Great Mace

icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
173 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
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-
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45.0
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-
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50.0
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45.0
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-
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45.0
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 18.0
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150
Requirements & Bonus
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D - - -
32 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Great Hammer damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Perseverance icon_fp_cost.png 12

Great Mace is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



Large mace wielded by the knights of the Cathedral of the Deep.

The extremely heavy strike attacks of this weapon are devastating and will break weaker shields with a single blow. Wielding such a weapon will require inhuman strength.

Skill: Perseverance
Anchor weapon in earth to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated.



Notes and Tips:

  • Can be Infused and Buffed. Reinforced with Titanite.
  • At 40 Str a Heavy Great Mace +10 has a 1-handed AR of 573.
  • At 66 Strength, a +10 Heavy-infused Great Mace becomes the third strongest Great Hammer. The second strongest being Smough's Great Hammer and the strongest is  Ledo's Great Hammer with 627 AR.
  • Of the elemental infusions, Lightning is the optimal path in terms of AR. With 40/40 Str./Faith a Lightning Great Mace +10 has 722 AR, two-handed.


Trivia

  • Appears to be an Italian-style of mace, or closely resembles one.

 

Location/Where to Find

  • Dropped from Cathedral Knights wielding this weapon (easily farmed from the Dancer of the Boreal Valley bonfire, up the ladder and to the left).



 

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Great Mace Upgrade Table

Max
Regular
Heavy Infusion
Sharp Infusion
Refined Infusion
Raw Infusion
Crystal Infusion
Simple Infusion
Fire Infusion
Chaos Infusion
Lightning Infusion
Blessed Infusion
Deep Infusion
Dark Infusion
Blood Infusion
Poison Infusion
Hollow Infusion

 

Overview table for all upgrades at max level. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular +10 370 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Heavy +10 342 - - - - B - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Sharp +10 342 - - - - E C - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Refined +10 342 - - - - D D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Raw +10 494 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Crystal +10 227 227 - - - D - C - - - - 52.2 49.5 47.5 42.7 42.7
Simple +10 192 201 - - - C - C - - - - 52.2 49.5 47.5 42.7 42.7
Fire +10 296 - 296 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 60 42.7 42.7
Chaos +10 192 - 201 - - D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 55 42.7 42.7
Lightning +10 234 - - 234 - D - - C - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 49.5 42.7
Blessed +10 227 - - - - D - - C - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Deep +10 296 - - - 296 - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 54
Dark +10 192 - - - 201 D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 49.5
Blood +10 286 - - - - C - - - - - 37 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Poison +10 286 - - - - C - - - 37 - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Hollow +10
Luck Bonus ??   Discovery Bonus ??
351 - - - - C - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, ?? titanite shards, ?? large titanite shards, ?? titanite chunks and ?? titanite slab.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular 185 - - - - D - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45 45
Regular +1 203 - - - - D - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45 45
Regular +2 222 - - - - D - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45 45
Regular +3 240 - - - - D - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45 45
Regular +4 259 - - - - D - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45 45
Regular +5 277 - - - - D - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45 45
Regular +6 296 - - - - D - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45 45
Regular +7 314 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45 45
Regular +8 333 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45 45
Regular +9 351 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45 45
Regular +10 370 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45 45

