Spears are some of the most fun weapons in
While spears do have a bit of a learning curve, partly due to them offering only one type of attack, they can be a bit tricky for newcomers. Getting used to spears, however, reaps great rewards. The insane range and high thrust damage mean you can easily play from mid to high range, making it easier to get in and out of encounters.
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As mentioned earlier, Spears in
Pairing spears with a greatshield will lead to a very powerful PvE build. The greatshield will allow you to tank through most attacks and the spear can return with a powerful thrust. The low to moderate stamina consumption will help contrast the high stamina consumption of blocks using a greatshield. On the contrary, dual-wielding a spear means you will have a very quick player in your hands and you can quickly cause tons of damage while being hasty. Most spears also have a charge L2 attack, which can be devastating against slower, more immobile enemy types.
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While the spear has a basic thrust moveset, that is more than enough. It is a great option for learning the thrust only attack pattern but can also serve as a very strong weapon, in general, owing to its ability to be buffed and infused and its scaling
The spear has a basic moveset and has a very cool L2 unique attack called the shield breaker, this attack can penetrate shields and hit through blocks while giving you some poise. On top of this, the spear’s fast-hitting speed translates into very high damage per second. It can be buffed and infused, we recommend the sharp gem if you are a dexterity player or a heavy gem for high strength infusion.
The sky is the limit with infusions for the spear, you can even have it serve as a weapon for your caster-type builds (check out our best mage builds).
The spear has a strength requirement of at least 11 and a dexterity requirement of at least 10, and a D and C scaling of strength and dexterity consecutively. We recommend a strength and dexterity level of at least 40 if running this on a quality build. The spear can be purchased from Greirat or be dropped from hollow soldiers.
The simplicity of the spear, along with its ability to be infused and its quick-hitting attacks make it one of the best all-rounder
In PvE, using this spear with a greatshield means you can breeze through all encounters. While it may lag a bit in tight areas, the greatshield will help with the management of that. The shield splitter L2 will also help against enemies wielding shields. All in all, the spear is a fine weapon, good for all kinds of builds, and a great beginner spear in
The Partizan spear is one of the most unique and arguably one of the finest spears in
Alongside that, it has high damage, good quality scaling and unique combos. The R2 slash means it is one of the most versatile Spears in
The Partizan spear also has a sweeping L2 weapon art that is effective in many different situations. The combos that are outputted as a result of the R2 slash attacks mean the Partizan Spear will handle both groups and single enemies with relative ease.
The Partizan spear is great both single-handed and dual-wielded. Its versatility means it is a great weapon in both offensive and defensive scenarios. The Partizan spear is also excellent in creating distance due to its slashes and sweeping attacks.
The Partizan spear has a strength and dexterity requirement of 14 and 12 consecutively, with a D scaling in both. We recommend a strength and dexterity level of at least 40 each to maximize the scaling of this weapon.
It can be infused and buffed and is reinforced using titanite. You can pick this spear up from a hanging corpse near where Cornyx is found.
Due to its versatile moveset, high damage, and ability to be buffed, the Partizan Spear excels in both PvE and PvP. In PvP, the powerful thrust attacks of the Partizan spear alongside its slash R2s make it a devastating weapon. The variety means you will have your opponent second-guessing your every move.
Not only this, but it will also be a great weapon when facing multiple PvP enemies. You can maintain your distance and cancel dodges using the slash R2 and get in powerful blows using the thrust attacks.
Similarly, in PvE, the Partizan Spear crushes. The high damage output alongside the ability to be buffed means this Spear will easily get you through all sorts of encounters, be it a small enemy or the nameless king. One area where the Spear class suffers is in close corners and alleyways, the thrust-only attacks make it easy to get overwhelmed.
The addition of powerful slashes means the Partizan spear will comfortably breeze through any and every area. To sum it up, the Partizan spear is one of the finest and most functional spears in
Gargoyle Flame Spear
The Gargoyle Flame Spear deserves to make the cut just based on aesthetics alone. On top of that, this Spear also happens to be a great spear for Pyromancer Melee builds (check out our Pyromancer builds guide). The Gargoyle Flame Spear causes fire and physical damage. The Gargoyle Flame Spear also has great range and a very powerful weapon art that can stun almost any enemy.
The Gargoyle Flame Spear is the only Pyromancer Spear in
Gargoyle Flame Spear’s weapon art is especially powerful and can clear most ads and stun/highly damage most enemies in
The Gargoyle Flame Spear scales with strength, dexterity, intelligence, and faith. It requires strength, dexterity, intelligence, and faith levels of 18, 15, 9, and 9 consecutively, and has scalings of D, D, E, and E respectively.
