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21st Jul '17 6:34:30 AM SebastianGray
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* There's a reason it's called ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', you know. The titular weapon is named ''Ghal Maraz'' (Dwarf for "skull-splitter") and was wielded by Sigmar Heldenhammer, the Empire's founder-turned-god with a hammer for a holy symbol. Stat-wise it's one of the nastiest weapons in the game. The Dwarfs additionally favor hammers as much as they do axes. Incidentally, Heldenhammer is German for "Hero-hammer," which was ''Warhammer'''s nickname during the character-centric 4th and 5th Editions.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
** Thunder Hammers, though cumbersome, are wrapped in an energy field that delivers an electro-sonic shockwave with every impact, stunning anything hardy enough to survive a blow from them. The [[TabletopGame/{{Inquisitor}} Inquisition's]] Ordo Malleus ("order of the hammer") makes use of [[HolyHandGrenade consecrated]] variants when they go out DemonSlaying. Among the most famous examples is [[TheJuggernaut Captain Lysander's]] [[AncestralWeapon Fist of Dorn]], finely crafted and passed down through the mightiest of Imperial Fists commanders.
** The Salamanders chapter of Space Marines are known to prefer Thunder Hammers along with flamers and melta weapons, as it helps to reinforce forging and smithing motifs.
** Clan Raukaan of the Iron Hands possess the Mindforger, which works similarly to a Force Thunder Hammer although it's not really one.
** [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] being [[CrazyAwesome Orks]], their Tankbustas' "tankhammers" are nothing more than rockets on long sticks they bludgeon enemy armor with. Given their [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy ranged accuracy]], this is a more reliable way for them to get tank kills.
** In the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels, Eidolon of the Emperor's children wields a big-ass hammer.
** Speaking of the Emperor's Children, their primarch Fulgrim created one named Forgebreaker, which was used by three primarchs.
** Naturally, the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' [[RealTimeStrategy RTSes]] include thunder hammers; the main character gets a Daemonhammer (the aforementioned consecrated variant) in the first game, and in the sequel thunder hammers are the best melee weapons in the game. Incidentally, before ''Dawn of War'', there was no rules-applicable way for Space Marines (outside of [[ArmorOfInvincibility Tactical Dreadnought Armor]]) to wield thunderhammers. After ''Dawn of War'' made it [[RuleOfCool look cool]], future editions [[RetCanon expanded rules to include that option]].

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There's a reason it's called ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', you know. The titular weapon is named ''Ghal Maraz'' (Dwarf for "skull-splitter") and was wielded by Sigmar Heldenhammer, the Empire's founder-turned-god with a hammer for a holy symbol. Stat-wise it's one of the nastiest weapons in the game. The Dwarfs additionally favor hammers as much as they do axes. Incidentally, Heldenhammer is German for "Hero-hammer," which was ''Warhammer'''s nickname during the character-centric 4th and 5th Editions.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
** ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''
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Thunder Hammers, though cumbersome, are wrapped in an energy field that delivers an electro-sonic shockwave with every impact, stunning anything hardy enough to survive a blow from them. The [[TabletopGame/{{Inquisitor}} Inquisition's]] Ordo Malleus ("order of the hammer") makes use of [[HolyHandGrenade consecrated]] variants when they go out DemonSlaying. Among the most famous examples is [[TheJuggernaut Captain Lysander's]] [[AncestralWeapon Fist of Dorn]], finely crafted and passed down through the mightiest of Imperial Fists commanders.
** *** The Salamanders chapter of Space Marines are known to prefer Thunder Hammers along with flamers and melta weapons, as it helps to reinforce forging and smithing motifs.
** *** Clan Raukaan of the Iron Hands possess the Mindforger, which works similarly to a Force Thunder Hammer although it's not really one.
** *** The Black Knights of the Dark Angelsí Ravenwing wield heavy, spiked hammers known as corvus hammers. These brutal weapons were designed in imitation of the monster-slaying weapons of knights of pre-Imperial Caliban, and are capable of smashing bone and crushing heads with a single swing.
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[[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] being [[CrazyAwesome Orks]], their Tankbustas' "tankhammers" are nothing more than rockets on long sticks they bludgeon enemy armor with. Given their [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy ranged accuracy]], this is a more reliable way for them to get tank kills.
** *** In the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels, Eidolon of the Emperor's children wields a big-ass hammer.
** *** Speaking of the Emperor's Children, their primarch Fulgrim created one named Forgebreaker, which was used by three primarchs.
** Naturally, the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' [[RealTimeStrategy RTSes]] include thunder hammers; the main character gets a Daemonhammer (the aforementioned consecrated variant) in the first game, and in the sequel thunder hammers are the best melee weapons in the game. Incidentally, before ''Dawn of War'', there was no rules-applicable way for Space Marines (outside of [[ArmorOfInvincibility Tactical Dreadnought Armor]]) to wield thunderhammers. After ''Dawn of War'' made it [[RuleOfCool look cool]], future editions [[RetCanon expanded rules to include that option]].
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14th Jul '17 12:58:12 AM infernape612
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* The ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series has the Hammer as a Axe-type weapon, which is effective against armored enemies such as Knights and their promotion classes. Using a hammer in the fight with the [[spoiler: [[ImplacableMan Black Knight]]]] in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'' is [[OutsideTheBoxTactic an easy way to win the fight.]]

