Sunspear (melee)

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For this item's augmented variant, see Augmented Sunspear (melee).
For other variants of this item, see ranged, magic.
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The Sunspear (melee) is a level 78 degradable spear made during the quest River of Blood. It acts as a Sunspear against vampyres, as wolfbane against the werewolves in Canifis, and a spear against the Corporeal Beast. At any point it can be switched to a two-handed javelin or magic staff version using the Switch-style right-click option, retaining all current charges.

During River of Blood, it is made by combining a blisterwood shaft, wolfbane, and the broken Sunspear, requiring 75 Fletching. It can only be created once, but can be reclaimed (with full charge) from Ivan Strom for 600,000 coins. It can also be augmented using an augmentor, and retains the ability to switch styles.

Sunspear degrades to a broken state after 15,000 charges of combat. It can be repaired by a Repair NPC for 600,000 coins, or on an armour stand for less.

It is statistically identical to Vesta's spear, though it does not have a special attack.

Completing the quest also unlocks this weapon as a cosmetic override.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Benefits[edit | edit source]

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)
  • Every 50 vyre corpses cremated in the Columbarium grants +10 damage (a maximum of +100)
  • 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
    • The sunspear does also benefit from burning vyre corpses, up to a max of 500. [1]

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

Increasing bonuses[edit | edit source]

For every 50 Vyre corpses cremated, the player obtains better equipment bonuses when using the Ivandis flail, blisterwood weapons and all variants of the sunspear. A message appears in the chat box "You feel more experienced with the Ivandis Flail." The current cremation count can be viewed either with the "Check" option on the flail when it is in the inventory or by searching the lectern at the south end of the columbarium.

The bonus to blisterwood weapons is accumulated even if The Branches of Darkmeyer quest has not been completed. If the quest is later completed, the blisterwood weapons receive the bonus immediately.

The bonus to the equipment stats is invisible and doesn't appear in the "Show Equipment Stats" panel. The bonus is only effective when used against Vampyre Juveniles, Vampyre Juvinates, and Vyrewatch. The sunspear reaches maximum power after 500 Vyre corpses have been cremated. This is a requirement for obtaining the trimmed completionist cape and master quest cape.

Repair[edit | edit source]

The base repair cost of the Sunspear (melee) when completely degraded to 0.0% item charge is 600,000 coins. It can be repaired by:

Alternatively, it can be repaired on an armour stand in a player-owned house or on a whetstone device anywhere. This provides a discount of 0.5% per Smithing level (including boosts).

If it is only partially degraded the cost of a full repair is multiplied by the percentage of item charge that needs to be repaired to produce the current repair cost.

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Drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit source]

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

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:

Comparison with other melee weapons[edit | edit source]

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 9 September 2019 (Update):
    • Broken Sunspears can now be repaired.
  • patch 22 July 2019 (Update):
    • You will no longer be charged to repair the reforged sunspear after it has already been repaired fully at the Player owned house armour stand.
  • patch 20 November 2017 (Update):
    • The Sunspear item charge tooltip now accurately updates.
  • patch 15 May 2017 (Update):
    • The two-handed Sunspear (and augmented variation) can now swap styles during combat.
  • patch 6 February 2017 (Update):
    • The Sunspear can now be activated as a cosmetic override from the wardrobe interface for each combat style.
  • patch 3 May 2016 (Update):
    • Players can now keepsake the non-augmented non-broken versions of all Sunspear types.