The Gargoyle Flame Spear cannot be buffed or infused and is reinforced using titanite (Check out our weapon upgrade guide). The Gargoyle Flame Spear is dropped by Gargoyle enemies wielding it in the Profaned Capital and the grand archives.
The Gargoyle Flame spear is a great PvE weapon but not the greatest PvP weapon. Its lack of versatility in attacks and straightforward weapon art means it is not the most pragmatic PvP weapon. For Pyro Melee hybrids, however, the Gargoyle Flame Spear is a great PvE option.
Not only is it a decently powerful weapon, but it is also a lot of fun to play with and is one of the best fashion souls weapons in the game. Overall, the Gargoyle Flame Spear is the best spear for Pyromancer Melee hybrids in
The Dragonslayer Swordspear is one of the most viable spears in
The Dragonslayer swordspear is a great option for Strength, Dexterity and Faith builds. It is the boss soul weapons of one of the hardest Miyazaki bosses of all time, the Nameless King (Check out our list of the Best Dark Souls 3 boss weapons) , and its utility justifies that. Its ability to serve as two weapons at once while having good length, high damage, elemental damage and a very good moveset makes it an exceptional weapon. There is no trade-off for all this either, it still hits as quick as most spears in
The Dragonslayer swordspear requires a strength, dexterity and faith level of 16, 22, and 18 and has a scaling of D, D, and C respectively. We recommend a high Strength and Dexterity level with a faith level around 25-40. The Dragonslayer swordspear can not be buffed or infused but comes equipped with lightning damage. Dragonslayer Swordspear is upgraded using titanate scales. To acquire the Dragonslayer swordspear, you need to transpose the soul of the Nameless King.
Due to its many uses, the Dragonlsayer Swordspear is one of the best spears in
Also see: Dark Souls 3 Sorcerer Builds.
Not to be confused with the Dragonslayer swordspear, the Dragonslayer spear is one of the finest spears in
The Lightning spear has a moveset similar to all other basic
Since it is a unique weapon, the Dragonslayer spear is upgraded using Twinkling titanite. It cannot be buffed or infused but its lightning damage makes up for that. It requires a Strength and Dexterity level of at least 20 each. It has a D, C and D rating for strength, dexterity, and faith respectively. We recommend the Dragonslayer Spear to people with high dexterity and faith build to maximize raw and lightning damage. You can find the Dragonslayer Spear in Archdragon Peak. From the Dragon-Kin Mausoleum bonfire, climb the stairs, the spear will be lying on your right.
The Dragonslayer spear is one of the best PvE spears in
Ringed Knight Spear
Another fashion souls fit spear makes the list. The Ringed Knight spear is one of the best Spears in
While the Ringed Knight spear has a moveset similar to other spears in
It can be followed up with quick R2s making it all the more devastating and also buffs the Ringed Knight spear with fire damage for some time, making it an exceptionally strong weapon art. Its moveset is also very unique, with fast R2s and slower R1s. Its moveset allows for a very offensive style of gameplay, making for relative ease of use against opponents with straight swords and the likes.
The Ringed Knight spear has a strength and dexterity requirement of at least 17 each and has a D, D, E, E sclaing in Strength, Dexterity, Faith and Intelligence each. We recommend the Ringed Knight spear for quality builds that have 40 strength and dexterity with some amount of faith and intelligence.
It is upgraded using twinkling titanate and cannot be buffed or infused. You need the ringed city DLC to acquire Ringed Knight. You can find it right before the ringed city swamp. There, you will encounter a ringed knight, the spear will be in a corpse behind the knight.
Its weapon art means you get a buff and a very powerful attack. This is especially effective for PvE encounters with bosses or with tons of enemies. In PvP, its quickness allows for easy damage and ease of getting in and out of encounters. All in all, the Ringed Knight Spear is an excellent and very fun to use spear in
Like many other spears in this list, Astor is another pretty spear fit for fashion souls. Astor spear, however, offers a lot more than just pure looks. Astor spear is one of the best beginner spears in Dar souls 3. Astor spear comes equipped with health regen, giving you some hp for every successful hit. On top of that, it has poison, which can be pretty effective. While it may not be up there with the other spears in this game, it is just as good if not better for early game stuff and for getting acquainted with the spear class. It also has the shield splitter weapon art which is very effective against blocks and PvP opponents.
Astor spear also comes equipped with high range and like most sears, offers both defensive and offensive gameplay. The HP recovery per hit also means it is very viable in PvP invasions. The added poison damage also makes it annoying for whoever is on the opposite end. Like most other spears, the Astor spear also has a thrust-focused moveset that deals tons of damage.