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* The ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series has the Hammer as a Axe-type weapon, which is effective against armored enemies such as Knights and their promotion classes. Using a hammer in the fight with the [[spoiler: [[ImplacableMan Black Knight]]]] in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'' is [[OutsideTheBoxTactic an easy way to win the fight.]]]]
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity +1 Axe]] Aurgelmir is a big-ass hammer. You get it in a chest late in ''Revelation'', while in ''Conquest'' it can be pried out of Hans' cold dead hands.
4th Jul '17 7:03:42 AM peripheraldevotee
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* For that extra punch, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'s'' Nora Valkyrie has a grenade launcher/hammer called "Mahgnild". From afar or up close, something's going "Boom." Appropiate, seeing as she's based off of [[UsefulNotes/NorseMythology Thor]]

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* For that extra punch, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'s'' Nora Valkyrie has a grenade launcher/hammer called "Mahgnild"."Magnhild". From afar or up close, something's going "Boom." Appropiate, seeing as she's based off of [[UsefulNotes/NorseMythology Thor]]
29th Jun '17 2:40:44 PM Aggron9988
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* In ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'', Gwen Rockcrusher, Champion of the light god Parthelax, fights with a hammer.

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* In ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'', Gwen Rockcrusher, Champion of the light god Parthelax, fights with a mallet-like hammer.
29th Jun '17 2:38:37 PM Aggron9988
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* In ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'', Gwen Rockcrusher, Champion of the light god Parthelax, fights with a hammer.
29th Jun '17 6:25:33 AM KillerClowns
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* Warhammers are common weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', but the real standout is the ''gavel'' carried by Tunon, Archon of Law. It's as tall as he is (and he is taller than any human character) and it makes a [[HellIsThatNoise hellish keening noise]] when he slams it down to dismiss supplicants or announce decisions.

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* Warhammers are common weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', but the real standout is the ''gavel'' carried by Tunon, Archon of Law.Law, named "Rule of Law". It's as tall as he is (and he is taller than any human character) and it makes a [[HellIsThatNoise hellish keening noise]] when he slams it down to dismiss supplicants or announce decisions. A mortal cannot wield as he does, but its raw arcane power allows it to be used as a powerful MagicStaff.
29th Jun '17 6:21:44 AM KillerClowns
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* Warhammers are common weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', but the real standout is the ''gavel'' carried by Tunon, Archon of Law. It's as tall as he is (and he is taller than any human character) and it makes a [[HellIsThatNoise hellish keening noise]] when he slams it down to dismiss supplicants or announce decisions.
14th Jun '17 2:45:09 PM Qrow
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* For that extra punch, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'s'' Nora Valkyrie has a grenade launcher/hammer. From afar or up close, something's going "Boom."

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* For that extra punch, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'s'' Nora Valkyrie has a grenade launcher/hammer.launcher/hammer called "Mahgnild". From afar or up close, something's going "Boom."" Appropiate, seeing as she's based off of [[UsefulNotes/NorseMythology Thor]]
14th May '17 3:45:03 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''SummonNight Swordcraft Story'' series, the smith's hammer is the ''weakest'' weapon possible - it's the weapon you're forced to use before you forge any real weapons and if all your proper weapons break, and being reduced to it in a duel is a loss.

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* In the ''SummonNight ''VideoGame/SummonNight Swordcraft Story'' series, the smith's hammer is the ''weakest'' weapon possible - it's the weapon you're forced to use before you forge any real weapons and if all your proper weapons break, and being reduced to it in a duel is a loss.
5th May '17 2:10:54 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Shinjiro from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' uses axes and hammers. In the FES and Portable remakes, you can fuse the persona Thor into a weapon to gain Mjölnir, which is kind of useless in Portable because the Protagonist can no longer wield different weapon types, just one-handed swords (for male protagonists) or naginatas (for female protagonists). [[spoiler:Shinjiro leaves the party usually before you can create Mjölnir because he's dead/in a coma.]]

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* Shinjiro from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' uses axes and hammers. In the FES ''FES'' and Portable ''Portable'' remakes, you can fuse the persona Thor into a weapon to gain Mjölnir, which is kind of useless in Portable ''Portable'' because the Protagonist protagonist can no longer wield different weapon types, just one-handed swords (for male protagonists) or naginatas (for female protagonists). [[spoiler:Shinjiro usually leaves the party usually before you can even create Mjölnir because he's dead/in a coma.]]
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