Overview[edit | edit source]

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War Mace is a melee powerset. It is a Tanker secondary power set in City of Heroes and as of Issue 12 a Brute primary power set in City of Villains.

You can wield a Medieval Mace or other graphic variations and master a variety of powerful Smashing attacks. Attack speeds are good, and the weight of the Mace has good Disorienting capabilities. The sheer weight of this weapon give it a bonus to hit.

Power Tables[edit | edit source]

Brute[edit | edit source]

As of Issue 12, the War Mace powerset is available as a primary set for Brutes. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
Mace Bash.png Bash 1 Melee, Moderate Damage(Smash), Minor Disorient
Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize 1 Melee, High Damage(Smash), Minor Disorient
Mace Jawbreaker.png Jawbreaker 2 Melee, Superior Damage(Smash), Foe: Knockup
Mace BuildUp.png Build Up 6 Self: +Damage, +To-Hit
Mace Clobber.png Clobber 8 Melee, Minor Damage(Smash), Disorient
Mace Taunt.png Taunt 12 Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Foe: Taunt
Mace WhirlingMace.png Whirling Mace 18 Point Blank Area of Effect Melee, Moderate Damage(Smash), Minor Disorient
Mace Shatter.png Shatter 26 Melee, Extreme Damage(Smash), Foe: High Knockback
Mace CrowdControl.png Crowd Control 32 Melee (Cone), Moderate Damage(Smash), Foe: Knockback

Tanker[edit | edit source]

The War Mace powerset is available as a secondary set for Tankers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
Mace Bash.png Bash 1 Melee, Moderate Damage(Smash), Minor Disorient
Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize 2 Melee, High Damage(Smash), Minor Disorient
Mace Jawbreaker.png Jawbreaker 4 Melee, Superior Damage(Smash), Foe: Knockup
Mace Taunt.png Taunt 10 Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Foe: Taunt
Mace BuildUp.png Build Up 16 Self: +Damage, +To-Hit
Mace Clobber.png Clobber 20 Melee, Minor Damage(Smash), Disorient
Mace WhirlingMace.png Whirling Mace 28 Point Blank Area of Effect Melee, Moderate Damage(Smash), Minor Disorient
Mace Shatter.png Shatter 35 Melee, Extreme Damage(Smash), Foe: High Knockback
Mace CrowdControl.png Crowd Control 38 Melee (Cone), Moderate Damage(Smash), Foe: Knockback

Powers[edit | edit source]

The following are powers in the War Mace powerset.

Mace Bash.png Bash[edit | edit source]

You perform a Bashing attack with your mace that deals moderate damage, and can sometimes Disorient your opponent.

Damage Moderate Damage(Smash)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Brute)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 1 (Tanker)
Effects Melee, Minor Disorient
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Stun.png Stuns
IO Taunt.png Taunt

Mace BuildUp.png Build Up[edit | edit source]

Greatly increases the amount of damage you deal for a few seconds, as well as slightly increasing your chance to hit.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 6 (Brute)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 16 (Tanker)
Effects Self: +Damage, +To-Hit
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit Buffs.png Enhance ToHit Buff
Set Categories IO ToHit Buffs.png To Hit Buffs

Mace Clobber.png Clobber[edit | edit source]

You Clobber your foe's head in order to Disorient him. This attack does little damage on its own, but can leave most opponents Disoriented for a very long time.

Damage Minor Damage(Smash)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 8 (Brute)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 20 (Tanker)
Effects Melee, Foe: Disorient
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Stun.png Stuns
IO Taunt.png Taunt

Mace CrowdControl.png Crowd Control[edit | edit source]

You swing your mace in a wide arc in front of you. This attack strikes all foes within melee range, deals them serious damage, and knocks them down.

Damage Moderate Damage(Smash)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 32 (Brute)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 38 (Tanker)
Effects Melee (Cone), Foe: Knockback
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Knockback.png Knockback
IO Taunt.png Taunt

Mace Jawbreaker.png Jawbreaker[edit | edit source]

This upward swing attempts to shatter your opponent's jaw, and has a chance to send him flying upwards into the air.

Damage Superior Damage(Smash)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 2 (Brute)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 4 (Tanker)
Effects Melee, Foe: Knockup
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Knockback.png Knockback
IO Taunt.png Taunt

Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize[edit | edit source]

You attempt to Pulverize your opponent. This attack is slower than Bash but causes more damage. It also has a chance of Disorienting your opponent for a brief time.

Damage High Damage(Smash)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Brute)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 2 (Tanker)
Effects Melee, Minor Disorient
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Stun.png Stuns
IO Taunt.png Taunt

Mace Shatter.png Shatter[edit | edit source]

You attempt to Shatter the bones of your opponent by striking them with all your might. This attack will deal great damage and can knock foes back a great ways. The power of this attack can actually extend a short distance through multiple foes.

Damage Extreme Damage(Smash)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 26 (Brute)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 35 (Tanker)
Effects Melee, Foe: High Knockback
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Knockback.png Knockback
IO Taunt.png Taunt

Mace Taunt.png Taunt[edit | edit source]

Taunts a foe, and all foes around him, to attack you. Useful for pulling villains off an ally who finds himself in over his head.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 12 (Brute)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 10 (Tanker)
Effects Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Foe: Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Taunt.png Taunt

Mace WhirlingMace.png Whirling Mace[edit | edit source]

You swing your mace in a circle all around you, attacking everyone in melee range. Your Whirling Mace deals moderate damage, and has a chance to Disorient every foe you hit.

Damage Moderate Damage(Smash)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 18 (Brute)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 28 (Tanker)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect Melee
Foe: Minor Disorient
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Stun.png Stuns
IO Taunt.png Taunt

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The powers Clobber and Jawbreaker were switched in the order that you can obtain them on August 1, 2006.

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