Spear

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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]

1
Spear of Light.png
 Spear of Light
0.5½ Throw a spear that makes your foe vulnerable.
2
Zealot's Flurry.png
 Zealot's Flurry
10.25¼ 6 Strike foes in front of you with a storm of jabs.
3
Brilliance.png
 Brilliance
0.75¾ 15 Blind all nearby foes.
4
Spear Wall.png
 Spear Wall
0.5½ 20 Create a spear wall in front of you that damages foes passing through it.
5
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]

1
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.
2
Rapid Assault.png
 Rapid Assault
10.25¼ Rapidly strike foes in front of you, inflicting vulnerability.
3
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 Venomous Sphere, Frigid Discharge chainRedirect Arrow.png
Frigid Discharge.png
 Frigid Discharge
Detonate the sphere causing it to explode, damaging and chilling foes.
4
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 Igniting Brand, Devour Brand chainRedirect 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.
5
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.
1
Stab (warrior skill).png
 Stab
0.5½ Stab your foe.
1 Stab (warrior skill), Jab (warrior skill), Impale (warrior spear skill) chainRedirect Arrow.png
Jab (warrior skill).png
 Jab
0.75¾ Jab your foe.
1 Stab (warrior skill), Jab (warrior skill), Impale (warrior spear skill) chainRedirect Arrow.png
Impale (warrior spear skill).png
 Impale
0.75¾ Impale your foe and cripple them.
2
Mariner's Frenzy.png
 Mariner's Frenzy
10.25¼ 8 Attack foes in front of you with a series of strikes.
3
Harpoon Pull.png
 Harpoon Pull
0.5½ 15 Pull your foe to you.
4
Parry.png
 Parry
10.5½ 15 Block your foe. Counterattack with a powerful strike. Gain adrenaline if you are not attacked.
5
Tsunami Slash.png
 Tsunami Slash
20.75¾ 25 Spin forward and strike foes along the way.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

1
Stab (ranger skill).png
 Stab
0.5½ Stab your foe.
1 Stab (ranger skill), Jab (ranger skill), Evasive Strike (ranger skill) chainRedirect Arrow.png
Jab (ranger skill).png
 Jab
0.75¾ Jab your foe.
1 Stab (ranger skill), Jab (ranger skill), Evasive Strike (ranger skill) chainRedirect Arrow.png
Evasive Strike (ranger skill).png
 Evasive Strike
0.5½ Evade while delivering a powerful attack.
2
Swirling Strike.png
 Swirling Strike
0.75¾ 8 Attack while reflecting projectiles.
3
Dart.png
 Dart
20.5½ 10 Dart at your foe. If you hit, bleed them and make them vulnerable.
4
Counterstrike.png
 Counterstrike
10.5½ 20 Prepare to throw your spear while blocking. If you block, push back your attacker with a kick.
4 Counterstrike, Counter Throw chainRedirect Arrow.png
Counter Throw.png
 Counter Throw
0.5½ Throw your spear at foes.
5
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]

1
Stab (thief spear skill).png
 Stab
0.5½ Stab your foe.
1 Stab (thief spear skill), Jab (thief skill), Poison Tip Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Jab (thief skill).png
 Jab
0.75¾ Strike your foe again.
1 Stab (thief spear skill), Jab (thief skill), Poison Tip Strike chainRedirect 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.
2
Flanking Dive.png
 Flanking Dive
0.75¾ 3 Evade your foe and then attack, applying vulnerability to your target.
3
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 Nine-Tailed Strike, Break Stance chainRedirect Arrow.png
Break Stance.png
 Break Stance
Break your blocking stance to gain initiative.
4
Tow Line.png
 Tow Line
0.5½ 4 Throw a tow line that pulls you to your foe and cripples them.
5
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]

1
Stab (mesmer skill).png
 Stab
0.5½ Stab your foe.
1 Stab (mesmer skill), Jab (mesmer skill), Evasive Strike (mesmer skill) chainRedirect Arrow.png
Jab (mesmer skill).png
 Jab
0.75¾ Jab your foe.
1 Stab (mesmer skill), Jab (mesmer skill), Evasive Strike (mesmer skill) chainRedirect Arrow.png
Evasive Strike (mesmer skill).png
 Evasive Strike
0.5½ Evade while delivering a powerful final attack.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Ambush Assault.png
 Ambush Assault
Ambush 10.25¼ 1 Blink to your target and unleash a series of low-damage strikes that rapidly stack vulnerability.
2
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 Feigned Surge, Feign chainRedirect Arrow.png
Feign.png
 Feign
Teleport back to you
[sic]
starting point, leaving behind a clone.
3
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.
4
Slipstream.png
 Slipstream
0.5½ 25 Create a current in front of you that rapidly propels you forward and pushes back foes that enter it.
5
Vortex.png
 Vortex
10.25¼ 40 Create a vortex at your location, pulling nearby foes toward you.

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

1
Cruel Strike.png
 Cruel Strike
0.5½ Stab your foe.
1 Cruel Strike, Wicked Strike, Reaper's Scythe chainRedirect Arrow.png
Wicked Strike.png
 Wicked Strike
0.75¾ Strike your foe again.
1 Cruel Strike, Wicked Strike, Reaper's Scythe chainRedirect Arrow.png
Reaper's Scythe.png
 Reaper's Scythe
0.75¾ Reap life force from nearby foes.
2
Wicked Spiral.png
 Wicked Spiral
10.75¾ 8 Spin multiple times, dealing damage and applying vulnerability to each foe struck.
3
Deadly Feast.png
 Deadly Feast
0.5½ 15 Gain swiftness and summon a swarm of vampiric shrimp that siphon health from nearby foes.
4
Deadly Catch.png
 Deadly Catch
0.75¾ 25 Whirl around, throwing spears that cripple foes and pull them to you.
5
Dark Spear.png
 Dark Spear
0.5½ 25 Pull yourself to a foe and inflict bleeding.

Related traits[edit]

Notes[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 and Sword with 7 of the 9 professions being able to use it.

See also[edit]