A mace is a type of blunt weapon that consists of a heavy head at the end of a rod. Depending on the design, the head may be flanged or spiked to ensure greater lethality.
A more advanced form of the club, the mace is characterized by a heavy head—often roughly spherical—planted atop a rod. Although longer than that of a one-handed sword grip, the design of a mace ensures that it is most effectively wielded in one hand unless it were a long mace. Like any club, wounds are inflicted primarily through crushing blows rather than through thrusting or slashing. However, in many designs, the head is flanged or spiked to ensure that beyond blunt force trauma only, targets may also be pierced or lacerated by the impact of sharp edges. If spiked, the mace is more specifically known as a morningstar. In contrast to clubs, maces are generally forged from metal rather than fashioned from wood and are fairly capable of parrying against the strikes of bladed weapons.
In the 12th century, the Sultan of Egypt and Syria, Saladin, equipped some of the infantry in his army with maces. His macemen were deployed alongside other soldiers during his assault on the Assassin Brotherhood's stronghold of Masyaf in 1176.
In Europe, maces were commonly utilized by mercenary and state armies alike throughout the Renaissance. Guards in cities such as Florence, Venice, and Rome were just as likely to be serviced with maces as they were with swords. The Ottoman Empire also heavily employed the weapon, as did Templars such as Kadir. The notorious Voivode of Wallachia, Vlad Tepes, possessed at least two maces whose heads carried axe blades all around their axes, essentially merging the designs of a mace and a battle-axe in one. Although they were becoming obsolete by the 18th century, maces were still present in Parisian markets at the time of the French Revolution.
Peloponnesian War (5th century BCE)
|Name||Rarity||Damage Per Second||Attributes||Availability|
|Forged Mace of the Isu||Rare|
|Mace of the Rebellion||Epic||??||??||Complete Free Their Minds, the Rest Will Follow|
|Mace of the Sphinx||Epic||??|| + % Assassin Damage|
+ % Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
+ % Fire Damage
|Complete Awaken the Myth|
|Ritual Mace||Common||353 DPS||3% Warrior Damage|
4% Fire Damage
|Typhon's Mace||Legendary||??||??||Eliminate Exekias|
|Unrefined Adamant Mace||Complete Most Adamantly||??||??|
Italian Renaissance (15th century)
|Flanged Mace||3||3||3||10500ƒ||Sequence 6|
|Cavalieri Mace||4||2||2||20800ƒ||Sequence 7|
Italian Renaissance (16th century)
|Flanged Mace||3||3||3||N/A||Sequence 3|
|Condottiero Mace||3||5||3||11600ƒ||Sequence 6|
|Cavalieri Mace||2||1||1||6400ƒ||Renovate 5 blacksmiths|
|Condottiero Mace||2||2||2||10120||Sequence 4|
|Byzantine Mace||3||5||3||18055||Sequence 7|
|Ottoman Mace||4||4||2||N/A||Complete all Thieves Guild challenges|
|Mace||* * *||3||3||4||2||1,000₣||Additional Damage: +25%||N/A|
|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|
|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|
|Ceremonial long mace||* * * * *||6||6||3||4||25,000₣||Additional Damage: +25%||N/A|
|Heavy Morningstar||* * *||3||3||1||1||1,000₣||Additional Damage: +25%||N/A|
|Heavy War Mace||* * * * *||6||6||1||1||25,000₣||Additional Damage: +25%||N/A|
- The mace is the default weapon for two multiplayer characters of Assassin's Creed: Revelations: the Bombardier and the Count.
- Assassin's Creed II
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
- Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations
- Assassin's Creed: Unity