Zamorakian spear

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The Zamorakian spear is obtained from the God Wars Dungeon as a drop from K'ril Tsutsaroth and his bodyguards, requiring an Attack level of 70 to wield. Like other spears, it is a two-handed weapon. Unlike other spears, it cannot be poisoned, and has its highest bonus in stab, while other spears have the same bonus on all melee attack styles. The Zamorakian spear offers the second highest stab bonus of all weapons at +85, shared with the Zamorakian hasta and crystal halberd. It is only outmatched by the Ghrazi rapier with a stab bonus of +94.

The Zamorakian spear is currently the strongest spear in the game. It is popular among players because of its versatility; it has stab, slash and crushing options, making it useful on a wide array of monsters. Most notably, it is the strongest spear to use against the Corporeal Beast.

Overall, this weapon's total defence bonuses are the highest for any weapon. Many players consider this weapon to be an upgraded dragon spear because both of these spears have the same special attack, though the Zamorakian spear cannot be poisoned. Additionally, the Zamorakian spear's stab bonus outweighs its other bonuses, unlike the dragon spear's balanced stats.

Otto Godblessed can convert the spear into a Zamorakian hasta for 300,000 coins, or 150,000 coins if the player has completed the Elite Kandarin Diary. Reversing the hasta into a spear can be done for free by talking to Otto Godblessed again. The hasta has the exact same stats as the spear, but it is one handed and thus can be used with a shield or defender. This makes the spear inferior to its hasta variant in virtually every situation, except when fighting the Corporeal Beast, as it is weak to spears but not hastae. The hasta can then further be modified to a dragon hunter lance by combining it with the hydra's claw.

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performs the Zamorakian spear's special attack, Shove.

The Zamorakian spear has a special attack, Shove, which it shares with the dragon spear and Zamorakian 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.

The special attack 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.

Uses[edit | edit source]

The Zamorakian spear can be effective against any monster that is weak to stab attacks. It also has crush and slash attack styles, but is easily outperformed by weapons such as the abyssal bludgeon, abyssal whip, Inquisitor's mace and Zamorakian hasta. It is the strongest weapon against the Corporeal Beast, since all weapons that are not spears or halberds (using 'stab' as the attack style) are penalised with a 50% damage reduction against the Corporeal Beast. It could also be effective against the Giant Mole, dark beasts, Suqah and lizardman shamans, but it is outperformed by weapons such as the Ghrazi rapier and the Zamorakian hasta, which are one-handed and can be combined with a shield or defender. Dragons, drakes and wyrms are also weak to stab attacks, but since the spear does not allow for an anti-dragon shield to be used in the shield slot, it is only advisable to use it in combination with a super antifire potion (except against wyrms). It is outperformed by the aforementioned weapons, but also by the dragon hunter lance when used against dragons. The only situation where the Zamorakian spear is stronger than the hasta is when used against the Corporeal Beast, as described above. Since the Zamorakian spear can be converted into a Zamorakian hasta for a fee of 300,000, or 150,000 after completion of the Elite Kandarin Diaries, it is advisable to convert this weapon to its hasta variant, unless you plan on fighting the Corporeal Beast.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat OptionsCombat StyleAttack typesStyleExperience
CombatStyles Spear.pngLungeStabControlledShared and Hitpoints
SwipeSlashControlledShared and Hitpoints
PoundCrushControlledShared and Hitpoints
BlockStabDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints

Products[edit | edit source]

Zamorakian hasta.pngZamorakian hasta
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Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Balfrug Kreeyath151 Multicombat.png13/16,129
K'ril Tsutsaroth650 Multicombat.png11/127
Tstanon Karlak145 Multicombat.png13/16,129
Zakl'n Gritch142 Multicombat.png13/16,129

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
20 November 2014
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The attack animation of the Zamorakian spear has been given a small graphical rework.

9 – 16 October 2014

The item's value was increased from 100,000 to 100,005.

9 January 2014
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Otto Godblessed will now convert the Zamorakian spear into a hasta for 300,000 coins.

References[edit | edit source]