Breath of the Wild Spears
Spears are a category of weapons in Breath of the Wild. These weapons have longer reach than other weapons and their stabs are quick, but they deal little damage per hit. The basic attack sequence consists of five stabs, with the fifth being more powerful, breaking through an enemy's defenses or knocking it back. If Link performs a Perfect Dodge and enters Flurry Rush, he will execute six hits. If the attack button is held, stamina is drained until the button is released and Link performs a number of quick stabs based on the duration of the hold. Since Link requires both hands to hold the weapon, he cannot use a Shield at the same time. Some spears are specifically designed to be throwable. These weapons are the most ineffective hand weapons for opening wooden and metal crates.
There are no special spears that can be summoned through Amiibo, as the game series doesn't feature notable spear weapons, if any at all. However, all spears in this list except for the Ancient Spear or non-weapons like the Wooden Mop can be summoned.
- Main article: Wooden Mop
Wooden Mops have a base power of 5 and base durability of 8. They are typically found in urbanized areas, such as the Hateno Village or Stables; but are occasionally used as weapons by Red Bokoblin and Blue Bokoblin. With their mainly wooden construction, they will catch fire should they be brought close to a flame.
"Just a mop to the untrained eye, it excels at tidying up the place. But it owes its sturdy construction to a true craftsman, so it actually has some combat merit."
- Main article: Farmer's Pitchfork
Farmer's Pitchforks have a base power of 7 and base durability of 12. They are typically found in urbanized areas, such as within Hateno Village, but can also be seen in the possession of Red Bokoblins on occasion. Early on his quest, Link can find a Farmer's Pitchfork just outside of the Woodcutter's House on the Great Plateau.
"A farming tool used to collect hay efficiently. It's light enough to be used by anyone. The four prongs are very sharp."
- Main article: Fishing Harpoon
Fishing Harpoons have a base power of 8 and base durability of 12. Residents of Lurelin Village also favor these spear for their fishing capabilities, and as a result many can be found lying around there. They can occasionally be found in other locations in the Faron province, for example on the Bridge of Hylia.
"A fisherman's tool that excels at catching large fish. Its particularly sharp spearhead makes it valuable as a weapon as well."
- Main article: Throwing Spear
Throwing Spears have a base power of just 6 and base durability of 20. As a melee weapon, they are some of the weakest Spears found in the game, being more powerful only than the Traveler's Spear and Moblin Spear. Their design is simple, with a mostly wooden construction and a basic pointed tip.
"A specialized spear weighted to excel as a throwing weapon. It's perfectly balanced to be thrown harder than your average spear, able to pierce targets from a great distance."
- Main article: Traveler's Spear
Traveler's Spears have a base power of 3 and base durability of 30. They are the weakest spears that Link can find in the game, with less power than unconventional "spear" weapons such as the Wooden Mop. Bokoblins and Moblins occasionally use them in and around the Great Plateau area in the early game. The design is relatively simple, being a long fashioned wooden pole with a metal spearhead used for additional damage.
Many of the travelers found on the various roads wield a Traveler's Spear, including Brigo, who can be found patrolling the Proxim Bridge.
"A spear used mainly by travelers to fend off wolves and other beasts. It's easy to hold and simple to use."
- Main article: Soldier's Spear
Soldier's Spears have a base power of 7 and base durability of 35. They are occasionally used by Bokoblins and Moblins in and around the Necluda area. Representing a slight upgrade from the Traveler's Spear, dealing more damage overall, their designs are also relatively similar. Both have wooden shafts, but Soldier's Spears have a larger spearhead with an additional gut tool attached to the tip.
"A long spear once used by the guards of Hyrule Castle. Easy to use but difficult to master. The iron tip is very sturdy, and the shaft will not burn when exposed to flame."
- Main article: Knight's Halberd
Knight's Halberds have a base power of 13 and base durability of 40. They can typically be found in the possession of Moblins in the Hebra region of the map. As halberds, they have axe-like heads. While their fully metal handles ensure they will not catch fire, during a thunderstorm they will act as lightning rods.
"A spear used by knights adept in mounted combat. The spearhead is modeled after an axe."
- Main article: Royal Halberd
Royal Halberds are polearms with a base power of 26 and a base durability of 50. They are adorned with golden accents, with grips covered in purple ribbon. On the surface, the halberd is similar to the Royal Guard's Spear, with the only difference being the choice of colors.
"This spear was issued to the knights who guarded Hyrule Castle's throne room. Its ornate design was applied by a craftsman in service to the royal family."
Forest Dweller's Spear
- Main article: Forest Dweller's Spear
Forest Dweller's Spears have a base power of 11 and base durability of 35. They can be found in various locations in Hyrule, but are most common in the Korok Forest. Made entirely from wood, they will catch fire if brought in close proximity to a flame.
