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The Spy on the Maul's design

The Maul is a promotional melee weapon for the Pyro. It is a steel-grey sledgehammer with an industrialesque design, and is identical to the sledgehammer of the same name from Red Faction: Armageddon.

This weapon functions identically to the Homewrecker.

The Maul was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-ordered Red Faction: Armageddon on Steam before June 6, 2011.[1]

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Identical to: Homewrecker
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Base damage 100% 49
Point blank
Critical 146
Mini-crit 66
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


Class Token - Pyro Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Pyro.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Axtinguisher.png Item icon Homewrecker.png Item icon Back Scratcher.png Item icon Powerjack.png
Item icon Sharpened Volcano Fragment.png Item icon Maul.png Item icon Postal Pummeler.png Item icon Third Degree.png
Item icon Lollichop.png Item icon Neon Annihilator.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png
Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png

Related achievements

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Destroy 50 Engineer buildings.

Kill 6 people with your axe in one life.
Kill 3 people with your axe in one life.

Update history

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • The Maul was added to the game.

June 8, 2011 Patch

  • Updated the Maul's kill icon; the weapon now faces the victim.

June 14, 2011 Patch

  • Updated the Maul so it can be crafted and traded.

August 3, 2012 Patch

July 30, 2014 Patch

July 2, 2015 Patch #1 (Gun Mettle Update)

  • Updated description to better detail the weapon's features.


  • Along with a few other games, Red Faction: Armageddon was not available for pre-order in the United Kingdom, making this item unobtainable in Genuine quality in that region.
  • The Pyro achievement Arsonist can be earned by destroying enemy Sappers.
  • The word Maul comes from the Latin word malleus meaning heavy hammer. Today the word malleus is the name of a hammer-shaped bone in the ear.


See also