|Released||26 January 2005 (Update)|
|Examine||Simplicity is the best weapon.|
|High alch||30,000 coins|
|Low alch||20,000 coins|
|Exchange||170,964 coins (info)|
Players can use an ornate maul handle, obtained from Justine's stuff for the Last Shopper Standing, to enhance the granite maul, reducing its special attack cost from 60% to 50%. This causes it to become untradeable. The handle is effectively consumed by this process, as while the maul can be reverted, the handle will not be retained. When this weapon is lost on death in PvP, the ornate maul handle will convert to 375,000 coins.
In addition, players can also use a granite clamp to cosmetically enhance the granite maul, creating a granite maul (or). This also causes the maul to become untradeable and the clamp is not returned upon reverting the maul back to its original state.
Combat styles[edit | edit source]
|Combat Options||Combat Style||Attack types||Style||Experience|
|Pound||Crush||Accurate||Attack and Hitpoints|
|Pummel||Crush||Aggressive||Strength and Hitpoints|
|Block||Crush||Defensive||Defence and Hitpoints|
Special attack[edit | edit source]
The granite maul's special attack, Quick Smash, consumes 60% of the player's special attack energy and deals an instant attack. Players can reduce the cost to 50% by using an ornate maul handle on the granite maul.
With the handle added, the special attack can result in two or three hits in a very short amount of time, making it a popular choice for player killing. If the three hits are timed correctly, the granite maul can kill instantly. However, one drawback is that unlike most special attacks, Quick Smash does not increase accuracy.
It is commonly used in the Nightmare Zone in conjunction with the Power surge power-up. Because Quick Smash can be performed rapidly under the effect of Power surge, the granite maul is able to put out more total damage than other special attacks for as long as the power-up is active.
Note: Initiating combat with the granite maul's special attack is wasteful as the player character will not deal an instant hit afterwards, with the regular delay occurring instead.
Upgrading[edit | edit source]
Products[edit | edit source]
|Granite maul#Ornate handle|
|Granite maul (or)|
Item sources[edit | edit source]
|Grotesque Guardians||1||2 × 1/250|
|Marble gargoyle||349||1||3 × 1/256|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|5 September 2019
The special attack cost was increased to 60%, though players can use an ornate maul handle on the granite maul to reduce the cost back to 50%.
|22 November 2018
Players may no longer pre-queue the Granite maul special attack.
|27 February 2014
The granite maul's special attack button has been adjusted to make it more reliable when spam-clicked, and to fix the button's highlight which wasn't deactivating correctly.
|20 February 2014
The granite maul no longer performs its special attack against the wrong target or through walls.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Its inventory sprite resembles that of the rock hammer. Prior to the debut of the Grand Exchange, this item's implication in scams was prevalent. Still, it is advisable to exercise caution when dealing with these items in the trade screen.