War mattock

The official GemStone IV encyclopedia.
(Redirected from Mattock)
Jump to: navigation, search

The war mattock is one of many large Two-Handed Weapons that is effective against players and creatures in all armor types. It evolved from tools used to dig trenches. Much like the military pick, the mattock bears a spike which is attached at a right angle to the haft. However, on the other side the war mattock bears a flat edge which was once used for digging. Since the war mattock does only crushing damage, it is possible to guarantee, with a high enough endroll, a fatal result with aimed attacks to the target's head. This is due to the combination of game mechanics involving critical randomization and the instant death result from a rank 5 crush critical to the target's head.

Maul used to be an alternate verb for a War mattock. Some old mauls are still mattock base, and can be converted to the maul base at a portal in the local weapons shop. The two bases are still extremely similar.

Alternate Names

  • mattock
  • oncin
  • pickaxe
  • sabar

Game Mechanics

Use: Two-handed

Weapon AG Cloth Leather Scale Chain Plate RT Min RT Damage Type STR/DU
AsG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
War mattock DF .550 .450 .425 .375 .275 7 5 Crush 60/145
AvD 32 37 36 35 34 44 42 40 38 48 44 40 36 53 47 41 35

The standard weight of the war mattock is 8 lbs.

Note: To edit this table go to Template:Weapon table war mattock

Related articles

References