Spears are one of the most versatile weapons in Elden Ring. After all, they have the longest reach of any melee-based weapons and can work alongside Great Shields. However, deciding on one can get overwhelming since there are so many of them. As such, this guide will list the 8 best Spears in Elden Ring!
They may not be the flashiest of weapons, but Spears can help you deal with enemies and bosses from a safe distance. Do remember that they have smaller hitboxes, leaving you vulnerable to enemy ganks. With that said, let’s dive right in with the 8 best Spears in Elden Ring!
Bolt of Gransax
As one of the Legendary Armaments, the Bolt of Gransax is the best Spear in Elden Ring for several reasons. First off, it deals massive split damage between Physical and Lightning. In essence, it’s the weapon of choice to slay dragons. It also has the second-longest reach of all Spears.
While the weapon is hands-down the coolest, it has a rad Weapon Skill in Ancient Lightning Spear. This throws a far-reaching deadly bolt of red lightning with pinpoint accuracy. Moreover, it is also chargeable, which further increases the devastating damage of the Weapon Skill!
This Spear requires 20 Strength and 40 Dexterity to wield it. And at 50 Dexterity and minimum Strength, this will start doing wonders. Additionally, it’ll help you clear the Crumblimb Farum Azula, which is overrun by Dragon enemies.
You’ll find this Spear at the centre of the giant Spear in Leyndell Royal Capital, befitting a Legendary Armament. However, you must not progress beyond Maliketh, as it will disappear if you haven’t snagged it yet.
A close second is a weeb weapon, the Cross Naginata – a well-rounded Spear in Elden Ring. Since it has horizontal and vertical slashes, it gives this weapon a unique moveset among Spears. On top of it, this weapon comes with built-in Bleed on hit, which is always nice to have.
Although heavy, it isn’t harsh on stat requirements and needs a modest 16 Strength and 20 Dexterity to equip it. While this Spear gets an A-scaling in dexterity on Keen Infusion, it can accommodate any hybrid builds. It is also accessible early from a lootable corpse in Gael Tunnel.
Do not sleep on the Pike despite its bland weighty look and average damage. This weapon’s rise to fame lies in its reach, the longest of any Spears in Elden Ring. Even so, it can cover up your entire screen. Since it’s a Strength weapon, you can also put on a Great Shield and safely lash out at the enemies.
Another advantage to the Pike lies in its ability to be infused with various Ashes of War, like Spinning Slash. Finally, you can get it early in Stormveil Castle. All you must do is loot the heavily guarded corpse near the Liftside Chamber site of grace.
Death Ritual Spear
The Death Ritual Spear is among the best Spears Elden Ring has to offer. Requiring 14 STR, 20 Dex and 18 Int, this Spear is obtained after slaying the Death Rite Bird in the Mountain Top of the Giants. Not only does it look cool, but it is a mighty weapon that also does a slash animation on heavy attack. It also has a unique Weapon Skill in Spearcall Ritual, which rains down spears on the targets.
While it’s great for picking multiple targets, it does share some downsides. The weapon isn’t upgradable using Ashes of Wars and lacks passive effects. Plus, the Mountain Top of the Giants happens to be an endgame zone, so it’s best suited for an NG+ playthrough.
Next is the Clayman’s Harpoon, another phenomenal Spear in Elden Ring that deals split damage between Physical and Magic. It requires a moderate stats of 12 Str, 10 Dex and 12 Int from the players. The good thing is that this weapon is versatile and can blend into any hybrid Intelligence build, like Strength/Intelligence.
Luckily, this is also one of those Spears acquired relatively early. To get your hands on Clayman’s Harpoon, you must farm it from the eponymous enemies in the underground region of Elden Ring.
Rotten Crystal Spear
The Rotten Crystal Spear deals fantastic split damage between physical and magic, much like the Crystal Spear. However, the only difference is the built-in Rot build up on hit, thus eclipsing the latter. It also deviates from the standard Impaling Thrust of the Crystal Spear to Charge Forth.
Unfortunately, it is more of an NG+ weapon as it’s acquired in Elphael, by farming Lesser Crystalian. Easier said than done; these enemy types are sturdy and will hit like a truck. However, once you begin your NG+ journey, it can help you beat Radahn with its Rot passive effect.
The premise of the Spiked Spear is identical to the Partisan Spear. They boast the same reach, the damage scaling isn’t too different, and both come with the same standard Weapon Skill. The heavy attack is a horizontal slash, making it perfect against multiple enemies. On the other hand, the barbed end of the Spiked Spear gives it a bleed effect, making it the better choice between the two.
You’ll need 14 Str and 16 Dex to properly handle it. To get the Spiked Spear in Elden Ring, one must farm Marionette Soldiers. Since these enemies are abundant in the Weeping Peninsula, you should get it without breaking a sweat.
If you’re here thinking that the deceptive Cleanrot Spear has Rot passive, then there’s one mentioned above. Damage-wise, the Cleanrot Spear is decent in Elden Ring, but it fall short of expectations. Since it scales with Strength, Dexterity and Faith, it also deals Holy damage. Unfortunately, it’ll take you only so far in PVE as many Elden Ring’s bosses resist Holy damage.
While its Weapon Skill is undoubtedly tempting, it has a long windup, leaving ample time for enemies to retaliate. To get the Cleanrot Spear as early as possible, you must farm the Cleanrot Knights near Commander O’Neil’s boss arena in Caelid.
The best Spears in Elden Ring have the best reach, fantastic weapon skills and unique gimmicks. However, you’re better off with a Spear that better suits your playstyle. As such, this list isn’t meant to confine your choices as you venture into the Lands Between!
Which one Spear is your favorite in Elden Ring? Do you agree with our list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!