Granite maul

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NormalOrnate handle
Granite maul
Granite maul.png
Released15 February 2005 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineSimplicity is the best weapon.
Value50,000 coins
High alch30,000 coins
Low alch20,000 coins
Weight4.535 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange85,234 coins (info)
Buy limit70
Daily volume1,393
Advanced data
Item ID4153
Granite maul detail.png
Granite maul (ornate handle) detail.png

The granite maul is a two-handed melee weapon that requires 50 Strength and Attack to wield. They are dropped by gargoyles (75 Slayer required), which are in the Slayer Tower.

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 90% of the current Grand Exchange price of the ornate maul handle or 375,000 coins, whichever value is higher.[1]

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.

NormalOrnate handle
Attack icon.png Attack bonusesGranite maul equipped.pngGranite maul equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.png2h slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 7.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: BluntCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Blunt.pngPoundCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
PummelCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
BlockCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performing the granite maul's special attack, Quick Smash.

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]

Member icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
Granite maul.pngGranite maul185,234
Ornate maul handle.pngOrnate maul handle11,134,034
Total Cost1,219,268
Granite maul (ornate handle).pngGranite maul (ornate handle)1N/A

Member icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
Granite maul (or).pngGranite maul (or)11,973,100
Ornate maul handle.pngOrnate maul handle11,134,034
Total Cost3,107,134
Granite maul (or) (ornate handle).pngGranite maul (or) (ornate handle)1N/A

Products[edit | edit source]

Granite maul (ornate handle).pngGranite maul#Ornate handle
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Granite maul (or).pngGranite maul (or)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Gargoyle111 Multicombat.png11/256
Grotesque Guardians Multicombat.png12 × 1/250
Marble gargoyle349 Multicombat.png13 × 1/256

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
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.

15 February 2005

The item was made obtainable.

26 January 2005

The item was added to the game cache, but was unobtainable.

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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 2 September 2020. (Archived from the original on 6 May 2022.) Mod Ash: "That's a *minimum*, by the way. So if the price were to become really low, it'd continue giving whatever it would have given without that 90% rule."