Schaefer's Hammer

Two-Handed Mace

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.

Item Details

  • Internal Cooldown: 0 ?
  • Proc chance: 0.25 to 0.5 ?
  • Benefit from +% element: Yes
  • Can crit: Yes
  • Affected by ability proc coeff: No

Damage Formula

Lightning aura damage = proc mod * min_max weapon damage * primary mod.

proc mod: proc's damage coefficient, often displayed on the item.

  • type: static
  • range: X, where X is between 1.9 and 2.5

min_max weapon damage = minimum weapon damage or maximum weapon damage

primary mod = 1 + (primary attribute/100)

Schaefer's lightning aura.

Guaranteed Stats

The minimum level this item can drop at is 60. Below you will find the range of stats found on the level 60 version, however the item can drop at any level above 60. The legendary effect does not change with level.


  • 1137.2 Base DPS
  • 1204–1323 Damage
  • 0.90 Attacks per Second


  • Lighting Skills deal 20–25% more damage.

One of 2 Magic Properties (varies)

  • +(66–316)–(154–727) Lightning Damage
  • +(732–894)–(877–1111) Lightning Damage

+3 Random Magic Properties


  • 3118–3438 Base DPS
  • (2914–3176)–(3322–3700) Damage
  • 1.00 Attacks per Second


  • +(1177–1439)–(1410–1788) Lightning Damage
  • Lighting Skills deal 20–25% more damage.

+3 Random Magic Properties

Patch History

As of Patch 2.1.0 (August 26, 2014) the following changes were made to this weapon:

  • They increased the Lighting Skills bonus from 10–15% to 20–25%.

Easter Egg Information

This mace is named after Erich and Max Schaefer two of the lead designers and founders of the company Condor, the team that worked on the original Diablo game. The company was later renamed "Blizzard North" after being purchased by Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. The flavour text "Forged in the frigid wastes of the north to honor the famed Schaefer artisans." also pays homage to the Schaefer brothers and the entire Blizzard North team.

Flavour Text

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

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