This long-handled hammer is an exotic weapon favored among some dwarves of Nidavellir, third layer of Ysgard. It is treated as a melee weapon with 10-foot reach, though the wielder doesn't threaten the area into which he can make an attack. Using a ramhammer provokes attacks of opportunity, just as if the wielder had used a ranged weapon.
Because of the wide hammer head and the considerable force a trained wielder can bring to bear using leverage, it's possible to make bull rush attacks with this weapon. When using a ramhammer, a wielder does not have to enter his foe's square (and thus does not provoke attack of opportunity for this move, though, as noted above, the wielder provokes attacks of opportunity from adjacent foes as if making a ranged attack). The wielder gains a +2 bonus on his opposed Strength check. If the wielder has the Improved Bull Rush feat, he gains the noted +4 bonus on his opposed Strength check (but the ability to avoid attacks of opportunity for entering his foe's square is irrelevant).
|Exotic Weapon - Melee|
Preferred weapon of: No known deity.