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Zamorakian Spear.

The Zamorakian spear is obtained from the God Wars Dungeon as a drop from K'ril Tsutsaroth and his bodyguards. A player must have 70 attack to wield this spear. Like all other spears, it is a two-handed weapon. With a speed of 6, the Zamorakian spear is faster than most other spears, which have a speed of 5, making it as fast as Daggers, Scimitars and the Abyssal whip. However, unlike spears in general, it cannot be poisoned.

With the weapon animation update the spear's attack and defend sprites have been enhanced to make them far more credible than the old ones.

Overview

The Zamorakian spear is currently the second strongest but most expensive spear in the game. It is also the most used spear. It is used for fighting the Corporeal Beast and Aquanites as well as obtaining charms at Waterfiends (it has the same attack speed as a Whip, +5 crush bonus better than the Saradomin sword, and a defence bonus). This may be responsible at least in part to the recent rise in price from 1.3 million to 6 million and above.

It is also the only tradeable spear with unequal offensive attack stats besides Vesta's. Overall, this weapon's defence bonuses are the highest for any weapon. (For individual defence stats, the master wand has the highest magic defence, dragon claws have the highest slash defence, and the maple blackjack (d) has the highest crush defence). Many players consider this weapon as an upgraded dragon spear because both of these spears have the same special attack, though they have different attack speeds.

The Zamorakian spear has a special attack, Shove, which pushes a suitable target back a square and stuns it for three seconds, using up 25% of a player's Special attack energy. The spear is commonly used in the Castle Wars minigame to push players into a cleared passage, which, when it collapses, causes instant death. The special attack also has its uses in PvP worlds, for keeping a pvp victim from running away, or for a quick escape in the case a battle goes bad.

Shove, however, cannot be used against large monsters because they are too big to push back. If a player tries this, the special attack does not occur (no special attack energy is used up), and a message appears in the chat box: "That creature is too large to knockback!" A general way to tell if the spear can use the "Shove" special attack is to compare their size to a human, as NPCs larger than the player are un-shoveable.

Bonuses
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A player wielding the Zamorakian spear.
A player wielding the Zamorakian spear.
A player using the Zamorakian spear special attack, Shove.
A player using the Zamorakian spear special attack, Shove.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
+85 +65 +65 0 0
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
+13 +13 +12 0 +13 0
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
+75 0 +2 0
Speed: File:speed4.gif

Combat styles

Image:CombatStyles_Spears.png
Name Combat style Type Melee experience
Lunge Controlled Stab Shared (Attack, Strength, Defence)
Swipe Controlled Slash Shared (Attack, Strength, Defence)
Pound Controlled Crush Shared (Attack, Strength, Defence)
Block Defensive Stab Defence

Trivia

  • This spear is featured in the In Pyre Need RuneScape banner.
  • This is the only Zamorak weapon that has a "ian" suffix at the end of "Zamorak" in its in-game name.
  • This weapon's examine text adds even more confusion to the debate of Zamorak's intentions. Many sources, including lore in the game itself, claim that he is the deity of Chaos, while many players argue that he is in fact the god of all that is Evil in RuneScape.
  • With the release of the Corporeal Beast, this weapon suddenly became popular, as a high percentage of "CB" killers use this weapon. Shortly after the release, its price spiked from a little under a million to over 2M. Players who use this weapon favour its high stab bonus, because of the Corporeal Beast's weakness to stab. It is the most popular spear, and the most used for serious combat.
  • Shortly after the RuneTek5 update, performing the special attack became impossible instead it said "You cannot perform a special attack with this weapon" This has been fixed.
  • When used on one of the pest control portals, the special attack won't work and it will say "the creature is too large to knockback"
  • Both the Zamorakian spear and the Dragon spear have the special attack shove.
  • Sometimes it is referred to as Zamorak spear, making players under the impression that this spear belongs to Zamorak.
  • Oddly enough, the spear is smaller on the ground than it is when wielded.
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