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Ye Auld Ball Peen Hammer  

Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 27
DMG: 4 Dmg Bonus: 30 AC: 1
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +2 HP: +4
WT: 4.5 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Lore:My First Magic Hammer
Item Type:1H Blunt
Merchant Value:0 pp 1 gp 8 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-02-21 08:49:16
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 20

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Item Lore: My First Magic Hammer

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Ye Auld Ball Peen Hammer
# Jan 10 2006 at 3:49 AM Rating: Excellent
19 posts
Due to this identifying as 'My First Magic Hammer' i can imagine this refers to a Ball Point Pen. Wasn't McQuaid and co pen and paper rpg'ers? =)

Edited, Tue Jan 10 02:51:33 2006
RE: Ye Auld Ball Peen Hammer
# Jan 11 2006 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
285 posts
Nope... it's a type of hammer.

Ball Peen Hammer (pic)
Ebayers beware
# Dec 22 2004 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
In the bazaar on Seventh Hammer, the are for sale nost of the time for 250,000pp to 500,000pp. Just for grins I guess.
Ebayers beware
# May 14 2007 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
ebayers beware? Let em buy it
No longer a Range weapon!
# Sep 12 2002 at 4:12 PM Rating: Default
This item has been changed. It can no longer be equiped in the ranged weapon slot.
RE: No longer a Range weapon!
# Nov 28 2002 at 6:47 PM Rating: Default
/mourn Ye Aulde Ball Peen Hammer. I used one of these things from level 13 into my 30s in my RANGE slot.

Oh well.
RE: No longer a Range weapon!
# Nov 27 2002 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
Wow, they made a sucky piece of equipment completely useless... way to go SOE :)
RE: No longer a Range weapon!
# Oct 04 2002 at 6:41 PM Rating: Default
I didn't know until I died, and it refused to equip...bah! What's with the ninja nerf?
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 19 2002 at 10:04 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) dang
RE: Ball Peen Hammer
# Mar 24 2004 at 11:24 PM Rating: Good
308 posts
Does no one take English class anymore??
-- All characters currently retired --

"Subtlety is the key to most victories."
The name
# May 28 2002 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
According to
Function: noun
Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian penn peen
Date: 1683
: a usually hemispherical or wedge-shaped end of the head of a hammer that is opposite the face and is used especially for bending, shaping, or cutting the material struck

So a Ball Peen Hammer would be a hammer with a round end that is used to shape a material. Since this particular hammer drops off of a Smithy, it is safe to assume that "Ball Peen Hammer" is just saying it's a smith's hammer. The "Ye Auld" means "The Old", it's just there for flavor.

A quick search on google for "ball peen hammer" gave me several results that would allow you to purchase a ball peen hammer, from the pictures shown I can tell you I have one around here somewhere.
Ye Auld Ball Peen Hammer
# Jan 30 2002 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
I admit my character is a bit of a "comic relief" character, so we camped the Smithy room just to get the hammer. Possession of an item named such a wacky name just adds to her character. Besides, there's a running joke about things getting ugly when she pulls it out. Hey, we can't ALL be darkness and gloom characters.
# Nov 29 2001 at 12:51 PM Rating: Default
I picked this up last night. After looking at the str to weight it is not worth it in that aspect you are looseing.
The ac is ok but I can have arrows and a bow I would gladly trade that one ac for in dammage for my shadowknight. Or in the case of my shammy I played around in pottery and got a protection doll that gives 3ac, if I go alittle higher in pottery I can get one that gives nice saves.
The delay to dammage is as bad as a club that u get off decayed skellys.
Lastly for the hp that is nice for some of them light blues that hits for ones and twos.

So one out of 4 is not good ratio?? (

If faced with 2 evils choose the one u have not thought about or chosen before!
# Jan 13 2002 at 7:25 PM Rating: Default
Not all classes worry about the weight of an item compared to the str it gives. All tanks need strength to hit harder and MOST arent worried about encumbrence limit. Just fyi.
RE: Sure it is, take another look
# Nov 07 2001 at 10:59 PM Rating: Default
This is in response to Palarran, Guru. If you think the RANGE slot is for items that are to go in the range slot but should not be throwable, that kinda puts all the shurikens I been using, shouldn't have been thrown?
its ok
# Sep 22 2001 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
My 19 druid has it in his range... I haven't really looked around all that much for a good range slot but for the lvl he got it at (13) its great. Especially since Drus can't use most rangeslot items anyways since they can't use metal items or blades. O well I'm usin it until I can get a idol from a guild potter
# Sep 13 2001 at 1:22 AM Rating: Default
What wouldn't make this a good item? I just found out about it and have been beating the hell out of the smith to try and get one.
I've a longbow in my ranged slot. what does that really do for me? Nothing. I can only use it to pull. In melee it does me no good. This hammer will. It is a simple item to camp, the guy is green to me. simple smack down. as fas as the laughable damage? I have a dark reaver for doing damage. This just helps out. I don't ever plan on actually using it to hit someone... well.. unless I'm just playing with them.
# Aug 06 2001 at 6:37 PM Rating: Default
i myself have been searching for an item for my range slot. currently using a preserved splitpaw eye. a dragoon dirk would have been good but no, pally cant use. heading out tonight to go get one. dont say its a PoS coz it aint. id be happy to pay 100 to 200pp for one of these.

Hephasto Detanko
Paladin of the 37th Shot Glass
Druzzil Ro
# Jul 20 2001 at 11:45 AM Rating: Default
I am a level 15 Ranger.

