|Release date||24 April 2007 (Update)|
|Quest item?||Another Slice of H.A.M.|
|Alchemy||Cannot be alchemised|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||3,815 coins (info)|
|It has ancient goblin symbols on it.|
The ancient mace is a weapon that can be acquired during the Another Slice of H.A.M. quest. The mace cannot be wielded until after a certain point in the quest; attempting to do so results in the message You must have received that mace in Another Slice of H.A.M in order to wield it.
The ancient mace has stats in between those of a black mace and mithril mace and requires level 15 Attack and level 25 Prayer to wield. In addition, it can be equipped to be protected against the Bandosian followers in the God Wars Dungeon.
If lost, it can be retrieved from the goblin archaeologist Tegdak for 1,000 coins, north-east of the Dorgesh-Kaan marketplace. The generals in Goblin Village will also sell the mace to players who lose it during the quest for 1,000 coins.
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A player wielding an ancient mace.
It has a special attack, known as Favour of the War God, that hits through Protect from Melee and drains the Prayer points of the opponent by 100% of the amount hit and will recharge the users prayer points by the same amount.
It is a useful tool for restoring prayer while in the Nightmare Zone, after activating a power surge power-up, which gives the player infinite special attack power. In order to maximize the amount of prayer points restored, activating a melee-boosting prayer (such as Piety) before using the special attack is advised.
The Ancient mace can raise your prayer points above your maximum prayer level, but only by the amount of damage you inflict with the special attack.
For example, if a player with 50 Prayer has full prayer points and hits a 15 with the special attack, it would be boosted to 65. The boosts are not additive. This means the boost will remain until the player's prayer reaches its base level (e.g. 50), and only then can the player boost their prayer points once again.
|Pound||Crush||Attack and Hitpoints|
|Pummel||Crush||Strength and Hitpoints|
|Block||Crush||Defence and Hitpoints|
- Players cannot cast High or Low Level Alchemy on the Ancient mace; doing so results in the message: This ancient artefact resists your magic. However, players can sell the mace to General stores for 400 coins.