"The Koroks made this spear for Hylians. The shaft is made from a light, sturdy wood, offering ease of use. The spearhead is made from a much harder wood, offering strength."
- Main article: Zora Spear
Zora Spears have a base power of 9 and base durability of 40. They can be found in various locations in Hyrule, but are most common in and around Zora's Domain. Wrought entirely from metal, they sport the classic Zora colors of blue and silver.
"This spear is a Zora's weapon of choice. It's lighter than it looks due to being made from a special metal and is used by the Zora for both fishing and protecting their domain."
- Main article: Silverscale Spear
Silverscale Spears have a base power of 12 and base durability of 40. They can be found in various locations in Hyrule, but are most common in and around Zora's Domain. Made entirely from metal, their aesthetic is rather similar to that of the Zora Spear, however the spearhead is radically different; hosting a crescent shaped tip for additional damage.
"The most skilled Zora fighters wield this spear. Its beautiful fish-tail design belies its impressive strength; the spearhead can pierce even the toughest scales."
- Main article: Ceremonial Trident
The Ceremonial Trident is very quick to use, has a power of 14 and base durability of 40. It can be found submerged under the west bridge inside Zora's Domain, where it is obtained by using Magnesis on the trident. It is used in the Shrine Quest The Ceremonial Song, where it is referenced by the Zora child Laruta.
The Ceremonial Trident is identical in appearance to the Lightscale Trident; however it has a lower base power and durability. If broken, it can also be replaced by Dento.
"A spear modeled after the Lightscale Trident wielded by the Zora Champion Mipha. They may be identical in appearance, but this spear's strength and durability are inferior."
- Main article: Lightscale Trident
The Lightscale Trident is very quick to use, has a power of 22 and base durability of 70. Link obtains this weapon after saving Zora's Domain from the trouble caused by the Divine Beast Vah Ruta. It once belonged to the Zora Champion Mipha, but is gifted to Link by King Dorephan for his efforts.
If the Lightscale Trident breaks, it can be taken to Dento in Zora's Domain to have a replacement made in exchange for a Zora Spear, a Diamond, and five pieces of Flint.
"A spear of peerless grace cherished by the Zora Champion Mipha. Although Mipha specialized in healing abilities, her spearmanship was in a class all its own."
- Main article: Drillshaft
Drillshafts have a base power of 14 and base durability of 50. They can be used to mine Ore Deposits found all over Hyrule with great effectiveness, due to the durability being fairly high in this regard. A respawning drillshaft can be found on the mountain between Goron Hot Springs and Daqa Koh Shrine, behind some breakable rocks.
"Goron artisans used recycled metal to forge this weapon. The tip is made from an old excavation bore, which affords it unmatched piercing capabilities."
- Main article: Feathered Spear
Feathered Spears have a base power of 10 and base durability of 35. They are typically used by members of the Rito tribe in and around the Tabantha Region. It utilizes wood and metal, with a variety of feathers attached by the spearhead for additional visual flair.
"Its lightweight design is a hallmark of Rito craftsmanship. It's made from light and sturdy materials, which afford Rito warriors ease of use during aerial combat."
- Main article: Gerudo Spear
Gerudo Spears have a base power of 16 and base durability of 35. They can be found in various locations in and around the Gerudo Province. In appearance, they have more of a trident-like design than other spears. The aesthetic fits the overall Gerudo theme, with curved features and a gold & silver color scheme.
"This spear's center of gravity is in its tip, making it a bit unwieldy for the average fighter. But in the hands of a skilled Gerudo warrior, it's a weapon of reliable strength."
- Main article: Serpentine Spear
Serpentine Spears have a base power of 12 and base durability of 35. Some Lizalfos favor this weapon if they aren't wielding a Lizal Spear; and they can be found in the occasional chest, mainly in Shrine of Trials.
"The spearhead of this weapon is uniquely Sheikah in design. Spear masters of the Sheikah tribe can use the crescent shape to snag their opponents and deliver brutal cuts."
- Main article: Ancient Spear
Ancient Spears have a base power of 30 and base durability of 50. They can be obtained from "Cherry" in the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab for 1,000 Rupees, 15 Ancient Gears, 5 Ancient Shafts, and 2 Ancient Cores after lighting the Ancient Furnace. When Link is carrying them, only the handles show; the blue parts only show up once held in the hand.
"This spear is the result of countless hours of research into the ancient technology used by Guardians. The glowing spearhead has piercing potential."
- Main article: Rusty Halberd
Rusty Halberds have a base power of 5 and base durability of 15. They can typically be found in lone locations across Hyrule, for example at the East Post Ruins, but occasionally the player may notice a Moblin wielding one of these poor-quality weapons. Like other Rusty weapons, they can be renewed by feeding them to a Rock Octorok.
