Spears are much like Shortswords since both strike through infinite targets in a straight line extending from the player. However, Spears can be aimed. Most players prefer Spears over Shortswords (even though the Shortsword does more damage) when fighting Zombies or a Goblin Army. Any Spear will outrange a Shortsword and can also hit the same target multiple times. These can be more useful against worm type enemies as every segment passing through the speartip will take damage, this is also safer as you do not have to be quite as close to the burrowing monster, yet you can still rack up damage. It won't damage enemies through walls except for those which can go through walls (Man Eater, Meteor Head, and all of the Burrowing Monsters). Like flails, these can attack normal enemies through platforms. When facing several enemies that fly, it is recommended to use a different weapon. The best prefix that can be applied to a spear (as of 1.1.1) is Godly.
There are 7 (Since 1.1) different Spears starting from the lowest tier to the highest.
Spears are affected by increases in melee attack speed (Such as the bonus given by the Shadow Armorset, as well as the Molten Armor's melee attack bonus.
- Can no longer be reforged with any prefix that increases size, including Legendary.
- 4 more spears added to the game.
- Dark Lance sprite changed.
- Added to the game.
- Spears are best used for fighting multiple monsters or monsters with multiple sections.