Since it is a boss soul weapon, you can acquire the Astor spear by transposing the soul of the Cursed Rotted Greatwood. It is reinforced using titanate scales since it is a boss soul weapon. It cannot be buffed or infused. Its poison damage and HP recovery compliments more of a defensive gameplay style. A very popular way to use the Astor spear is to pair it with a small shield, like the spider shield.
Due to its many abilities, the Astor Spear is a great PvE and PvP weapon for beginners. Its versatility, high range and high early game damage. All this will help you with early game encounters of all sorts, from bosses to duels. Still, however, we recommend using this more as a PvE weapon for there are better early game PvP options. Oh, and also, it also happens to be an excellent secondary weapon due to its skillset and light weight.
TheJavelin is probably the best Pyromancer/Mage spear in
With base settings, the follower javelin requires a strength and dexterity level of at least 12 with a C and E scaling respectively, making the base version a great option for strength builds. It is upgraded using Titanite shards You will require the ashes of ariandel DLC to acquire Javelin. In the DLC, head to the Snowfield bonfire, from there, head right until you fall down a trap and headed straight ahead until you come across 5 farron wolves, behind them you will find this spear lying atop a corpse. Its moveset consists largely of thrust attacks.
The follower Javelin is an excellent option for Pyromancer/Mage type builds. Its moveset combined with the hurl unique attack makes it a good PvE and PvP option. In PvE, its powerful thrust attacks get you through most encounters and in PvP, the range along with the hurl attacks helps a lot. The hurl attack is great for catching opponents trying to get away or healing. All in all, the Follower Javelin is an exceptional
The Saint’s Bident is a great looking spear fit for faith builds. It has a quick moveset similar to the Pike, consisting of Thrust attacks. Its unique attack is the charge. The Saint’s Bident has a strength, dexterity and faith requirement of 12, 12 and 16. It has a strength, dexterity and faith scaling of D, E and C respectively.
With 60 Dexterity, this spear outputs tons of damage. It can be buffed and Infused, all this makes it one of the finest side spears in
Its scaling and quick movements make it one of the best
Yorshka’s spear is another devastating spear with a very versatile moveset and extremely powerful attacks. The attack pattern of the Yorshka is only shared by the Partizan and the Ringed Knight Spear, both among the best spears in
The moveset of the yorshka consists of both thrust attacks and powerful slash strong attacks, making it excellent for almost every sort of encounter. This also means its more of an offensive styled spear, better dual weilded. The attack variety coupled with the high range makes for very fun gameplay.
Yorshka requires a strength, dexterity and faith scaling of 18, 14 and 13 and has scalings of D in all 3. It cannot be buffed or infused since it is a unique weapon. It is upgraded using twinkling titanite.
Near the church of Yorshka Bonfire, there is a Black Room with glowy eyed enemies, there is a chest in that room which contains this spear.
Due to its very versatile mvoeset, Yorshka’s spear is great for both PvP and PvE, not lagging behind in any encounter. Its similarities with the Partizan make it excel in any and every encounter in the game. Its slashes alongside its powerful thrusts make it shine in PvP. Its unique ability, Pacify, also helps against caster type PvP enemies for it makes every hit drain a bit of their FP. Overall, the Yorshka is an excellent all rounding
One of the most offensive spears in
Since the Drang Twinspears are a basic weapon type, they are upgraded using Titanite Shards and can be buffed and infused. Their ability to be infused means they can be used for multiple kinds of builds. Base Drang twinspears have a Strength and Dexterity level of 14 and 20 respectively and have a scaling of D in both. Great option for 40/40 quality builds. They are dropped by the Drang Knights in Irithyll of the Borreal valley.
Due to their offensive, versatile moveset, the Drang twinspears are great for both PvE and PvP. They do have a slight learning curve but it is totally worth it. Their hastiness coupled with their decent damage per second means you will be flying through all kinds of encounters. On top of all this, they have good range too. Overall, the Drang Twinspears are a fine pair of
The Winged spear is arguably the best
The Winged spear can be infused and buffed and is upgraded using titanite shards. It requires a strength and dexterity level of 12 and 15 respectively and has a D and C scaling respectively. You can purchase this spear from Patches for 1500 souls.
Due to its ability to hit while using the shield, the Winged spear is great at both PvP and PvE. It has great length and does good damage. The S scaling in Strength and dexterity after infusing makes it one of the best spears in
This comes down to personal preference. Due to the variety of
While greatswords usually have a broader moveset with multiple playstyles, spears have a lot more range and are often restricted to a thrust focused style. Both have their ups and downs and are viable for different scenarios. To contrast, check out our Best Dark Souls 3 Greatswords list.
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