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This article is about an older version of DF.
For a comparison of different weapons, see Weapon.

A flail

A flail is a blunt weapon that consists of a rounded weight attached to a handle by a length of chain. Flails are the same size as a morningstar, but have a contact area twice as large as a much larger maul. They do benefit from a slightly increased velocity multiplier, but likely not enough to overcome their other characteristics.

Flails use and train the macedwarf skill. As foreign weapons dwarves cannot forge flails, limiting supply to whatever low-quality specimens can be traded from human caravans and scavenged from invaders. Almost all dwarves can equip flails, though some must use two hands.