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, 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.
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
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.

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, 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, behind Sword which is used by all professions except for Necromancer.

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