The Cranium Basher

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The Cranium Basher is a two-handed elite Unique Mace with an item level of 91 and a Character Level requirement of 87.


Wielded in the hands of a skilled fighter, even the simplest piece of corded wood can be deadly. Maces can range from a rudimentary wooden club down to heavy metallic-banded cudgels. In all its forms, however, a mace is designed to simply bludgeon opponents to death, breaking limbs and crushing bones. Maces are most effective when used against undead monsters such as skeletons and dried corpses, who cannot reverse the effects of broken bones.

  • In 1.10 of the Expansion the odds of gambling a Unique is 1 in 2000.
  • Elite Uniques are found only in the Diablo II Expansion, not in Diablo II Classic.
  • All blunt weapons (including maces and mauls) have +50% Damage vs Undead.


  • Item Level: Chests and monsters must be at least this level to drop the item. Ilvl is used in gambling, sales and other calculations as well.
  • Clvl Req: Your character must be this level or higher to equip the item. No Uniques had Clvl requirements prior to v1.07 D2.
  • Range: Goes from 1 (least) to 5 (most), and is identical for all melee weapon types. I.E. a 3 sword = a 3 spear = a 3 hammer.
  • Dmg Bonus: This determines how you multiply the item damage by your stats to reach the actual damage. Each point in this statistic multiplies your damage by bonus/100 %. For example a damage bonus of 70 is 70/100 or and additional .7% weapon damage per point. Most weapons have 100 str, which gives 100/100 or an additional 1% weapon damage per point in str.
  • Weapon Speed (WSM): A relative comparison to other weapons of the same type. 0 is the base -10, -20, etc is faster, 10, 20, etc is slower.
  • Swing Speed: The speed shown in-game for each character using this melee weapon. This speed is mostly meaningless and is included for completeness only. Characters are abbreviated to their first letters, with Amazon = Am and Assassin = As.

v1.10+ Stats[edit]

Image Name Properties Special Properties Attack Stats
The Cranium Basher
Thunder Maul
(122-135) - (563-635) Dmg
253 Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 91
Clvl Req: 87
+200-240% Enhanced Damage
Adds 20 Min & Max damage
+25 to Strength
20% Increased Attack Speed
All Resistances +25
75% Chance of Crushing Blow
4% Chance to cast level 1 Amplify Damage on striking
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 110 Str
Weapon Speed: 20
Swing Speed:
Fast: D
Normal: Non-D

Prior Stats[edit]

  • v1.08: Had 20% Increased Attack Speed, +25 to Strength, Indestructible, All Resistances +45, 60% Chance of Crushing Blow, Adds 50-80 Damage, +180% Enhanced Damage, 4% Chance to cast level 4 Amplify Damage on Striking.

In Diablo 1[edit]

Image Name Properties

The Cranium Basher

Damage: 6-20
+20 to Damage
+15 Strength
+5% Resist All
-150 Mana
Durability: Indestructible
Requirements: 55 strength
Qlvl: 12