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Heavy Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Heavy 175 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Heavy +1 192 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Heavy +2 209 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Heavy +3 225 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Heavy +4 242 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Heavy +5 259 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Heavy +6 275 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Heavy +7 292 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Heavy +8 309 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Heavy +9 325 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Heavy +10 342 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Sharp Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Sharp 175 - - - - E D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Sharp +1 192 - - - - E D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Sharp +2 209 - - - - E D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Sharp +3 225 - - - - E C - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Sharp +4 242 - - - - E C - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Sharp +5 259 - - - - E C - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Sharp +6 275 - - - - E C - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Sharp +7 292 - - - - E C - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Sharp +8 309 - - - - E C - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Sharp +9 325 - - - - E C - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Sharp +10 342 - - - - E C - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Refined Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Refined 175 - - - - D D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Refined +1 192 - - - - D D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Refined +2 209 - - - - D D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Refined +3 225 - - - - D D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Refined +4 242 - - - - D D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Refined +5 259 - - - - D D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Refined +6 275 - - - - D D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Refined +7 292 - - - - D D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Refined +8 309 - - - - D D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Refined +9 325 - - - - D D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Refined +10 342 - - - - D D - - - - - 55 45 50 45 45
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Raw Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Raw 218 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Raw +1 250 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Raw +2 283 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Raw +3 315 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Raw +4 343 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Raw +5 375 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Raw +6 407 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Raw +7 439 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Raw +8 471 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Raw +9 411 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Raw +10 494 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Crystal Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Crystal 131 131 - - - E - D - - - - 52.2 45 47.5 42.7 42.7
Crystal +1 140 140 - - - D - D - - - - 52.2 45.5 47.5 42.7 42.7
Crystal +2 150 150 - - - D - D - - - - 52.2 45.9 47.5 42.7 42.7
Crystal +3 160 160 - - - D - D - - - - 52.2 46.3 47.5 42.7 42.7
Crystal +4 169 169 - - - D - C - - - - 52.2 46.8 47.5 42.7 42.7
Crystal +5 179 179 - - - D - C - - - - 52.2 47.2 47.5 42.7 42.7
Crystal +6 189 189 - - - D - C - - - - 52.2 47.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Crystal +7 198 198 - - - D - C - - - - 52.2 48.2 47.5 42.7 42.7
Crystal +8 208 208 - - - D - C - - - - 52.2 48.6 47.5 42.7 42.7
Crystal +9 218 218 - - - D - C - - - - 52.2 49.1 47.5 42.7 42.7
Crystal +10 227 227 - - - D - C - - - - 52.2 49.5 47.5 42.7 42.7
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Simple Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Simple 107 107 - - - D - E - - - - 52.2 45 47.5 42.7 42.7
Simple +1 110 112 - - - D - D - - - - 52.2 45.5 47.5 42.7 42.7
Simple +2 114 118 - - - D - D - - - - 52.2 45.9 47.5 42.7 42.7
Simple +3 117 124 - - - D - D - - - - 52.2 46.3 47.5 42.7 42.7
Simple +4 121 130 - - - D - D - - - - 52.2 46.8 47.5 42.7 42.7
Simple +5 125 135 - - - D - D - - - - 52.2 47.2 47.5 42.7 42.7
Simple +6 128 141 - - - D - D - - - - 52.2 47.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Simple +7 132 147 - - - D - D - - - - 52.2 48.2 47.5 42.7 42.7
Simple +8 135 153 - - - D - D - - - - 52.2 48.6 47.5 42.7 42.7
Simple +9 139 158 - - - D - C - - - - 52.2 49.1 47.5 42.7 42.7
Simple +10 192 201 - - - C - C - - - - 52.2 49.5 47.5 42.7 42.7
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Fire Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Fire 136 - 136 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 55 42.7 42.7
Fire +1 150 - 150 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 55.5 42.7 42.7
Fire +2 164 - 164 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 56 42.7 42.7
Fire +3 179 - 179 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 56.5 42.7 42.7
Fire +4 190 - 190 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 57 42.7 42.7
Fire +5 182 - 182 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 57.5 42.7 42.7
Fire +6 193 - 193 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 58 42.7 42.7
Fire +7 203 - 203 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 58.5 42.7 42.7
Fire +8 214 - 214 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 59 42.7 42.7
Fire +9 225 - 225 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 59.5 42.7 42.7
Fire +10 296 - 296 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 60 42.7 42.7
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Chaos Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Chaos 114 - 114 - - E - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 50 42.7 42.7
Chaos +1 117 - 121 - - E - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 50.5 42.7 42.7
Chaos +2 120 - 128 - - D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 51 42.7 42.7
Chaos +3 122 - 135 - - D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 51.5 42.7 42.7
Chaos +4 125 - 143 - - D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 52 42.7 42.7
Chaos +5 128 - 150 - - D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 52.5 42.7 42.7
Chaos +6 131 - 157 - - D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 53 42.7 42.7
Chaos +7 134 - 164 - - D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 53.5 42.7 42.7
Chaos +8 137 - 171 - - D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 54 42.7 42.7
Chaos +9 140 - 178 - - D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 54.5 42.7 42.7
Chaos +10 192 - 201 - - D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 55 42.7 42.7
