A wide variety of objects can do damage to foes if thrown - from the humble Festival Pie to hefty Large Stones - some are thrown to cause damage, others to inflict debilitations. Throw items also may cause stagger or knockdown - the larger or heavier the object the better.
Aiming thrown objects is best done by placing the enemy straight ahead, easier done if moving towards them. A throw will not carry much further than two height lengths ahead - attempting to throw at foes above or below even on slight slopes can be tricky or problematic.
Generally any thrown object will be destroyed by the act of throwing.
Damage from thrown objects generally scales with the Core Strength of the thrower. Thrown damage is not affected by strength or magic boosts, either by primary or secondary weapons, nor by equipped clothing or armor, nor by augments either. Strength Boosted (eg Conqueror's Periapt) does not increase thrown damage either (with rare exceptions).
|Object||Base Power||Strength damage †||Notes|
|Barrel||400||120%||Low damage, but may be useful to stagger|
|Box||100 to 300||150%||Depends on size etc.|
|Brick||1200||320%||High initial damage, damage increases well with strength|
|Ceramic Jug||200||140%||Inflicts Drenched|
|Coin Purse of Charity||15,000||200%||Uses up to 10,000 gold. If insufficient gold is available damage will be reduced correspondingly. Split blunt and holy damage (around 7,700 each), hence will damage physically resistant foes like Specters.|
|Dragon's Spit||950||100%||Small firebomb that hits up to four times. Also inflicts Burning|
|Explosive Barrel||3750||200%||A blast gives powerful Knockdown or Stagger damage, and may inflict Burning.|
|Festival Pie||2||20%||Barely any physical damage. Inflicts Blindness|
|Foreign Knife||1300||None||Does Slashing Damage. Damage does not scale with strength, but is boosted by the invigoration Strength Boosted (eg from Conqueror's Periapt)|
|Kindling||200||160%||Can be ignited in a fire and thrown to inflict Burning|
|Large flask||350||120%||Narrow necked pot with wickerwork holder|
|Large Stone||1200||200%||Good Stagger and Knockdown.|
|Oil Flask||400||200%||Inflicts Tarring|
|Pawns||270||180%||Can be used repeatedly, but damage is limited.. Undead, Goblins and so on can also be used to similar effect.|
|Poison Flask||400||200%||Inflicts Poison|
|Pot||500||120%||Wide necked pottery|
|Rock||200||300%||Common and useful|
|Throwblast||6100||200%||High base explosive damage. A blast gives powerful Knockdown or Stagger damage, and may inflict Burning|
|Water flask||400||200%||Inflicts Drenched|
|Wood Bundle||350||130%||Breaks into kindling on impact|
|† Additional damage derived from the thrower's Core Strength - it is added to the base to give the total attack power. 150% means core strength is added one and a half times.|
- Pawns will effectively use (most) thrown holdable objects to good effect and with good aim. For more details see Pawn curative and tool use.
- Throwing objects uses no stamina, causes reasonable damage, and uses often nearly valueless items.
- There is no automatic targeting with thrown objects.
- Just as Strength Boosted does not increase damage, neither does Lowered Strength diminish damage.
- Carried living, dead, and undead) creatures can be thrown to inflict a small amount of damage on themselfs. Some Fauna such as Giant Rats and Boars do not damage anything when thrown.