The RUST Mace is an early-game harvesting tool that remains relevant until replaced by more efficient tools in RUST.
As a tool, you can use a mace to harvest animal carcasses for Cloth, Leather, Meat, Bone Fragments, and Animal Fat. Using an item such as the Combat Knife performs this task more efficiently and results in a better yield, but the longsword will work in a pinch.
As a weapon, the mace does a substantial amount of damage in one long, labored swing. Missing when fighting someone with a more forgiving, faster-swinging weapon can be devastating, so ensure that when you swing the mace, you impact. This weapon is ideal for smashing barrels, requiring a single swing to destroy the more durable blue barrel type.