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Lightning Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Lightning 131 - - 131 - E - - D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 45 42.7
Lightning +1 140 - - 140 - D - - D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 45.5 42.7
Lightning +2 150 - - 150 - D - - D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 45.9 42.7
Lightning +3 160 - - 160 - D - - C - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 46.3 42.7
Lightning +4 169 - - 169 - D - - C - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 46.8 42.7
Lightning +5 179 - - 179 - D - - C - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 47.2 42.7
Lightning +6 189 - - 189 - D - - C - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 47.7 42.7
Lightning +7 198 - - 198 - D - - C - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 48.2 42.7
Lightning +8 208 - - 208 - D - - C - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 48.6 42.7
Lightning +9 218 - - 218 - D - - C - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 49.1 42.7
Lightning +10 234 - - 234 - D - - C - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 49.5 42.7
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blessed Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blessed 140 - - - - D - - D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blessed +1 148 - - - - D - - D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blessed +2 157 - - - - D - - D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blessed +3 166 - - - - D - - D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blessed +4 175 - - - - D - - D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blessed +5 184 - - - - D - - D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blessed +6 193 - - - - D - - D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blessed +7 202 - - - - D - - D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blessed +8 211 - - - - D - - D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blessed +9 220 - - - - D - - C - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blessed +10 227 - - - - D - - C - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Deep Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Deep 136 - - - 136 - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 49.5
Deep +1 150 - - - 150 - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 50
Deep +2 164 - - - 164 - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 50.4
Deep +3 179 - - - 179 - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 50.8
Deep +4 190 - - - 190 - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 51.3
Deep +5 182 - - - 182 - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 51.7
Deep +6 193 - - - 193 - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 52.2
Deep +7 203 - - - 203 - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 52.6
Deep +8 214 - - - 214 - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 53.1
Deep +9 225 - - - 225 - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 53.6
Deep +10 296 - - - 296 - - - - - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 54
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Dark Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Dark 114 - - - 114 E - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 45
Dark +1 117 - - - 121 E - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 45.5
Dark +2 120 - - - 128 E - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 45.9
Dark +3 122 - - - 135 D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 46.3
Dark +4 125 - - - 143 D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 46.8
Dark +5 128 - - - 150 D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 47.2
Dark +6 131 - - - 157 D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 47.7
Dark +7 134 - - - 164 D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 48.2
Dark +8 137 - - - 171 D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 48.6
Dark +9 140 - - - 178 D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 49.1
Dark +10 192 - - - 201 D - D D - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 49.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blood Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blood 166 - - - - D - - - - - 33 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blood +1 178 - - - - D - - - - - 33 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blood +2 190 - - - - D - - - - - 33 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blood +3 202 - - - - D - - - - - 34 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blood +4 214 - - - - D - - - - - 34 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blood +5 226 - - - - C - - - - - 35 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blood +6 238 - - - - C - - - - - 35 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blood +7 250 - - - - C - - - - - 35 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blood +8 262 - - - - C - - - - - 36 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blood +9 274 - - - - C - - - - - 36 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Blood +10 286 - - - - C - - - - - 37 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Poison Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Poison 166 - - - - D - - - 33 - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Poison +1 178 - - - - D - - - 33 - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Poison +2 190 - - - - D - - - 33 - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Poison +3 202 - - - - D - - - 34 - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Poison +4 214 - - - - D - - - 34 - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Poison +5 226 - - - - C - - - 35 - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Poison +6 238 - - - - C - - - 35 - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Poison +7 250 - - - - C - - - 35 - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Poison +8 262 - - - - C - - - 36 - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Poison +9 274 - - - - C - - - 36 - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Poison +10 286 - - - - C - - - 37 - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Hollow Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Luck Bonus Discovery Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Hollow 164 - - - - D - - -     - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Hollow +1 180 - - - - D - - -     - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Hollow +2 197 - - - - D - - -     - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Hollow +3 213 - - - - D - - -     - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Hollow +4 230 - - - - D - - -     - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Hollow +5 246 - - - - C - - -     - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Hollow +6 262 - - - - C - - -     - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Hollow +7 279 - - - - C - - -     - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Hollow +8 295 - - - - C - - -     - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Hollow +9 312 - - - - C - - -     - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7
Hollow +10 351 - - - - C - - -     - - - 52.2 42.7 47.5 42.7 42.7

