|Mace of Molag Bal|
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Deals 25 damage to Stamina and Magicka. If target dies within 3 seconds, fills a soul gem
|Class: One Handed, Mace|
|Upgrade Material: Ebony Ingot|
The Mace is given to the Dragonborn after the completion of the Daedric quest, The House of Horrors. It is initially called the Rusty Mace and made to look like an offering, placed at Molag Bal's altar.
The Mace of Molag Bal can be upgraded with an ebony ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk. However, it does not benefit from any smithing perks. This means that the weapon cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted apparel and/or blacksmithing potions.
- The weight and swing speed of the Mace of Molag Bal make it well-suited for some Classes. Because the enchantments on this mace fall under the Destruction school of magic, perks (specifically the fire ones) unlocked in that school affect the mace.
- One disadvantage to this weapon is that it takes up a large amount of the screen when equipped in first person, limiting visibility of the player.
- The mace is useful as a powerful weapon, and is useful for debilitating enemies. This allows for speedy skill levelling, making enemies' attacks weaker.
- This weapon is good for enchanters looking for a way to fill their soul gems without having to cast Soul Trap all the time.
- Guards may shout "No... get that accursed mace away from me!" or "That mace... Get it away from me. Get it away..." when it is equipped.
- Townsfolk may say to the Dragonborn: "Be careful with that fire." though the mace has no fire enchantment.
- werewolf form or stay stuck in the werewolf's body for a few seconds. The Mace will occasionally stay equipped when the Dragonborn enters
- It is possible to keep the Rusty Mace from the quest by leaving the house after obtaining it and placing it on a weapon plaque. Then, return to the house, kill Logrolf and obtain the Mace of Molag Bal.
- Proudspire Manor, it may become labeled stolen when taken back. When putting the mace on a weapon plaque in
- The mace is buggy if placed on a weapons rack in the houses available with the Hearthfire add on. Each time the house is entered, it will dive a little more in the wall until it is unable to be taken (the weapons rack becomes empty at the same time).
- When equipped in the left hand, the mace may not show an animation.
- In certain locations, when dropped, the mace will fall through the world, and not be able to be picked up.