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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 tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

Spear of Light.png
 Spear of Light
0.5½ Throw a spear that makes your foe vulnerable, dealing bonus damage at closer range.
Zealot's Flurry.png
 Zealot's Flurry
1 6 Strike foes in front of you with a storm of jabs.
0.75¾ 15 Blind all nearby foes.
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.
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, inflicting increasing durations of torment the closer the foe is to you.
Rapid Assault.png
 Rapid Assault
10.25¼ 5 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 Chain
Frigid Discharge.png
 Frigid Discharge
Detonate the sphere to cause 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 through the Mists. While the connection is active it will apply burning.
4 Chain
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]

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

Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker[edit]

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

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

Stab (ranger skill).png
0.5½ Chain. Stab your foe.
1 Chain
Jab (ranger skill).png
0.75¾ Chain. Jab your foe.
1 Chain
Toxic Strike.png
 Toxic Strike
0.5½ Deliver a final poisonous attack.
Swirling Strike.png
 Swirling Strike
0.75¾ 8 Attack while reflecting projectiles.
Surging Maw.png
 Surging Maw
10.75¾ 10 Dart at your foe, inflicting more bleeding based on the amount of time spent charging.
10.5½ 20 Prepare to throw your spear while blocking. If you block, push back your attacker with a kick.
4 Chain
Counter Throw.png
 Counter Throw
0.5½ Throw your spear at foes.
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]

Stab (thief spear skill).png
0.5½ Chain. Stab your foe.
1 Chain
Jab (thief skill).png
0.75¾ Chain. Strike your foe again.
1 Chain
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
0.5½ 1 Stealth Attack. Attack from stealth, bleeding and weakening your target.
Flanking Dive.png
 Flanking Dive
0.75¾ 3 Evade your foe and then strike, dealing increased damage from the side or behind.
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 Chain
Break Stance.png
 Break Stance
2 Spend initiative to break your blocking stance and immediately initiate the nine-tailed strike.
Tow Line.png
 Tow Line
0.5½ 4 Throw a spear that pulls enemies to you. Gain stealth and access to Hooked Spear if this skill hits.
4 Chain
Hooked Spear.png
 Hooked Spear
0.75¾ 3 Spin around quickly, bleeding enemies caught in your spear's path.
Shadow Assault.png
 Shadow Assault
0.5½ 5 Strike your foe repeatedly with a shadowy assault. Evades while active.

Deadeye tango icon 20px.png Deadeye[edit]

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Malicious 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 tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Stab (mesmer skill).png
0.5½ Chain. Stab your foe.
1 Chain
Jab (mesmer skill).png
0.75¾ Chain. Jab your foe.
1 Chain
Evasive Strike.png
 Evasive Strike
0.5½ Evade while delivering a powerful final attack.
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.
2 Chain
Teleport back to you
starting point, leaving behind a clone.
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.
0.5½ 25 Create a current at your location that immobilizes enemies entering it and grants superspeed to allies passing through it.
10.25¼ 40 Create a vortex at your location, pulling nearby foes toward you.

Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage[edit]

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Ambush 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 tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

Cruel Strike.png
 Cruel Strike
0.5½ Chain. Stab your foe.
1 Chain
Wicked Strike.png
 Wicked Strike
0.75¾ Chain. Strike your foe again.
1 Chain
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 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


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

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