Schaefer's Hammer


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Schaefer's Hammer.

Schaefer's Hammer is a legendary mace that can be found in Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls. This item can be found and equipped by any class, though two-handed melee weapons are almost exclusively used by Crusaders.

The Smart Drop system ensures that this weapon will usually roll with the mainstat appropriate to the class that finds it.

Schaefer's Hammer properties[edit]

This item has a legendary affix and an inherent bonus to lightning damage that greatly boost lightning-based builds.

  • All stats listed in the database scale up to the level of this item when dropped.
  • See the sample screenshots below to see how this item will roll at level 70.

Schaefers's Hammer: Legendary two-handed mace

  • Minimum Item Level: 60

Item stats at level 70:

  • 1861.2–2039.4 DPS
  • (1936-2098) - (2200-2434) Damage
  • 0.90 Attacks per Second

Primary Attributes

  • +(732-894)-(877-1111) Lightning Damage
  • Lightning skills deal (20-25)% more damage.
  • +1 random primary affixes

Secondary Affixes:

  • +2 random secondary affixes
  • Casting a Lightning skill charges you with Lightning, causing you to deal 650-850% weapon damage as Lightning every second for 5 seconds to nearby enemies.

Forged in the frigid wastes of the north to honor the famed Schaefer artisans.

Salvages into:

Item Examples[edit]

Several examples of this item equipped on level 70 characters can be seen below. View hundreds more samples of the Schaefer's Hammer via DiabloNut's armory.



The large mace crackles with lightning that is apparently immune to being screenshot. A weapon of this same name was found in Diablo 1 and Diablo 2, and it was named for Max and Erich Schaefer, two of the three creators of the Diablo series, lead developers for Diablo 1 and Diablo 2, and the co-founders of Blizzard North.