Granite maul

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The granite maul is a 2-handed maul, and is part of the granite equipment set. It requires level 55 Strength and level 55 Attack to wield and is dropped exclusively by gargoyles, Slayer monsters which require 75 Slayer to kill.

This weapon cannot be made using the Smithing skill.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Special attack[edit | edit source]

The granite maul's special attack, Quick Smash

The granite maul has a special attack, Quick Smash, which requires 50% adrenaline and is an instant attack that ignores any cooldowns, dealing 35-176% ability damage.

This is essentially a weaker version of the Dragon mace special attack, as it consumes double the adrenaline and does less ability damage. The Dragon mace special attack DOES incur the global ability cooldown, and is inferior to the Granite maul special attack in that way.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In early March 2007, a glitch that allowed infinite iterations of its special attack was discovered and abused by many players. The glitch was later fixed, and the abusers received bans of varying lengths.

When the granite maul was first released, players were allowed to "pre-set" a special attack by clicking on the special bar as an NPC died or by other similar fashion, then recharging the special bar. Using this "glitch", players would then be able to use two consecutive special attacks on top of one another, allowing potentially 4 devastating hits instead of the now 3. At that time, the granite maul was one of the most, if not the most, popular form of "3-hitting" enemies in the Wilderness (as opposed to, say, a dragon dagger). Maul pures were thus born, with 50 Attack, 1 Defence, and extremely high Strength. However, this glitch was patched soon thereafter, leaving many players disappointed.

This was a popular scamming item because it resembles the rock hammer; players would initially present an often noted granite maul in the trade window, and quickly switch it to a rock hammer (noted if appropriate) and hope the receiver did not notice the change.

When PvP worlds were released, the price of the granite maul went up from around 50,000 to 150,000 coins. Again, when Bounty Hunter worlds were released, the granite maul went up again, to 250,000 coins.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 15 September 2014 (Update):
    • Spam clicking the granite maul's special attack will no longer use 100% of your special attack bar/adrenaline when delivering just one special attack.
  • patch 4 August 2014 (Update):
    • The granite maul's attack speed has been increased, bringing it in line with the gravite 2h sword.
  • patch 29 September 2008 (Update):
    • The range of items that one can lend to other players has been expanded. These include a small amount of newer Treasure Trail items as well as some old ones, dragon spears and most rune and granite armour and weapons.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before the Evolution of Combat update, the gravite 2h sword used to give higher bonuses in comparison to the granite maul, despite the fact that the gravite 2h sword required 5 less Attack to wield. The two weapons are now on par with each other bonus-wise, as well as sharing the same attack requirement.
  • The granite maul's infinite special attack glitch reappeared after the Legacy Mode beta was released. It was patched shortly afterwards.