- "The mace is amongst my most useful of weapons, for it merely stuns my victims, allowing me ample time to feed."
- ―Kain — Listen (file info)[src]
As a fledgeling vampire Kain found the Spiked Mace within Nupraptor's Retreat, during the events of Blood Omen .Kain himself describes the Mace as a "vicious instrument, with which I can render my enemies helpless". This stems from the fact that the main use of the mace was to effectively bludgeon assailants into a much longer version of the traditional stunned state, allowing Kain to gain more health from them. Kain used the mace to stun his opponents without accidentally killing them and wasting precious blood. It could also be used to smash through stone obstacles. Following the events of Blood Omen the mace is never seen again, it is unknown what happened to it.
Like Havoc and Malice, the Mace serves a gameplay function other than combat: it can be used to break down stalagtites in caves.