I have had this hammer sitting in my pack for a while. My attack rating is 320 ( non magic 6 dam Axe 1hs ) and drops to 140 when I put it in my melee slot. I definitely wouldn't switch it with my range weapon, even for the small buff, at my level it isn't substatial enough to warrant.

I got 1 gold from the merchant in town and no PC's would trade for it.

Probably great for a low caster.

This section says that it is worth 90pp. From who!!?? I can sell him some 200pp rusty longswords.

Oh, by the way, I picked this up off of the ground in Crush Bone. Obviously it wasn't an NPC drop but someone just tossed it. I think this puts into perspective its worth.
RE: Lame
# Aug 27 2001 at 5:11 PM Rating: Default
Attack is based on weapon skill and strength. (and certain classes get bonuses, like rangers and rogues). It affects your chance to HIT the monster (Like THAC0 for all you old school dicechuckers)

The reason your attack dropped when you equipped it is your 1hb skill is crap. But it's better than A) nothing, B) An empty range slot, C) a rusty warhammer like my shaman used until level 5 ;)
Nice Ranged item before Idol of the Thorned
# Jul 11 2001 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
This hammer offers fairly nice ac and some stats in the ranged slot before you get something better like the Idol of the Thorned.
not fake
# Jun 23 2001 at 11:46 AM Rating: Default
saw it in the range slot of a barb shammy
Re: Fake
# Jun 12 2001 at 7:37 PM Rating: Default
Um, this item exists. It is not too useful, but more so than an empty range slot on my cleric.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 09 2001 at 12:05 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) FAKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u cant tell cuz some drunk guy tried to make the name lol rolflmaaoooooooaaoaaaaa
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 12 2001 at 6:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I can't belive you've lived as long as you have... Everyone has been talking about it... Saying they have it, you really think that many people would be talking 'bout it if it wasn't?!
not fake
# Jun 14 2001 at 9:58 PM Rating: Default
What are you talking about this hammer is real and not only do I, but my friend has it as well.
Those of you..
# Jun 06 2001 at 6:03 PM Rating: Default
Those of you that think this weapon is bad,think again.
Being a master smith on Brell,this helps me out greatly! I can't find anythign else cheap to go in range slot that gives +str. So,for all you smiths out there in the low levels,this is a great item for you.

Not to mention if your archery sucks,it's great to carry around for the extra ac and hp. Every little bit helps.
The OK kinda crap weapon
# May 31 2001 at 7:18 PM Rating: Default
I just got this weapon and I stuck it in my ranged slot in place of a rusty mace. I'll admit that you lose the str bonus to carry capacity but the hp and ac make up for it. Plus its magical. Other than that its crap, the damage it does is so sad its embarassing, i'll keep it until I find something better to replace it with.

Shaman of the Tribunal
14th Season
possibly for smithing?
# May 22 2001 at 5:01 PM Rating: Default
hey ive heard of certain items that can only be smithed if you combine their componants with a magic hammer. any chancce this is such a smithing hammer?
dirt cheap
# May 09 2001 at 7:03 AM Rating: Default
I just bought one of these from a merchant in butcherblock mtns for 2 gold... now im gonna see how much profit i can make from it :P
# May 07 2001 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default
I won't say what I paid for mine, but it was considerably less than 125pp - the STR increase is negated by it's weight, so all you have is a +1 AC +4 HP hammer - not really worth it if you ask me. May be good for a cleric, though.
RE: Useful?
# Jul 17 2001 at 1:49 PM Rating: Default
71 posts
Extra Str still effects how much damage output you have with your weapon, I realize that str 2 isnt much but its 2 str more than you had before
Use for stats.
# May 03 2001 at 12:09 PM Rating: Default
If you want a decent 1h blunt weapon for Clerics, do the Shining Star of Light quest in North Qeynos. I already have one and I just put the Hammer in my range and use the stats until I can find something else better that fits in my range slot.
Cleric of Rodcet Nife
Terrew Marr
RE: Range slot
# Jun 09 2001 at 2:14 PM Rating: Default
Uh... Put a small wisdom diety in your range slot. +2 wisdom and give up being a battle cleric. When you get higher in lvl, you'll know what I mean. Clerics don't do battle unless yer' OOM and even then, I'm hitting the "devine aura" and scrambling for the door...

Sell that to a warrior for more dammage and get the diety. you'll thank me later.
Decent Hammer
# Apr 28 2001 at 9:34 PM Rating: Default
I am now an 18 monk, and picked this up at 15 on one kill of the Smithy. It was definately a useful weapon, saved my life many times in the range slot. I eventually had to drop it because of its weight, but when you end up with 3 or 4 hps left, you are glad you had it. My 2 cps
# Apr 28 2001 at 11:13 AM Rating: Good
When you Identify this thing, it says "My First Magic Hammer"
# Apr 21 2001 at 3:23 AM Rating: Default
I personally think this is a POS, even in range slot it's not that great if you ask me, if your a wood elf druid it's so fricken heavy that you lose what little carrying capacity you have anyways, the ratio sucks. My druid got two of these and gave both of them away. Utter crap if you ask me.
# May 29 2001 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
My 38 Warrior uses it with a Runed Bone Fork. It replaced my Dragoon Dirk in fact. In a fight where I don't need resistances, I'm harder to hit (AC), hit harder (STR) and hit more often (STR=ATK). For a range slot item, this is worth 100pp to me.

P.S. The world may still revolve around Druids, but they'll collide eventually.
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