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)   Skullcrusher   Club.png
Base item club
Damage vs. small 1d6 +10
Damage vs. large 1d3 +10
To-hit bonus +3
Bonus versus (any)
Weapon skill club
Size one-handed
When carried


When wielded


When invoked


Base price 300 zm
Weight 30
Material wood

Skullcrusher is a SLASH'EM-specific lawful artifact club. It is the first sacrifice gift for cave(wo)men, and deals an extra 10 damage to all monsters, as well as having a +3 to-hit bonus.


While not as overpowered as the other role-specific club in SLASH'EM, Skullcrusher is still a significant boon for cavemen. It makes the early game a breeze, and is a usable weapon even through SLASH'EM's late game. In terms of damage, it is only slightly worse than Excalibur or Snickersnee, particularly when considering highly enchanted weapons. In short, it is a reliable, usable, if not particularly extraordinary weapon throughout all of SLASH'EM. It is probably not worth an artifact wish though, particularly since any role that could use it could also use the more powerful Bat from Hell.