Sunspear

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For other uses, see Sunspear (disambiguation).
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The sunspear is a main hand melee weapon that requires level 75 Attack to wield. It is earned upon completion of The Lord of Vampyrium. Like blisterwood weapons, it can damage all vampyric creatures.

Vyrewatch, vyrelords, and vyreladies killed with this weapon will automatically have their corpses cremated, granting 150 experience in Firemaking, and scaling experience in Prayer: 210 experience will be awarded before level 90, upon gaining this level 280 experience will be awarded. This is increased by 50% if Morytania legs 4 are worn. In addition, vyres killed this way have a 20% chance of dropping loot similar to that given by shiny columbarium keys. This extra loot chance can be increased by wearing a columbarium ring.

Cremating corpses in this way does not count towards kills required to upgrade the Ivandis flail.

When using abilities, the Sunspear can be combined with a higher-tier off-hand weapon (such as an off-hand drygore mace) to increase ability damage without affecting the ability to damage vampyres. Auto-attacks will require an off-hand blisterwood sickle in order to deal damage.

If lost, it can be reclaimed from Ivan Strom for 100,000 coins.

Sunspear benefits

Sunspear, like blisterwood weapons, is fully effective against all vampyres, vyrewatch, and vyrelords/ladies; when fighting them, it has the following benefits:

  • Able to damage them
  • Prevent juvinates in Darkmeyer (but not elsewhere) from transforming into dust and escaping
  • +50% hit chance
  • Chance to deal up to double the normal damage for that attack (including bleeds like Dismember)
  • Automatically cremates vyre corpses, granting 280 Prayer and 200 Firemaking experience (+50% with Morytania achievements complete), with a 20% chance of dropping additional loot (similar to Shiny columbarium key loot; increased chance with columbarium ring)
    • Cremations this way do not count towards the total cremations

See Category:Susceptible to blisterwood weapons for a full list of affected monsters.

History[edit | edit source]

The Sunspear was originally created for and wielded by Queen Efaritay; it is created from blisterwood and blessed silver and is therefore very effective against vampyres. It was meant to be used in the battle against the invading vampyres led by Lord Drakan. But as Queen Efaritay surrendered after Drakan's capture of her husband King Ascertes, it is unknown how much the Sunspear was used in the battle. After the victory over Hallowvale it was taken in possession by Lowerniel Drakan who used it as his weapon of choice - even creating more weapons based on it. He used the Sunspear in the fight against the Myreque when they invaded his home in an assassination attempt. During the fight, his sister Vanescula got hold of the weapon, stabbing him with it and weakening him. After his defeat at the hands of the Myreque, the lieutenant broke the head of the spear off and killed the Lord of Morytania with it.

During River of Blood, the Sunspear is reforged into its former glory by combining it with a blisterwood shaft and the wolfbane dagger making a sunspear (melee). This upgraded weapon can be toggled into a sunspear (magic) or sunspear (ranged).

Should the player speak with Kara-Meir on Tuska's corpse while carrying the Sunspear she claims to still have it, and that it is a dagger, not a sword. She and the player then speculate that both weapons might have originated as parts of the same spear or perhaps being part of another Sunspear.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit source]

The following charms are added when cremating vampyres with the Sunspear:

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Gold charm.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Gold charm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Gold charmF2P icon.png1Rare0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Green charm.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Green charm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Green charm (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1High Level Alchemy icon.png1
Crimson charm.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Crimson charm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Crimson charm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon1High Level Alchemy icon.png1
Blue charm.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Blue charm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Blue charm (m)P2P icon.png1Rare2High Level Alchemy icon.png2

Note: Charms are a secondary reward, obtained with other items

Sunspear drops[edit source]

The following drops are added when cremating vampyres with the Sunspear:

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Medium spiky rune salvage.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Medium spiky rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted)Medium spiky rune salvageF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon22,46124,000
Large plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Large plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted)Large plated rune salvageF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon30,67832,000
Tiny plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Tiny plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted)Tiny plated rune salvageF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon7,0538,000
Rune arrow.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 50Rune arrowF2P icon.png50Uncommon7,55015,300
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,17837,440
Death rune.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Death rune with rarity Common in quantity 15Death runeF2P icon.png15Common3,855930
Blood rune.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 15Blood rune (m)P2P icon.png15Common9,4951,650
Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon17,3000
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon4,1600
Grimy kwuarm.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy kwuarm (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon23,5720
Grimy dwarf weed.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy dwarf weed (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon19,5020
Grimy toadflax.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Grimy toadflax with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy toadflax (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon22,9680
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon11,6000
Toadflax seed.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Toadflax seed with rarity Common in quantity 1Toadflax seed (m)P2P icon.png1Common9,85420
Irit seed.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Irit seed with rarity Common in quantity 1Irit seed (m)P2P icon.png1Common1,14938
Kwuarm seed.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Kwuarm seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Kwuarm seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon17,80438
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon71838
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon1,02738
Watermelon seed.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Watermelon seed with rarity Common in quantity 8Watermelon seed (m)P2P icon.png8Common22,680264
Snape grass seed.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Snape grass seed with rarity Common in quantity 8Snape grass seed (m)P2P icon.png8Common10,67296
Morchella mushroom spore.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Morchella mushroom spore with rarity Common in quantity 3Morchella mushroom spore (m)P2P icon.png3Common462153
Belladonna seed.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Belladonna seed with rarity Common in quantity 1Belladonna seed (m)P2P icon.png1Common844106
Coins_1000.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 3649-4272CoinsF2P icon.png3,649–4,272Common3,649-4,2723,649-4,272
Red spiders' eggs.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Red spiders' eggs with rarity Common in quantity 4 (noted)Red spiders' eggsF2P icon.png(noted)Common5,76416
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 8Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png8Common320Not alchemisable
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 4 (noted)Uncut rubyF2P icon.png(noted)Common9,772240
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Uncut diamond with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon24,488480
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png1Uncommon538Not alchemisable
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Loop half of a key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 (noted)Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Rare11,0890
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 (noted)Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Rare10,7680
Limpwurt root.png: RS3 Sunspear drops Limpwurt root with rarity Rare in quantity 8 (noted)Limpwurt rootF2P icon.png(noted)Rare48,26432

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 3 May 2016 (Update):
    • Players can now keepsake the non-augmented non-broken versions of all Sunspear types.
  • patch 5 October 2015 (Update):
    • Prayer & Firemaking XP granted by Sunspear kills is now up to 4 times its previous value, increasing with player's level in Prayer and Firemaking.
    • Sunspear can now be reclaimed from Ivan Strom in Paterdomus for a 100k fee.
    • Kills no longer counts for Columbarium Cremation.
    • Changed Columbarium loot chance to 1 in 5.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • An update was made to the Sunspear on 5 October 2015 that changed the cremation mechanic of the weapon. The chance of receiving loot similar to that of shiny columbarium keys has been lowered to around 20%, from 100%, cremation count will no longer increase while killing Vyrewatch with this weapon, and on the opposite side, will now grant up to 4x more Prayer and Firemaking experience per kill, based on your current levels.
  • A blisterwood sickle can have higher damage with sufficient vyre cremations, but the Sunspear will have better overall damage per second than even the maxed blisterwood sickle, due to the accuracy of its higher tier.