"A rusty polearm likely used by knights from an age past. The spearhead is in bad shape due to prolonged exposure to the elements, so its durability is low."
Royal Guard's Spear
- Main article: Royal Guard's Spear
Royal Guard's Spears have a base power of 32, durability of 15, and can be found inside of Hyrule Castle. They have a massive base damage for a spear, the highest of any polearm - however, their durability leave a lot to be desired. In appearance, they look like darker Royal Halberds.
"This Sheikah-made spear was created using ancient technology to combat the Calamity. Its attack power is very high, but a critical design flaw left it with poor durability."
- Main article: Flamespear
Flamespears have a base power of 24 and base durability of 50. These fast, elemental weapons can often be found in various Shrine of Trials scattered across Hyrule, and very rarely can be seen wielded by Bokoblins in the Eldin province. The spear have the ability to set enemies alight, but require a short period of time to recharge before unleashing the flames once more.
"A magical spear forged in the magma of Death Mountain. Attack when the blade glows to expel powerful flames."
- Main article: Frostspear
Frostspears have a base power of 20 and base durability of 40. They have the ability to freeze enemies, but require a short period of time to recharge before expelling the frost once more.
There are four respawnable sources of frostspear; an Ice-Breath Lizalfos in Biron Snowshelf, embedded in the Stalnox in Harfin Valley, a Black Bokoblin in a skull camp due north of Warbler's Nest and a Black Lizalfos in the Coliseum Ruins if all four Divine Beasts have been freed. There are also non-respawning frostspears in Namika Ozz Shrine and Jitan Sa'mi Shrine; plus a chest on a floating platform by Luto's Crossing in Master Mode.
"A magical spear forged from ancient ice taken from the Hebra Mountains. Attack when the blade glows blue to chill the air and freeze your foe."
- Main article: Thunderspear
Thunderspears have a base power of 22 and base durability of 50, These elemental weapons can can be rarely found scattered around Hyrule, but also in various Shrine of Trials. They have the ability to electrocute enemies, but require a short period of time to recharge before unleashing shocks once more.
"A magical spear that contains thunder from Thundra Plateau in its tip. Attack when the blade glows with a golden light to unleash an electric attack."
- Main article: Boko Spear
Boko Spears have a base power of 2 and base durability of 12. As such, they are the weakest spear type in the entire game, as well as being one of the least sturdy. Since it is made from wood, it will burn and therefore can carry flames, but not for a very long time. The spears can often by found at Bokoblin or Lizalfos camps, being used to skewer and roast various types of fish.
"A spear haphazardly carved from a large tree branch. It looks like its original intent was for skewering meat and cooking it, but it does have some combat merit as well."
Spiked Boko Spear
- Main article: Spiked Boko Spear
Spiked Boko Spears have a base power of 6 and base durability of 15. They are often wielded by Blue Bokoblins, occasionally used as weapons by Bokoblins on horseback, and also the base level Lizalfos. Its design is similar to the basic Boko Spear, but affixed are various bones in order to increase the damage. Since it is made from wood, it will burn and therefore can carry flames, but not for a long time.
"A Boko spear enhanced with sharpened animal bones. It's light, easy to use, and deals a decent amount of damage."
Dragonbone Boko Spear
- Main article: Dragonbone Boko Spear
Dragonbone Boko Spear have a base power of 12 and base durability of 20. Despite a low base damage, due to the nature of spears, they have a relatively high damage-per-second, which can take out enemies swiftly. The design, however, is simply a stick with some bones affixed to the tip. They can often be seen in the hands of Black Bokoblins all over Hyrule, most prominently in the Akkala province; and also occasionally found being used by Black Moblins & Blue Lizalfos.
"This Boko spear has been strengthened with fossilized bones. The bones are positioned outward so the fangs bite at the opponent. Beware Bokoblins carrying this weapon."
- Main article: Moblin Spear
Moblin Spears have a base attack of 4 and a base durability of 15. They are commonly wielded by Red Moblins across Hyrule. Their construction is entirely wooden, with spiked twigs attached to the top.
"This wooden spear is most often used by Moblins. It's made from a hastily whittled tree, so its stabbing power and durability are both pretty low."
Spiked Moblin Spear
- Main article: Spiked Moblin Spear
Spiked Moblin Spears have a base power of 9 and base durability of 20. They are a typical weapon used by Moblins all over Hyrule, but more commonly in provinces such as Akkala. Its design is similar to that of the basic Moblin Spear, however resistant bones have been affixed in order to increase the mean damage for this weapon.
"This Moblin-made spear uses a horned animal bone as the spearhead. Like many Moblin weapons it's sloppily made, but this one packs some respective piercing power."
