The brute mace has a swing cooldown of roughly 6 seconds. It takes two hits to kill. Unlike most weapons, crushing a leg will knock down an opponent.
Essentially a poor man's chainsaw, it deals high damage but suffers from a long cooldown. Take advantage of its high damage by targeting enemies who have already been softened up.
It's slow swing time can make it difficult to react quickly to threats. Make use of its slow swing by spinning often to guarantee hits on nearby enemies.