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AA005 l
Attack bonus if proficient +2
Weapon die ([W]) 1d10
Type melee
Handedness one-handed
Proficiency category military
Weapon group
Weapon property versatile
Price 15 gp
Weight 5 lb.

A warhammer is a military one-handed melee weapon in the hammer weapon group.[PH:218]

A warhammer is a versatile weapon, so medium characters may wield it two-handed to deal 1 extra damage. Small characters must wield it two-handed, and they deal no extra damage for doing so.

Ardents, avengers, barbarians, battleminds, fighters, paladins, rangers, wardens, and warlords are proficient with all military melee weapons, including the warhammer.

Other classes do not have proficiency with the warhammer as a class trait, but any character can become proficient by taking a Weapon Proficiency feat.

Dwarves with the Dwarven Weapon Proficiency racial feature are proficient with the warhammer.


  • Hammer of Gond (artificer, worship Gond): Gain proficiency, can use as implement and heavy thrown weapon with range 6/12.