The Spiked Mace is a good melee weapon for keeping mobs away from you. Dealing moderate damage with good knockback, the only drawback is it's slow speed. Spiked Maces appear as wooden-handled weapons with a spiked metal ball on the end, while Hammers have a square end, and Maces have a plain ball.
The material type of a melee weapon effects it's ability to deal damage.
The condition of a melee weapon effects it's ability to deal damage.
Enchantments enhance the melee weapon with various bonuses.