Spears are much like Shortswords in that they strike through infinite targets in a straight line extending from the player. Unlike Shortswords, however, Spears can be aimed. Most players prefer Spears over equivalently-tiered Shortswords due to the fact that Spears have more range and can hit the same target multiple times.

Spears are very powerful against worm type enemies, as every segment passing through the tip of the spear will take damage, allowing for a large number of hits in a single attack. However, they are generally more difficult to use against Flying Monsters due to said monsters' greater mobility making them more difficult to hit. These weapons will not damage enemies through walls unless a Burrowing Monster is hit. Like Flails, Spears can attack normal enemies through platforms.

The best prefix that can be applied to a spear is Godly since spears' size cannot be affected. Spears are affected by increases in melee attack speed (eg. Shadow Armor set bonus) and damage (eg. Molten Armor set bonus).

Name Base Damage Knockback Use Time Rarity AutoUse Recipe Value Obtainable from


8 5(Strong) Average Tier 0 No None 2 SilverCoin Small Found in Chests


11 5(Average) Average Tier 1 No None 20 SilverCoin Small Found in Water Chest
The Rotted Fork

The Rotted Fork

14 5(Average) Average Tier 1 No None 20 SilverCoin Small Drops from Pulsating Heart


19 5(Average) Very Fast Tier 2 No None 50 SilverCoin Small caught when Fishing
Dark Lance

Terraria Dark Lance

29 4(Weak) Fast Tier 3 No None 54 SilverCoin Small Found in Shadow Chest
Cobalt Naginata

Cobalt Naginata

29 4(Weak) Average Tier 4 No 10 Cobalt Bar 90 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Palladium Pike

Item 1186o

32 4.5(Average) Average Tier 4 No 10 Palladium Bar 1 GoldCoin Small20 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Mythril Halberd

Mythril Halberd

35 5(Average) Fast Tier 4 No 10 Mythril Bar 1 GoldCoin Small35 SilverCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Orichalcum Halberd

Item 1193o

36 5.5(Average) Fast Tier 4 No 10 Orichalcum Bar 1 GoldCoin Small65 SilverCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Adamantite Glaive

Terraria Adamantite Glaive

38 6(Average) fast Tier 4 No 10 Adamantite Bar 1 GoldCoin Small80 SilverCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Titanium Trident

Item 1200o

40 6.2(Strong) Fast Tier 4 No 12 Titanium Bar 2 GoldCoin Small10 SilverCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil

Terraria Gungnir

42 6.4(Strong) Fast Tier 5 No 12 Hallowed Bar 30 GoldCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil


53 7(Strong) Very Fast Tier 5 No 2 Gungnir,20 Adamantite Bar and 15 Souls of Blight 40 GoldCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil
Chlorophyte Partisan


49 6.2(Strong) Fast Tier 7 No 12 Chlorophyte Bar 3 GoldCoin Small60 SilverCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Mushroom Spear

Item 756o

60 6.8(Strong) Very Slow Tier 7 No None 6 GoldCoin Small Purchase from Truffle (Hard Mode)

Obsidian Swordfish Obsidian Swordfish


6.5(Strong) Very FastTier 7 No None1 GoldCoin Small

Obtained by fishing in a lava pool.(Requires  Hotline Fishing Hook)

North Pole

Item 1947o

73 6.7(Strong) Fast Tier 7 No None 3 GoldCoin Small60 SilverCoin Small Dropped from Ice Queen


  • Can no longer be reforged with any prefix that increases size, including Legendary.


  • 4 more spears added to the game.



  • Added to the game.


  • Spears are best used for fighting multiple monsters or monsters with multiple segments.
  • Flying monsters such as Bats or Demon Eyes can be quite hard to hit with a spear, especially under pressure.
  • Moving toward an enemy while attacking with any Spear weapon (with it angled correctly) allows for multiple hits, ranging between 3-5.