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Disambig icon.png This article is about the weapon type. For other uses, see Harpoon.


Spear concept art.jpg

Spear concept art.

The spear is a close-quarters melee aquatic weapon.

Skills by profession[edit]

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

Guardian icon small.png Guardian[edit]

1 Spear of Light.png Spear of Light 0.5½ Throw a spear that makes your foe vulnerable, dealing bonus damage at closer range.
2 Zealot's Flurry.png Zealot's Flurry 1 6 Strike foes in front of you with a storm of jabs.
3 Brilliance.png Brilliance 0.75¾ 15 Blind all nearby foes.
4 Symbol of Spears.png Symbol of Spears 0.5½ 20 Symbol. Create a spear wall in front of you that damages foes that remain in its area.
5 Wrathful Grasp.png Wrathful Grasp 0.5½ 25 Throw a spear and pull your foe to you, burning them.

Revenant icon small.png Revenant[edit]

1 Spear of Anguish.png Spear of Anguish 0.5½ Throw a mist spear toward your foe, inflicting increasing durations of torment the closer the foe is to you.
2 Rapid Assault.png Rapid Assault 10.25¼ 5 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 ChainFrigid Discharge.png Frigid Discharge Detonate the sphere to cause 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 through the Mists. While the connection is active it will apply burning.
4 ChainDevour 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 icon small.png Warrior[edit]

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngWhirling Strike.png Whirling Strike 0.75¾ 8 Burst. Strike all foes around you. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
1 Stab (warrior skill).png Stab 0.5½ Chain. Stab your foe.
1 ChainJab (warrior skill).png Jab 0.75¾ Chain. Jab your foe.
1 ChainImpale (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 Barbed Pull.png Barbed Pull 0.5½ 10 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.

Berserker icon small.png Berserker[edit]

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngWild Whirl.png Wild Whirl 0.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Strike all foes around you, burning and pulling them in.

Ranger icon small.png Ranger[edit]

1 Stab (ranger skill).png Stab 0.5½ Chain. Stab your foe.
1 ChainJab (ranger skill).png Jab 0.75¾ Chain. Jab your foe.
1 ChainToxic Strike.png Toxic Strike 0.5½ Deliver a final poisonous attack.
2 Swirling Strike.png Swirling Strike 0.75¾ 8 Attack while reflecting projectiles.
3 Surging Maw.png Surging Maw 10.75¾ 10 Dart at your foe, inflicting more bleeding based on the amount of time spent charging.
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 ChainSplinter Shot.png Counter Throw 0.5½ Throw your spear at foes.
5 Man O' War.png Man O' War 10.25¼ 4 Strike your foe multiple times, then deliver a final immobilizing attack.

Untamed icon small.png Untamed[edit]

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngVicious Pike.png Vicious Pike 0.75¾ Unleashed Ambush. Spin and strike foes repeatedly. The final attack creates a spore under targets it strikes.

Thief icon small.png Thief[edit]

1 Stab (thief spear skill).png Stab 0.5½ Chain. Stab your foe.
1 ChainJab (thief skill).png Jab 0.75¾ Chain. Strike your foe again.
1 ChainPoison Tip Strike.png Poison Tip Strike 0.75¾ Poison your foe with a final attack.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngDeadly Strike.png Deadly Strike 0.5½ 1 Stealth Attack. Attack from stealth, bleeding and weakening your target.
2 Flanking Dive.png Flanking Dive 0.75¾ Evade your foe and then strike, dealing increased damage from the side or behind.
3 Nine-Tailed Strike.png Nine-Tailed Strike 10.5½ Block your foe and counterattack with a series of strikes. Gain initiative if you are not attacked.
3 ChainBreak Stance.png Break Stance Spend initiative to break your blocking stance and immediately initiate the nine-tailed strike.
4 Tow Line.png Tow Line 0.5½ Throw a spear that pulls enemies to you. Gain stealth and access to Hooked Spear if this skill hits.
4 ChainHooked Spear.png Hooked Spear 0.75¾ Spin around quickly, bleeding enemies caught in your spear's path.
5 Shadow Assault.png Shadow Assault 0.5½ Strike your foe repeatedly with a shadowy assault. Evades while active.

Deadeye icon small.png Deadeye[edit]

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngMalicious Deadly Strike.png Malicious Deadly Strike 0.5½ 1 Stealth Attack. Attack while in stealth, bleeding and weakening your target. Consumes all malice to deal bonus damage if it strikes your mark.

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer[edit]

1 Stab (mesmer skill).png Stab 0.5½ Chain. Stab your foe.
1 ChainJab (mesmer skill).png Jab 0.75¾ Chain. Jab your foe.
1 ChainEvasive Strike.png Evasive Strike 0.5½ Evade while delivering a powerful final attack.
2 Feigned Surge.png Feigned Surge 10.75¾ 8 Clone. Surge toward your foe, striking enemies on the way and creating a clone upon reaching your initial target.
3 Phantasmal Mariner.png Phantasmal Mariner 0.5½ 10 Phantasm. 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 at your location that immobilizes enemies entering it and grants superspeed to allies passing through it.
5 Vortex.png Vortex 10.25¼ 40 Create a vortex at your location, pulling nearby foes toward you.

Mirage icon small.png Mirage[edit]

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngAmbush Assault.png Ambush Assault 10.25¼ 1 Ambush. Blink to your target and unleash a series of low-damage strikes that rapidly stack vulnerability.

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer[edit]

1 Cruel Strike.png Cruel Strike 0.5½ Chain. Stab your foe.
1 ChainWicked Strike.png Wicked Strike 0.75¾ Chain. Strike your foe again.
1 ChainReaper'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 Throw your spear and shadowstep to the first target it hits, delivering a rending strike in the area around you.

Related traits[edit]

Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

Related achievements[edit]



  • Originally Spear was known as Harpoon, as seen in the "Harpoon Master" achievement above, as only kills with a spear count towards it.

See also[edit]

Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Spear.