 


Table Key

 

Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison

 Weight

icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)



 

 




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    • Anonymous

      This can be acquired relatively easily within the cathedral once you've unlocked the second door inside the cleansing chapel. You'll have access to two knights wielding it, so long as you're willing to deal with the thralls. It also nets a decent amount of souls over time

      • Anonymous

        How do I get this? I'm stuck with just the Alright Mace right now, and I'm hoping to get the Excellent Mace before fighting the twin princes, but I just can't find the next Mace upgrade.

        • Anonymous

          Notably at max upgrade the Dragon Tooth is also 342 damage with B scaling but is also has the built in fire and magic resist and both are buffable. Sure not all B scaling is created equal and this probably gets a couple more points of damage, but I'd go with Dragon Tooth over this for the resistances anyway or the Spiked Mace for higher scaling and the bleed with the spinning combat art.

          • Anonymous

            This, Astora Straight Sword, and the Greataxe are some of the best candidates for Hollow infusion at meta level and below

            • Anonymous

              Here's a thing I've been doing recently in PvP. Buff the Great Mace with Blessed Weapon and you gain small aoe blasts that spawns with moves that slams the weapon to the ground. Many were not aware of this and even messaged me if I was hacking, despite me being on PS4.
              Most obscure feature to date. Try it out!

              • Anonymous

                So, is the only reason why Vordt's Hammer is said to be better is that it's one unit lighter and has frost-bite? Because this thing being both buffable AND infusable, while having more damage than Vordt's hammer sounds HUGE... just like the mace itself.

                • Anonymous

                  Sure, it looks like the Mace after doing some pills to, ah, enlarge its handle, but when fully upgraded and given a Heavy infusement, at 66 Strength you're looking at an AR of 650. 650! The only weapons that surpass that is the ridiculously heavy and mid-game Smough's Great Hammer and the extremely heavy and extremely late game Ledo's Great Hammer. You'll need at least 36 Faith to match this beauty's AR with Morne's Great Hammer, which is quite a bit heavier than the Great Mace. And at 10/10 Int/Faith with the Old King's Great Hammer you'll surpass that number as well, but not only is that unlocked later in the game, its split physical/fire damage will decrease your damage output significantly. Sure it's a drain on your Stamina, but buff up your Endurance and your enemies will end before your Stamina does. Slap the Grass Crest Shield onto your back and you'll be an unstoppable force of nature. A fully charged R2 will flatten just about anything, and even bosses will have a bad time when you start swinging. And if you absolutely, positively NEED to hit a fool use Perseverance to become UNSTOPPABLE and make some pancakes.

