|Released||29 March 2004 (Update)|
|Examine||A dragon tipped spear.|
|High alch||37,440 coins|
|Low alch||24,960 coins|
|Exchange||38,457 coins (info)|
The spear is a rare drop from both the rare and gem drop tables. On the gem drop table, the spear will only drop if the Legends' Quest has been completed, otherwise a talisman will be dropped in its place. However, the rare drop table does not require the quest's completion in order to be able to receive it as a drop. Wearing a ring of wealth will increase the chances of receiving one from both tables.
Goraks fought in the Gorak Plane while wearing a ring of wealth are more likely to drop the dragon spear than any other monster, with a drop rate of 1 in 325. Brutal black dragons are also frequent droppers of dragon spears, dropping it directly with a drop rate of 1 in 512 (while also having access to the rare drop table so they drop it slightly more common than this overall).
|Base attack speed||Range|
Combat styles[edit | edit source]
|Category: Spear||Combat Style||Style type||Weapon Style||Experience||Invisible Boost|
|Lunge||Stab||Controlled||Attack, Strength, Defence, and Hitpoints||+1 Attack, Strength, and Defence|
|Swipe||Slash||Controlled||Attack, Strength, Defence, and Hitpoints||+1 Attack, Strength, and Defence|
|Pound||Crush||Controlled||Attack, Strength, Defence, and Hitpoints||+1 Attack, Strength, and Defence|
|Block||Stab||Defensive||Defence and Hitpoints||+3 Defence|
Special attack[edit | edit source]
The dragon spear has a special attack, Shove, which it shares with the Zamorakian spear and hasta. It pushes an opponent back and stuns them for three seconds, consuming 25% of the player's special attack energy.
The effects of this special are non-stackable, meaning that players cannot use the spear's special attack on a target who is already stunned. Stunned players are also given a one tick (0.6 seconds) period of immunity after a stun wears off in which they cannot be stunned again. In addition to this, as soon as the stun wears off, the stunned player is also granted a 5 tick (3.0 seconds) period of immunity against being bound in place by binding spells like Entangle or Ice Barrage. Despite this, the special attack is popular in player killing as the brief stun causes all incoming damage to be ignored until it dissipates, after which all damage taken is applied at once.
In addition, it cannot be used against large monsters, such as giants, because they are too big to push back. If a player tries this, the special attack does not occur and no special attack energy is consumed. A message appears in the chat box, reading, "That creature is too large to knock back!" A general way to tell if the spear can use the "Shove" special attack is to determine how much space the target monster takes up. If it takes up more than one space, it cannot be shoved. For example, a player can shove an ice warrior, which takes up one space, but not an ice giant, which takes up four.
Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]
|Elite||Panic||Trollweiss flowers after sledding down Trollweiss Mountain||77,846|
|Elite||Spin||Inside West Ardougne's church||41,150|
Item sources[edit | edit source]
|Brutal black dragon||318||1||1/512|
Used in recommended equipment[edit | edit source]
|3||Corporeal Beast/Strategies (Melee masses)|
|3||Corporeal Beast/Strategies (Team melee)|
|4||Corporeal Beast/Strategies (Fewer stat drains)|
|3||Corporeal Beast/Strategies (Void)|
|3||Corporeal Beast/Strategies (Solo melee)|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|21 April 2021
The spear's attack speed has been decreased from 5 (every 3.0 seconds) to 4 (every 2.4 seconds).
|22 August 2006
|1 June –
7 September 2004
The poisoned version's examine was changed from "A dragon tipped spear." to "A poisoned dragon tipped spear."
|29 March 2004
The item became permanently available with the launch of RuneScape 2.
The item was added to the RuneScape 2 Beta.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The dragon spear's special attack was changed on 28 July 2016, due to many player complaints on how it was considered overpowered. Prior to the fix, large Wilderness clans could use the spear's special to "stunlock" the victim. The victim would be attacked by a group of players using Smite, while another group would continually spam the special attack on the victim. The victim would be unable to perform any action, since they were being stunned and the game did not register the damage. Once the stuns stopped, the player would take all the damage they received while being stunned in one game tick, which would also drain them of all of their prayer. The only way for players to escape this was by x-logging, as the game would take them out of the server after a minute passed.
- Tim's spear is strikingly similar to a dragon spear.