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A claw hammer is a tool primarily used for pounding nails into, or extracting nails from, an object. Claw Hammers are generally associated with woodworking.
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The barricade hammer, alternatively called claw hammer or nail hammer, is a very common civilian tool. The hammer may be the oldest tool for which definite evidence exists (dating back to to 2,600,000 BCE).
The barricade hammer featured in No More Room in Hell is used to barricade areas defined by the map designer. In order to do so, wooden planks are required and the player must be close to an entrance that is able to be barricaded. It will take a few seconds to effectively barricade a door at which point the only way of removing said board is to destroy it.
While being a useful tool, it can also be used as a weapon. It has a fast rate of attack and while its swings are low in damage, taking anywhere from 4 or 5 hits to kill a Zombie, its attack rate and low stamina cost means it can still be an effective close range melee weapon.
The hammer cannot be used in conjunction with a flashlight.
If one is using a barricade hammer as a weapon, there is a quick way to kill a zombie: a charge hit to the head followed by 1-2 quick hits. Sometimes, it may take a tremendous number of hits for some zombies.
When barricading doors, you don't always have to completely seal off the entrance. You can simply patch a door with a single plank in order to save wood for other doors. With this strategy, players will be able to hit through the gaps of the doorway to kill zombies that are gathered on the other side. Also, a partially patched doorway will allow a player to cross by simply crouching. When barricading fully, make sure it is the right doorway; once sealed off, it is essentially a wall until broken through. Since it takes a few seconds to patch 1 slot in a door, it is wise to patch doors near the end of the round or during supply drops. The only way to kill a zombie through a fully patched doorway is to shoot through the gaps in between the boards.
Pros and Cons
- Can barricade doors to slow down zombies
- Relatively fast
- Lightweight (Doesn't take up much space in the radial inventory)
- Short reach
- While barricading, you are vulnerable to attacks