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Bronze spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze spear Iron spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron spear Steel spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel spear Black spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black spear Mithril spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril spear Adamant spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant spear Rune spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune spear Leaf-bladed spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaf-bladed spear Corrupt dragon spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Corrupt dragon spear Dragon spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon spear Guthan's warspear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guthan's warspear Zamorakian spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorakian spear Vanquish (melee).png: RS3 Inventory image of Vanquish (melee) Vesta's spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vesta's spear Sunspear (melee).png: RS3 Inventory image of Sunspear (melee) Chaotic spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic spear Mizuyari.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mizuyari Superior Vesta's spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Vesta's spear Spear of Annihilation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spear of Annihilation Masterwork Spear of Annihilation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork Spear of Annihilation
Slot 2-handed
Style Stab
Speed
Average (3.6s)
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Spears are two-handed, mostly members-only stabbing weapons, whereas hastae are one-handed. They deal the same amount of damage as two-handed swords, halberds and mauls, except that they use the stabbing style. Spears are the only type of weapon that can deal full damage against the Corporeal Beast, making them the most effective weapons to use against it.

Most spears can be obtained as monster drops, purchased from shops, obtained as quest rewards, or smithed on special barbarian anvils after learning Barbarian Training and completing the quest Tai Bwo Wannai Trio. The most powerful spear, the Spear of Annihilation, is created through the Archaeology skill, and can be further upgraded to its masterwork version through the smithing skill. Masuta's warspear and Laniakea's spear are unique among spears for possessing a 2-square attack range, similar to that of a halberd.

Stores[edit | edit source]

The normal metal spears can be bought at Warriors' Guild Armoury, and the rune variant can be purchased at Scavvo's Rune Store. After Tai Bwo Wannai Trio, players can access Tamayu's Spear Stall, although this shop only sells (kp) spears, which cannot be wielded. A cleaning cloth must be used on these spears to be able to wield or trade them.

Types of spears[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Attack
Level
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Bronze spear.pngBronze spear1Stab111.8150---------6,946
Iron spear.pngIron spear10Stab223.5202---------13,715
Steel spear.pngSteel spear20Stab447316---------5,054
Corrupt Vesta's spear.pngCorrupt Vesta's spear20Stab447316---------1,032,749
Black spear.pngBlack spear25Stab558.8381---------13,050
Mithril spear.pngMithril spear30Stab670.5454---------10,867
Adamant spear.pngAdamant spear40Stab894628---------24,662
Rune spear.pngRune spear50Stab1117.5850---------24,757
Leaf-bladed spear.pngLeaf-bladed spear50Stab1117.5850---------31,000 from any Slayer Master
Dragon spear.pngDragon spear60Stab13411132---------35,351
Corrupt dragon spear.pngCorrupt dragon spear60Stab13411132---------101,912
Guthan's warspear.pngGuthan's warspear70Stab1564.51486---------2,007,162
Zamorakian spear.pngZamorakian spear75Stab1676.31694-----2---2,908,522
Lucky Zamorakian spear.pngLucky Zamorakian spear75Stab1676.31694-----2---Untradeable
Vanquish (melee).pngVanquish (melee)75Stab1676.31694---------150 Quest points
Vesta's spear.pngVesta's spear78Stab1743.31829---------2,062,103
Sunspear (melee).pngSunspear (melee)78Stab1743.31829---------Reward from River of Blood
Chaotic spear.pngChaotic spear80Stab17881924---------2,908,522 + 200,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Lucky chaotic spear.pngLucky chaotic spear80Stab17881924---------Untradeable
Masuta's warspear.pngMasuta's warspear82Stab1832.72023---------3,042,712
Laniakea's spear.pngLaniakea's spear82Stab2011.51694---------17,037,218
Mizuyari.pngMizuyari85Stab1899.82178---------3,998,028
Superior Vesta's spear.pngSuperior Vesta's spear88Stab1966.82343---------10,200,745
Spear of Annihilation.pngSpear of Annihilation90Stab2011.52458---------95,439,165
Masterwork Spear of Annihilation.pngMasterwork Spear of Annihilation92Stab2056.22577---------396,894,135

Dungeoneering spears[edit | edit source]

These spears can only be obtained and used during Dungeoneering:

Table of spears
TierItemLevels to use
1Novite spear.png Novite spear1 Attack-icon.png Attack
2Bathus spear.png Bathus spear10 Attack-icon.png Attack
3Marmaros spear.png Marmaros spear20 Attack-icon.png Attack
4Kratonite spear.png Kratonite spear30 Attack-icon.png Attack
5Fractite spear.png Fractite spear40 Attack-icon.png Attack
6Zephyrium spear.png Zephyrium spear50 Attack-icon.png Attack
7Argonite spear.png Argonite spear60 Attack-icon.png Attack
8Katagon spear.png Katagon spear70 Attack-icon.png Attack
9Gorgonite spear.png Gorgonite spear80 Attack-icon.png Attack
10Promethium spear.png Promethium spear90 Attack-icon.png Attack
11Primal spear.png Primal spear99 Attack-icon.png Attack

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 11 February 2019 (Update):
    • Corrected values of (kp) spears in relation to their base variant.
  • patch 22 September 2014 (Update):
    • Some errors in calculating damage values have been fixed with two-handed weapons.
  • patch 9 November 2010 (Update):
    • Dungeoneering spears have been added to the skill advance guide.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In RuneScape Classic, spears were ranged weapons and only bronze to rune spears were available. Javelins have replaced their old function.
  • When RuneScape 2 was first released, spears originally had an attack delay of 3.6 seconds, equivalent to battleaxes. With the Barrows update on 9 May 2005, their attack speed was increased to 3.0 seconds, equivalent to longswords. It was decreased again to 3.6 seconds (now known as "average" speed) with the release of the Evolution of Combat.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat, spears were the only weapons that could attack in all three of the melee styles (slash, stab, and crush).