                  • Anonymous

                    Do i need to do something to get this?? I've been killing both of the cathedral knights outside of the decons of the deep boss room, and i have gotten the full armor set twice, the sword, and the sheild twice, im going on 3 hours, and 50,000 souls. WTF

                    • This weapon has all: PvE PvP and of course MEMES
                      PvE: most enemies are weak to strike damage, and some bosses in particular. Hyper-armor can make you go past other GH and UGS. It will stagger big enemies, and even stunlock silver knights and enemies like them (if they keep attacking you just need to go for r1, they won't land a hit and die in 3 or 4 strikes)
                      PvP: Good against almost every armor, 2 hit combo will deal more than 1000 AR (no buff 40 str heavy infusion +9). Players will also be scared of it and most of them won't recognize it, as it is not very used, and this might give you a little advantage. You can avoid backstabs by attacking unlocked and using the wide swings to cover sides and back.
                      MEMES: Basically Vordt's on steroids, pair it with entire cathedral knight set and go DEUS VULT the heretics. I started this with some summons that i convinced to copy my set. You saw 3 cathedral knights walking at you. If one landed a hit you were already dead.

                      So basically this basic weapon can kill God in three hits. You'll scare or kill anyone so stupid to bash on you, trust me. My previous lv 80 vordt GH and lothric greatshield and armor build wasn't capable of anything (besides dying), while this build is FUNNY and POWERFUL, basically the dream build i gurantee it!

                      • Anonymous

                        Pros:

                        1. high strike damage, 650 AR with 66 str heavy infused

                        2. WA is amazing and has different purpose compared to small weapons wa

                        3. can be buffed and infused and works very good with lightning infusion, a str - faith buid with 40 - 40 will have 378 lightning damage for a total of 722 AR

                        Cons:

                        1. average moveset

                        2. rather heavy with 18 units

                        Others: a regular GH with standart moveset. Perseverance should be used not to begin a fight, cause 1. it takes long to cast compared to little mace for example and 2. it s a mf GH, it has very good hyper armor so one should not be staggered anyway. Instead WA should be used to combo with 2hr1 and 2hr2 to surprise the opponent, for example 2hr2 - wa - 2hr1 - 2hr1 or 2hr1 - 2hr1 -wa - 2hr1, etc

                        a very good choice for area pve due to high poise damage and damage over all. an average choice for pvp due to mediocre moveset but clever use of WA can make this weapon pretty deadly. a good option for bosses weak to strike damage and many of them are. A powerful weapon that can be used in ng 7 without any issues. it s damage and wa are this weapon top perks that makes it the second best GH in the game, behind all mighty great club, because it also has a average to low stam consumption.

                        Enjoy the big pillar!

                        • Anonymous

                          Do you want a weapon that makes you laugh when you STAMP THE **** OUT of an enemy to the ground with a fully charged R2? then this is your weapon.

                          let me tell you something more, if you infuse it with lightning and you hit an invader with a fully charged R2 i'm pretty sure you even delete his character from his savefile, yeah, it hits that hard.

                          Perseverance is just too good.

                          • Anonymous

                            1 handed r1 to jumping attack seems to be true, i hits for about 1,000 dmg on my 34 str build. does not work 2 handed

                            • Anonymous

                              infuse that baby with lightning gem, upgrade to +10 and have at least like 40 faith and 40 strenght (you can have more for more damage), and this monster will be the strongest greathammer in the game by far, watch as your enemies get decimated by that big boi, which makes this weapon one of the best for a cleric/faith build, since cleric classes use hammers and greathammers

                              • Anonymous

                                i've gotten this on my int build, my faith build, my dex build, and my pyro build, so every other of my build's, except, MY STRENGTH BUILD, THANK YOU DARK SOULS

                                • Anonymous

                                  I’m tilted I believed some edit a guy made on this page a while back saying this weapon was bad. Had poor scaling they said. Pfft. This weapon is amazing. If you’re on this page wondering if it’s worth farming for, yes it absolutely is. So strong.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This thing has earned me plenty of hatemail, because i guess nobody on steam seems to expect perseverance to give you poise

