The war club is the fastest blunt melee weapon in the game.
After modifying it, this weapon has a damage-per-second (DPS) almost as high as weapons that require a Melee Weapons skill of 100. This makes it a solid melee weapon for players not devoted to increasing their melee skill.
A war club that has been upgraded with honors makes the charge attack faster than running. In fact, simply holding down the melee button makes travel faster. The Slayer and Melee Hacker perks increase this speed, and when combined with rushing water, the player character will travel at a blinding speed.
Both modifications for the war club can be purchased from the Gun Runners after completing Honest Hearts.
The war club honors modification changes the weapon's icon.
↑The Courier: "Nice guns." Joshua Graham: "In the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau, all tribes are known for a specific weapon. White Legs are known for their big submachine guns, 'storm drums.' They broke into an armory near Spanish Fork and have been using them for years. Of course, the Dead Horses have their wooden war clubs and even the Sorrows have their Yao Guai gauntlets. This type of .45 Automatic pistol was designed by one of my tribe almost four hundred years ago. Learning its use is a New Canaanite rite of passage." (Joshua Graham's dialogue)