Baldur's Gate II Equipment Database: Search Results
War Hammer Code: HAMM01
Category: Weapon (War Hammer) Value: 2
Lore Req to ID: 0 Weight: 6

One-Handed Weapon
Damage: 1d4+1
Damage Type: Crushing
Speed Factor: 4
Proficiency: War Hammer

Requires: 9 Strength

Mounted knights cannot effectively use long pole weapons while on horseback and, as a result, many weapons have been fitted with shorter shafts so they may be wielded with just one hand. Maces and flails are two examples of this -- the war hammer is another. The horseman's war hammer is the descendent of the Lucerne hammer. It is made entirely of steel, with rondels protecting and strengthening the grip. (Rondels are small disks of metal, often shaped into decorative designs.) The shaft is about eighteen inches long.