Finding methods to create stronger weapons must be an endless struggle for weapon makers. This mace is said to have been created with that idea in mind. Seeking to bring out its ultimate potential, its manufacturer added thorns to its design to amplify its destructive power. In addition to that, the thorns themselves were laced with poison to maximize damage. This all resulted in the incredibly powerful, yet ominous looking thorned mace.
XII Thorned Mace is a mid-ranked Mace that requires the Maces 3 License to equip, and provides 48 Attack, 4 Evade, 32 CT, 4% Combo Rate, and a 15% chance to inflict Poison when attacking with it. It can be bought for 6,500 gil at Mosphoran Highwaste and Phon Coast, found as treasure at Phon Coast (Caima Hills), or dropped from Malboro King (3% chance).
In the International version, it still requires the Maces 3 License to equip, but now provides 53 Attack, 4 Evade, 30 CT, 5% Combo Rate, and 15% chance to inflict Poison when attacking with it. It can now be bought for 5,400 gil at Mt Bur-Omisace, found as treasure at Barheim Passage (Special Op Sector 5) and Paramina Rift (Karydine Glacier), or dropped from Malboro King (5% chance).