I feel there should be another item that has a chance to spawn in loot chests in nether fortresses, or be dropped by a new nether mini boss, The Gate Keeper.This new item is The Gate Keeper's Mace, "Shield Breaker!" Or just a regular mace the same size as the trident.
What actual value would this mace have in game. I think there needs to be an item that does heavy damage to armor specifically. It would hurt the player yes but their enchantments/armor would still protect them. That is, until it is broken. That's the roll the mace would serve. It simply would do more damage to armor/shield than other weapons can. It wouldn't break them in one shot mind you and unbreaking would not be nerfed. It simply ticks down the durability more effectively.
To make it more realistic the Mace could have different levels of effectiveness depending on the armor its being used on. Here's how effective it would be in game against the different armor types:
Leather- Normal durability
Chain Mail- Takes slightly more damage than usual (2% Damage? Thus breaking in 50 hits?)
Shields- This would be easier if minecraft had different levels of shield. I guess because its core is made of wood it could have a chance of splintering so to speak. I feel that a dash jump strike should do a high % of damage. (25% maybe?)
Iron- Breaks as fast as gold
Gold- Receives heavy damage (10% maybe?)
Diamond- Has a chance of shattering! Otherwise completely normal effectiveness.
Let me explain diamond armor. In real life diamonds are extremely durable. However! When hit in just the right spot it can shatter. (ever wonder how diamond rings are made?) Thus in minecraft the mace has a small random chance of delivering a critical blow against diamond armor, shattering it.
Whether or not it is affected by enchantments on said armor would be up to you guys (the fans) / Mojang.
Please share your thoughts on whether it would be best as loot or dropped by a boss. Or if you think there is something I could have done better. Or maybe you think it's too overpowered? Share your thoughts and I'll tweak as necessary until it's practically perfect in every way!
Remember to Vote if you'd like to see The Mace added in the Fan Update!
Edit: It could have a high cool down to help balance its ability to wear down armor/shields.