Club

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Club

Club

"A shaped stick, heavy at one end, for bashing enemies to death. This weapon is so old it's part of human biology. Evolutionary biologists say that a major reason humans can tilt our wrists side-to-side (instead of just forward-and-back like other primates) is to be able to better swing a club."


Base Stats

Type
EquipmentWeapons
Mass
2 kg
Class
Neolithic

Melee Combat

Mode
Melee
Melee Attack 1
handle
9 dmg (Poke)
2 seconds cooldown
13% armor penetration
Melee Attack 2 
head
14 dmg (Blunt)
2 seconds cooldown
21% armor penetration
Melee Average DPS
6.27
Melee Average AP
19%

Creation

Crafted At
Crafting spot.png/Fueled smithy.png/TableSmithing.png
Work To Make
1,200 ticks (20 secs)
Stuff tags
Metallic, Woody, Stony
Resources to make
Buildingmats.png 40
Technical
weaponTags
NeolithicMeleeBasic


The club is a neolithic melee weapon that does a moderate amount of blunt damage and has a moderate-long cooldown. As a blunt weapon, it doesn't cause bleeding (unless a body part gets destroyed), and generally do more damage against armor when compared to sharp weapons.

Acquisition

Clubs can also be crafted at a crafting spot, fueled smithy, or electric smithy without any research required; with Building Material (steel, wood, plasteel, etc.) 40 Stuff (Wood/Metals/Stone) and 1,200 ticks (20 secs) of work. They can also be purchased from any combat supplier or war merchant, or obtained from melee raiders drops.

Analysis

Clubs are generated without a quality level - in essence, all clubs are "normal." This makes them worth considering if you have no competent crafters yet. With underwhelming damage output, clubs only make sense as melee options in the early game; once you have craftsmen capable of reliably producing better than normal quality weapons, there is little reason to ever build a club again. Although uranium clubs are effective weapons for use against armored foes, maces are clearly superior (although more expensive) weapons, especially if they are high quality.

Material table

In the following table, clubs of different types along with their damage charts are displayed.

Material Beauty Market Value Work To Make Melee Damage Per Second Melee Armor Penetration
Gold 17 $4005 18 6.27 19%
Granite -3 $41.62 26 4.82 19%
Jade 7 $205 28 7.23 28%
Limestone -3 $41.62 26 4.82 19%
Marble -2 $40.97 23 4.82 19%
Plasteel -3 $370 44 7.05 17%
Sandstone -3 $40.75 22 4.82 19%
Silver 3 $405 20 6.27 19%
Slate -3 $41.62 26 4.82 19%
Steel -3 $80.32 20 6.27 19%
Uranium -3 $250 38 8.55 28%
Wood -3 $51.02 14 5.64 17%


Version History

  • 0.7.581 - Added
  • Beta 18 - clubs no longer generate with a quality value.
  • 1.1 - Wooden club is burnable now and the metallic variants are smeltable