Spears & Pikes have long reach and are excellent for dealing damage while remaining defensive. Spears & Pikes function well when paired with a shield, particularly greatshields, as they have relatively moderate stamina consumption and can be quickly thrusted without lowering your guard. These weapons require patience and careful spacing to make proper use of, but are capable of punishing counterattacks. Their most common Skill is Charge.

 Name & Icon   Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements

Param Bonus

Durability / Weight - Attack Type - Skill
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Focus Cost

Skill


Acquired From

Spear

104

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

0

0

11

D

10

C

0

-

0

-

65

4.5

16 ( -/ -)

Shield Splitter

Starting equipment for the Herald class.

Sold by Greirat at Firelink Shrine

Tailbone Spear

118

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

0

0

13

E

15

D

0

-

-

60

4.5

25

Unleash Dragon

Drops from Wretches in Irithyll Dungeon that wield this weapon.

Winged Spear

95

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

0

0

 12

D

15

C

 -

-

 -

-

70

6.0

13

Charge

Unbreakable Patches: 1500 souls

 

Drang Twinspears

100

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

0

0

 14

D

20

D

 0

-

0

-

 70

8.0

13 (-/9)

Charge

 Found at Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.

 

Arstor's Spear

118

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

33

0

11

D

 19

C

 0

-

0

-

90

6.5

16 (-/-)

Shield Splitter

 Soul Transposition from Soul of the Rotted Greatwood for 1,000 souls.

 

Four-Pronged Plow

105

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

0

0

 13

D

11

D

 0

-

0

-

 55

6.5

13 (-/9)

Charge

 Dropped by undead wielding this weapon in Undead Settlement.

 

Saint Bident

98

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

25

0

0

0

 12

D

 12

E

 0

-

 16

C

 70

8.5

 13( -/ 9)

Charge

 Found at Cathedral of the Deep: next to one of the chained-Giants, there is a big blue door that leads to the area where this if found.

 

Rotten Ghru Spear

104

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

34

0

 10

D

 12

D

 0

-

 0

-

 50

5.5

13 ( -/ 9)

Charge

 Dropped by Ghru Grunts wielding this weapon in the swamp area in Farron Keep and in the labyrinth area of Smouldering Lake.

 

Partizan

108

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

0

0

 14

D

 12

D

 0

-

 0

-

 65

6.5

11 (-/11)

Spin Sweep

 Looted from a hanging corpse near where Cornyx is being held, above the Third bonfire at the Undead Settlement.

Yorshka's Spear

98

40.0

0

65.0

0

60.0

0

60.0

0

65.0

100

25

0

0

0

 18

D

 14

D

 0

-

 13

D

 65

6.5

25( -/ -)

Pacify

 Located in a chest in a dark room not far from the Church of Yorshka bonfire in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

 

Gargoyle Flame Spear

103

50.0

0

30.0

90

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

25

0

0

0

15

E

 18

D

 9

E

 9

E

 70

9.5

13 (-/15)

Kindled Charge

 Dropped by Stone Gargoyles wielding this weapon in the Profaned Capital & Grand Archives.

 

Dragonslayer Swordspear

128

55.0

0

35.0

0

30.0

34

30.0

0

35.0

0

25

0

0

0

 16

D

 22

C

 0

-

 18

D

 100

14.5

20 (-/-)

Falling Bolt

Soul Transposition of the Soul of the Nameless King.

 

Dragonslayer Spear

113

50.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

70

25.0

0

30.0

100

25

0

0

0

20

D

 20

C

0

-

 0

D

80

9.5

17 (-/12)

Lightning Charge

 Looted from a spot in the area after the Nameless King

 

Golden Ritual Spear

73

40.0

77

30.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

0

0

10

E

10

D

18

-

14

B

50

3.0

9 (-/-)

Steady Chant

 Dropped from a Mimic just above Pontiff Sullyvahn bonfire.

Soldering Iron

39

40.0

0

25.0

93

20.0

0

20.0

  0

 25.0

 100

  20

  0

  0

  0

10

D

12

D

0

-

0

-

25

5.0

13 (-/9)

Charge

 Drops from Jailers in Irithyll Dungeon.  

Lothric Knight Long Spear

112

45.0

 0

30.0

0

25.0

 0

25.0

 0

30.0

 100

25

0

0

0

14

D

20

D

-

-

80

8.0

13 (-/9)

Charge

Dropped from Lothric Knights wielding them between the Vordt of the Boreal Valley and Dancer of the Boreal Valley bossfight rooms.

