The War Hammer

The Wrath Hammer is a maul of prodigious size, a long-handled hammer with a heavy metal head. It is similar in appearance and function to a modern sledgehammer but is sometimes shown as having a spear-like spike on the fore-end of the shaft.

Shao Kahn's Wrath Hammer is far larger than historical mauls, such that its sheer mass would be massively unwieldy to anyone not possessing superhuman strength. The emperor is able to use the colossal weapon to devastating effect, as can be seen in the battle before the Pyramid of Argus, where he sent numerous opponents flying through the air with single blows. Shao Kahn wields his Wrath Hammer in all his appearances.

Interactable versions of the Wrath Hammer can be found in the Battle Arena in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon and Quan Chi's Fortress in Mortal Kombat X.


Mortal Kombat Armageddon

  • Any fighters who can normally air combo cannot do so while wielding the Wrath Hammer. This could be a programming error, as the Wrath Hammer is Shao Kahn's weapon, and he cannot air combo.



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  • Strickland, Matthew, and Robert Hardy. The Great Warbow: from Hastings to the Mary Rose. Stroud: Sutton, 2005. Print.
  • Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim. A Distant Mirror: the Calamitous 14th Century. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1979. Print.
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