The mace is a melee weapon in RimWorld that does a moderate amount of damage, has a moderate cooldown, and deals blunt damage.
As is typical with any blunt weapon, mace attacks don't cause bleeding (unless a body part gets destroyed), and generally fares better against armor when compared to sharp weapons. Compared to its neolithic 'ancestor', the club, the mace is somewhat more expensive to produce and has a slightly shorter cooldown period.
Although generally unimpressive as far as baseline damage output goes, a steel mace can actually hold its own against the almighty plasteel longsword against armored targets, with the former having an 11% higher damage output than the latter. However, the plasteel longsword still eclipses the steel mace against unarmored targets with a staggering 67% lead.
Interestingly, jade clubs actually have a slightly superior (1.27% higher) damage output when compared to plasteel maces, but the latter can still pull ahead due to how the game handles armor rating, the plasteel mace's superior cooldown and if the mace has a better quality.
Since Beta 18, it has a massive advantage over the club in its ability to have qualities higher than Normal, boosting its damage output compared to it.
Maces can be purchased from outlander and orbital combat suppliers, or obtained from outlander and pirate raiders. Maces can also be crafted at any smithy once the smithing research has been completed; from 75 of any metallic or wooden material, and 10,000 (166.67 secs) of work.
Combat Performance per Material
|Base DPS ||5.556||6||7.5||6.5||6.364||6.296|
|Armored DPS ||4.444||5||6.25||5||5||5.185|
- Damage per second
- Normal quality armor vest (50% sharp damage reduction and 10% deflection; 20% blunt damage reduction)