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Disambig icon.png This article is about the weapon type. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Harpoon (weapon).

The spear, also known as harpoon, is a close quarters aquatic weapon. Spears can be crafted by a weaponsmith. The maximum damage range for spears is 950-1,050.

Skills by profession[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

Spear of Light.png
 Spear of Light
0.5½ Throw a spear that makes your foe vulnerable.
Zealot's Flurry.png
 Zealot's Flurry
10.25¼ 6 Strike foes in front of you with a storm of jabs.
0.75¾ 15 Blind all nearby foes.
Spear Wall.png
 Spear Wall
0.5½ 20 Create a spear wall in front of you that damages foes passing through it.
Wrathful Grasp.png
 Wrathful Grasp
0.5½ 25 Throw a spear and pull your foe to you, burning them.

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant[edit]

Spear of Anguish.png
 Spear of Anguish
0.5½ Throw a mist spear toward your foe. Inflict increasing durations of torment, the farther away that your foe is from you.
Rapid Assault.png
 Rapid Assault
10.25¼ Rapidly strike foes in front of you, inflicting vulnerability.
Venomous Sphere.png
 Venomous Sphere
0.75¾ 8 Launch a sphere outward from the Mists. The sphere will attack nearby foes as it travels, poisoning them.
3 Redirect Arrow.png
Frigid Discharge.png
 Frigid Discharge
Detonate the sphere causing it to explode, damaging and chilling foes.
Igniting Brand.png
 Igniting Brand
0.5½ 12 Throw your spear at your foe. Upon impact, damage your foe and connect to them with through the Mists. While the connection is active it will apply burning.
4 Redirect Arrow.png
Devour Brand.png
 Devour Brand
0.5½ Step through the Mists toward the branded foe, dealing damage in an area to nearby foes.
Rift Containment.png
 Rift Containment
0.5½ 20 Create two rifts, one above and one below your target. After a short delay these rifts will create a barrier from the Mists, preventing foes from crossing.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Whirling Strike.png
 Whirling Strike
Burst 0.75¾ 8 Strike all foes around you. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
Berserker.pngChain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Wild Whirl.png
 Wild Whirl
Primal burst 0.75¾ 5 Strike all foes around you, burning and pulling them in.
Stab (warrior skill).png
0.5½ Stab your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Jab (warrior skill).png
0.75¾ Jab your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Impale (warrior spear skill).png
0.75¾ Impale your foe and cripple them.
Mariner's Frenzy.png
 Mariner's Frenzy
10.25¼ 8 Attack foes in front of you with a series of strikes.
Harpoon Pull.png
 Harpoon Pull
0.5½ 15 Pull your foe to you.
10.5½ 15 Block your foe. Counterattack with a powerful strike. Gain adrenaline if you are not attacked.
Tsunami Slash.png
 Tsunami Slash
20.75¾ 25 Spin forward and strike foes along the way.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

Stab (ranger skill).png
0.5½ Stab your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Jab (ranger skill).png
0.75¾ Jab your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Evasive Strike (ranger skill).png
 Evasive Strike
0.5½ Evade while delivering a powerful attack.
Swirling Strike.png
 Swirling Strike
0.75¾ 8 Attack while reflecting projectiles.
20.5½ 10 Dart at your foe. If you hit, bleed them and make them vulnerable.
10.5½ 20 Prepare to throw your spear while blocking. If you block, push back your attacker with a kick.
4 Redirect Arrow.png
Counter Throw.png
 Counter Throw
0.5½ Throw your spear at foes.
Man O' War.png
 Man O' War
10.25¼ 25 Immobilize your foe and strike them multiple times.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

Stab (thief spear skill).png
0.5½ Stab your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Jab (thief skill).png
0.75¾ Strike your foe again.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Poison Tip Strike.png
 Poison Tip Strike
0.75¾ Poison your foe with a final attack.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Deadly Strike.png
 Deadly Strike
Stealth Attack 0.5½ 1 Attack from stealth, bleeding and weakening your target.
Flanking Strike (thief spear skill).png
 Flanking Strike
0.75¾ 3 Evade your foe and then attack, applying vulnerability to your target.
Nine-Tailed Strike.png
 Nine-Tailed Strike
10.5½ 5 Block your foe and counterattack with a series of strikes. Gain initiative if you are not attacked.
3 Redirect Arrow.png
Break Stance.png
 Break Stance
Break your blocking stance to gain initiative.
Tow Line.png
 Tow Line
0.5½ 4 Throw a tow line that pulls you to your foe and cripples them.
Shadow Assault.png
 Shadow Assault
20.5½ 7 Strike your foe repeatedly with a shadowy assault. Evades while active.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Stab (mesmer skill).png
0.5½ Stab your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Jab (mesmer skill).png
0.75¾ Jab your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Evasive Strike (mesmer skill).png
 Evasive Strike
0.5½ Evade while delivering a powerful final attack.
Feigned Surge.png
 Feigned Surge
Clone 10.75¾ 8 Surge forward, attacking foes in front of you, then teleport back to your starting location, creating a clone.
2 Redirect Arrow.png
Teleport back to you
starting point, leaving behind a clone.
Illusionary Mariner.png
 Illusionary Mariner
Phantasm 0.5½ 20 Perform an evasive strike and create an illusion that evades while attacking your foe in a flurry.
0.5½ 25 Create a current in front of you that rapidly propels you forward and pushes back foes that enter it.
10.25¼ 40 Create a vortex at your location, pulling nearby foes toward you.

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

Cruel Strike.png
 Cruel Strike
0.5½ Stab your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Wicked Strike.png
 Wicked Strike
0.75¾ Strike your foe again.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Reaper's Scythe.png
 Reaper's Scythe
0.75¾ Reap life force from nearby foes.
Wicked Spiral.png
 Wicked Spiral
10.75¾ 8 Spin multiple times, dealing damage and applying vulnerability to each foe struck.
Deadly Feast.png
 Deadly Feast
0.5½ 15 Gain swiftness and summon a swarm of vampiric shrimp that siphon health from nearby foes.
Deadly Catch.png
 Deadly Catch
0.75¾ 25 Whirl around, throwing spears that cripple foes and pull them to you.
Dark Spear.png
 Dark Spear
0.5½ 25 Pull yourself to a foe and inflict bleeding.

Related traits[edit]


  • The Spear can be used by the most professions out of any weapon type, not including Elite specializations. If Elite Specializations are included, it is tied with Staff with 7 of the 9 professions being able to use it.

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