh's Mace Common Combo Multiplier II Blacksmith, Loot
Raneb's Hammer Legendary

Combo Multiplier III

Adrenaline Regeneration I

Health for Critical

Blacksmith, Loot
Ritual Scepter Rare 86 277

Combo Multiplier II

Critical Hit Damage I

Tribal Pack DLC
Scepter of Amun Rare 88 277

Combo Multiplier II

Critical Hit Damage II

Scepter of Thaati Rare 86 277

Combo Multiplier I

Adrenaline Regeneration II

Monster Energy Promotion
Scorpion Sting Legendary 90 277

Combo Multiplier III

Adrenaline on Hurt II

Poison on Hit

Helix Store, Nomad's Bazaar
Siwan Scepter Common Combo Multiplier I Blacksmith, Loot
Staff of Shetep Legendary

Combo Multiplier II

Bleeding on Hit I

Health on Kill

Complete Bad Faith

Italian Renaissance (15th century)

Name Damage Speed Deflect Cost Availability
Mercenario War Hammer 1 1 3 1900ƒ Sequence 3
Maul 2 1 2 3600ƒ Sequence 4
Flanged Mace 3 3 3 10500ƒ Sequence 6
Cavalieri Mace 4 2 2 20800ƒ Sequence 7
Condottiero War Hammer 5 3 4 35000ƒ Collect 50 feathers

Italian Renaissance (16th century)

Name Damage Speed Deflect Cost Availability
Maul 2 1 2 N/A Sequence 3
Flanged Mace 3 3 3 N/A Sequence 3
Mercenario War Hammer 1 3 5 2750ƒ Sequence 4
Lucerne Hammer 2 2 2 6370ƒ Sequence 5
Condottiero Mace 3 5 3 11600ƒ Sequence 6
Condottiero War Hammer 5 3 4 17200ƒ Sequence 8
Cavalieri Mace 2 1 1 6400ƒ Renovate 5 blacksmiths

Ottoman Empire (16th century)

Name Damage Speed Deflect Cost Availability
Prussian War Hammer 1 3 3 2290 Akce Sequence 2
Mercenario War Hammer 2 1 1 7360 Akce Sequence 4
Condottiero Mace 2 2 2 10120 Akce Sequence 4
Sledgehammer 3 4 1 13340 Akce Sequence 5
Byzantine Mace 3 5 3 18055 Akce Sequence 7
Ottoman Mace 4 4 2 N/A Complete all Thieves Guild challenges

American Revolution

Name Damage Speed Combo Cost Availability
Gunstock War Club 3 4 2 £6500 Sequence 6
Wooden War Club 3 3 3 £2650 Sequence 6
Stonehead War Club 3 1 2 £3850 Sequence 9
Obwandiyag's War Club 5 5 1 N/A Sequence 7
Iron Blade War Club 4 5 1 N/A Craft at Homestead

French Revolution

One-Handed

Name Level Damage Parry Speed Range Cost Modifiers Requirements
Warhammer * * 2 2 4 2 250₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
The drumstick * * 1 2 4 2 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Dead KingsEqual Justice
A sculpted human bone * * 3 2 4 2 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Dead KingsThe Unopened Rose
Mace * * * 3 3 4 2 1,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
The Rose Scepter * * * 3 4 4 2 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Dead KingsThe Unopened Rose
Morningstar * * * * 4 4 4 2 5,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
War Mace * * * * * 6 6 4 2 25,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A

Long

Name Level Damage Parry Speed Range Cost Modifiers Requirements
Cogneur * * 2 2 3 4 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Murder Mystery – Ancestral Vengeance
L'étoile polaire * * * 3 3 3 4 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Murder Mystery – Bones of Contention
Spiked staff * * * * 4 4 3 4 5,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Ceremonial long mace * * * * * 6 6 3 4 25,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A

Heavy

Name Level Damage Parry Speed Range Cost Modifiers Requirements
Wooden Hammer * 1 1 1 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Heavy Morningstar * * * 3 3 1 1 1,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Spiked Battle Club * * * * 4 4 1 1 5,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Heavy War Mace * * * * * 6 6 1 1 25,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A

Trivia

  • In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Ezio can perform pistol executions with blunt weapons though they use the same animations and sounds as swords did.
  • Picking up brooms or rakes as weapons in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood allows them to function as blunt weapons and perform certain executions. Killing a guard with a broom grants the Spring Cleaning achievement.
  • In Assassin's Creed: Unity, blunt weapons are classified as "non-lethal" and can never be used to kill an enemy, at most knocking one unconscious. This is in spite of the fact that certain techniques the player character Arno Dorian uses with blunt weapons very clearly crushes an enemy's spine, skull, or chest while some blunt weapons are actually covered in sharp spikes.
    • Rifles in Assassin's Creed: Unity are also classified as "non-lethal" because when used in melee combat, they function as blunt weapons.

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