Maces are like clubs, but they have metal head instead. Maces are held in one hand, but due to weight of 10 lbs, they are slow weapons with a speed factor of 7. Most maces can be wielded by warriors, bards and clerics, if they have a strength of 10 points. They can inflict 2-7 points of crushing damage. Maces have their own weapon proficiency, except in Baldur's Gate, where it's in blunt weapon proficiency instead. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate II and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Maces are sold at most stores which sell weapons in all games.
The mace is a direct descendant of the basic club, being nothing more than a wooden shaft with a stone or iron head mounted on the end. The head design varies; some being spiked, others flanged, and still others have pyramidal knobs.