Spear

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Spear
Spear.png
An easily made melee weapon that can also be thrown. Has a chance to break when used.
Weapon
Type Melee
Melee damage 24
Item
Weight 3.0
Stack size 10
Durability None (3.5% chance to break on melee attack)
Single use No
Item ID 57
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 57 1 0 0
or
cheat GFI Spear 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponSpear.PrimalItem_WeaponSpear'" 1 0 0
Found in Beacon White, Green
Crafting
Required level Level 2
Engram Points 3 EP
Crafting XP 1.2 XP
Crafting Time 5s
Unlocks


Crafted in Weight.png Inventory
Ingredients
Resources breakdown
2 × Flint.png Flint
8 × Wood.png Wood
12 × Fiber.png Fiber

The Spear is the first dedicated weapon in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is a critical item in the early game as it is the strongest melee weapon available until the Pike at Level 25, and the strongest ranged weapon until the Bow at Level 10.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The Spear can be used as a melee weapon using the Fire button (Left Mousebutton, Xbox: RT, PS4: R2), or it can be thrown by holding and releasing the Alt Fire button (Right Mousebutton, Xbox: LT, PS4: L2).

The downside to the Spear is that it has a 3.5% chance to break whenever the survivor lands an attack with it, which can be very dangerous when it happens mid-combat. For this reason, beginning players are recommended to always keep more than one spear ready at any given time. If the Spear is placed on the action bar, the player can easily craft new ones on-the-go whenever they run out (provided they have the materials).

After thrown, Spears have a 5% chance to break on impact, but otherwise can be re-collected off the ground, or off of unconscious/dead bodies. Be aware that unattended Spears will naturally decay after a set time period.

A survivor can harvest materials off a corpse by using the Spear on a body. It appears to function similar to a Stone Pick, as it yields more Meat than Hide when used in this manner. However, it is not advised to harvest materials with the Spear, as Picks and Hatchets are more effective and can't randomly break.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The metal version of the Spear is the Pike. It is stronger and breaks less often, but cannot be thrown.
  • The spear is extremely effective at fishing since it can one hit kill coel and makes you automatically start dragging it.