                                    • Anonymous

                                      (easily farmed from the Dancer of the Boreal Valley bonfire, up the ladder and to the left). If you want an easy way to get it early: From Deacons bonfire head back up. break the chair the great mace knight is sitting in, run back and reload the area (chair will remain broken which is key). Go up the stairs, stay to the left (where the giant mud pit is). Hug the banister that goes down the stairs (literally touch it). The great mace knight will aggro, but the greatsword guy won't Now if you want an easy way to kill the turtle: 2 hand large club (mine was at +2 with 22 STR). Wait for him to put his shield up and back step slowly. Run at him and hit him with an R1; it'll break his guard for an easy critical. Bring a fire dagger or something for that. Rinse and repeat. If you die, you'll need to break his chair again

                                      • Anonymous

                                        The duration of preservance has been significantly reducedd at some point. Only maximum of two hits can be made within its duration.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Heavy infusion, buff it liberally. Hand out naps to basically everything. The harder bosses and enemies are often weak to strike damage, and you can make it even worse for them by using Lightning Blade. You might be tempted to use a Lightning infusion if you have high faith, but the AR is quite a lot worse. You have to make a choice -- higher than usual for the base weapon damage that you don't need to reapply every 60 seconds, or much higher damage that only lasts for 60 seconds. You could try having two of them for different uses, but it is rare to have a boss fight, for instance, where you get the chance to cast Lightning Blade again.

                                          This weapon is additionally very effective against players, causing stunlocks and dishing out insane damage. It isn't used as often either so, chances are, people won't be able to come up with effective methods of countering it. That won't always happen, because clever invaders/hosts will know it or recognise the moveset as being just the standard GH one, but it can occasionally work in your favour.

                                          Pair with Cathedral Knight helm, Black Iron helm or the Iron Helm for maximum DEUS VULT goodness. Go forth and smite the infidel!

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I put a chaos gem on this thing, with a 32 Str, 45/45 Int/Faith, ..... 700 AR one handed, 725 two handed. Im not being on PVP but with this thing im not as fearful of being invaded anymore either.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Such is the power of the Great Mace that it will break weaker shields with a single blow! Attacks against Perseverance will prove fruitless, unless your opponent attacks with the sacred backstab!

                                              ~The reader, Ipo

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Contends with all other great maces damage wise on just about any build.

                                                Requires half the stamina.

                                                Has the best weapon art in the game.

                                                GG.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I'm currently having a great deal of fun with this weapon and a very light weight build based on the Dancer's armour set. I carry a little dagger too, which I buff where enemies can see. Then, as they begin the fight thinking I'm some arsehole backstabbing quickstep fool, great mace outta nowhere! Usually the confusion is enough to get a stunlock from the R1, then R2. It's usually all over by that point.

                                                  Walk softly and carry a big stick.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    A long time ago when I played with this, it looked like 2H R1 isn't a true combo, wasn't very reliable in my experience. Is this fixed now? I see a lot of these nowadays.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      This hits like a semi-truck with rockets attached to it. I got it yesterday randomly without knowing it existed and upgraded it all the way, it is by far my favorite weapon in the game now.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        60 STR and 60 DEX, a Sharp Great Mace has higher damage than Heavy and even Refined, you guys try to figure that***** out.

                                                        Heavy infusion has STR scaling rate of B, Refined has D/D scaling rate in both STR and DEX, which turned out to be same as a B scaling, while Sharp has a E in STR scaling and a B in DEX.

                                                        • I edited the pure physical damage values of +0 and +10 but I think I fukked up at +10 infused ones since I assumed it was double the base damage of +0 infused like the regular path. Regular path is now correct though.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            650 AR with heavy infusion and 66 strength for those wondering

                                                            Basically makes smoughs and dragon tooth obsolete, but ledos is still viable because of that beastly weapon art (732 AR!!!)

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Let me give you guys the best set right here:
                                                              Cosplay as a cathedral knight, Put heavy gem to +10, get attunement to 20, have tears of denial with blessed weapon, have (atleast) 30 faith, use life ring +3 ring of favor +3 and ring of steel protection +3 (forth ring i recommend sun princess ring), use chime or tailsman, infuse +10 cathedral shield with blessed gem, have 66 strength 40 endurance and (atleast) 30 hp. (don't forget about vitality :3) BAM!! best catherdal knight cosplay and it's hella good O' and my ds3 character name is Docter of Astora or TUT The Pharaoh(gamer tag).

