For the Dark Souls variant, see Spear.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Spear (Dark Souls II).

The Spear is a spear in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Common short spear that allows attacking with shield up.
Spear attacks are centered on thrusting, but can inflict high damage when timed with the end of an enemy's swing.
Skill: Shield Splitter
Take a large step forward and make a single focused thrust to puncture enemy shields and inflict damage.



The Spear is an accessible weapon thanks to its low stat requirements and weight. This coupled with its low stamina usage, compared to other spears, makes it an excellent early-game weapon. The low stamina usage also lets it excel when attacking from behind a shield, as the saved stamina can instead be used to maintain one's guard. Furthermore, it also means the Spear has the potential to kill enemies in fewer combos than heavier spears.

These strengths come at the cost of the spear being considerably shorter than other spears found near the start of the game. It also has a less versatile moveset than the Partizan.

Contrary to what its low weight, stamina usage, and requirements may imply, the Spear's damage is similar to that of other early spears, its primary drawback being its low reach.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Straight thrust
Strong Attack
Slow straight thrust with more range than weak attack.
Weak Attack
Same as one-handed light attack.
Strong Attack
Same as one-handed heavy attack.
Jump Attack Jumps and thrusts spear forward.
Running Attack Takes a step forward while performing a quick thrust.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed.
Rolling Attack Downward strike
Rolling Attack
Upward slash
Kick ???
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Mirror of right-handed light attack.


Reinforced with standard Titanite.


The red tassel at the end of the spear's shaft exhibits cloth physics, similar to capes and robes. It also receives the same singed effect as armor when the wielder is a Host of Embers.


Arstor's SpearDragonslayer SpearDragonslayer SwordspearDrang Twinspears
Four-Pronged PlowGargoyle Flame SpearGolden Ritual SpearPartizanRotten Ghru Spear
Saint BidentSoldering IronSpearTailbone SpearWinged SpearYorshka's Spear
Ashes of Ariandel
Follower Javelin
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