Dragonbone Moblin Spear
- Main article: Dragonbone Moblin Spear
Dragonbone Moblin Spears have a base power of 15 and base durability of 25. They are often used by Black Moblins in the Eldin and Hebra provinces of the game. Its appearance is identical to that of a traditional Moblin Spear, bar multiple fossil bones affixed to the tip of the stick.
"This spear is a fan favorite among Moblins. The spearhead is made from fossilized bones adorned with spikes, which greatly increases its stabbing power."
- Main article: Lizal Spear
Lizal Spears have a base power of 7 and base durability of 18, They are often used by Green Lizalfos all over Hyrule, but more prominently in the south of the map, in provinces including Faron. In design, they are simply wooden poles with a roughly-fashioned piece of metal affixed with some rope as the spearhead.
"The brutal, ripping edge of this weapon's spearhead is a distinctly Lizalfos design. Its low durability doesn't lend itself to extended use."
Enhanced Lizal Spear
- Main article: Enhanced Lizal Spear
Enhanced Lizal Spears have a base power of 12 and base durability of 22. They are often used by Lizalfos all over Hyrule, but more prominently in the south of the map in provinces including Faron. They are an upgraded version of the basic Lizal Spear, but with a sharper spearhead to increase damage.
"Judging by the harpoon-like spearhead of this Lizalfos-made spear, the Lizalfos use it for fishing as well as combat. Try not to get caught on the wrong end of its barbs."
Forked Lizal Spear
- Main article: Forked Lizal Spear
Forked Lizal Spears have a base power of 18 and base durability of 28. They are often used by Black Lizalfos on the outskirts of the map, in provinces such as Akkala or Hebra. They use the same wooden pole as other iterations of the Lizal Spear, but with a two-pronged metal fork rather than a traditional spearhead for a tip.
"Skilled Lizalfos warriors tend to favor this spear. What it lacks in piercing power, it makes up for with the brutal wounds its dual ripping blades will inflict."
- Main article: Guardian Spear
Guardian Spears have a base power of 10 and base durability of 20. They are primarily found inside of Shrine of Trials, wielded by Guardian Scout IIs in A Minor Test of Strength Shrines. When Link is carrying this weapon, only the handle shows; the blue parts only show up once it is held in the hand.
"Wielded by Guardian Scouts, this spear has a high piercing power and is a testament to the Sheikah's high level of technology. The spearhead appears only when brandished."
- Main article: Guardian Spear+
Guardian Spear+s have a base power of 15 and base durability of 25. They are primarily found inside of Shrine of Trials, wielded by Guardian Scout IIIs in A Modest Test of Strength Shrines. When Link is carrying this weapon, only the handle shows; the blue parts only show up once it is held in the hand.
"The tip of this Guardian spear has been enlarged and strengthened. It's a bit shorter than your average spear, perhaps to facilitate use in tight spaces."
- Main article: Guardian Spear++
Guardian Spear++s have a base power of 20 and base durability of 35. They are primarily found inside of Shrine of Trials, wielded by Guardian Scout IVs in A Major Test of Strength Shrines. It is similar to weaker Guardian Spears, but the spearhead appears to be more akin to a trident than previous models. When Link is carrying this weapon, only the handle shows; the blue parts only show up once it is held in the hand.
"This Guardian spear's output has been boosted to the maximum. The spearhead is designed for optimal stabbing, capable of easily piercing most armor."
- Main article: Lynel Spear
Lynel Spears have a base power of 14 and base durability of 25. They can be obtained by defeating Red-Maned Lynels, such as the one from the Lynel Safari Side Quest on Ploymus Mountain. This weapon is similar in aesthetic to other Lynel weapons, such as the Lynel Sword.
"The crescent-shaped spearhead of this Lynel-made weapon gives it poor balance, making it difficult to wield. Lynels, however, can swing it effectively with one hand."
Mighty Lynel Spear
- Main article: Mighty Lynel Spear
Mighty Lynel Spears have a base power of 20 and base durability of 35. They can be obtained by defeating Blue-Maned Lynels scattered in the overworld, for example in Deep Akkala. Despite having a low base damage in comparison to other weapon types, this Lynel property is still rather effective, since spears have a high attack rate, the overall damage-per-second is sky-high with this spear.
"The weight and cutting edge of this Lynel-made spear have both been enhanced. It's immensely heavy for a Hylian, but a Lynel can cleave through rock with a single swing."
Savage Lynel Spear
- Main article: Savage Lynel Spear
Savage Lynel Spears have a base power of 30 and base durability of 45. They can be obtained by defeating White-Maned Lynels or Silver Lynels scattered in the overworld, for example in the N. Tabantha Snowfield. Despite having a low base damage in comparison to other weapon types, this Lynel property is still rather effective, since spears have a high attack rate, the overall damage-per-second is sky-high with this spear.
"White-haired Lynels favor this brutal spear. Its axe-like spearhead and exceptional weight give it absolute destructive power."