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Heavy great mace is really good, you have high damage and OPerseverance
                                                                Also buffable
                                                                Stun most enemies and you can POISE through a lot of weapons
                                                                Stun Friede and interrupt all her attacks

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Heavy Great Mace and Vordt's Great Hammer have the same scaling and damage when max upgraded, but Vordt's does frost damage and weighs a unit less. Is there any reason to use this one instead?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    "and will break weaker shields with a single blow" so how does that work againts great magic shield users? and does it stacks with the tsorig ring?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      What happened to this thing? I remember it being absolute junk. Now it's "the best" Perseverance Great Hammer.

                                                                      66 STR, +10 Heavy Infusion lands you 650 AR two-handing. With resins, the two-handed AR can get up to 745. +5 Leo's Great Hammer gets up to 732 AR with 66 STR, two-handing, and the WA buff. Granted Leo's is straight AR, so it will be more powerful on average, but Leo's weighs 10 units more than the Great Mace.

                                                                      But what about the Dragontooth? At +5 it gets 642 AR at 66 STR/two-handing/can be buffed to 737 AR with resins/has Perseverance/has a passive that raises magic & fire absorption by 10. And it only weighs 3 units more than the Great Mace.

                                                                      Well, here's something the stat list DOESN'T tell you about the Great Hammers: Stamina efficiency.

                                                                      At 40 Endurance + Ring of Favor: One bar of stamina gets you 5 swings with the Great Mace.

                                                                      At 40 Endurance + Ring of Favor: One bar of stamina gets you 4 swings with the Dragontooth.

                                                                      And the +3 Ring of Favor doesn't change anything. The Great Mace still has higher AR, lower weight, and significantly less stamina consumption than the Dragontooth. Even Leo's Great Hammer struggles to beat the resin-buffed DPS of the Great Mace.

                                                                      The Great Mace is definitely the choice Great Hammer for Perseverance consideration.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        The heavy infusion brings it up to a B scaling now at +10. With this and 66 Strength while 2 handing it has an AR of 650. 10/10 best hammer in the game.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          At 55 str has just over 620 ar heavy-infused when two-handed(think its 623, idk at work rn). Killed gael on ng+8 with this sl150. Great mace has always been my guilty pleasure and now its among the highest ar strength weapons in the game. Don't forget its also stylish as hell.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Best 2 handed raw with minimum strength (22) and buffed. 432 base AR with OPerseverance means you'll put put a ton of unparriable damage for not a huge amount of stat investment to wield it.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              If you have a desire to use this, remind yourself that the Dragon Tooth exists and use that instead. It's better in every conceivable way.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I think their reasoning for the low scaling is the high base damage. Most builds won't benefit from it being raw but it is definitely better for one that does.

                                                                                • Why the heck are you guys complaining about this things damage?
                                                                                  It has perseverance, and it's buffable.
                                                                                  A 40str/60faith build with Darkmoon Blade would absolutely devastate.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    It'd be cool if the weapon art would be the mini delayed WoG's that the knight actually creates when he buffs his weapon. But no, and the scaling is garbage.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Just wanted to note that spawning at Lothric Castle bonfire and dropping down from the balcony would be a faster way to farm that cathedral knight. Alternatively if you have Consumed King Oceiros bonfire that would be even faster.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Ive tried using it in PVP, it can catch some players of guard. If your against someone with a brain however

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Weapons with poor scaling can do well with Raw infusion, seems logical. Raw gets 432 which is quite an number if you ask me, since the requirement is only 32 I can see this thing hitting like a truck on low level builds (60-80).

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            If a weapon has poor scaling might not the time for infusion be upon us? Focus the scaling on something else rather than the raw power of the weapon.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Compares well with the Great Machete, but by that point in the game it's not worth farming with options like the Fume UGS and Yhorn's Great Machete soon after.

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