Greatlance

129

50.0

0

30.0

0

 25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

 100

25

0

0

0

21

D

16

D

 -  -

 90

10.5

15 (-/15)

Charge

 
Looted off of the dead body after the red eyed Lothric Knight near the Dragon Barracks bonfire (Before the bridge)

Pike

105

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

 0

25.0

0

30.0

 100

25

0

0

0

 18

D

14

C

- -

 80

7.5

13 (-/9)

Charge

 
Rare drop from the branch-wielding hollows after the Crucifixion Woods bonfire at the Road of Sacrifices

Follower Javelin

106

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

0

0

 12

C

 12

E

 0

-

0

-

 65

6.5

15( -/ -)

Hurl Spear

Ashes of Ariandel DLC: From the Snowfiled bonfire, up the hill to the right guarded by Farron Followers

 

Ringed Knight Spear

126

45

0

30

12

20

0

20

0

30

0

25

0

0

0

15

D

 17

D

0

E

0

E

 90

9.0

12(-/8)

Ember (Skill)

The Ringed City: Down the steps from Shira and to the right before the swamp. On a corpse behind the Ringed Knight.

 

Lothric War Banner

100

40

0

25

0

20

0

20

0

25

100

20

0

0

0

14

D

 14

D

0

-

0

-

 70

5.0

35 (-/-)

Lothric War Banner

A hidden area just shortly after you meet Lapp for the first time in The Dreg Heap

 




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    • Anonymous

      30 May 2021 14:48  

      Even great games like Dark Souls series has programmers that are unable to program weapons like spear to hit where our crosshair is aiming. Spears miss enemies who are not the same elevation as us.

      • Anonymous

        16 Feb 2021 05:37  

        Remember: when you're using a Spear in Dark Souls 3, you must play much more smarter against a player than with any other weapon.
        Be unpredictable, use your superior reach in your advantage to space with ease, use every move in the weapon's arsenal (even switch to the one handed moveset to mess with the parry timing of the opponent)
        Good luck fellow Hollow, because using a Spear in PvP ain't easy in this game.

        • Anonymous

          01 Feb 2021 04:34  

          Really wished most of these pokey sticks had more of a moveset to them. I get they are sears so thrust is the way, but man it gets so boring after awhile.

          • Anonymous

            22 Jan 2021 02:53  

            The best spear for quality is the lothric knight long spear as it has the highest range (except the saint bident) and the hightest non-split damage

            The best spear for dark build is either the plow or the bident. Plow has more damage, but bident has longer range

            • Anonymous

              04 Dec 2020 00:37  

              For some reason, the Saint's Bident's page is broken, can't see the comments section at the bottom. In anycase, it's bizarre how the Bident scales fine with lightning, but it's performance in blessed infusion is just trash. While it's not optimized yet, I'm running a hybrid build under SL100 with 20/35/35 in STR, DEX, & FTH, and for a cleric's spear, 306 AR is just pathetic.

              • Anonymous

                10 Aug 2020 17:26  

                If you're an r1 spammer than these are easily parried... Go practice parrying against lothric and silver knights I guarantee you miss the most on spears... Don't be easily telegraphed and people tend to miss parries the most in PvP against spears... JS fun toys... I like greatswords and Ultras personally

                • Anonymous

                  Spears & Pikes [DKS3 Wiki]26 Jun 2020 11:01  

                  Spears work fine, shield poke is good if used properly. You are just trash

                  'A bad workman blames his tools'

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Jun 2020 08:07  

                    Spears are just a nightmare when they are used by laggy gankers/pursuers… Impossible to fight, except if you are tanky as hell.

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Jun 2019 10:19  

                      Perhaps preventing turtling is right, but I think spear itself is way too weak in ds3. I mean, I want to use those spears WITHOUT shield but they are all sucks. I used to wield dragonslayer spear in ds1 & 2, w/ or w/o shield, and at that time the spear was just fine weapon, not considering turtling of course. I don't like it for being so boring. But now what? Weak damage, long pre-attack delay, not quiet enough range, narrow hit box, even narrower range of strategies. Spears are like collection of all bad aspects of weapons. Even if you want to use Charge WA, it's far better to use Astora Greatsword than any other spear or pike.

                      • 01 Mar 2019 00:53  

                        Spear/Pike/Thrusting Sword behind Shield is legitmately so crippled it's probably not worth using. You will take at least Half damage through your Shield, loss of Stamina from Shield being hit, from your hit, extra Stamina loss and cancelled hit depending. Oh! And locked in place. FS left this broken, another thing in a line of busted mechanics. Better to just wildly trade hits with Poise and certain Spear/Pike WA's. Cause thats such an improvement. It's like they added the extra mechanics because they couldn't decide if they were going to get away with lying about Poise but left the calculation from Weapon rather than Shield. We get to enjoy Stun, damage and lock as a result. No extra Critical damage, simple Moveset, small hitbox, easy deflection and lower damage per hit was offset by Shield up attacks. "Whoosh," the sound of it flying out the window!

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Jan 2019 06:26  

                          Attacking with your shield up sounds great and all until you realise the block and stability values of said shield are replaced with the spear. Good game FromSoft.

                          • Anonymous

                            20 Mar 2018 02:17  

                            When blocking incoming attack while poking with a spear with shield up, the game use damage reduction/stability numbers from the spear, not the shield.

                            • Anonymous

                              01 Feb 2018 14:14  

                              Does anyone know if the charge weapon art on most of the spears can be parried when free aiming? It seems that every time i see someone with a buckler in pvp i give them a free parry.

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