Spear

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the weapon type. For spears referred to as harpoons, see Harpoon (disambiguation).

The spear, also known as the harpoon (not to be confused with the harpoon gun), 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, 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
Symbol 0.5½ 20 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 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 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 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.
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
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 tango icon 20px.png Berserker[edit]

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

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), Toxic Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Jab (ranger skill).png
 Jab
0.75¾ Jab your foe.
1 Stab (ranger skill), Jab (ranger skill), Toxic Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Toxic Strike.png
 Toxic Strike
0.5½ Deliver a final poisonous attack.
2
Swirling Strike.png
 Swirling Strike
0.75¾ 8 Attack while reflecting projectiles.
1
Surging Maw.png
 Dart
20.5½ 20 Dart forward, gaining aegis.
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 4 Strike your foe multiple times, then deliver a final immobilizing attack.

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 strike, dealling increased damage from the side or behind.
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
2 Spend initiative to break your blocking stance and immediately initiate the nine-tailed strike.
4
Tow Line.png
 Tow Line
0.5½ 4 Throw a tow line that pulls enemies to you. Gain stealth and access to Hooked Spear if this skill hits.
5
Shadow Assault.png
 Shadow Assault
0.5½ 5 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 chainRedirect Arrow.png
Jab (mesmer skill).png
 Jab
0.75¾ Jab your foe.
1 Stab (mesmer skill), Jab (mesmer skill), Evasive Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Evasive Strike.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 toward your foe, striking enemies on the way and creating a clone upon reaching your initial target.
2 Feigned Surge, Feign chainRedirect Arrow.png
Feign.png
 Feign
Teleport back to you
[sic]
starting point, leaving behind a clone.
3
Phantasmal Mariner.png
 Phantasmal Mariner
Phantasm 0.5½ 10 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.

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 Throw your spear and shadowstep to the first target it hits, delivering a rending strike in the area around you.

Related traits[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The spear can be used by the most professions out of any weapon type. Including elite specializations, it is tied with staff with 7 of the 9 professions being able to use it, behind sword which is used by all professions except for necromancer.

See also[edit]