Home | About The FVZA | Dr. Hugo Pecos, Director | Famous Cases
Historical Tales | News | Vampires | Zombies | Werewolves
Virtual Academy | Weapons | Links | Forum



Weapons Database

The Sledgehammer

By Hugo Pecos

A sledgehammer falls into the "found weapon" category: while not intended for use as a weapon, it can come in handy in a pinch. The metal hammer at the end of the handle weighs several pounds and, when swung fully, can generate enough force to cave in a skull. The sledgehammer has the advantage of low-tech weapons in that it is reliable and doesn't require a lot of expertise to use. However, while you needn't be a weightlifting champion to swing a sledgehammer, strength definitely helps. Generally speaking, if the undead are at your door and you don't have time to get your shotgun, you could do worse than a sledgehammer.

Vampires: The sledgehammer might work to intimidate a lone, relatively-inexperienced vampire, but it is much too slow and cumbersome to have any value against a pack.

Zombies: The sledgehammer is a decent weapon against a lone zombie or a scattered stagger. Just be sure to make your swing count: brace yourself, take a full swing over the top and bring the hammer down right onto the zombie's head.

Overall Effectiveness:

Vampires:

Zombies:

Return to Weapons Hub
© 2001-2015 Dango Productions, Inc.